Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Get It Scrapped |Best Costume Award

Hey everyone,

Here's a layout I made for Get It Scrapped using my new Potpourri collection (available at Pretty Little Studio).

If you follow me on Instagram (@mpcapistran), you'll probably know that I now have a very talented team of designers working playing with this collection. So for inspiration, check Instagram out!

Here's my layout:

The story:

This year just before Halloween I found a makeup artist on Instagram (@classycozmetics) and I started following her. She had a video of her as this wooden doll. I fell in love with that make up and decided that's what Arielle would be for Halloween. I gathered the supplies and right after school, I got to work! I took me 2 hours to get this together! Thanks to my friend Lisa, Maya transformed into a cute little lion! Were usually not very big on costumes but this year, we went all in! :)

The page details:

Here's the main picture and the journaling. Short and sweet. I stitched around the polaroid frame.
The die cut word October doesn't work as the title, but add an element of journaling as well as works as a shelf on which my photos lay. I hid a small sticker label under there with the location and the date. We move a lot, so the location has to be on my layouts.

I perched that small owl on the card which is backed with all sorts of fall twigs and leaves. I added some wooden elements as well to give it a full feel: a clip, a slice of wood, and 2 wood veneers I had in my stash.

I finished that small cluster off with 3 blue sequins to tie the blue twigs with the rest of the layout.
If you look closely, you'll see that there is a date on this small Fun wood veneer. The date is NOT 2017! lol but I simply hid the end of the date under the leaves and no-one knows (this is just a way you can still use these older and dated products you probably have!)

Someone asked me how I used sequins on my layouts. Most of the time, I scatter them all over my layout. I a controlled way I would say. I pay attention to where it needs what color. I create cascades, lines, or triangles with them.

Here, I made a cute "shaker element" using patterned paper form the collection, which I've cut out in the shape of a pumpkin. I gathered sequins, topped it with a plastic sheet (I used a part of the packaging) and stitched it in place. Behind it, I added one of the vellum die cut leaves. I stitched around the leaf to give it the same texture as the shaker-pumpkin. I added a small pumpkin sticker in front of the shaker-pumpkin, again, to tie everything together and to the page. It's important to have elements in the front and also in the back to give dimension and to give the impression that everything belongs together.

You can see that I added wood here as well.

When I started adding wood to my layout I thought it would be fun to add another material: metal. so I tied this tiny metal camera charm I had laying around for YEARS! Tied to a twine bow, along with the acorn die cuts, I find it really heart warming and pretty. :) Notice too a strand of golden ribbon. Gold is always winner when making a fall layout.

To add even more texture, I stitched on all the vellum leaves. I only stitched the veins on the leaves, and not around the leaves. I feel like it gives the leaves an aspect of reality.

Again, see the purple sequins tying the leaves and the label together.

Here a cascade of sequins to pull the eye out of that huge cluster in the middle of my layout.
The red of our Elf didn't really fit with the other photo, nor with my fall theme, so I added the mushrooms from the collection as well as some red flowers from the flower die cut pack.

I like how the sequins run through my title and fell like falling leaves.

And that flair button, the smiley without a mouth, was the closest I could get to a surprised and creeped out smiley. :)

A small label to add even more details about the story.

 And one last detail shot of the embellishment cluster.

I hope you like my layout and I most importantly hope that it might have inspired you to use products in a different way.

If you want to see more creative ways of stitching on a page, head over to the Get It Scrapped blog post and be ready to be blown away!! :)

Thanks for watching!!