Monday, August 26, 2013

Simple Strategies

Hi, Gina here today, sharing a few ideas I've played with when creating this layout. I've used the main "On the Go" kit, "Orange Crush" Embellie kit and the August stamp add-on, along with a few buttons from my stash.

To start with I've added contrast by cutting an even amount off each side of the 12x12 background paper and placing a dark cardstock behind. This also helps to "pick up" the greys in the layout.


I've also inked up these exclusive arrow wood veneers with a couple of Prima chalk inks to give them a weathered timber look to match my photo. I've covered the veneers completely with  "Old Road" from an earlier kit and then dabbed a little "Pastel Green" ink from this month's kit. I love how these veneers are soft and thin enough to machine stitch through.


Another tip is to adapt a sticker, like the one on the right hand side, so that you can turn the ends up slightly to add dimension. To do this I backed the sticker with some plain copy paper first, then attached with some double sided tape, gently curly the points upwards to sit slightly off the page.


Thanks so much for visiting and happy scrapping!
Gina x

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