Sunday, February 7, 2010

You're a Hoot - tearing technique

Like many of you, I'm always looking for new things to try when it comes to scrapbooking. Today, I would like to share the LO I completed this week called - You're a Hoot. On this LO, I tried out the ever cool tearing technique. Here is a quick peek at the project in progress...

I started off by sewing the solid color to the printed paper background using my Singer Sewing machine making sure that I left a quarter inch of paper beyond the sewing line. After that I just made my way around the paper tearing at different angles back to the edge of the sewing line. In addition to tearing, I also made sure to bend and curl sections of the edges for more effect. After I completed the tearing, I began adding embellies, pics and journaling...

For the journaling, I simply got out my Smith Corona typewriter (found at a local antique shop) and typed out a couple of short rows of journaling. Then, I cut strips and inked the edges to add dimension.

I finished off the LO by adding some pompoms and what seems to be becoming one of my signature finishes - a date stamp from the date the pictures were taken...

Here is the finished look:

I would encourage anyone who is interested in trying something new to try this technique on their pages - it brings a lot of dimension and interest to the page and it's also FUN!

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4 comments:

Katey said...

casey, you used your owl stamp!! i am so glad you like it! your layout looks super cute!!

Nathalie said...

I love to sew on my pages and you inspire me to use this technique :)

happydays525 said...

Super cute layout!!!

Nicole LeBlanc said...

SO CUTE!!!!!!!