Monday, August 10, 2015

August Layouts by Debbi Tehrani

"This Is Me Summer 2015"
I've had a super-busy summer, and I wanted to document all the goings-on. 
I just happened to have this picture of me holding the sign, 
and that made me think of the 2Crafty "This is Me" title, 
so that was the perfect starting point. For those who don't know, I scrap 8 x 8, 
which is why some of the 2Crafty elements look larger on my page.
I coated the "This is Me" title with gesso first, and then dabbed several different
 pink stamp inks to get the "This is" part to match my papers. 
Next, I used Gold Zing embossing powder on the "Me."
Since the idea of time was important for this layout, the "6" Clock Face Frames"
were a perfect accent for my page.  I coated the clock with gesso and then went over it 
with white acrylic paint. I treated the butterflies from the "Sharon's Butterflies" set 
with the same gold embossing powder as the title. The "Polaroid Assortment Frames" 
are a wonderful set to have--there are 8 pieces in the pack, 
and they give some great dimension and interest to your page. 
I covered mine with patterned paper.
I used a piece from the "2015's" set, coated with gold Zing embossing powder, for my subtitle.

I used a "Sharon's Butterfly" in place of a tab to pull the tag out of the little
 polka dot paper bag. I've journaled on both the back and front of the tag, 
listing the noteworthy things from my summer break.

2Crafty Products used on this layout:
This is Me
6" Clock Face Frames
Sharon's Butterflies
Polaroid Assortment Frames

"Class of 2014"
I took these photographs right after I set up my classroom last year, 
and I got the 2Crafty Class of 2014 piece with the intention of scrapping the pictures. 
The school year zipped by, and I regretted not having scrapped them, 
but as I get ready to start a new school year, in a new grade level, I decided now was the time.

I wanted my title to match the school-themed elements I had cut out of a patterned paper, 
so I inked all of the letters in "Class of 2014" with black stamp ink, except for the zero, 
which I was planning to use with the "Light Bulb." 
Then, I outlined the title with a white gel pen to give them the same look 
as the school accents. I used several shades of yellow stamp ink
 to get a color that matched the yellow grid paper I used. 
The light bulb was coated with silver embossing powder. 
Isn't a light bulb a perfect accent for a school-themed page?

I cut the "Interlocking Grid Panel" in pieces to use as layers under a couple of the photos, 
coating them first with gesso and then dabbing them with two different stamp inks.

The circle framing the picture above is from "Circle Stack," and I coated it with gesso 
and then outlined it with a fine pen. The arrows with the words pointing to each picture 
are from the "Asst Arrows" set. I also used various shades of ink, 
tempered with a little gesso, to get a more muted primary color.
2Crafty Products used on this layout:
Class of 2014
Light Bulbs
Interlocking Grid Panel
Circle Stack
Asst Arrows

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my pages. 
I hope I've given you some ideas for using these awesome 2Crafty elements.