Saturday, November 17, 2007
Gone Baby Gone!
More signs of my total productivity. I felt compelled to try and scrap a few more OLW words from weeks past. This was my creation for the word "Gone". I thought it was perfect for marking my departure from my 20's and entering into my 30's. I saw a LO in Memory Makers this month and the nostalgia that was inspired by a layout using STRING ART blew my mind...I instantly knew I had to try it on a page - and soon! It took a while but it was well worth it. In case you want to try this yourself all I did was use my centering ruler and a stylus. The stylus I stuck in one of the holes marking the center of the circle. The pencil, I stuck into another hole and just dragged it around in a circle with the stylus keeping it all in place. Then I used my centering ruler and piercer to mark the holes at even intervals (when I made my way around the circle the last couple of holes weren't exact so I made sure the photo would cover them up) I used 2 strands of embroidery floss, Daisy D's paper & buttons, Heidi Swapp alpha rub-ons and American Crafts felt flowers. The journaling block is a 7Gypsies self-inking stamp which I LOVE and the photo corners are also Heidi Swapp.
See that flourish shape? Wanna know how I did THAT one?? I flipped my photo over and used the matrix from a chipboard flourish. The matrix is the chipboard bit left over after you've used up the shape. I set it on top of the back of the photo (both of which were on top of a thin sheet of foam from one of my CTMH stamp sets) and I traced the shape with my stylus using the fattest ball so as to avoid poking through the photo. After tracing the whole shape, I flipped it over and sanded very gently over the raised lines. Super stoked with the end result. If you have a cuttlebug, you can do it that way too! Now go on...you know you wanna try it!