Saturday, August 27, 2011

Revealed - Studio Calico's Glee Club

It's Reveal time and I have projects to share for the Glee Club kit.






I bought two add-ons this month, #1 Pep Squad, and #2 Debate Team.  I should have bought #4, Thespians, and will be in line to pick it up with all of you because I simply must have it now, lol. 



I used 10 Instagram photos on this layout.  i thought it would be fun to do the banners across the top with the stitching, and then layered my photos and some pennant pieces across the two pages to make a banner from the pictures.  I really like the story of this layout. 





Obviously a fun technique on this layout was the use of the Sew Easy tool.  This is the first time I used the pennant head and it was much easier to use than I thought.  I'll be posting a quick tutorial on how easy it is to use this particular head in a curved path.  I love it and will use it again.  I also previously bought the banner head, and will be using that one too.  I almost used both of them on this layout. 



The growing season has been terrible this year and I'm also not the best gardener, I'm still learning, lol, so things like these wee carrots are the best I've done.  Morgan thinks it's FABULOUS though, so I can't complain.  She even ate some, and almost got a serving of Vitamin A for the day.  ha!

I tore off the perforated heart strip but as I was designing the layout, realized how well it matched the colors in my layout, and Morgan's shirt too, so stitched it back on the bottom.  I actually like the added texture of having it adhered on top of the base paper with the stitching. 



I liked the birdhouse and birdies (they are misted with Bonny Blue and  Warm Calico), and thought they could use a bit of skyline to balance against the pattern of the base, so I went with clouds.  I'm a bit obsessed with clouds lately.  I also wanted the title to stand out a bit more. 









This layout is fairly simple but that's because it's all about this photo.  I adore this photo.  I mentioned in my sneak post that I need to go back and purchase the Thespian add-on, and that's because last Halloween I took a zillion photos and love them all.  I need to do a mini album.  Ooh.  This is a personal challenge.  Mini Album.  Halloween 2010.  Thespian Add-on.  Stat.  As soon as the new Studio Calico albums become available, GAME ON.  :)




A technique I used to do all the time but haven't for a long while is to tear my paper.  It felt good to utilize it for this layout.   I also distressed the fabric paper by stripping away some of the threads from the edges to make the fabric stand out.  I also went a la Jen Johner and made a pink photo corner, but I layered it under my photo rather than on top. 

And that's it!  I wish I had more time to play but August was a busy month and family was the priority.  I can't wait to have more time in September.  The kids are *almost* back to school.  woot!

Davinie

14 comments:

  1. I am SO excited, I finally was able to get something this month and I got Pep Squad, Debate Team and Thespians too! Words cannot express how much I love that last photo! I love how you kept the layout simple bcause all you want to do is look at that adorable photo!
    PS: Yes you really need to do a Halloween mini.. I did one last year and 2 years before that. love, love, love Halloween and dressing my girl up :)

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  2. What a great kit! Love the colors!
    And love your LOs too!

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  3. Love how the 2pager flows. Can't wait to see the mini journal you make! Love your handwriting too!

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  4. these are wonderful dav! you have me itching to do a 2 pager and also to get that sew easy head.you are just fantastic. xxo

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  5. So much to love here! I especially love that two page spread with the handstitched banners - amazingly awesome!

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  6. Super duper layouts!!!!!! My gosh... I am loving the 2nd one with the birdie house, clouds, etc... sweet touches!!!! And the last? Wonderful colors!

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  7. That is such an awesome idea to turn the pics into a banner too!! So creative.. I have a feeling everyone will be doing that now! And Sticky Hands is hands down my fave LO of the year! What a sweet, adorable picture, that totally captures the joy of childhood. And you've embellished it to perfection :) Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  8. How awesome these pages are! Love it! :)

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  9. Love all of these Dav, but especially Carrot Baby! Debate Team is on its way to me:)

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  10. These look so beautiful! I'd love to know how you size and print your instagrams.

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  11. I love your pennant banner stretching across both pages of the layout!

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  12. i love your 2pagers, you always rock them! I am overwhelmed by all the space, 12x12 is as big as i go! :)

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  13. I'm on a Kit Diet.. BOOO meaning I can only get the main which I just got today is BEYOND DEEEEEELLISH I wish I had 2 ha. Those Halloween layouts are divine. OK confession I have a massive amount of Halloween pics but NEVER scrapped one. You have to forgive me I didn't get back into scrapboking until end of last November so this year I am too excited. Now excuse me while I go pet my lovely Kit :)

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  14. I have just installed iStripper, and now I can watch the best virtual strippers on my desktop.

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