Sunday, November 13, 2011

So Transparent!

Do you ever use transparencies on your layouts?  They are a fun and easy way to add a new element to your pages.  You can layer them over patterned paper or plain paper for different effects and over white space in your photos.  One of the challenges this week at Club CK, was to use transparencies on a layout.  I have some great transparencies in the goodies I received from Little Yellow Bicycle for my Cycling Team project (which will be on the LYB Blog, this Thursday, November 17!!!).  Even though the transparencies are from the Hello Fall line, they blended in perfectly with the bright, fun October Afternoon Sidewalks papers that I chose for this layout.  If you've never used transparencies and are wondering how to attach them, here are several ways:  1.  Staple; 2. Use Brads; 3. Clear Adhesive; 4. or just use a regular adhesive and then add an embellie or something else over the adhesive to hide it.

I used the 11.10 sketch from Sketchy Thursdays for this page.  I moved the title under my photos and the journaling area to the side of my photos.  I had to do a couple of repairs on this page!  I added the cloud, because my pen slipped when I was outlining the paper strips, but I think it was a perfect addition.  My second fix happened at the bottom under my title.  When I stamped my flourishes, apparently some ink got on my hand and I didn't know it!!  So, next thing I know, I had a print of part of my hand on the page!  The "E" in Babe and the butterfly brad worked to cover it up nicely though!!  :)  Sometimes mistakes help bring out a little more creativity!! 

Products Used:

Paper:  October Afternoon
Transparencies:  Little Yellow Bicycle
Brads:  Bazzill
Ink:  Memento
Trim:  The Paper Studio
Thickers:  American Crafts
Pen:  Zig
Other:  Acrylic Stamps


  1. Those "beach" letters are adorable.....Great layout

  2. Great take on the sketch! I love those lovely transparent flowers!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

  3. Beautiful layout! I adore your photos and your product choices. Very well done!