Friday, August 6, 2010

When in Doubt, Cut it Out with Michelle Jackson-Mogford

Hi all!
It's my turn to share some Glitzy goodness with you today.


Dance to your own tune

My mum took this picture of my niece in a Goth shop recently and as soon as I saw it I knew that the Glitz designs Distresed Couture collection would go with it perfectly!
I used Distressed Couture vines, blocks, scrolls, glitzers, rub ons, journalling cardstock stickers,Black fleur de lis rub ons, fancy frames rub ons and red & black frosting

Because the photo was taken in a shop there is a bit of background 'noise' that I didn't want..


Now I know there are fab photo programmes that you can use to repair such things but why not just cut out the photo with a pair of good old fashioned scissors? You can get some interesting shapes to play with and spark new ideas too!


I laid it up on to some of the the vines paper that I knew would match the dress perfectly and added a mat of the news print paper behind the photo top lift it


and to lift it further added the corner of the fleur de lis rub on behind it, these large squares of rub ons are so useful!


A fancy frame rub on was added behind the image for that goth accent and I filled it with the butterfly rub ons. The Love glitzer was perfect but I only wanted red and black bling on the layout so I coloured the little gems set into the sticker (such a clever idea!) with a permanent pen. I added some lace, safety pins and a flower head from a cheap spray of flowers I picked up!


The tattoo type rub on was a perfect accent for the page as were the red and black frosting strips that I used to create my own flourish shapes.


Finally a few scraps of distressed couture papers, a safety pin and a cheap metal silver charm coloured with permanent markers pulled the layout together.

So now you know what I mean by 'if in doubt ... cut it out!' and so I thought I would take it a step further for the next layout!!


Megan Scarlet and Winston

This is my other niece and this picture makes me smile! The Kismet collection matched the photograph colours brilliantly. This is what I used; Kismet dots, ledger, numbers, floral, rub ons, glitzers, accent stickers. Teeny alpha red block, vintage paper layers and Hot mama alphas.

Again the photo didn't have a great background so I cut Megan out.


I decided to make this a collage page and set about cutting out cloud shapes and a rainbow from the papers. I used china blue distress ink to add to the 'cartoon feel' of the pieces and did my favourite thing with the glitzers and rub ons by adding them to some acetate to cut out.


I layered up all the elements, cut out the balloon from the paper layer and added some white doodling to lift everything from the page.


I had run out of a couple of the alphas so I cut the outline from the sticker sheet, using the negative as my missing letters and I just love the teeny alphas!!


I layered up the glitzers and rub ons I cut from the acetate onto foam pads for added dimension and that's it a page that makes me smile!

Now you can take this cutting out photos thing a stage further if you wish ... I love to make paper dolls...

a layout of the Glitzy girls I did a while ago (using the Maya collection)... but you don't have to go this far if you don't want to LOL!

Thanks for stopping by, I'm now tapping my fingers on the table eagerly awaiting my new glitzy goodies, how about you?
I'll see you soon, until then Happy Crafting!
Love
M x

6 comments:

Scrap Vamp said...

I love that layout with your niece in a goth shop! The colors and details are gorgoeus!

Shercara said...

AWESOME ! I Love them ALL! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tracie H said...

AMAZING Michelle - love and adore the goth LO - its perfect for Ditsressed Couture.

Lisa Andrews said...

Fun layouts!

Lea L. said...

These are gorgeous, Michelle!!

♥Lea

leah said...

SUCH fun stuff - love the goth vibe of the first layout, Michelle!