Paperific Expo 27 - 29 August 2010
Melbourne Showgrounds in Ascot Vale
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The collections from Studio Calico are fabulous and so versatile ! Just released by Studio Calico and available at your LSS now through Addicted to Craft, just look at what the Design Team have done :
This Documentary Studio Calico line is absolutely gorgeous and I started off by doing a travel layout as I loved all of the names of places on the Itinerary paper. I used a circle punch to cut out three of the ‘Paris’ circles from the Itinerary paper and then covered them in Glossy Accents to make embellishments. I also ripped open the Itinerary paper to let the map part of the Fab Rip Strips show through. The background paper has been sprayed with Memory Mist in Amaretto.
For the You turned My Life Upside Down layout I wanted to try to create a softer look to the papers so I used a decorative punch to cut strips of the Camera Shy and Souvenir papers before cutting them into a circle shape. The flowers are made from strips of the Fab Rip Strips which I folded slightly and then twisted into a flower shape – no glue needed as it is self adhesive! For the alpha stickers I decided that black would balance the layout better so I coloured the stickers (while they were still on the sheet) with a black Copic marker. The black paper showing on both of these layouts is the My Mind’s Eye Meadowlark Dawn Damask paper (reverse side)
Our design team were asked to scraplift another members layouts using Upsy Daisy papers. Here is what they came up with:
Sonia - Scraplifting Tatum
The hardest part of my challenge was choosing what to scraplift from all of the goodness that Tatum creates so I ended up chosing both a card and a layout. I absolutely fell in love with this layout of Tatum’s and didn’t really want to change it too much. The varying strips of paper meant that I could play with more of the range in the gorgeous ‘Blossom’ collection and I loved the way the Prima lace was vertical on the page. The Blossom collection easily lends itself to a vintage look so I could play with some ink around the edges as well.
Sonia was inspired by this layout of Tatum's
Monique - Scraplifting Melleny
I scraplifted Mel's "Son" layout from the gallery - I just loved the clean lines and simple composition of her layout.
For this tutorial I thought I would do something a little different with the embossing tool, I hope you enjoy !
First, I chose an image from Google images and copied it to a new document in the Pazzle software.I then vectorised the image using the Auto trace feature, or you can use any image from the extensive Pazzle library with no need to vectorise.
After the vectorisation I was left with some lines that I didn’t want to leave on my image so I manually removed them by clicking on the area with my Select Elements tool then right clicked my mouse and choose the Delete Selection feature.This will remove the piece that was selected from the design.Once all of this has been done you are now ready to emboss your design.
I took a piece of 0.75mm chipboard and covered it with double sided tape, then placed Heavy Duty Aluminium foil over the chipboard and trimmed it to the edge. Then place this onto the embossing matt and emboss the design onto the foil.Replace the blade and trim (cut) the image to the size needed
For the second element, I used a font called Aaa_BZH Normal, selected the letter b, to give me the image used on my card.I set my size to 2.5 “ and drew the image onto my black cardstock using my trusty Pen Tool and a gold paint marker.Once this was done I added a 0.02 outline (Tools - Outline) to the outside of the design and cut the circle out.
To finish off the project I decorated the foil with alcohol inks to get the warm copper toning and added a sentiment, a button and some ribbon.To finish Dimensional Magic was added to the design element inside my circular embellishment.
Here's a close up of the detail and effect of the embossing on foil and the great effect of the pen tool.
This was so simple and quick to do and is definitely a technique I am going to use on my scrapbook layouts.Bring on Father’s day I can already see the finished layout now.