It’s in the Details

May 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Today’s layout is from Melissa Oliveira. The details on this layout are amazing!!!

She shared a little bit about this gorgeous project with us today, too.  Make sure you take the time and

check out every detail there are so many beautiful things to look at…

To create the clouds, I hand cut a chipboard cloud shape and temporarily adhered it to the back side of the blue background paper (which I first distressed the edges of) and lightly sanded over the template to create a soft cloud image on the base of the page. I then traced the template onto a piece of Whitewash cardstock and trimmed the clouds slightly inside the traced line to create smaller images that would fit inside the sanded background images. The cloud shapes were embossed with a swirl design using a Cuttlebug embossing folder and my Big Shot. Once the clouds were sanded I machine stitched them and added them to the layout.

The base for the house was cut from a piece of Whitewash that I edge distressed and scored from the back side of the paper and sanded to emulate the look of clapboard siding. For the roof, I sanded a piece of Basic Grey Core Impressions and cut it into scalloped strips then layered them with foam tape onto a triangle piece of cardstock.

The journaling strips were sanded and inked for extra detail before being stamped .


16 Responses to “It’s in the Details”
  1. Brianne N. says:

    Oh Melissa, this is absolutely BREATHTAKING! I love everything about it!!! PLEASE Come to my house and teach me to use my sewing machine (or as I like to call it, that big white contraption that is still in it’s box). FABULOUS layout girl!

  2. Kathy A says:

    Melissa this is beautiful! You have used so many techniques on this layout. I know you love your sewing machine, but that is a lot of sewing LOL. Awesome layout, Really makes Sadie shine!

  3. WOW, this is totally AMAZING!!! Like jaw dropping amazing 🙂

  4. Andi Sexton says:

    Gorgeous!!!!! I am booking marking this so I use these same techniques! I love the clouds, and the house design… so very very nice!

  5. Andi Sexton says:

    make that… book marking!

  6. April D says:

    Wow!!! that’s my word for this girl – WOW!

  7. Dawn L. says:

    Amazing …. that roof is so creative. Beautiful layout for beautiful photos 🙂

  8. Donna W says:

    I do not sew and complain everytime I have to sew but your
    layout is just awesome. Won’t make me want to sew but makes
    me want to do the layout without sewing. AWESOME!!!!!

  9. Tona says:

    What a fantastic layout! The detail work is just amazing!!

  10. gemma says:

    omg and wow, how beautiful and inspiring this layout is….

  11. Fantastic. This is SUCH a beautiful layout!!!

  12. When I saw this the first time I was just amazed – you totally rocked the Core here Melissa!

  13. Dakota Bear says:

    Some fabulous techniques have been demonstrated here.

  14. Karenliz says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  15. Andrea Amu says:

    This has to be one of the sweetest layouts ever! And all cardstock!

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