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Feb 9, 2011

It's A Dog's Life Layout

Yes, it's a Toby page today fellow bloggers & scrappers! It's been a while since I've done a page on my little boy. He's long overdue.

I've had this picture for some time now & I wanted just the right layout for that look he's giving me in this photo. He's got this 'sigh...what a hard knock life I lead' look. Meanwhile, he couldn't be more spoiled!

The paper is by Heidi Swapp. It's one of her Invisibles papers--"Circle Frame" to be exact. The black houndstooth paper is by Webster's Pages.

I used a lot of distress & alcohol inks on this page. The background is a mix of Broken China, Dusty Concord & Weathered Wood distress inks. Once I was done inking the background I used a mini-mister & misted it with water.

A close-up of the title. I decorated it with stickles, pearls & rhinestones. The title itself I printed on a transparency & adhered it with clear dry adhesive.

You can also see some of my stitching in this photo. I hand-stitched around the circle & along the scallop border found inside the circle. By the way, I created those inner scallops with a Martha Stewart punch. Instead of punching around the outside of the circle--I cut the inner piece of the circle out first & punched along the inner edge of the circle.

A close-up of the flowers. These little guys were stamped on a transparency & then alcohol inked. Finally I used a white gel pen to add some highlights to the petals. I've seen this technique used by Irene Tan--also known as Scrapperlicious. I have a slightly different way of applying the inks to the stamped images but in the end it's same result.

In this photo you can also tell that this layout has dimension. I adhered each layer of the circle with pop dots--so this created dimension on the page.

This is a close-up of the stitched circle. This actually is a form of stitching--just a very enlarged form of stitching! I took inspiration to create this 'woven stitch' by Natasha & by my late grandmother. For a tutorial on this stitch & for a brief explanation on how these two ladies inspired me--feel free to go here.

A close-up of another set of alcohol inked flowers.

Well, I think that pretty much wraps this page up. Thank you for taking the time to stop by & I appreciate your time & comments.

Till my next post...


Natasha said...

I haven't seen your tut yet, but I am just staring at your circle and wondering how the hell you explained that! I still can't figure it out by looking at it. I love when you get all creative! You go girl!

María Castillo said...

Wow Kay, ese stitching creo que ni voviendo a nacer lo hago, ja ja, se me haría un renredo que ni te cuento!! Me encanta lo que hiciste y los tonos azules se ven hermosos con Tobby!!

Jolaine Frias said...

WOW! Esta pagina te quedo increible!

Cindy Gay said...

Wow--that's a dazzler. Also tickled with Natasha comments about the tutorial!