Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Like An...Artist

Happy Wednesday!  Core'dinations Cardstock makes it so easy to create a beautiful monochromatic layout! So many of the paper lines are matching and complimentary.  Core'dinations challenged us DT Members to create a monochromatic project. On Core'dinations Blog today you will see our take on this challenge.

The pictures of my daughter, Lily, in the layout I am sharing today were just calling for me to use lots of blue, so that is what I did.  

Since I was going with a pretty simple design for my layout, I wanted to build it around the photos.  Once I decided on the Navy Core'dinations Cardstock and where the photos would be placed I got busy creating a textured banner out Tranquil and Tidal Wave Core'dinations Cardstock.  I embossed the cardstock first, then die cut them using a Spellbinders banner die.  Happy with the embossed banners, I distressed them a bit with the Sandit Gadget and sewed it on my layout with my new sewing machine. 

Initially I thought that I would leave the background cardstock untouch, then I realized I needed a place for journaling.  This was simply fixed by scoring the back of my Navy Core'dinations Cardstock with four lines right next to the banner and under the vertical photo.  I sanded the score marks to make them stand out just a bit. The journaling is in silver pen.  

The finishing touches are the dress forms. These were so fun to make!  I die cut two dress forms from a 6" x 6" piece of Glitter Cardstock in Ball Gown and made the skirts out of some of the scraps from the banner.  I crimped the scraps with a Fiskars Crimper.  The crimped strips where then layered on the dress forms and trimmed to give shape. If you look closely, you will see that I created different skirts on each dress form with the same supplies.

I definitely enjoyed creating this monochromatic layout and am sure there are more in my Core'dinations future!

Core'dinations Supplies:
Core'dinations Dark - Navy
Core'dinations Cardstock - Tidal Wave & Tranquil Blue
Glitter 6x6 Cardstock- Ball Gown
Sandit Gadget
Dust Buddy

Other Supplies:
Fiskars Crimper
Cart-Us Embossing Folders
Pink Paislee & Jillibean Soup Alphas
Sizzix & Spellbinders Dies
May Arts Ribbon
Queen & Co Rhinestones
Helmar 450 & Premium Craft Glue


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the dress forms and the banner!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful layout!! I love the banner and the dress forms!!! :) Evie

Connie Mercer said...

looks awesome. TThe banner just makes the LO pop. Beutifully done.

Heidi said...

Katie- the pictures are beautiful and you did a wonderful page. I need to do some scrapbooking... so behind right now.