Freestyle for fun
e-Magazines - Issue 16 (Nov 2008) (Public)
Saturday, 01 November 2008 13:00

Freestyle scrapping has become immensely popular over the past few years. With the vast amount of fun products and creative freedom around anything goes. We share a fun single page layout with you to get rid of any inhibitions you may have.

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Freestyle for fun (Photo 1)
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Love by Jowilna Nolte (Page 1)

Love by Jowilna Nolte
This layout depicts one of those beautiful moments in life where a father and son spend time together. It is just that, a moment captured in time. So for that reason I wanted to make a fun layout that won't necessarily have a deep philosophical meaning or story behind it, but one that captures a special bond governed by fun, love and care.
Cardstock by FabScraps. Patterned paper by Crate Paper. Rub-ons by 7Gypsies. Glitter glue by Ranger Industries. Other: Book paper, buttons, embroidery thread, aquarelle pencils & tags.

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Love by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 1)

Use embroidery thread to create interesting patterns onto your layouts. It does not always have to have a purpouse or meaning - just play using some textured elements. Instead of using embroidery thread you can use leather cord, jute, wool, scrappers floss, thin coloured beading wire or just ordinary sewing thread to add interesting patterns and textures.

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Love by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 2)

Use buttons in different shapes, sizes, colours and designs to add dimension. Embroidery thread can add a decorative touch to the centres and finish them off. I added some printed book paper underneath my buttons to add to the informal almost messy look of this fun layout. A small circle is stamped around the button just for fun.

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Love by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 3)

Coloured tags dangling informally from underneath the photo adds a touch of whimsy. The blue strip with diamantes on it is simply the barcode area of the striped paper cut off and re-used as a colourful border. Look out for clever ways on how you can utilize the barcode strips of patterned papers when designing your projects.

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Love by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 4)

Rub-ons and decorative stamps are versatile design elements to use. This rub-on, also available as a stamp grounds the photo in the middle of the layout. To add colour I used Aquarelle watercolour pencils to colour the image, then blended it with water. To finish off the look I added some coloured glitter glue for a funky modern look.

This article is an online reproduction of page 37-40 of imagine e-magazine issue 16 (November 2008) as released by Studio J Media. The original magazine can be ordered on digital compact disc directly from them on their website. Information shared in this article is deemed correct at the time the original magazine was released and may have become outdated or products referred to unavailable. For the sake of reference the publish date of this online article on our site is the date the original publication was released and times are for internal sorting purposes only.