Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Lulu's Arrival Layout

The Reveal
I ordered a Schipperke puppy from Ohio, because I couldn't find a local breeder in Southern California, so I had a few photos of going to the airport to meet and pick up my dog for the first time. She flew in a tiny carrying case and I picked her up from the airline's freight section. I wanted a sunburst in the background to match my welcome to L.A. theme, but it just happened to be a gray and rainy day. I decided to use my initial concept anyways. 

The Tutorial
I worked with Bo Bunny's Detour collection for Pages from the Heart. I was thinking up different ways to utilize the 6 x 6" paper pad. The 6 x 6" size is too small to cover the entire width of a 12" cardstock. What I did was cut out a smaller piece of cardstock around 6 x 10," created the sunburst on the smaller cardstock and stitched it onto the larger background piece.

Here is a mini tutorial on creating your own sunburst or sunrise background. This is a great way to use up all your loose scraps of papers. 
  1. On a piece of scratch paper the size of your sunburst, draw out your rays. Number the sections for easier identification later. 
  2. Cut along the rays to make some templates. 
  3. Place your patterned paper over a piece of the ray and cut according to the template. 
  4. Arrange your newly cut pieces and adhere. Stitch along the seams for a quilted look. 

At this point the layout still looked a little plain, so I added a cluster of embellishments. I cut some arrows from the patterned paper and arranged the strips like a row of banners. I used a circle punch on some travel vehicles from another sheet of patterned paper, adhered them onto circular punched cardstock and added some Glossy Accent on top. This made them look like epoxy stickers. 

The Challenges
Last week I entered my New Orleans layout in one photo layout challenge with Scrap Your Story's blog. I was a Top 3 Winner, and you can view the winning layouts here. This week their challenge theme is animals so I am entering Lulu's layout. If you have an animal themed layout, then join in the fun here

I'm also entering this in these challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Cute and Cuddly 
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for droppin' by,


Unknown said...

Love the muted sunburst! And your pup is just adorable! x

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Awww, what a cutie pie! Love the sunburst and I have to say thank you so much for showing how you created it. I've always wondered. Going to sign up as your newest follower. :)

emily said...

She is so sweet! I like the arrows at the top.

Julia said...

Lovely layout!!! I love the sunburst you created with the different papers!!

Val-Belle said...

Love the starburst on your layout. Fabulous idea. Love the photos. Love the layers. Thanks for playing along at SYS.

Crystal Schneider said...

Very fun page I like the sarburst on the background.

Pam W. said...

Awesome layout!! Great color choices!

Jessica said...

I like how you put your sunburst together, much easier than my method! TFS. So many other great things going on here, the layers, the colors, the papers, the arrow cluster. Thanks for playing along again at Scrap Your Story.

Fleursbydesign said...

Aww cute puppy, love the sunburst :)

LB whosthischick said...

Wonderful story, that collections works perfectly. Great mix of patterns for the "rays"

Unknown said...

LOVE your sunburst!!! The design of your layout totally rocks! Thanks for playing at SYS!

Christy said...

Sooooo adorable! ! I love the tutorial too! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Scrap Your Story!

deb duty said...

Love the sunburst and really cute layout! I actually got my first jack russell out of state way back in 1993. she arrived on a plane too. I think I have one blurry pic at the airport. I really should scrap her arrival too!

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