Monday, July 14, 2014

May Arts, Xyron and Simple Stories - Day One Blog Hop

Welcome to day one of the May Arts Ribbon, Xyron and Simple Stories Blog Week. The next few days promise to inspire you with fantastic ideas from all three design teams.  This is my first post of the hop for Xyron, but I will be back on Thursday with another project for May Arts. Be sure to check the blogs to see the daily line-ups and for more details on yummy prize packages.

Today's project is a faux canvas - and I'm going to show you how I created it.  I've found that sometimes if you add much media to a scrapbook layout, the page warps or curls - so this simple trick not only gives you more of a canvas look, it also solves this pesky problem.

1.  Begin with a textured cardstock (WorldWin ColorMates Textured Denim - Aqua Denim).  Use a household sponge to brush on a thin layer of gesso.

2.  Run a piece of 12 x 12 chipboard (WorldWin Heavy Chipboard) through the Xyron Creatopia to apply an edge to edge layer of adhesive.

3.  Carefully line up the edges, and  lay the cardstock  down on the chipboard.

4.  Stamp background images (Creative Embellishments) using watermark ink, and heat emboss with white powder.

5.  Arrange the elements of the layout as desired, using the Xyron/Teresa Collins foam adhesives when dimension is needed.

6. Use the Xyron Double Sided Tape to adhere the ribbon elements.

7.  Cut 3 chevrons from the printed paper ( Simple Stories - Hello Baby) Score the center of each.

8.  Use a scrap piece of plastic cross stitch canvas as a guide to pierce evenly spaced holes for stitching.
9.  Use twine to handstitch the chevrons.  Cut a plain cardstock chevron, and apply adhesive using the Xyron 5" Creative Station.  Place this on the backside of the chevrons, for a place for hidden journaling.
10.  Use double sided tape, down the spine of the chevrons to add to the layout.

11.  Fussy cut the title from the patterned paper, ink the edges and use foam adhesives to apply.

12.  Paint over the May Arts Sequin Heart with gesso to tone down the color and add to the center border.
I hope you have enjoyed my project - and remember to check out the rest of the inspiration this week!

May Arts Ribbon
Simple Stories
Zva Creative
WorldWin Papers
Creative Embellishments

Once Upon A Sketch - July- (Journaling theme - numbers - Mine is behind the chevrons)

Scrap Around the World - July Mood Board ( Colors, Pom-pom trim on the lampshade)
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #2 - Around the House (sponge, plastic canvas)


TracyM #6773 said...

OH MY!!!
I am SO GLAD that I came to visit your blog Gini ... I LOVED your layout when I saw it on the Xyron Blog and now that I have seen more of the detail and learnt how you created it, I LOVE IT EVEN MORE!!!
WOW - the details are DELIGHTFUL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION, including your TOP TIP on how to space perfectly for hand stitching and your clever hidden journaling too!!!

WhoMom said...

Wow! Lovely layers and so many things to look at. Thank you for sharing how to keep the page from curling, it's so often a problem. Wonderful page. said...

Gini, your layout is beautiful!

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Wonderful layout, great colors, papers and elements.


grammypat said...

Totally impressed with all your patient detailing--great creativity..Thanks so much for sharing and all the inspiration.

Heather said...

great layout!!! very pretty!

cghundley said...

Great looking
layout and the
added chevrons
work really well
for the journal.
Carla from Utha

Donna B. said...

Very nice layout! Love the technique you used for the faux canvas effect and all the household items you used. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Beautiful layout with gorgeous layers that make the layout so interesting. Great work

Karita said...

Beautiful layout! It´s filled with lovely details and the photo is so precious!
Thank you for playing with us at SATW!

Rachael Funnell said...

Gorgeous layout! Really liked the chevron hidden journaling! Thank you for playing along over @ SATW this month! :)

Rachael Funnell said...

Gorgeous layout! Really liked the chevron hidden journaling! Thank you for playing along over @ SATW this month! :)

Val-Belle said...

What a lovely layout and I love how you hid the journalling. That machine is great for adhering paper to cardboard. It is always the warping that freaks me out. Love this. Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS this month.

Unknown said...

Beautiful layout!
Thank you for playing with us at SATW!

Татьяна said...

Great job! I like the composition, all the details! Thank you for playing along with us at SATW this month.

langeatheart said...

What a great page! I love the chevron journaling! You have a great eye for detail! Thanks All the best from SATW!:)

Lalo said...

Awesome page Gini!!!! So many things to see and like on this the hidden journaling and the cool background with the brushed on gesso.

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog DT

Tusia Lech said...

Wonderful layout!! And great tutorial. Thank you for playing along with us at SATW this month.

Lizzy Hill said...

Looove the way you've done those 'giant' chevrons - great step by step, too:):) Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS this month!!! And if you haven’t already done so, you can link this to our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page for a chance at our special FB prize!

Terhi Koskinen said...

Wow, great layout and nice to swe how you did it! Thank you for joining us at SATW :)

Lynn K said...

Great layout! Love all the layers and the way you incorporated items from around the house! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

LucianaW said...

Congrats!!! Is a great project!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Brendaxx said...

Very pretty layout!!

Rachel said...

this is a very beautiful layout! that is a great tip for making a more sturdy page for mixed media. Thank you so much for playing Around the House with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Melanie said...

Wow - this is very beautiful. Love the detailed progress pics, too. Thank you for joining with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!