Thursday, October 23, 2008

Layout: Thank You for Making It So Easy

This is one of the layouts I submitted for the Purple Onion Design team finals (Thank you thank you Michele!) and features the "Thank You" version of the new block stamp from Purple Onion. You can also see how the stamp's been used by other designers on the Purple Onion Blog - good stuff.

All stamps used on this layout are from Purple Onion (of course) :o)

Happy Accidents & Other Discoveries:

1. Making a collage is super fun - for the collaged square in the middle of the layout, I basically collected all kinds of weird knobbly objects, glued them onto a piece of chipboard, whitewashed them all, then coloured with inks and sprays - tedious, but thoroughly enjoyable. Then I layered a stamped transparency on top (Purple Onion word stamp)

2. If you fold paper strips and smoosh them together you can make cool 'ruffles' (like the ones on the edges of the collage). We did this technique in our October layout class and I think everyone had a fun time 'smooshing' their paper. Will post the October layouts next time.

3. I managed to get this shot on a horribly sunny day. It was really yucky outside but the sun shining through the window made for a lovely 'halo' around Beth's face...very happy accident.

8 comments:

Sue said...

Hello Sharon!!!!!!!!!! Love this layout and all the smooshy knobbly bits. :) I want to create with this stamp too, but I didn't order it. Maybe next time. ;)

sharongoo said...

Hey Susan, guess I figured out the comments button! Thank you! And you can always borrow lah.

sharongoo said...

borrow mine I meant. :o)

Sue said...

Thanks Sharon. :)

Lulu said...

Another beautiful page! You do those details masterfully!

Ronda P. said...

This is an incredible page. So very beautiful!

sharongoo said...

Thanks Lulu and Ronda!

Aimee said...

i just wanted to say i love your layouts and thanks for the idea on the paper ruffle! I used it today, its very easy and fun... it works really well if you wet the paper just slightly, makes it more pliable.