Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Woven Strands Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on Club Scrap's Woven Strands hop.

The beginning: Club Scrap's Blog
Your previous stop: The Artful Gamut with Cathy Gray

I was inspired to create an embellished layout featuring the fun patterns and colors in this collection. My goal was to do that without detracting from the photo. (It makes me sad when all of the layers of stuff added to a layout make it nearly impossible to see the photograph that inspired it.)


I took a few photographs during the process of creating the page. I guess the key is knowing when to say "when." I'm quite pleased with the final layout made in honor of my girl who will be off to college in five days. Sob.

1. Begin by layering an 11.75x11.75" Burgundy Print onto a 12x12" Dark Green Plain. Matte the featured photo and anchor with a printed border strip.


2. Trim the 8.5x11 Text Weight Print from Club Stamp into strips of different widths.


3. Mark the center of the strip on the plain side of the paper with a Grid Ruler. Use the 45-degree angle guide on the ruler to mark a "v".


4. Cut a "v" into the ends of each patterned strip. Cut the strips in half.


5. Tuck the prepared strips behind the photo. (Nobody will ever know the strips don't run the full length of the layout. Well, just you and me.) Experiment with temporary placement of other embellishments from your stash such as die cuts, punches, ribbons, etc. Some elements didn't make the final cut.


6. Take a photo of your envisioned layout before disassembly so you don't forget the plan. Mark the location of the featured photo to help with embellishment placement. Adhere small objects with Club Scrap's awesome new Glue Pen.



Take a closer look at the details . . .






Good luck to my UW-Madison Badger girl!

Your next stop is with Debby Hernandez at Masculine Inspirations.

See you back here next month for Transformations.
Tricia


23 comments:

  1. I love this layout and I know that Emily will have a blast at Uni and you will end up visiting many times during the coming months.

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    1. Thanks, Annette! I'm happy she's only 100 miles away!

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  2. Stunning!! From the first glimpse all the way through the process had me hooked. Love the final finish, but the details are wonderful..

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  3. Beautiful details on your page. Just love the paper strips! Thanks for inspiring!

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  4. As always, love your work Tricia. Thank You, Denise

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  5. This is so stunning, love all the colors really gorgeous!

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  6. Absolutely stunning page Tricia!! I too am sending Alicia off in 4 days and I don't think it has really hit me yet. I love the die cuts, the pattern paper flags and all of the lovely ways it showcases the photo and the love you have for your daughter!!

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  7. I love how your daughter is still the star of your layout, even with all the wonderful embellishments, bright colors and patterns! I really feel for you, being so proud of your daughter and yet missing her so much. The years my son was a 10 hour drive away were very difficult and luckily just a memory now.

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  8. I, too, get frustrated when there are so many embellishments on a page, the photo is no longer the focal point. I love this page! Knowing when to say "when" is definitely key!

    Good luck at UW-Madison, Emily!

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  9. your page is beautiful love all the details!

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  10. I just know Emily is going to work hard and be fabulous in Madison, so happy for her and you guys!!! As you know, I just love this photo of her and your fabulous layout. It has so many great details, but none of them over-power the sweet portrait.

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  11. Wow! This is beautiful!!! I love how you used all the embellishments!

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  12. What a beautiful page, Tricia, withsuch wonderful details. You are going to miss her a lot, but she is building her future and I am sure she will do well.

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  13. Gorgeous page Tricia! What a bitter-sweet moment when they fly the nest! That glue pen is awesome - I ordered another one in case mine runs out this winter when it's not available for shipping! Thanks and have a great day!

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  14. Such a stunning layout - love all the little details!!

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  15. Beautiful layout! Good Luck to Emily and especially to you Tricia!

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  16. Tricia, this is a beautiful layout. Emily will do very well at college because you and Cliff have prepared her well. And you are sending her off with the greatest gift that one can give to another - unending, unconditional love. You will be just fine. Hug your husband and have a glass of wine. Or 3.

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  17. Gorgeous layout of your lovely daughter. Congratulations on this milestone in your lives.

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  18. Thank you for the simple explanation on how to get an even "V" on my banner strips. Mine always come out lopsided.

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  19. Beautiful page!!! This is just amazing!
    Lilian
    The Leaf Studio

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