Saturday, June 9, 2012

Jumping Jills

So, I had been jonesing for a while about getting a new camera. I've never scrapbooked so much before, and I was actually running out of photos that I wanted to scrap. The logical conclusion was that I needed a new camera, right? So, one thing led to another... sale at Best Buy... blah blah blah... I have a new camera.

The first day I had it, I took it to my son's baseball game and took some photos of my daughter and her friend. I used the "vivid" mode, so the colours really pop.

Here's the layout after I had the "structure" built. I used the Jillibean Pasta Fagioli line. There's some paper that has a filmstrip all over it, so I cut out a couple of strips of it. I cut an extra strip of the brown border to go alongside the smaller photos. The larger filmstrip border is cut using the Tim Holtz filmstrip Sizzix die.

So, at this point I know that I need "more" on this page, but I'm not sure what. I gathered a bunch of flowers and my Candi. The white flowers and Candi are coloured with Copic markers to match the layout. Still needs something else...

Time to get out the washi. :) I accordion folded a long strip

Then slooooooowly pull it partially apart so that some of the fold remains, but some of it's flat, too. Hard to describe, but the washi tape just does this. You can see below how it just pulls nicely apart, but with little tabs.

Adhere it to a circle (or scalloped circle). I found it easier to do this by working on the back side, but if you put some glue on the back of the circle, it would look really cool adhering it to the opposite side, too.

I added some fabric buttons on top to cover up the finished edge. And after all that, I decided that it was too big for my layout, so I cut it and put half on two different spots.

I added more flowers, and a little bit of washi under a flower next to the title, in order to complete a visual triangle of the red colour. The title is made of Jillbean letter stickers on top of some dark brown cardstock, and then cut out. It was necessary to do this so that the title popped enough.  Some blue Studio Calico rubons added for good measure. NOW it's enough. Aaaaaaand....  done. :)

Materials:  Jillbean Pasta Fagioli patterned paper, Bazzil cardstock, Tim Holtz filmstrip die, Candi (Icing Sugar), Copic markers, Nelly Snellen flower punches, Cosmo Cricket washi tape, Maya Road Canvas Button Pieces


  1. Love the tutorial! And such a fun layout!

  2. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Fabulous, wonderful borders! Makes the l/o so neat and tidy. Darling picture of the girls and heck, that washi flower technique is very cool :)

  4. Love the tutorial! Thanks for the tips. Congratulations on the new camera as well, what did you get? I debating getting a new one too!

    1. I went with a Nikon D3100. With the new model coming out, lots of great deals to be had. It's an entry level DSLR.

  5. Great idea for using that washi tape!

  6. I love that flower, I always wondered how they were made. Thanks for sharing :)