Friday, 12 March 2010

Precious metal

Hooray for multi-tasking and class-combining :-) Here's another layout for my I Have To Confess album, using ideas from Something From Almost Nothing! I was keen to get on and scrap those dancing photos, and the SFAN prompt inspired me to get on and do just that.


I pulled out all my eyelets and brads and noticed that quite a few of them matched the pattern on my dress (not that you can tell properly from the blur!!). I also remembered that I had some Liquid Lustre sprays in similar colours, and that they too had been lurking in a cupboard unused. Out they came, and I had a bit of fun making the background - a couple of the nozzles were a bit clogged up, so I got a nice mixture of fine misting and big blobs (see, embracing the imperfections again!) I also dug out some old chipboard letters and painted them white with acrylic paint.

Once that lot was dry, I added eyelets to each letter for colour and interest, die-cut the rest of the title from white cardstock, and arranged it all on the page with the photos. It didn't quite fit so I let it spill off the edges and I'll take that into account when I put the album together! I'd left a bit of space at the bottom, intending to add rub-on lettering (Doodlebug All Mixed Up) straight to the page, but found that the letters didn't show up properly so raided my boxes of scraps for coordinating bits of card to mount the letters onto. It still wanted just a little bit more - that's where the giant bracket brads came in :-)


And my inspiration didn't end there! Look out for another metallic layout tomorrow! x

19 comments:

K said...

Oooo, love the way you've used the eyelets!

I'll take the blame for you wanting to MAKE spoon jewellery as long as you show us any you end up making :p

Sian said...

I love the misting on this! I have a feeling Shimelle is going to have a "Delia" effect on metal and we'll all end up buying it again!

scrappyjacky said...

Love the use of eyelets... definately going to get mine out.
Great LO.

debs14 said...

I have a confession to make. Promise not to tell? Shhh, listen carefully while I whisper to you.
I noticed a few people had used eyelets in their pages, and some very clever people (like you) had used them to accentuate bits that suddenly 'made' the layout. So although this course is all about using stuff we already have .... I went onto the QVC website and ordered a Cropodile!

Scrappi Sandi said...

I am love love loving this...I will definitely be 'lifting' your idea for using eyelets on the alpha's!!!

I have already seen your other LO in the forum...ab fab!! You are 'rocking' this class!!!

Clair said...

I need to second Debs. I have no eyelet setter, so have never used any of my eyelets. Go figure.

I may have to borrow yours until I can order a cropodile without it being noticed! :)

Rhona said...

The eyelets in the Dance are great - I have so many boxes of unused eyelets but can't find my eyelet hole punch and setter - still in a box somewhere, no doubt! ;o)
Looking forward to seeing tomorrow's layout too :o)

Fiona said...

I love the way you have used the eyelets on the title.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love it. I only have a few eyelets b/c of the hassle (luckily, I realized that before I bought tooo many). Now, brads, on the other hand, I have a ton of!
Rinda

Jo's Place said...

I do love that layout and the way you have used your eyelets. Very very cool.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

What a great use of your stash! Love the colors!

Rachel B said...

I love this Mel, I really like the use of eyelets on the word 'dance'.

furrypig said...

Another great LO! Still got to do mine but have made a card!

JO SOWERBY said...

i love the blurry dancing and the yelets on the letters........very cool
Jo xxx

Amy said...

I really love this page - especially the background effect and how you used the brackets on the middle photo :-)

Lizzie said...

Hmm... so weird.. I thought I'd left a comment about this layout - yesterday!
Anyway, I like it lots! The photos are clever and fun, the colour scheme is fabulous and I love the background. The large letters, covered in gesso (or something) and embellished with eyelets, are just great.
A super-successful effort, I think!

sharyncarlson said...

What a fun layout! I think my favorite part is how you put the rub-on letters onto little pieces of cardstock.

The Scrappy Tree said...

Loving the graffiti style, looks great!

Karen said...

I would have never thought to use the eyelets on the letters--brilliant!