Friday, February 18, 2011

Stuck On You Sketches And A CardBoard Layout Tutorial

Be Free Butterflies
My hubby brought home a butterfly kit last fall
we raised the butterflies watching all the stages
The paper guaranteed 3 would live we had all five live
Once they had become butterflies we released them
It was a very exciting day for the children
Pictured are Abigail (my four yo dgd)

The Butterflies title was cut from SongBird Cart. from the Cricut
The stitched butterfly was cut from the Silhouette SD and hand stitched
the keyhole is Melissa Frances

Note the butterfly was cut from another picture, although he does have a butterfly on his finger
the butterflies kinda clinged to us for awhile
the key is 7 Gypsies
the stick pin is Jenni Bowlin

This quote was so perfect for the layout
"Just Living is not enough," said the butterfly.
"One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
~Hans Christian Anderson

The papers are House of Three, Creative Imaginations, 7 Gypsies
The green button is Making Memories
the other buttons are vintage ones

                                                The SOUS Sketch for the Friday Feb. 18, 2011

Use cardboard that came from a box whatever upcycle it
I used a spray bottle filled with H20
scissors I use whatever is close (never use your fabric scissors)
and an x-acto knife or Sharpie

spray top layer with a mist of water
you can also keep the box outside over night the dew in the air will moisten the cardboard
You may even find the cardboard you need was on its way to the recycler

While still moist easily pull away the top coat of the cardboard

turn the cardboard over and using either the x-acto knife make a slit or draw a line with
the Sharpie

using any scissors except your fabric scissors cut out a 12x12
The Tonic Tim Holtz scissors work great for this

Using Golden Gesso paint on some white on the cardboard

Using the Tim Holtz Crackle paints coat on the cardboard

Using a non stick pad and foam ink the sides of the papers

I used a stencil to mask the color ink on to show the butterflies

Now assemble the lo starting with the torn edged paper
when tearing to help you tear towards yourself
ink the edges

Using this awesome Imaginsce glue gun it is cordless and has a light how cool is that!!
Works awesome!!! Glue down the burlap which came from the floral dept. at Michael's

            Hello well I had been asked to join a wonderful design team with a great bunch of ladies, SOUS Stuck on You Sketches. Excited to tell you all and to share my new layout for the team. I had a great time making this layout and tutorial. The layout is of my granddaughter Abigail and my son Cooper who are three months apart. Everyone says they look like brother and sister. Everyone was actually involved int he butterfly release but these two pictures were just perfect I thought.
             I am so excited to be a part of the team and look forward to getting to know everyone and to see all the awesome pages. You can participate in the challenge every other week by using the link and the bottom of the post on the SOUS Blog. Can't wait to see what you create. Thanks for stopping by and Have a Sweet Weekend!!! Cyber Hugs, Dawn Gallop


Micupoftea said...

oooooooh! This is a fabulous tutorial, Dawn and a wonderful LO! SO dimensional and has awesome texture. What a FUN experience for the children to raise/see the butterflies! CONGRATS on being on the DT~ xo

Ness said...

love this layout Dawn. Ness xx

Jane Wetzel said...

incredible Dawn....LOVE THIS!!

Fern said...

WOW, Dawn, love the textures you've added here!!! Thanks for tips showing us how you created them!! So glad to have to on board over at SOUS!!! Can't wait to see more of your fabulous layouts!!! Hugs!!!

Stine Ursin said...

Welcome to SOUS DAwn! I love this layout so much. Love the cardboard with the gesso (great tutorial), the little saying from HC Andersen the banner. OK. I love everything. Will come back to look at it some more :) Hugs from Norway :)

Sherry -Aunt Elmo- said...

I love your layout! I also very much love butterflies! What a great idea to "grow" your own! I'm going to have to try that. (I just bought a fake one in a canning jar that flits around - we all are amazed by him lol!)

Thanks for sharing how to do the cardboard I want to try that too!!

Takoda will be here on the 28th!! So excited and nervous...

Hope you all are doing great!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Dawn, we are so excited to have you on our team now! I can hardly believe it! Love your page .. and wow, a tute to go with it .. The textures on your page are awesome .. I am a texture kind of girl! Hope you have a great weeeknd~ Hugs, Sandi

annette said...

fabulous ... love your tutorial & use of texture on your LO
What fun to raise butterflies ... X:)

Anonymous said...

What a way to start the team! I am SO beyond thrilled to have you with us! You are the sweetest and you are extremly talented...can't wait to see what you do for us!!!!

Thanks also for the little tute..don't know why I haven't done anything yet with this since I LOVE it so much..gotta try it!!!


Debbie said...

Wonderful layout Dawn! Love all of those "Dawn" details!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Congrats on making the DT at SOUS!

Anonymous said...

Hey! So I came back because I forgot about the other Photoshop comment you had made...I'm having an awful time with it, I need a book or something! LOL! Even with watching youtube vids everything takes me just forever! I am dying to figure out how to do some cool photo sizes or collages, something like that but I just don't know how to begin. Software is certainly not my strong point so its going to be a struggle for me!
Congrats on the new camera! We had a fun photo shoot recently in the backyard and I got some awesome photos! Wish I just had this camera all these years!!!!

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

love your layout and your tutorial! Its gonna be a blast working with you on STUS!!

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