Sunday, 10 August 2014

Gerald - a very naughty elephant!

This months challenge over at Merly Impressions is Journalling.

I am working my way through the elephants I collected during the 2010 parade and knew I had to use Gerald as he has a story to tell - here is my page.

I have used papers from Kaisercrafts Chapter One collection.
Afresh was trimmed to 11 1/2 " and mounted onto black bazzill which I had gutted.
Motivate paper was cut in half vertically. I wanted to put my journalling onto this piece but I hate my handwriting so I typed it in Word then printed onto an A4 sheet of paper.
Having placed my patterned paper where I wanted the text (stuck with Herma) I ran it back through the printer and voila - perfectly placed.

The journalling was matted onto black bazzill, the photo has a double mount of Afresh and black bazzill.
I wanted to add leaves and remembered I had a set of stamps from Clarity which would be perfect.
Two sized leaves were used, stamped onto the remaining Afresh using Stampin' Up ink pads.
I cut them out and layered them.

The text above gives the hilarious story of poor Gerald and his demise.
To complete the page I added a die cut branch and leaf (Sizzix strip) which I coloured with the same ink pads plus a few punched butterflies.

Do pop over the to Merly Blog to find out details of the challenge.


Chrissy said...

Hi Linda,

Lovely layout and great journalling.
Thank you for entering the Merly challenge.

Chrissy xXx

Lynn said...

You did it! Great page.
Lynn x

Tasa said...

wonderful layout and amazing detail. thanks for details of how to journal on patterned paper. I love the chapter one collection so much I haven't been able to cut it!