Sunday, September 16, 2012

L is for Layers....GCD Studios

Lots and lots of layers!  I love to add layers to my pages, and not just with paper.  Stitching, painting, misting, embellishing...all of these can be used to add dimension to your pages.

I thought I would share with you today how I create a layout and the layers that I add to it as I go.

First, I start with the photos I want to scrap and usually an idea for a sketch.  I had this idea of doing layers flowers in circles (inspired by a board book my kids have), so I jotted that idea down and a simple sketch of my plan.

Next I chose my papers and started stitching some line on my background paper.  Most times I stitch last on my pages, but this time I thought I would start with some stitches instead.

Next I added some paint.  I used a white paint with a chevron print stencil, and then splattered some light blue paint on when that was dry.

To created my layered circles, I used the Sure Cuts A Lot 2 software with my Cricut.  I cut these out on different papers on my machine and then layered the circles together.

I gathered a few other strips of paper and some fussy cut papers for my page and laid everything out.

And here is my finished page!

After I laid everything out, I went back and added a bit more stitching to the strips on the top and bottom of the page and on the title, too.  I also took a black pen and traced some of the chevron pattern on the white painted areas.

I cut some more of the flowers and layered them upon the larger flowers and added a layer of stickles on the stamens for some sparkle.

And here you can see the details of the layers in the flowers.

I really enjoyed making this page and adding all the different layers!  If you use layers a lot, try mixing them up and adding them in a different order than you usually to mix things up a bit!

GCD Studios papers used-
Splendor "Letter Tiles" 1680
Splendor "Candytuft" 1676
Country Charm "Country Bloom" 1505
Country Charm "Picnic Blanket" 1509
Country Charm "SuperStar" 1511
Country Charm "Weekend Fun" 1515
Bonjour "Paris Je T'aime" 1541
Other: alphas-Crate Paper, Stickles (Ranger)

Audrey Yeager GCD Studios DT, 2012 GCD Studios Layout Gal


Unknown said...

Great layout. Love that you documented the steps!

Diana Waite said...

i'm TOTALLY digging the layers--GORGEOUS!

glorygirl said...

Thanks for the step by step tutorial! Loooove this layout and all the details that went into it. The stitching with the grungy stamping is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

So fun to see it come together! I LOVE the dimension in those circles!

kate blue said...

that's it...I need a class from you :):) loving all the layers and SOOO love the flowers!

Cathy said...

This is so fun, love the tutorial and all the detail!

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

Great layout & love the step by step!