Tuesday, July 13, 2010

FREE Step by Step Layout by Taryn with Teresa Collins

Taryn has very kindly shared her first (hope she does more hint hint LOL) step by step layout for you to have a try at.

I know some people struggle with TC papers (thanks for the emails LOL) so Taryn will show you how easy it is to use her papers while incorporating a few different techniques

Without further ado ...

Tracy has the most beautiful Teresa Collins papers in store at my2angels, and I have used them to create this layout of one of my favourite photos of my daughter holding her baby brother.

The photo was taken years ago, and this is the first time I have scrapped it (guess I was waiting for the perfect papers?).

So... if you want to learn how to create this layout, read on for step-by-step instructions.

This one is easy!!

So your materials list...
1 black cardstock
1 Teresa Collins Chic Bebe Boy Growing
1 Teresa Collins Chic Bebe Boy Calendar
1 Teresa Collins Chic Bebe Boy Long Tags
1 Teresa Collins Chic Bebe Boy Notes Paper
1 Scrapware Chandelier
1 Large Crown Charm
1 Black Flower
1 Crystal Brad
1m black and white spotted ribbon
1m pale blue organza ribbon
American Craft Thickers
Black ink
Distress stickles, or other black glitter
1 5x7" photo, in black and white, portrait.

Step 1 Prepare your chipboard
I have painted the chandelier in black, and then added black distress stickles over the top, then set aside to dry. You could use any kind of black glitter.

Step 2: Trim your papers
Trim the Growing paper to 10 x 10.5", and the Calendar paper (circles on the reverse side) to 8 x 8.5".
Also cut a journaling tag of your choice from the Notes paper, using your scissors or craft knife. For your handmade flower, trim 1.5" off the Long Tags paper (you will be using the spotty paper on the reverse).
You will also need to trim one strip of the black and white patterned trim that you see at the bottom label of each sheet of paper.

Step 3: Enhance your papers
Use a corner rounder on each corner of the large pieces of paper (you can use a circle template, then hand cut if you don't have a rounder), and use a scallop punch or similar along the edge of the 1.5" strip of spotty paper.
Use your black ink, and a dauber to ink the edges of all your pieces of paper, including the scalloped strip and the journaling tag.

Step 4: Add glitter
Use your glitter/distress stickles to highlight the edges of the 2 larger pieces of paper.
To create the little paper ribbon I have used along the bottom of the photo, take the small strip of black & white patterned paper, and apply stickles or similar along the edges.
While it is still wet, use your fingers to gently mold the strip so it has some ripples, then set aside to dry.

Step 5: Arrange your papers
Arrange your larger pieces of paper on the page, and stick them down. Use the photo of my layout as a guide.
I have all my elements centred top-bottom, and then aligned a little to the left.
Then add your photo.

Step 6: Add the ribbon
To add the ribbon, cut your 1m length of ribbon in half, then trim the ends. Apply a strip of double-sided tape along the right hand side of your page, overlapping each piece of paper. Gently gather the ribbon, a little at a time as you adhere it down the page.
Use your judgement as to how much to gather so you have enough ribbon to make it all the way down the page.
Repeat this process with the 2nd strip of ribbon, right up alongside the first.

Step 7: Create your handmade flower.
Take your strip of spotted paper, and use the scalloped edge to make concertina folds all the way along.
Take the two ends, and stick them together, then gently press your flower down flat, into place.
Use two pieces of scrap paper, with some quick-dry glue, to stick the centre of the flower, top and bottom to hold it in place.
You made need to hold it all together for a while until the glue holds.
Decorate the edges of the flower with glitter, if desired, and top with a black flower and brad.

Step 8: Finishing touches

Add all your embellishments to the page, the chandelier in the top left of the page, the flower in the top right corner, the journaling tag to the bottom left of the photo.
Use a piece of organza ribbon to attach the large crown charm to the little paper ribbon, and attach the strip across the bottom of the photo.
Don't forget to add your own heartfelt journaling and title!

And there you have it, I told you it would be easy.
I hope you enjoy adding a few simple extra special touches to your next layout.

See told ya it was easy but so effective! I love the ribbon idea Taryn!

Well I survived and the kids are safely back at school today WOO HOO lol


Sarah Lou said...

oh this is just wonderful!!!

ps lucky you - one more week here!

Kim said...

I watched Trayn create this gorgeous layout, she worked so hard but it came so easily to her, especiallythat gorgeous ruffled ribbon!!!!!!!!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous work Taryn. You make it look so easy :)

Wendy said...

Great work on the step by step Taryn! and a gorgeous LO! TFS :)

scrappin' girl said...

THANKS for the great step by step Taryn, BEAUTIFUL LO!!!!

Corrina said...

lovwly step by step Taryn...loving the folded scallop flower. C x