Saturday, July 6

2 of a kind {the PAPERHAUS magazine}

hello scrappy friends!

well, most of you probably know that i'm a vet, and as such, i know the anatomy of almost any animal kind. but what i did not expected when i began crafting is that on day i'll be writing about the "anatomy" of a layout.

today, i've decided to prepare a small tutorial on how to create a page from scratch or how my creative mind works. and hopefully i’ll manage to inspire you a little and save you some time in the busy summer months ahead -


here is the "dissection" of my creative process:

step 1: pick up a picture – the most difficult part for me… since we've got our first digital camera {about 15 years ago} we've got a constant picture overflow and it is getting worse…

i really LOVE this picture of my daughter and hubby - they look just like they always do - happily challenging each other.

step 2: choose the papers - though the MY MIND'S EYE "hip hooray" collection is for birthday celebrations, i thought the colours will look perfect with my picture.

step 3: prepare the main layers

step 4: cut the paper into shape. i distressed the red cardstock a bit, because it was too bright and stamped an edge on it. 

step 5: begin altering the white background - i used THE CRAFTER'S WORKSHOP "solace" 12"doodling template and PANPASTELS. i used Glimmer Glam for the spatters. 

step 6: gather all the elements together and begin arranging your deign. 

and this is the final result:

here are some close ups of my page:

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

make sure to check the PaperHaus blog for more inspiration from our design team!

hugs 'n smiles,

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