October 19, 2011

The Works on Wednesday


I have been doing a lot of thinking lately and I realized that I wanted to share more.  I want to share more on my blog with everyone who loves paper as much as I do.  So I came up with the idea of doing a post (hopefully once a week) on Wednesday's where I would share "The Works" with you.  Just like Papa Johns'...everything is included!!!  This will include a project and all the details I can think of to share with you on how I created it.  I hope it will be inspiring for those of you who visit me and I hope to get some of you to play along and share how it inspires you.

Soooo....since it is WEDNESDAY, I am going to share my very first 
THE WORKS on WEDNESDAY
post with you today!


INSPIRATION: rainbows and circles

WHY: I liked the concept of incorporating multiple colors in a rainbow like pattern and I also wanted to use  circles some how...I have been seeing a lot of circles on projects lately.  They were eye pleasing to me, so I wanted to give it a try.


I started by selecting a "rainbow" of colors from my patterned paper scraps. I then punched out a bunch of circles from each color using my circle punches.
I played around with their placement and this is what I came up with.  I also love that sewn on look, so then they got stitched down to the background paper as well.



Now...what do you do with all those loose threads on the backside? Here is my solution...Glue strips of extra paper to the backside of your layout to "hold" them down.


Next came the photos...Look, it's a rainbow cake!  How perfect for my rainbow inspiration!
I matted them with white cardstock to help them stand out more against the busy background.


The title was easy..."Rainbow Cake".  I mixed up the fonts for the title.  I like this look, but I can NOT do words with mixed up fonts.  One word...all the same letters.  I am not a random letter kind of gal! LOL!!!
Then I had fun cutting out some clouds from some Jillibean Soup patterned paper - Corn Kernels/Blossom Soup.  You can not have a rainbow without clouds and the sun.  That is were the yellow butterflies come into play.  They are the sunshine that the rainbow needs!

Supplies:
Patterned Paper, Letter Stickers and Corrugated Letters by Jillibean Soup
Punches by Martha Stewart

Back to the finished layout.  No, there is not a lot of embellishing going on.  It almost seems plain compared to some of the layouts in the galleries these days, but this is more my style.  Don't get me wrong, I love all the layering and texture and flowers, but I struggle doing this.  So I return to my simple side, and have fun adding little techniques and textures that make me happy.

So, what do you think?  Is this something you are interested in seeing each week?  Would you like to play along?  If so, let me know!  I would love to hear what you think and see what you create!

HAPPY HUGS!
Juliana

5 comments:

  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [19 Oct 09:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  2. Juliana, this is really sweet and pretty! I like the idea of using up the scraps and creating another pretty LO. I loved reading "the works" and will be back next Wednesday. Thank you for sharing!!!!

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  3. I will tune in on Wednesdays...thanks for sharing the process!!

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  4. This is BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeee the rainbow of circles, the stitching and the photos!! Thanks so much for visiting my bloggy! Means so MUCH to me! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  5. Beautiful layout!! The stitching and circles are great.

    I am excited about your the Works feature. I am always inspired by your work and can't wait to see more!!

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HUGS!!!
JULIANA