Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Scrapping a Favorite Photo with Maja! {PLUS Corset Template!}

Hello, it's Gabrielle here with you today! I recently took this photo of my girls (Chloe, Meagan and Chloe's best friend Peyton) at a festival we took the girls to.  It's not always easy to get at photo where everyone is co-operating, so I was thrilled to get this one of the 3 of them.  I had actually started out this project as a card!  I wanted to do a corset design, but once I had the corset done, it occurred to me that I would like to use it as an accent on a page instead.  I made the corset by first drawing out a design on a piece of white paper.  I know not everyone is comfortable with sketching a design so I have posted my sketch/template below, I made it to fit easily on one of the 6x6 inch patterned papers that are one of the sizes offered by Maja Design.  Just set your printer for 6x6 and print directly onto you patterned paper, or you can just print it on white paper and cut out and trace onto patterned paper (this is a good method for when you have scrap bits of paper you want to use up!) 
Here are some quick and easy steps in creating this corset design.  First print off  the corset design above.

Trace out template onto your choice of patterned paper (I used the '7th of May-bs' of Vintage Spring Basics for my design).  I cut a small groove into the top and bottom of the corset so that when I lace it up it looks like two seperate pieces lining up (you don't want to seperate the two pieces entirely as this makes it harder to to the lacing up).  Then Ink all the edges with a complimentary ink color (I used Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet).

Do some machine stitching on the piece, zig-zag along top and bottom edges and straight stitch on marked lines to resemble boning on the corset. (see above)

I use a thick gage needle with a large eyehole to pre-punch the holes for the corset lacing.  Just cross-stitch an 'X' pattern and tie off at the top.  Adhere blooms, lace along edges and add pearl accents as desired to finish up your corset design.  Here are some close-up peeks at the rest of the page....

I really like combining intricately cut chipboard pieces with my Maja Design papers, I think the detailed looking chipboard works so well with the vintage style of Maja designs.  For my piece above I added extra detailing by using some 3D pearl paint (Scribbles) in white, to add even more texture to the design.

Above is another close-up view of the handmade corset embellishment.  I added a little tuft of netting/cheescloth to create a skirt design under the corset.  Add some lace and buttons to complete the vintage look!

Supplies:
  Patterned Paper - Vintage Spring Basics (1st of May, 7th of May-bs, 4th of May, 4th of May-bs, 10th of March, 6th of May). 
Chipboard - Dusty Attic Designs (Baroque Corners, Corrugated card).
Lace paper doily. 
Circle Frame and Dress form stand - Pink Paislee Artisans Collection.
Flowers and Flourishes -  Prima, Dusty Attic.
Alphabet Stickers - Websters Pages Designs (Beautiful collection).
Other: Loose Buttons, Lace.
 
I hope you enjoyed my project for today and hope you will give my template a try!  It can be used on tags and cards as well!

30 comments:

Lizzyc said...

Wow this is gorgeous.. so very girly.. I love the theme of circles with the photo and the doileys, the lacey feel, and the corset is divine.. thanks so much for sharing how to create it too.. really beautiful layout.. oh and the pretty butterflies have just caught my eye.. how lovely this is!!

pattyo said...

Fantastic! Everything you make is beautiful! I love how you made the corset and the sweet little butterflies attached to it. The frame around the photo is so pretty--is it chipboard or actual lace?

Gitte said...

Wow its a beautiful layout.

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous!!!

Beverley said...

Simply....devine!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, love this!! So many clever things to admire.... the corset is fab and thanks so much for the template! I absolutely adore the way you have added the 3D paint to the chipboard, it makes it look like an amazing resin piece, - such a great idea!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

This is beautiful. The corset is especially fabulous. TFS

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

A gorgeous layout Gabrielle and as I'm a softie for corsets I sure will use it in time,thanks very much,have a nice day,greetings Miranda

Wanda said...

Just love it! You are always so generous in sharing your talent. Much appreciated. Such beautiful work.

Romy said...

Oh gosh, your corset looks simply perfect! It is such an amazing, feminine lay-out with so many fabulous details. A true Gabi lay-out which just shines in beauty :)

Terri Daugherty said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for the corset template. I see some corset cards in my future!!

Sandra said...

Thank you Gaby for sharing another amazing embellishment that we can use. I love the corset and it's gorgeous intricate details, the cheesecloth, the butterflies and stitching.

Karen Otterbacher said...

love your work Gabie! The colors and papers are so rich and beautiful!~ I esp. LoVe what you did w/the chipboard! I want to try that! Thanks always; for always inspiring~

Tone-Lill said...

Amazing and beautiful. I just Love this LO. So much atention to little details like the stitches on the corset. Thanks for sharing it to print out :)

Damaris said...

Just absolutely gorgeous!!!

I love your work.

Sandie Edwards said...

So pretty, I love the wispy affect of the gauze as part of her dress, looks amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

Craftimax said...

The corset design is so cute. Think it might be used on my layout for my daughter's wedding dress shopping. Thanks for sharing this.

carlies said...

just so lovely design wonderful shabby chic

having a wonderful day

Hugs carla

Evgenia Petzer said...

absolutely gorgeous, sweetie!

Keren Tamir said...

So very gorgeous Gabi!! Just as always!! Stunning lo.

artoutwithyourheartout.com said...

Absolutely positively so clever and gorgeous! I am amazed and inspired at all the details you put into everything. Thanks for the template and tutorial.

Aya said...

WOW what a lovely girly page.
Beste whishes Aya

Di Garling said...

Exquisite Gabrielle, I adore your constant innovation. Thanks for sharing. Cheers Di

Danoesja said...

Hi Gabrielle

I love this LO, there are so manny beautiful details to see. I like the corset and thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend.

Hugs, Danoesja

Rea' said...

OMG , absolutely gorgeous, love the corset and the details!

Becky said...

OMG..this page is stunning. But..All of your pages are stunning.. Gorgeous details.

Rebecca " The miss Haven " said...

Beautiful, beautiful!!!! Lovely and gorgeous, as always :)
Huggzies Rebecca

Vicky Alberto said...

Stunning design Gabi!

SusanLotus said...

Fantastic LO! And thanks for the template!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Incredibly lovely...and thank you so much for the wonderful step by step instructions. I can't wait to make one of these. You are the best!

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