Wednesday, September 19, 2012

O is for Overlays- GCD Studios ABC's

Overlays, like vellum and transparencies, can add layers to your projects, yet still give you the ability to see what else is going on your page underneath.  There are lots of ways you can alter them, too.

On my layout I used 3 different transparencies. The alphabet one I just cut into large rectangles and layered behind my photos. The yellow zig zag one I fussy cut out and layered some below and some above.  You can see that I used some mists and paints on my overlays, too.

Finally, I cut thin strips in a third, white-striped one and stitched and punched some small hearts.

Here are some more ideas of how you can use transparencies:

  • paint them
  • stamp on the (with StazOn inks)
  • mist on them (but they take forever to dry and will smear a bit...)
  • emboss them
  • punch them
  • use them in a die cutting machine
  • melt them with a heat tool (CAREFULLY because they can catch on fire!)
  • stitch over them

Now go get those overlays and get creative!

GCD Studios Papers: Flower Child "Hippie Plaid" 1643, Flower Child "Wondering Geo" 1638, Country Charm "Picnic Blanket" 1509, Storybook "Gold Stars" 1740
Other: alphabet transparency-Fancy Pants, Yellow chevron and white stripes tranparencies-Hambly, Mists-Maya Road

Audrey Yeager GCD Studios DT, 2012 GCD Studios Layout Gal


Tracey said...

These pictures are adorable and your layout is amazing!! Love the overlay!

glorygirl said...

LOVE those photos! The overlays are really cool. Another amazing layout!

Cathy said...

She is just too cute, love the overlays...maybe I should stop hoarding!

Anonymous said...

love how you used those alphas!!!

Diana Waite said...

what ADORABLE pictures, great use of the overlays as well!