Thursday, June 03, 2010

Mmmm - embellishing...

... my printed Studio J layouts :)


This was FUN! Only working with embellishments and my sewing machine. No paper, no pictures, no trash, no trimmers ext. all over the place. I am really liking this new Studio layout thing!!!

Here I am with my layouts all ready to go - they don't look digital do they :)...
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I took some (bad/blurry) close-ups to share with you all. And I will start with the layout that I embellished the least...

I DIDN'T add real ribbon (loved how this title turned out)...
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... I added a few staples (loved this circle tag as well)...
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... and some real snaps where the digital big brads were (I didn't distress - that ink is printed on)...
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I DIDN'T add real ribbon on this one either, but I added some brads (loved the vellum look under the title area here - I never use vellum anymore on my Classic layouts)...
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... and some sewing (so easy to add to the Studio layouts - it was great)...
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On this one I added decorative brads to the title (love the Studio J Fonts)...
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... and some twill to where the digital ribbon was, but that photo hanger I left digital and stuck a real brad in it (totally cute!)...
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... I also added some sewing and some swirly clips (the torn paper looks so real!)...
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This one was fun. I added some liquid glass to the title, and some real buttons where the digital ones were...
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... I also added real ribbon where the digital ribbon was...
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... and some sewing in brown :)...
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This one was the MOST fun to embellish - I just couldn't stop! I cut the title letters out and popped them up! I sewed in brown again...
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... I added real ribbon where the digital ribbon was...
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... and real embellishments where the digital embellishments were...
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I loved doing all this - It was so fast and easy to have 5 COMPLETELY finished layouts!!!
  • I don't think I would have titled the way I did if it wasn't a Studio layout.
  • I definitely would NOT have journaled yet.
  • I would not have embellished in the patterns I did.
This really got me out of my box and I had a GREAT time doing it!

My layouts are now already slipped into their spots in their albums and with them there I can't even tell the difference between my Studio layouts and my Classic layouts! I am LOVIN' this!



Now that I have officially received my printed layouts and was able to work a little more with them and get them into their place in an album... I can say I would recommend Studio J to any Classic scrapper anyday!

8 comments:

Tracy said...

Wow that ribbon looks real. I am so impressed with the digital layouts.

Christine said...

Your pages look amazing!! I LOVE this idea of mixing traditional scrapbooking embelishments with the digital layouts. You're totally right, you can't even tell they are digital! BEAUTIFUL work!

Carla said...

Awesome! I haven't tried traditionally embellishing my printed Studio J layouts yet!! Yours turned out great!

Jessica said...

Great job adding traditional to digital! I also grabbed a button, very cool thank you!

annieb said...

Love your embellishments. Your sewing is fabulous. Thanks for the encouragement to complete our digis to real.

Tonya W said...

All I can say is WOW!!!! Now I MUST go add embellishments to my Studio J layouts.

Mary Jane said...

Love the look of your layouts! I think you show the perfect balance of digital vs traditional. Studio J is so fast and simple but as you have proven can still have that "personal feel" to it when embellished!

Pamela O'Connor said...

I love what you did with our Studio J layouts. It never occurred to me to sew on them! Can't wait to give it a try.