Karen Day

Tuesday, 13 February 2007

DT Application @ CiS - Round 1


Arrow Technique: Decorative Borders
Arrow Twist: I want to see you use at least TWO different types of decorative borders on your LO
Arrow Focus: Because this is a DT comp you will ALWAYS need to focus on the given technique, showcase it! Show us how the technique can be used that will make us want to go and get our gear and try it out!
That means, that I want to SEE decorative borders and not have to 'look' for it.

Can be on any topic and include any amount of piccies. Can be single or double.

* 32 Contestants will be competing in this round
* 10 Contestants will be 'evicted' at the end of this round.


Here are links to my project for the first round. Im not allowed to put the photo of it anywhere, so here are links to the CiS gallery.

I did a two-page 12x12 layout of my son Liam. Ive left alot of negative space because I wanted to concentrate on the decorative borders and make them the focus of the layout.


On the left-hand side ive put 6 photos of Liam. 3 black and white and 3 de-saturated colour. The colour ones are mounted on chipboard for dimension. Each photo has a different decorative border:

image 1 borders: white paint, topped with a hand-cut scallop from printed paper, which has then been doodled on. rubons were then added to 2 corners of the photo

image 2 borders: edges inked, doodled on top of the photo, then mounted it on white cardstock, then mounted again on patterned paper with a ripped top

image 3 borders: i made the chipboard backing slightly smaller than the image. I then sanded the image. Because the chipboard was smaller than the pic it caused a sanded border about 2mm in from the edge.

image 4 borders: handstitched and then mounted on white cardstock

image 5 borders: painted dots

image 6 borders: ribbons


Ive included one 6x4 enlargement that had the colours de-saturated. I used paint to add a border to the photo. Another border I included was hand-drawn and cut scallops. This photo is mounted on chipboard to give extra stability. There is hidden journalling underneith.


Julie said...

Hey Karen loved that page over in the Cisters gallery.

It is ok to post your pages on your blog as long as you have a link to the CIS site.

karenday said...

oh ok! but i dont mind doing it this way :) when i do my next weekly wrapup ill do it then.