Tuesday, 19 January 2010

The iPhone Page

I'm still texting madly with my new phone and looking for great app recommendations, so today I decided to make a page about it. I've found a new trick for adding a bit of depth to a layout and here it is:

Starting with a sheet of patterned paper, I cut out an apple shape to emphasize the iPhone theme. A strong shape works best for this, I think. I'm going to try a heart next, or a house.

Then I laid the patterned paper over a sheet of cardstock and drew round the apple shape. Then I laid strips of paper and a line of rubons inside the apple. I'm thinking of using lines of stitching the next time maybe?

Finally I layered the patterned paper over the cardstock to line up exactly with my shape and added the rest of my elements:


What do you think? It would work for a layout all in one colour, maybe for a wedding or a baby page with rows of little buttons or cross stitch motifs. I might give it a go.

Today I'm Loving...The photography class I'm starting at Get It Scrapped

23 comments:

Heather said...

Love it Sian - will be scraplifting that from you :)

Ann said...

What a great idea and very effective! A lovely, colourful page as always.

Amanda said...

Brilliant idea Sian and I love your other suggestions too. I look forward to seeing the one featuring stitching. Enjoy your photography class.

humel said...

Ooh, I like this muchly! The layout AND the technique, I mean... Will definitely be trying this xx

Cheri said...

what a great little concept. I can imagine tons of uses for this! Will have to scraplift at some point!

debs14 said...

I've learnt a new word! Scraplifting! What a great description. Oh - and yes, think I'll be doing a bit of 'scraplifting' too, this is a great technique.

Amy said...

Now, I would never think to do this in a month of Sundays! Looks fabulous :-)

scrappyjacky said...

It looks so effective, Sian....definately an idea to borrow.

JO SOWERBY said...

wow cool LO and idea sian. love the concept and the technical difficulties. we are not all technically minded afterall. my sis is a wizz with her blackthing but i only use my simple mobile for texting and phoning. which photography class are u doing? sounds like fun.
Jo xxx

Ruth said...

I wasn't sure where you were going with it at first, but the end result is fab!

Tinkertaylor said...

What a clever idea love it and your suggestions for other uses.

Alana said...

Stunning Lo, must try it!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great layout, and I can't wait to hear more about the photography class!
rinda

sharyncarlson said...

LOVE this idea! So creative and I love how it looks :)

Nadine said...

I really like this technique.
creative! (:

Scrappi Sandi said...

Hi Sian..thanks for dropping by & leaving a comment..I am loving your LO & that's a great technique...I might lift that & weave the paper strips in the cut-out! the light isn't good today is it...I may try & get out & about with my camera tomorrow morning, weather permitting!! Enjoy your new phone!!

jennifer said...

Great idea, I might use this on a wedding layout, of which I still have about a million to do...!!

Lizzie said...

A fab idea! Ever thought of using some foam-core, corrugated cardboard or mount board between the layers, to give even more depth?
I like how you did half the apple behind the patterned paper and the other half on top. This could work for so many things. I might have to "borrow" your idea too!

Allie said...

Love the depth!! Such a simple technique, but it really makes a big difference. Great page.

Liberty :) said...

I love it and I love my iPhone! I can't iphone yet either. The apps I have are quizquizquiz, a vampire quiz *dies of shame*, alarm clock, facebook and echofon.

Havent set emails up yet, although not a bad thing, means work cant get me TOO easily! :)

Karen said...

Great idea! I took Katrina's class last summer and learned a lot.

Deb said...

Great idea! I love how this turned out - and your photo of it at the end is very cool too! :o)

sm3wkl said...

Great idea! I love how your page turned out.

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