Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fancy Some Fancy Pants?

Well...we had a few days of sun, which was nice, now it is supposed to snow again tomorrow.  And I am so over it.  I am desperately seeking Spring!  I want to plant my garden!  I'm afraid we are going to skip Spring and head right into Summer.  Oh well.

So I have a few projects to share with you that use the fun Down By The Shore collection from Fancy Pants Designs.  First up, a layout:

Things to note about this layout:

*  I used pieces from the wave pattern stencil and laid them on my paper at the bottom to essentially create a mask.  I then sprayed some blue ink around them.
*  I love adding rub-on's directly to my photos, here that large flower on the bottom right of my photo is a rub-on.  The swirls at the top left of the layout as well as the words above the waves are also rub-ons.
*  Go big!  Thinking of adding stitching to your project?  Well why not do some large stitches for a fun, funky look.
*  The journaling and the itinerary for our cruise are tucked inside the anchor envelope behind the photo.  You can see the top of one of the pieces poking out.
*  Journaling cards or 4x6 cards are great for blocking out your page.  I started my layout by placing three cards in a row to create my background.  But instead of layering three separate blocks and keeping a blocked look, I layered on top of all of them together.

Here are the close up's of my layout:

And then I also made three cards using the same collection.  Here are those;

And finally, I have a new sketch for you all.  It's up on the Fancy Pants blog:

And here's a sneak of my layout for this sketch:

You can find the whole post here.

Well I know I shared a bunch today, can you tell it's the end of the month?  ;)  Thanks for stopping in!!!
Have a marvelous day!

1 comment:

Catherine said...

Such cute projects! I especially love that big zig zag stitch on your layout and I'm super jealous you went on the KLove cruise!