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Monday, March 16, 2015

She finished Guides

Another page down for Calvinball!
This one is about Summer Lily, who finished Girl Guides and went on to Path Finders. :)

I did lots of layering, stitching, and made my own embellishments for this page. One of the layers is a cut out piece left over from some bows I cut with my Cameo.. I often save these "garbage" bits, because they are a great way to add layers and dimension and texture, from something that is basically nothing!


Not much journalling on this page -- none at all, really. Just the facts. That's all some pages need, right?

I sewed lots of vertical lines on this layout! I love the way it reminds me of matchstick quilting, which is so popular right now in the quilting world!

These painted and stamped chipboard embellishments are super easy to make. I love the way they looked mixed in with some premade wood and chipboard buttons. To make your own chipboard embellishments:
1. Paint chipboard shapes with gesso.
2. Stamp with a permanent ink, like Staz On, or the Cocoa Daisy hybrid ink pad.
3. Once ink is fully dry, paint pieces with watercolour.
4. You can coat these with matte gel, gloss gel, or a layer of Glossy Accents if you want them a little more finished. I prefered to leave these plain, for this page.
(Such a pretty girl!!)

Calvinball points:
Layout = 1 point
Use a typewriter = 1 point
Use all cool colours = 1 point
Use a cut out element = 1 point

Total layout points = 4



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3 comments:

iwillbloom said...

Beautiful LO (as always).......(can't believe it's Calvinball time again - I always love seeing Doris's LO's and now I get double the inspiration (well, triple with Jill!)....just need Sian to join in next year and I'll be in heaven!!!)......love the LO....beautiful photo of a beautiful beautiful young lady!

Jill said...

Gorgeous use of blue here. I love the collection of accents at the top and bottom of the photo. I see you're also on the road to accruing more Calvinball points -- congrats!

Kimberly Kett said...

Love all those great bits and pieces!