Thursday, August 25, 2011

I am Featured on Graphic 45 today

Have you checked out the Graphic 45 Blog today, three of the design team members have layouts using the Magic of Oz line of papers featured and one is mine. This was a layout I did for CHA in July. I fell in love with the strong colours of Magic of Oz as soon as I saw it. The paper Emerald City was a favorite straight away. As soon as I saw it, I wanted to make a frame from the paper. It was the tab shape in the top left and bottom two corners which gave me the clue. I cut the frame from two sheets as I needed the left and bottom piece twice to make one frame. I didn't want the corner of the balloon or the clock to show on my frame so I had to join the two pieces together to make one frame. It is hard to see in my photos but the frame is folded and raised up to make a box. You need to look photo of the paper carefully to see where I cut it. I cut along the emeralds, under this line there is a light print green strip and then a strip of light green and dark green. I cut all four strips together to give me a wide frame. I cut the corners around the shape back to the first printed strip each side. I then bent alone the light green strip and the dark strip to create a open sided tube! ( this is getting quite technical) The dark green strip was glued down to my page and the light green strip is on the inside edge of my frame. The two pattern strips are on the top of my frame, totally confused! I know I am. You can see from the photo above where I joined the two frames together to make one. It is joined in the top left corner and bottom right corner. I used the back of Goblin Gazette for the base of the layout.

I love Imaginarium Designs Chipboard, so I used lots of it on this layout. Clocks, steampunk clock, fine ferns, flourishes, corners, title and more all got layered on this layout.

I started with two flourishes inked black. The big clock is inked with Tim Holtz Ranger Distress ink - Peeled Paint. The fern is inked with brilliance in a lighter green. The smaller clock is inked with Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Dusty Concord and sprayed with iridescent spray.
I cut the words wicked from the"wicked" print paper and placed them around my frame

The flower head I inked with peeled paint and added glitter to it to give it a sparkle.

The steampunk clock was backed with a clock from the back of the "wicked" print paper. I used some of the metal flowers from Graphic 45. I love these flowers and I used one of Graphic 45's big brads as well for the flower center.
I had the perfect photo for this layout. It is one of Leah taken at her 18th birthday.
She had made her own dress including the wings, she is very talented and artistic. I knew that the photo would be perfect for the layout, but the quality was poor and the colour shocking, but it was the only one I had. I got John at Imaginarium Designs to do the title Magic to finish the layout off. I will add some journaling when the layout comes back from USA. I like to add very personal jouraling and don't like sharing it with everyone, so I leave the journaling off my work.
thanks for looking
PS Thanks to all who have left a comment on making a book with you. I have made a start and will keep you upto date as to when we are starting and what you will need.


  1. this layout is amazing ! I fell in Love with it when I first saw it on G45 blog... The chipboards fit gorgeously ! Especially fine ferns ! They are fabulous !

  2. super duper awesome-ness, Jane .... exquisite work as always ... hugz x

  3. AMAZING Jane --- I'm so glad I found you via G45 -- your work is such inspiration! I got my package yesterday in the mail -- thank you so much. You've officially hooked me on Imaginarium chipboard -- can't wait to use my pieces!!

  4. Wow, I haven't checked in for a while, you have been busy as always! Totally awesome page Jane! Your work is always stunning. So glad I stopped by, it has given me an injection of enthused inspiration! looking forward to your blog book too!

  5. Never thought of making a "frame" before. Really opens up a whole new way to display your pictures in a frame that shows off your passion! Thank you so much.