Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Interactive Elements

I'm a mini album lover. But there are times when I don't have enough photos of a specific event to create one. And, when I create 12x12 layouts, I prefer layouts with only one or two pictures. So, what to do when I have a small group of photos but don't want them all grouped on one page, but I don't want a two page layout? The answer: layer.

I like to create depth on layouts with multiple layers. If I allow these layers to be interactive, e.g. fold open, I gain useable space for additional photos and journaling. This layout ends up holding 4 wallets, 3 2x2s and 2 4x6 photos, plus journaling!

Plus, with this layout I've used a variety of mediums to color and accent paintables, photos and fold-outs. I've used Glimmer Mist, Distress Ink and Copic Markers.

Miscellaneous: Color white card stock with Distress Ink and Pink Taffy Glimmer Mist. Print journaling. Cut into sections. Set aside. Color Chipboard Alphas with R59 Copic. Set Aside. Punch out butterflies from scrap paper. Color with Y06 Copic. Set aside. Color edges of photos with R59 Copic. Set aside.

Base: Cover a 12x12 chipboard with (812720) patterned paper and layer (850197) with a transparency. Cut the picture frame out of 812706 and cut center out of that. Highlight edges of 4x6 photo with (R59) Copic. Mount photo with dimensional tape on center of frame cut out. Set these items aside.

Fold-outs: Cut out swirls from 602369 into two sections. Spritz sections with Glimmer Mist, blending the colors slightly. Let dry. Color paintables with Copics. The cool thing about using Copic with Glimmer Mist is the Copics are semi transparent. So they add color but don't take away the glimmer! Mount cut outs to chipboard, cut out shape, cover backs with 812720 and 812706. Cut words from remaining scrap of paintable and color with Glimmer Mist and Distress Ink. To color this with Distress Ink, I turned the open pad upside down and rubbed the page with it. Set these items aside.

Cut out right hand section of 812966.

Punch all pieces with the Bind It All. Mount 812966 over smaller cut out with dimensional tape (take care to leave the binding holes open). Bind all fold-outs and base with Red Owire.

First Fold-out: On front, mount chipboard alphas and journaling to front, behind the dimensional part. Embellish with Wildrose vine and butterflies. Cut 2 ¼ x 5 ¼ inch piece from 812706 paper, use border punch to scallop. Mount on lower left of fold-out back. Cut 1 ½ x 6 ½ inch piece from 812706. Mount over scalloped piece. Add two photos: one wallet, one 2x2 and journaling. Embellish with flowers and baubles. Outline front and back edges of fold-out with R59 Copic.

Second Fold-out: On front, mount wallet photo so that it is visible when first fold-out is closed. Mount journaling so it is hidden when first fold-out is closed. On back, mount 4x6 photo at lower left. Mount wallet with dimensional tape staggered over this photo at the lower right. Add journaling and embellish with flowers and baubles.

Base: Mount 4x6 photo so it is visible when all fold-outs are closed. Using dimensional tape, mount frame around that. Add journaling under this so it is hidden when fold-outs are closed. Mount 2x2 photo at top right of base so that it shows through when the second fold-out is closed, but is not visible when the first fold-out I closed. Mount the remaining three photos under top photo. Add journaling.

Prima Products:
812720-Flirty Little Secret, Meander
812706-Flirty Little Secret, Coy
850197-Flocked Transparencies, Meredith
602369-Paintables Paper Collection II, Verona
812966-Stitched Mulberries, Isabella
52958-Essentials 6, Flirty
529086-Petite Fleur Vines, Wildrose
505325, Got Flowers? Blue
400316-Build a Bauble, Red
810580-Times Chipboard Alphabets

Other Products:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Jazz Blue, Pink Taffy
Zutter: Owire, Chipboard
Martha Stewart Butterfly Paper Punch
Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch
Copic: BG01, R29, R59, V17, Y06, Y17, YG06
Ranger Distress Ink: Worn Lipstick
Card stock: White


Kara Ward said...

This is amazing ART! WOW!!!!!!!!

laterg8r said...

very cool interactive page :D

Pam said...

Amazing interactive page! Results are awesome!