April 23, 2013

Tuesday Tutorial #13

This week ESS Design Team member Melinda Miller shows us how to create an adorable layout incorporating three dimensional roses, a lot of vintage elements, and Authentique's Cherish collection - so sweet!  Here's Melinda's tutorial:


Paper Collection:    Authentique - Cherish
Papers used from the collection: Cherish
·         Cherish One
·         Cherish Two
·         Cherish Enhancements
·         Cherish Components
·         Bazzill – Yellow
·         Bazzill Green
Other Materials:
Pop Dots
Paper doily 
Pink/Green Striped Satin Ribbon
Dylusions Ink Spray  - Fresh Lime
Radiant Rain Spray - Ice
Distress Inks - Antique Linen,           Victorian Velvet, Wild Honey
Bling: Borders, swirls, leaf

Layer 1.  I chose to use the Cherish One as my background.  I sprayed a paper doily Dylusions Spray in lime, and then with Luminarte "ice" spray;  I cut it in half; I then adhered it to the center of the right side of the layout (see photo above of finished layout - the doily looks sort of like leaves behind the flowers...).  Photo sizes are a standard 4 x 6.  Mat sizes for photos are 4.25 x 6.25.  I arranged both photos in the center of the layout as shown above; the top photo is mounted on pop dots.  

Layer 2:  Cut decorative borders with a die cut machine, decorative scissors, or decorative border punches using both sides of Cherish Two.  These should be about 7" long and around 3/4" wide.  Distress the edges with Tim Holtz Antique Linen.  Top border was adhered with pop dots and bottom border with tape runner.

Layer 3: Create a third border using the pink side of Cherish Two; this one should be about 8" wide and 2 1/2" wide with a decorative edge on the bottom.   Distress edges with Antique Linen.  Adhere from right side of layout about 1" up from bottom.  Cut pink/green striped satin ribbon a bit longer than the bottom border, about 9"; cut end in inverted triangle.  Adhere with tape runner from right side of layout about 1/2" above the decorative edge of the wide border.  From the Enhancements cut-apart sheet I used the rose border and accordion folded it about every 1/2", adhering it down just a bit above the ribbon.  Adhere bling border just below accordion folded strip as shown.

Layer 4:  I hand-rolled roses that were cut with my die machine; you can use a floral die such as the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die to achieve a similar effect.  Begin by gently folding the petals of center flowers around a quill tool or stylus as shown below until a rose center is created; gradually add more layers of folded flowers around the center piece until desired effect is achieved.  I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz, Victorian Velvet.  

Layer 5: Cut swirls in green to accent flowers and add leaves, both handcut and premade - whatever you have in your stash that will work.  Add flourish and rhinestone bling.

Layer 6:  Added embellishments from the Enhancements sheet as desired to complete your layout.

Thanks to Melinda for another beautiful layout - I love the rolled flowers and accordion-folded border... it's those little touches that can really make a layout something special!

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