Saturday 16 October 2021

Thank You by Tracey Campbell

 Hi Be Arty Crew, it is Tracey Campbell here with a bit of a mix-match - I am changing a background that I created in one of our Bee Arty Live days into a new layout but also teaming it with another layout from an early Blog post from me to make a double. So stick around and if you follow the links you could potentially get inspiration for three separate layouts today. :) 

Here is the layout that I will take you through the step-by-steps for using the Electric Dreams Mini Collection and the Fluro Mix Media, then in the very bottom of this post you will see I added extra bits to create a double from it.

Today I have used this photo of my two daughters actually being nice together and smiling at the same time!! A bit rare at times in this household. On this particular day I was just trying to get a nice photo of them together but do you think they would co-operate??? Nope. I snapped about 50 photos before getting this one, hence the title "Thank You!"

So here is where the mix-match starts. I had this background layout left over from a Bee Arty Live that I filmed. I created some of the steps for the background ahead of the filming as I knew that if I waited for the media to dry while filming it would go on forever!! So now I have a few backgrounds to crate with.... but I wanted to change them a bit to create a new look.

Anyhoo click on the link and it will take you to the Video to create background - Bee Arty Live
You don't have to create the whole background, stop just after I have added the thin black paper strips to it. (Psstt, I'm going to let you all know a little secret.... the Bee Arty Team are planning their next Live on Facebook for the 30 Oct, shhhh don't tell anyone I told you....actually do, the more the merrier for the Lives!!)

So this is the photo that took 49 attempts to get! Using some paper from the Electric Dreams Collection I matted it with some of the black paper with white Xs on it, leaving about a 3mm boarder on the top, left and bottom sides. I left a 1.5cm boarder on the right hand side,  I then used a distressing tool on to create a rough edge all the way around. I cut out the pieces of the chevron strip from the cut-a-part sheet in the Electric Dreams Collection and adhered it to run down the right hand side of the photo next I fussy cut a few of the circles from the hand-drawn circle paper and adhered them on the large boarder, tucked under the photo. 
The matted photo was then placed into the centre of the background where the mixed media comes to meet. See the final layout for the exact positioning. 

Next I wanted to give the background a bit of a different look so I decided to turn the thin black strips into arrows, creating more movement towards the photos. For this I cut a few thin strips, about 7 mm, from the black paper with the white Xx then used a distressing tool to rough up the right hand side of the strip. I then adhered them so that they would overlap the other paper strips on the background, building up the thickness for my arrow base. I didn't actually have any length in mind when doing this so I just tore off the end at the length I thought it suited.

After the strips for the arrows I had to create the heads, so it was just a matter of cutting three triangles, distressing them and using 3dimenstional tape to add a bit of height when I adhered them to the layout.

While cutting the arrow heads I also cut a few extra circles out from the same paper I used for the circles on the photo mat and a few fun words from the cut-a-part sheet. Adhere the fussy cut circles and words to the layout, see the final layout for the positioning.

I picked a title and used a few Thickers to create a title. If you remember earlier on I said that I was going to use a layout I created in an earlier post to help create a double, well this is the link to that layout. Just one nice photo ..... please! Check it out to see how I created the left hand side of my double page.

It was at this stage that I put my two layouts together to see how I could link them together to create a double layout, I already knew that both layouts had the Electric Dream Collection and that I had distressed some of the elements..... so I was thinking that I could use the fussy cut circles to tie the layouts together. 

What I ended up doing is using the circles and over lapped them onto both pages but snipped them in the centre so that the two pages were separated.

Here is the final creation and how three layouts have merged to create a double. I had triple the fun with this one. 

Thanks for popping in, I hope that I have gotten you thinking about what single layouts you can play with to create a new double page.

Hugs Tracey

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