Dandelions – Steph

I’m not sure how Steph has done this layout but I want to know! Did she print the text and sketch onto the acetate dandelion sheet or is it all on white card underneath with the acetate overlaid on top? Steph, if you’re reading this can you please fill us in??

Hi , Steph here. This was the simplest layout – I don’t have a 12″ x 12″ printer, so I cut my white cardstock to A4 width and printed out the words. Then, where I stuck the cardstock back together, I wanted the longest dandelion covering the join which is why the dandelions are not as they appear on the original transparency. I cut out the dandelions individually before sticking them back on. The picture of Laura was altered in PhotoShop Elements using a Colored Pencil filter (under Filter, then Artistic enhancements) from memory. I cut around the altered picture before gluing it to my cardstock. The individual dandelion seeds were drawn in by hand on the cardstock using a colour pencil. Not easy to rub out which is why I went a bit crazy with them! Forgot to say I also had a thin blue cardstock border around the outside, so my white cardstock is trimmed to slightly less than 12″ x 12″. This is what the back of the layout looks like, with the middle of the blue cardstock trimmed out to use in other projects, and with the white cardstock, mounted on the front, showing through (sorry, I know this is so obvious for experienced scrapbookers, but it’s a good tip for beginners):

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5 Responses to Dandelions – Steph

  1. mumscrap says:

    This is absolutely stunning Steph-I will have to give it a go too!!

  2. gaye says:

    Steph. that is just beautiful.
    Simple is often the most stunning:o)

  3. Nancy says:

    Steph, who is a clever girl? Take a bow!! Would never have thought of all that!! You know, bird brain and all that!!

  4. Erica Lasham says:

    I love this layout, love how you have drawn the seeds too. Very effective

  5. nikki says:

    Simply gorgeous!!!! your very clever with that photo shop.

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