Monday, 25 July 2011

Step it up!

Bo Bunny has started a new feature on their blog called Step it Up!  There have been a few requests for simple layouts so they decided to take it a step further and start with a simple layout and then add a couple of extra steps to show how you can take your layout to the next level.  I was on this assignment this month and really enjoyed doing it!  I will admit it was actually quite hard because you have to kind of plan ahead for what you are going to do but can't do the things to see what they will look like as you have to get photos of the simpler versions first (and the fact that we had endless rain for 4 days that was making it really hard to get a good photo didn't help either lol).  So this is my take....

I chose to use the beautiful summery Barefoot & Bliss (well I have to get my sunshine somewhere right!) and this is my 'simple' version

My second version has been spiced up a little by distressing the edges of the outer papers, inking some edges, adding a couple of extra layers under the main photo, adding some ribbon which always adds texture and painting my title.  It may not show up that clearly in the photo but I painted the title blue to match the papers, added a layer of crackle paint and then added a layer of white paint to achieve the cracked wood effect, a perfect effect for beachy type layouts!

For my final version I took another sheet of the background paper and cut the flowers out and then layered them on top of the background sheet with foam dots to give some dimension as well as adding a few extra flowers.  I did the same thing with the dot strip under the two smaller photos and added a photo corner and some buttons under the main photo.  Lastly I highlighted the sun by adding a ring of stitching and a ring of bling!

And a few close ups...

Bo Bunny Supply List:
Patterned Paper: Beach Bag, Bubbles, Dot and Cut Out/Barefoot & Bliss
Cardstock: Double Dot in Slate Dot
Noteworthy: Barefoot & Bliss
Jewels: Barefoot & Bliss
Alphabet: Chunky Chips Chipboard Alpha in Chiffon
Buttons: Ad Lib; Bo Bunny
6" Paper Pad: Barefoot & Bliss
Ribbon: 3/8" Double Dot Ribbon in Buttercup

Well you may notice that I copied and pasted most of that write up off the Bo Bunny blog but as I was the one who did the original post anyway I figured that is not being toooo lazy ;)  

Thanks for visiting and I hope everyone has a fantastic week that just flies by to bring the weekend as fast as possible! :)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I saw this on BB's blog...and TOTALLY fell in loveeeeeeeeeeee! I loveeeeeee those photos, loving the step by step and the misting! :):):):):):):):):)

Controlling My Chaos said...

Nice layouts. I love Bo Bunny products. You are a lucky girl.

Alison said...

Great job, Carin! I have trouble planning ahead too - so I really understand what you mean. Perfect range to use for those photos - and I love the end result - lots of detail, but not too busy. Fun, bright and so happy!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous children, fab layout!

you are talented! can hardly wait til we get together to scrap again :-D

Louise said...

great layout and love the step by step instructions x

KraftyKaren said...

Fabulous layouts and I love all three versions.

Karen x