Charlene Teo, from Singapore, has kindly shared a tutorial on how to create this beautiful layered scrapbook layout (shown below left). She made this page incorporating fabric swatches as a Design Team assignment for My Favorite Memories.
Charlene also creates patchwork tote bags, and does stamping on linen for Japanese zakka items. They are a must-see in her newly opened Etsy shop, “Cool Citrus Basil.” You can also visit her blog, “Scrapabee.” At right is a few of her handstamped linen passport holders.
1. Fabric glue
2. Playing card – Heidi Swapp
3. Chipboard alphas – Heidi Swapp
4. Block alphas – Heidi Swapp
5. Flocked chipboard frame – Heidi Grace Designs
6. Overlays – Hambly Screenprints
7. Scenic Route Laurel monogram â€“ â€œGâ€
8. â€˜Practically Perfectâ€™ & â€˜100% authenticâ€™ coasters â€“ Imagination Project
9. Patterned paper – Jenni Bowlin
10. 97% stickers – 7Gypsies
11. â€˜Rememberâ€™ metal plate from 7Gypsies
12. â€˜Photo Logâ€™ rubber stamp – CLP
13. Chipboard alpha real red â€“ Queen & Co.
14. Chipboard directions – cherryArte
15. Pigment Ink â€“ Dew Drop Brilliance
16. Acrylic Paint – Making Memories
17. 2x fabric of your choice
Fabric #1: Mananita branches
Fabric #2: Chestnut branches
1. Paint the raw chipboard circle.
2. Photo on frames
2.1 Choose your photo, mat it onto Heidi Swapp huge playing card (I used the
â€˜backsideâ€™ with the black and white polka dots print). I did a double framing using the
flocked chipboard frame by Heidi Grace Designs.
2.2. Letâ€™s decorate the frame with some embellishment. From anti-clockwise
2.3 â€˜Practically Perfectâ€™ coaster right under the pink flocked frame
2.4. 97% word sticker by 7Gypsies followed by the triangle tab sticker
2.5. the painted chipboard circle on the tab
2.6. the â€˜100% authenticâ€™ coaster onto the pink flocked chipboard frame. Of course,
you can go on to add as many goodies as you like
2.7. We will call this Frame A
3. Building the page
3.1. Choose a darker colored 12×12 cardstock and adhere a contrasting patterned
paper. I used patterned paper (bookprint) by Jenni Bowlin
3.2. Place fabric #2 right in the middle of the patterned paper
3.3. Adhere fabric #1 on the bottom left hand corner of fabric #2
3.4. Adhere a border stripe overlay (by Hambly Studios) on fabric #2
Tips: You could substitute the overlay by stamping on transparency to get the same effect.
Staz-on is a recommended ink
4. The title
4.1. â€˜GETâ€™. Letter G (Scenic Route). Letter â€œEâ€ & â€œTâ€ (Heidi Swapp block alphas)
4.2. â€˜thatâ€™ chipboard alpha by Heidi Swapp
4.3. â€˜lookâ€™ â€“ chipboard alpha real red by Queen & Co
5.1. Stamp the â€˜Photo Logâ€™ rubber stamp onto a piece of patterned paper using
Brilliance Dew Drop Pigment ink
5.2. Cut the stamped image and mat 7Gypsies sticker on it. We call this Frame B
5.3. Paste Frame B right below â€˜lookâ€™
6. Patterned papers cutouts
6.1 I cut out the shape from any patterned paper (orange), form a right angle (we call
this Angle C) and paste it besides Frame B
6.2 Layer â€˜Frame Aâ€™ onto â€˜Angle Câ€™
7. Finish this by adding the â€˜REMEMBERâ€™ metal plate from 7Gypsies.
Closeup shown at right.
by Charlene Teo