Saturday, June 26, 2010

June Technique Layout

for GCD Studios
Melissa Mann

This month we celebrate Father's Day. Our technique was so document Father's Day while using manly colors such as blues, whites, yellow, etc.

I found this old picture of my Dad and I at my parent's house one Sunday afternoon and just loved it. I was probably around 2 years old or so here....I took the picture and since it was slightly damaged from age, I converted it into a black and white photo so as not to show the damage so easily. I used a photoshop template to easily manipulate the photo into 4 blocks and then layered the photo blocks on top of each other.

I wanted to further the layering and dimension on the layout – so, I started by punching some circles out using the Artsy Urban Line by GCD Studios. I punched several circles in all different sizes.

On some of the circles, I used a pop-dot to add some more dimension. And to further it even more, I randomly placed chipboard hearts by GCD Studios that I had used my Chip Art Tool on and scattered them across the circles. Once I had hammered the heart image into the raw chipboard, I took a small paintbrush and used gesso to cover the “stamped” image. I then ran my finger of the top of it to pull some of the paint back off the inside of the heart so the white was mainly in the indent from the stamp.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Artsy Urban by GCD Studios
Chipboard Hearts: GCD Studios
Circle Punches
Photo Template by Katie Pertiet
Alphabet: Sassafras Lass & Jenni Bowlin
Stamps (Ampersand & “back in the day”): Studio Calico
Sticker Labels: Studio Calico
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Ink: Black Stazon Ink Pad


Jocelyn said...

LOVE.....and the dimension makes these look just PERFECT!!!

Wishing you a great day!!!

fairyrocks said...

Lovely page Melissa, and I have to tell you, that is the BIGGEST tub of Gesso I have ever seen!!!
Keep smiling and creating

Kathy said...

Love the colour in the layout. And I like the heart punch

K13 said...

What a beautiful layout!! You rock!!!