Monday, February 1, 2010

Step-by-step layout:)

Here is my little layout of Kobi which I would like to share with you my step-by-step. It is a such an imperfect photo but I just thought it was too cute not to is a little blurry. I hope you like it.
"Perfect to me"
Step 1: Firstly I bubble wrapped my cardstock, I am so hopeless with this technique so I always go for the messy look. I also rubbed some more paint on with my finger.
Step 2: Using my Kaisercraft paint tubes I created swirls as is out of the tube, no need for a paintbrush, this made the paint quite thick.
Step 3: I then added orange in the same process. There you have the background.
Step 4: I then ripped up this sheet of Scenic Route pp, this was double sided. I teared the 2 pieces and curled up the edges with my fingers and then added a little of black ink to the edges. I glued onto my page.......naughty me though didn't wait for the paint to dry.....that could of turned out badly but luckyily it didn't.
Step 5: I ripped a strip of material and glued it down gathering with my fingers as I was going. I then added my photo with foam layering tape. Still naughty me the paint hadn't dried....but at this point I did go to bed and it dried overnight.
Step 6: I am sorry, but there should of been another photo in here between these 2 but I accidently deleted it off my camera....oops! Anyways, here is where I start to add embellishments. I had an old doily laying around and glimmermisted it. I handmade the kite using felt and patterned paper and some thin ribbon. I cut out circles from scraps of material and frayed the edges and layered them on top of each other. I added some buttons from mlbow. I made some clouds with felt and added the cloud button from mlbow. I then added the Maya Road snail that I embellished with pp and felt.
Step 7: I then added the title and cut out some circles from the Scenic Route paper and added them with foam layering tape.
Step 8: I added more embellishments (surprised??)..... another mlbow Birdie, how cute is he! I also finished the title, added some hearts and made the grass below the snail by cutting up some plain chipboard and painting.
Step 9: I added my dragonflies. They were Kaisercraft rubons that I rubbed onto white cardstock. I cut out and folded up the sides. Lastly I added a wee little bit of doodling and some extra little clouds.
That's all for now, I hope this was easy to understand and happy scrapping xx


Felicity said...

WOW. I love how you do your paints. I layered very similar and just keep adding, really need to experiment with paint more.


lkamphuis said...

Amazing - loved the painted background

Natalie said...

Thanks for sharing this. I'm always looking closely at your layouts and trying to work out how you did it - now I know! So many layers. I might have to give this a go.

Melanie Stanczyk said...

OMGOSH You ROCK! Thank you so much for this this step by step.

Stephanie said...

WOW!!! Love your layout!

Jane said...

that is just amazing, thanks for sharing your process Stacey, GORGEOUS LO :)

Sara said...

Loving what you do and was pleased to see a step by step as to how you create.

Was inspired to give your style a shot, you can see it here -

Krissy Christie said...

Wow Stace!!Stunning LO as always and woohoo how stoked am I to have seen how it is done :D Im going to have a go at some of your techniques tomorrow :) Thanks so much for sharing!*mwah*

Krissy xx

Kathleen said...

OMG!!!! WOW!!! Stacey this is AMAZING!!!


Mel said...

I think I've successfully uploaded the photo and become your follower! xoxo

Shell said...

Yep still totally in awe of your amazing talent. Thanks for sharing your process with us Stace. Love it! xx

Ebony van der Starre said...

I have always wanted to see how you put together your fab LOs....thanks for sharing!!!! Gorgeous work Stacey!

Rachel said...

Hey Stace, thought i would drop in and say hi :D LOVING your latest layouts and THANKS for sharing step-by-step.. might be just the inspiration i need to get me back into scrapping again ;) Congrats on getting published too!! I knew you could do it easy!! ;) xoxox Love Rach xoxox

Sharmaine Kruijver said...

Hi Stacey :) Congrats on the Such Sweet Tierney DT gig, well done!! Love what you created with the paints, love them!!!

Pencil Lines DT Co-Ordinator said...

Hi Stacey
so loving this layout its amazing!!! Looking forward to working with you at Sweet Tierney

PS: can you drop em an email please at
anna x

Leeann Pearce said...

Hey stacey ..... thanks so much for sharing your creation from start to finish.... totally awesome... and i love your style!!!

KarenB said...

Hi again Stace, thanks for sharing your step by step piccies. I am so inspired to try the paint-straight-out-of-the-tube thing... that's pretty radical for me, who has always been a bit paint-phobic. I've been progressing past the phobia but I HAVE to try your technique. Love those swirls, and love your work xx