Sunday, 17 July 2011

Colour Combos 200 Blog Hop. Be our Guest Designer and a tutotial on layering.


Welcome to the Color Combos Galore 200th "Anniversary" Blog Hop! We hope by visiting the CCG Design Team members' blogs, you will be able to pick up some fun tips and techniques. Many of the team members will be offering prizes, so you will want to visit all of the blogs to increase your chances of winning some fun scrappy stuff.
 We are also offering a chance at a Guest Designer spot for the month of August if you visit all of the blogs in our Blog Hop and participate in Challenge 200 by uploading your project to the CCG Gallery. It's so fun to get the colors before everyone else! Plus, who doesn't love to see their name in lights! The deadline for the chance to win these prizes is one week from today, Sunday, July 24, EST.


The CCG blog hop starts  here with me, BENTE. 
If you want to do the hop in order so you can make sure not to miss anyone, the next stop is:

Cynthia Lloréns  I will add her link at the bottom of my post too!


Once you have visited all the blogs and uploaded a project to the CCG Gallery using Challenge 200, please make sure you check in at the Blog Hop discussion in the Special Announcements Forum at CCG. We will choose our August Guest Designer from that thread. 

Individual DT members will be choosing winners for the prizes they are offering. Good luck, and we hope you'll enjoy our blog hop!
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Bente Fagerberg - http://paperandglueheaven.blogspot.com/    YOU ARE HERE
Cynthia Lloréns - http://cyndiscrap.blogspot.com
Karen Watson - http://stop-breathe.blogspot.com/  
Kelly Holbrook - kellyrholbrook.blogspot.com
Melinda Thompson - http://www.minseverydaymoments.blogspot.com/





Many times people have asked 'how do you do that layering/distressing ?'


Recently I took some photos of my process as I was making a layout for "Your Scrapbook Stash" using a favourite line "The Girls Paperie"


The layout is not the same as in the reveal for number 200 but the technique is the same. I thought I would share that as my tip for this hop.


I hope you enjoy!


I will first show part of my you my finished piece and then some step by step photos.
I do not think I am very good at explaining and patience never was my forte when it comes to these kinds of things, but you shall know that I tried...LOL!


I hope the photos are quite self explanatory.


This is part of my layout again:

























I first cut my  pp's to the right size. 
I start with the 12X12 frame and add to that as I go.
I prefer to cut away the central pieces as that saves me part of some favourite papers and I end up with a layered piece that is not so fat.


























As I add new layers I first make sure they are the right size by holding the next sheet over the last seam I made. I mark where the cut needs to go and I make sure I will have a piece that is big enough but I don't need to be very exact. I suppose you could measure out all the right dimensions, but I don't like to do that.


























Next I add a little glue here and there so the next layer stays in place while I am sewing. It is important not to use to too much glue, just the minimum, otherwise you might clog your sewing machine.



























I like to use a stitch that is not too narrow. If it is very narrow it will have an effect of cutting through the paper and we do not want that! For the best result you should try sewing on some paper to see what works best using your machine.




























Now one more layer has been added. Once I have finish adding all the layers I need  I will start to bend and turn up all the edges and tear at some of them. It is nice to do more on some and less on others to give a varied look.
As I said I am quite lazy so I just add a little glue from a glue stick yo the back of my lo where I have cut off my threads. That way I know the seams will stay as I made them.


























Here you can see an example of the kind of finish I am talking about.





















As you can see EASY PEASY.....
Good luck to you. I hope I will see some examples of what you do with this technique! 
Would be nice if you left me a link to your layout if you decide to try my tip!


Finally I will show you the layout for Combo 200 again.






To round off the long story I have planned a small gift for one of the people who comment on this post. 
I would of course love it if you should decide to be a follower of my blog too!




Hopefully I will be back in a couple of days with a picture of my giveaway. I am off on vacations tomorrow and I am not sure how much internet I will have when I am away.I hope I will be able to post something at least!



Now maybe you would like to pay a visit to Cynthia Lloréns.  She is next on the list!


Don't forget to  check in  back at the CCG site after you complete the hop.That's in order to be included in  the draw for a guest DT spot for the month of August.

64 comments:

  1. Thanks for explain your layering process. I love this but I did'nt know how to do... I'll certainly try.

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  2. Love the LOOK..and you make it look easy...THANKS..

    Great layout too.

    HUGs
    rhonda

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  3. Bente, this is awesome!! Great tutorial!! I am definitely going to have to try this!!

    Jenny Evans
    http://jennygevans-mylittlescrapcorner.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks for sharing this tip Bente. I have seen this effect around the place and have been wanting to give it a go - thanks for reminding me! Now I just need to pull out my old sewing machine and remember how to thread it ;)

    I am a new follower to your blog as well :)

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  5. Thanks for the great tutorial! I may get brave enough to try this now!

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  6. What a great tutorial, Bente! I like that you inked your example before layering because it adds a nice touch and I haven't really tried that.

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  7. Great tips! I love your LO, too, TFS!

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  8. This is fab - love all the stitching.

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  9. love the stitching and the layering!

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  10. Gorgeous!! Love the step by step!

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  11. Usually I am so afraid of ruining my papers, that I do not take out my sewing machine. I think I may be braver about this technique now after your wonderful tutorial. Thank you, Bente!

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  12. Awesome tutorial Bente, loved your post!

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  13. Love that layered, distressed look, Bente. I am definitely going to give your technique a try! And I became a follower of your blog!

