Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tutorial // Heritage Layout

I know Studio Calico's November kit is being released very soon, but I just wanted to post about a start-to-finish tutorial I made with October's kit for the SC blog a few weeks back! Here it is:
There were a lot of beautiful pieces in this month’s The Underground kit, and what I was particularly drawn to were the elements with a vintage vibe. I decided to focus on these pieces and create a layout documenting some heritage photos I have of my grandparents and my dad’s family. Here is my process of putting together this page.
I started by arranging some Crate Paper chipboard frames until I was happy with their layout. I decided to go for a grid design.
Once I settled on which frames to use, I edited the scans of my heritage photos and printed them so that they would fit perfectly inside three of the frames.

In the fourth frame, I added some Crate Paper patterned paper (the cut-out piece originally said "SOLD" but I cut off the "S") and used Elle’s Studio alpha stickers right above the word "old."

To finish off this frame, I pulled out some stamps from this month’s kits and stamped "documented" and a star on the side. The tiny stamps are so useful for adding extra details.

I glued my chipboard frames to my page and chose the wood veneer alphas from the main scrapbook kit and the Elle’s Studio alpha stickers to spell my title.

The next thing I wanted to add was some embellishing, since I found the layout to be too plain. I used lots of Crate Paper element stickers as well as some word stickers to add more details to my page. I adhered the butterflies to my page with foam adhesive to give the layout some more dimension.

There was too much white space at the bottom of my layout, so to balance it out, I added a strip of patterned paper as well as a little calendar strip.

The last step was to add a few sequins and my journaling, right under the copper frame. This layout was so simple to make and I love that I was able to document these old family photos that would otherwise have been boxed up and forgotten.

Thanks for looking! 

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