Wednesday, September 9, 2009

From the Kitchen Sink!

You might know that I love working with Core'dinations cardstock. One of the things that sets this cardstock aside from other kinds is the Core. It is so much fun to try to figure out ways to show off that Core. Get ready for the unexpected with this layout.
This cutie is the adorable little girl of one of my nieces. This angelic pose just needed something special to really highlight it.
Now, take a good look. The lines in the Whitewash cardstock were created by placing the piece of cardstock over a cooling rack like what you would cool a cake layer on and sanding where the rungs are. I used a broad, fingernail file. I like the control I can get with a fingernail file. It lets me zero in on specific spots. I just kept moving the cooling rack around the outside edges of my paper to get this "line" accent all around the outside edge.
I love this My Mind's Eye paper, especially the shaped piece. I just used a portion of that piece and I used that cut edge to cut that same shape along the bottom edge of the Whitewash, sanded piece.
My little flowers are also Core'dinations cardstock. I punched them with a few different flower punches and slightly sanded them. Notice too, the Fiskars Apron Lace border punched border.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
SUGAR layout
Materials:
Cardstock – Whitewash and Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye
Sticker letters - Thickers/American Crafts
Flower punches – PaperShapers
Self Adhesive pearls – Mark Richards, Inc
Cake Cooling rack
Sandpaper
Apron Lace border punch – Fiskars




14 comments:

Suzie Webb said...

Beautiful layout Linda, I love the techniques you've used with the co'ordinates cardstock (I still haven't gotten any of that, now you've peeked my interest :)
Have a great night!

cheryln said...

completely gorgeous! you are so talented!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Linda.. you are so creative, I love it..

Heidi Van Laar said...

OMGoodness Linda, this is just gorgeous! You are giving me so many great ideas for my Core'dinations!

(-: Heidi

Chrispea said...

It's simply beautiful. I've never tried Core'dinations... now I might just have too!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

ok now this is GORGEOUS Linda....great techs there! Love the cooling rack idea! HAHAHA

Debbie said...

Just beautiful. I am amazed at all the ways you come up with to use this paper. It makes a very cost effective layout since it is so versatle.

Elizabeth said...

This is a gorgeous layout! I love what you did with the pp!!!

dstandard said...

Linda this is gorgeous - awesome work with the core!

Lisa said...

Okay, that's impressive. I never would've guessed that's cardstock!! Well done!

Debbie Olson said...

Oh, Linda, she is darling, and I love your sanded flowers!

Jen Martakis said...

you. are. an. absolute. GENIUS!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Lovely, lovely photo and you really did it justice with your layout and details!

Samantha said...

love reading about all your techniques~ this lo is just perfect