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  14. Beautiful Bente! Thank you for the wonderful technique. I will have to try it soon.

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  15. Bente - I always admired and enjoy your layouts. Thanks for sharing your tips, it honestly never occurred to me to cut "frames" of paper for layers. What a wonderful way to "stretch" your stash!! :D

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  16. Thanks for the tutorial. Your directions were very clear. Thanks so much for the inpiratioin.

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  17. great tutorial, tfs. and thanks for that tip to cut away the center for more papercrafting! I will be trying this!

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  18. Love your layering! Thanks for the wonderful instructions!

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  19. Love the layering!!! Add's such demention.

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  20. I love your layering! Thanks for sharing how you do it! I like the idea of cutting out the middle to save paper and bulk :)Beautiful page!

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  21. Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee how you put this together!! AMAZING lo! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  22. Awesome step by step Bente! Your lo is fab as always!

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  23. I love your distressing and the detail instructions are easy to follow no matter your skill level. Beautiful work! :)

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  24. Great to aee how you get that lovely layered look to your layouts & a great money saving tip by gutting the middles. Thankyou for sharing Tracee x

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  25. Oh Bente, I do love all your beautiful layering...it always looks absolutely fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing your process with us..great job! Both your layouts are absolutely gorgeous. As I said over at CCG, I LOVE your gel drops for the water drops spraying from Beatrice's bottle...brilliant! I love your paper pieced sun, your stitching and those yummy layers. I love that piece of tinsel that you used on your layout for "Your Scrapbook Stash"...so effective and clever.
    Enjoy your vacation Bente! Take care...

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  26. Oh.. det är så himla härligt att få en inblick i andra scrappares process... =) Jättekul att få se hur du fixar med dina lager.. och layouten är ju såklart supersnygg.. som allt du gör..

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  27. What a beautiful layout! I love the layering effect of the pages and the sewing just makes it pop! Thanks for sharing and I will definitely be adding you to my blog favorites!

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  28. Wonderful layout... love the layering, distressing, and the stitching. thanks for sharing!!

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  29. Bente does your sewing machine needle get gunged up with the glue? i loved your L.o. the moment i saw it....it is perfect!

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  30. Hi my dear....I love the layering , the distressing and you really did a wonderful job with those stitching!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    I´m so honore do be part this team with you!!!!
    Kisses and huges from Brazil

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  31. Totally love your tip Bente!!
    This Layering is Awesome....
    Your Layout is Super Dooper FABBO!!
    Thanks for Sharing!

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  32. Cool! I love all the layering you did on the layout. It just adds so much great texture.

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  33. Great tips! I really need to make friends with my sewing machine!!!

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  34. This is a great tutorial and really cute LOs! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Ummmm Scott Dunphy = my dH... That was ME!! I just accidentally commented without realizing he was logged in, not me.

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  36. TYVM for that example. I love your layouts!

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  37. You did a great job with your tutorial. Lovely effect in the end!

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  38. wow, this is beautiful! Such a great piece of artwork! Thank you so much for the tutorial too!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

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  39. Bente!
    Loved all your layering and stitching. I'm a bit of a sewing machine addict myself!!
    All the best!
    Elaine

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  40. I love all of the layering and sewing! Super fun layout!!

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  41. Beautiful Bente! You really did make it look so easy, thanks for sharing.

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  42. Love the layers and distressing, and that sun looks amazing.

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  43. Thanks for the tutorial, it's great! kisses from Italy, Gloria.

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  44. Wow! I was wondering how you did the LO for the reveal. Thanks for the tutorial. I hope I could have the same effect when the sewing is done by hand. This is truly inspiring.

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  45. thx, forsharing the anatomy of a layout!! it's wonderful!!
    greetz from the danish border!!

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  46. Awesome tutorial Bente, was definitely wondering how much thickness was in those layers. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  47. I'm always too lazy to cut out those inner parts, but it does save lot of paper, especially as I'm making also cards and the cutout parts are just the right size for them. Hopefully I will take you as an example and do that for my further layouts...

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  48. Wow this a gorgeous LO! Thank you for the tutorial...I will have to try the technique

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  49. Great tutorial Bente - thanks so much. I always love your work!

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  50. Enjoyed the instructions on layering...I never knew that the centers were cut out! LOL I guess that is why I never really tried this layering. I will now!

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  51. Awesome! I love what you do with the layers and thank you for sharing your secret!

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  52. Hi Bente, popped over for the blog hop, fantastic tutorial I will have to give that a go and of course link back to you, loved both your layouts especially the CCG 200 so summery and loved the large sunshine, tks for the chance to play x

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  53. Fab tutorial my friend - you are the layering expert after all. Lovely photos of Beatrice again & you rocked the colour challenge :)

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  54. This is amazing!!! Love how you do all those layers by creating frames! Thanks so much for sharing :))xx

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  55. wow! thanks for the great tutorial, I would love to try this technique someday!

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  56. fantastic tutorial, thanks for sharing! I've always admired your layered style :)

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  57. I love the way you made this frame ^-^ Thanks for sharing

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  58. Great tutorial! Thanks for the tips.
    Hugs, RobinJ

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  59. love the layout thanks for sharing..

    michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

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  60. This is beautiful! I will have to try to do this! Thanks!

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  61. This is a great tutorial... I am glad to see someone else cuts out the inside of paper to save the paper!!!

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