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 know you wanna try it!


Jen said...

Wow!! That is quite a lot of detailed work for one layout! Not sure I have that much patience, but it looks fabulous.

The Crawfords said...
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The Crawfords said...

saw the string art thing too in my mm mag and ripped out the page. It is in my "got try that idea" folder. Yours looks so awesome it makes me wanna try it.

love the twirly thingy you described in the corner.


November 17, 2007 4:28 PM

jessi said...

Vanessa!!! love how that turned out!!! so cool!!!the string art is so neat and i love the sanded embossing!!

have a fabulous sunday!!

Tania said...

Love how you used just the right amount of flower print. I need to do a layout on this subject! (from a couple of years ago, yikes!) :)

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