Monday, April 29, 2013

[Fast Layout from my own sketch

My family had a great time on our recent road trip to Monterey Bay and San Francisco. Here is the first layout from that trip. I decided to print a collage first - using Serif Plus 4 to create the photo triptych, and title.

Then I designed this sketch with the idea of the image/s as a panorama, again using Serif Plus 4 software.

Here is my layout using that sketch. I layered several different papers and cardstocks, including some travel related text, and colors that echoed the colors in the photos. I used rub on flowers and a border pattern, because they are flat, then started gluing down the papers with Best Glue Ever. I inked some edges and stamped a simple image as a background for a tag, drying the ink with the Perfect Crafting Pouch.  The embellishments add dimension.

Best Glue Ever glued paper, cardstock, chipboard and plastic buttons. The other tool I used was the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

Fun Tip: Add a simple pocket to hold your souvenirs. 

What is most fun about this layout for me is the pocket where I have inserted the toll invoice for our bridge crossing. My plan is to make one on each page of my vacation spreads to keep the souvenirs, like room keys, brochures and tickets. All I did was run tiny dots of Best Glue Ever around two sides and the bottom of my chosen piece of cardstock and place it before putting down the the image. I added some tiny staples - but really they were for decoration rather than to hold the pocket.

I'd love to see your versions of this sketch. If you do use it as inspiration, please tell us in the comments.

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