Welcome to The Works on Wednesday!I am quite excited to share today's layout with you and I hope you are inspired and excited to give it a try too! Just like last Wednesday, I am going to share a layout with you and some of the process behind the why, what and how.
INSPIRATION: zigzag / chevron
WHY: I keep hearing everyone referring to chevrons. They are everywhere right now. Clothing, decorating and of course they have invaded scrapbooking. I look at most of the designs however and think they look more like what I would call a zigzag, so I decided to do a little research.
Here are the definitions I found on Wikipedia...
A chevron is an inverted V-shaped pattern. The word is usually used in reference to a kind of fret in architecture, or to a badge or insignia used in military or police uniforms to indicate rank or length of service, or in heraldry and the designs of flags.
A zigzag is a pattern made up of small corners at variable angles, though constant within the zigzag, tracing a path between two parallel lines; it can be described as both jagged and fairly regular. Traditionally a "zig" points in the left direction (/) and a "zag" points right (\). From the point of view of symmetry, a regular zigzag can be generated from a simple motif like a line segment by repeated application of a glide reflection.
I also found this nice image to help discern the difference visually between the two... The top images are of a chevron and the bottom are of a zigzag.
So now that we know the difference, I went looking for some specific inspiration and I found this super cool image on my new favorite time busting site...Pinterest! Hours can be gone before you know it as you cruise through all the inspiration there! When I saw this image I immediately thought of a nice big zigzag border with some fun accent colors.
I decided to try to keep the creation of a zigzag easy and quickly found a great image on the Cricut Essentials Cartridge included on the new Cricut Expression 2.
I first cut out a large zigzag from white cardstock to play around with the size and placement of the border. The next thing I did was find a photo and went to work picking out papers and embellies to go with my zigzag pattern.
On the side there, you can see a small sketch that I created to start with, but I eventually when a totally different direction with things.
Once I added the white grid like paper as a large mat for my photo, I knew it needed a edging to it. That is where the twine came into play. I taped it to the back side of the layout using Provo Craft's Terrifically Tacky Tape. I then began adding the buttons and brads. I also used the packaging piece from the buttons as a decorative element...
and as a place to ground my title on the layout.
I used double sided foam tape to pop up the small letter stickers.
Here you can see how I adhered the twine to the backside of the layout. I also like to use Provo Crafts Terrifically Tacky Tape to hold the thread from my buttons. Tying knots works well too, but they leave little bumps on the back that I don't always like.
Here is the finished layout once again...
and some detail shots...
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Corrugated Letters: Jillibean Soup
Letter Stickers: Bo Bunny
Brads and Buttons: My Mind's Eye
Jewels: Bo Bunny
Kraft Cardstock: Jillibean Soup
And now for the giveaway I mentioned...
How about a Cricut Happy Hauntings Cartridge?!
If you would like the chance to win this cartridge, just leave me a comment below.
I will leave this open until Tuesday November 1 and I will announce the winner next Wednesday during my next The Works post!
As always, thanks for your visit! I love reading your comments and I hope you are inspired to try zigzags or chevrons on your next layout.