Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Fancy Pants... "The Daily Grind"

Oooooh.... a fabulously lovely bright and bold range here, this time from Fancy Pants.
We are talking the "Daily Grind" range.
I love the quality of these great heavyweight papers- and best of all, they are double sided.

I asked Wendy if I could have a play with some.... these are the sheets she sent me
And here is what I did with them...

I chose my background sheet, which is Notebook Doodles

I chose to use the reverse, I totally love the beautiful blue colour, it is covered in dots, and the doodling around the edges is great.

The next paper I used is Break Time

This paper I loved both sides in equal measure, but first used the black dotty side- I started by drawing a bracket shaped edged piece on the front side, (avoiding the flowery bottom section, as I was going to use that next) which I then cut out; I then inked around the edges of the reverse side.

Using the bottom part of this sheet, I carefully cut around some of the flowers and doodles....

Now go back to the first sheet of paper.
What I wanted to do, was to cut a slot in the blue paper, along the doodled line, to slip the flowery paper behind.

To do this. first lie the flowery piece over the blue paper, to see where you need to cut from and to... I marked both ends with a pin prick.
Carefully cut long this line with a craft knife.
Slip the flowery paper through the slit you have cut.
I also wanted to have the flowers overlapping the edge I had just put the paper through, so had to cut small slits in that paper to to make it fit.

Next I started to build up the layers.
Taking the Office Space sheet,

I cut two pieces, one about 8 " by 8"; the other about 1 1/2" by 6". I inked the edges on the stripey side of the larger one, and the grid side of the smaller one.

Now it was time to stick these two pieces, and the bracket, into place.

I sanded the edges of the photo, inked around the edges, and matted it onto another piece of the Break Time paper.

Next I used the Cards paper....

... and I chose two to cut out. One I then trimmed a little to add more interest, rather than just having them the same size.

Add the photo and cards to the page. The smaller card I fixed down with foam pads to add a little height.

Now it was time to add the details.
In the the centre of the two biggest flowers, I added a Prima flower, and a button... I tied the centres with a small piece of embroidery thread.

I also added two Fancy Pants pins to one of them.
For the title i used American Crafts Thickers

The journalling was written on thin strips of card, inked around the edges.

Lastly I added a little doodling to the page, some dots around the edges of the photo, and a few extra outlined edges here and there to make things like the edges of the flowers stand out more.

And here is the completed page...

This is such a fun range of papers to work with, I can't wait to see what I can create with what I have left.


Esther said...

Gorgeous papers! Amazing dertail to your work! lovely jubbly stuff :)

Christina Carnoy said...

beautiful layouts! wow! I am sooooo inspired!