Friday, January 21, 2011

If the shoe fits... Layout by Lori

I rarely scrapbook a single page layout, but sometimes you just don't have enough pictures or memorabilia for more.  I opted to use this layout as a little "about me" page.

I used the awesome Steampunk Debutante papers from Graphic 45 - they fit my personality perfectly! I added some basic cardstock, and on the peachy color, I stamped the piece with a text-y background stamp.  Many of the Tim Holtz stamps would be perfect for a background like this.  My scalloped borders with punched with a punch I had handy, but you can easily do the same thing on your Cricut or other cutting machine.

I cut my title using the Nursery Rhymes Cricut cartridge and my Gypsy, and I cut the gear shapes from the Robotz Cricut cartridge.  I sprayed my title using Pearl Glimmer Mist, and I sprayed the gears using Creme de Chocolat Glimmer Mist.  I let it "blob" some on the gears; I think it gives it an aged effect.

Once dry, I distressed the edges of my gears and my cardstock with ink - the Tim Holtz Distress Ink from Ranger works great!  Then I stamped my gears with various circular stamps, and added some smaller gear-looking stamps to the background as well.  I tossed on a few buttons, some copper embellishments and some crystals.  The Kaisercraft rhinestones come in a great assortment of colors to match any papers.

Be sure to head over and check out all of the papers from Graphic 45!  Every pad has 2 sheets each of ten designs, plus die-cut tags and frames.  You're sure to find one for your upcoming projects.

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