Saturday, 3 September 2011

Brotherly Love

Here is a LO that i made at my crop today. I based it on a LO over on the two peas website, although i think you will agree it has turned out very different! I used a neutral coloured ledge style background paper from Basic Grey. I used a compass to draw a circle about 1inch in from the edge of the paper in pencil. I used my circle punch to create a mask in vellum, and then went around the pencilled circle using this mask to create circular stamped images in grey ink. I attached a button to the middle of each stamped image. I used the colours that are in the boys t-shirts. I then added gems between the buttons in matching colours and rubbed out the pencil line.
I double matted my photo in neutral colours and stuck it in the middle of the background paper. Next i drew another circle on the background paper, this time about 7 inches in diameter and then hand stitched around it changing the embroidry threads to match the colours of the larger circle. I punched small circles out of coloured card and used little circular letter stamps to create the title and date, again matching in the colours to the circle. I finished the LO by drawing some doodled lines around the edge of the LO, yet again matching the colours.

Whilst at the crop i was annoyed to find i didnt have any orange gems....but i found a clever way to overcome this that i am really pleased with....i used clear/colourless gems instead, and when i got home i coloured over the top of them with a sharpie pen (which i didnt have at the crop) and they now are orange to match in with all the other things in that area of the LO!


Scrappaddy said...

Great page Amy, Love it :)

Emy said...

Fabulous page Amy. Love the colours :)