Monday, September 22, 2014

Step by Step Layout Tutorial by Nicole Doiron

Nicole Doiron is up today with a step by step layout tutorial featuring our September Main Kit!


This month I have decided to share with you step-by-step instructions on how I created my 'Live It Up' layout with the Main kit featuring the lovely My Mind's Eye Jubilee Mint Julep collection.

I chose the "Journey" Fields paper as my background paper.

I added a 11 1/4 x 9 1/2 piece of the striped side of the "Wild" Ampersand Foiled paper.

I fussy cut 7 doilies from the "Beautiful" Doily paper and cut them in half.

I added 2 3D foam square on the back of each doily.

I stuck the doilies along the left edge of my background in a vertical line.

You can see below the added dimension that the 3D foam squares add to each piece.

I then placed a 7 1/2 x 4 piece of peachy side of the "Ride" Bike paper.

Next, I added my mat, cut out of white cardstock, 6 1/2 x 4 1/2.

It was then time to add the picture.
(sorry for the camera flash!)

I took out the gold frame chipboard piece...

And cut the top and bottom edges off (saving the other pieces for another project).

I slipped each piece of the frame behind my picture.
And then added the title, including the word 'Enjoy'
which I fussy cut from the "Journey" Adventure paper.

Here is a close-up of the title

I then added a few of the die-cut elements from the Mixed Bag.

I decided to add another half-doily, this time in the upper right corner
along with a black flag and gold chipboard photo corner that I used as arrows.

Next, I took apart the aqua colored rose and added each piece to my layout
along with a few other die-cut pieces.

I created more flowers using a flower punch, a circle punch for the centers and cardstock.

I added little punched hearts to the back of the scooter.

Then it was time for the finishing touch... the stitching.
I started off by piercing holes using a ruler and a paper piercer along the top edge of each doily.

I then added the stitches with black embroidery floss.

Here is my finished layout, as seen in the DT Gallery.

Hope you like it!


You can see more of Nicole's beautiful work in our Design Team Gallery!

Here's the September Main Kit:

We invite you to join us and experience the possibilities that our coordinated monthly kits offer. To purchase a kit, please visit our website, here.

1 comment:

Mycreativescrapbook said...

Totally in love with this layout , thank you !!!