Thursday, August 29, 2013

First Tutorial for BOAF DT!

Hi everyone!  It's time for my first technique post at Birds of A Feather.  Ok, so it was supposed to be a few days ago but our computer/internet wasn't going to let that happen.  But now we are up and running!

I don't know about you, but I love the cute Instagram frames that are popular right now.  So, I thought I would use some frames and show you they are not just for pictures. I've seen this idea on several layouts throughout Pinterest but I don't remember which ones.  If you don't have the Instagram frames, any size frame will work for this.    First I got all my supplies together.  I planned on using everything pictured but of course that changed when I started creating the page. 
Now I started laying out the pictures and frames.  I knew I wanted the frames to overlap, so I put the pictures close together then added the frames. I love that these frames have places to add journaling.
I just kept repeating this process with my 4 frames, making sure they were a little staggered and overlapped.  I think it gives it a little more of a casual fun feel.  (at least that's what I think.)
The fourth frame is not holding a picture.  This is where I changed it up a bit.  Instead of framing one of my pictures, I wanted to use it for framing some of my embellishments. 
I tucked some phrase tags under the edge of the frame.  I layered a few down the side, then I made them pop a little by outlining them with a black Sharpie. I used a pop dot to adhere the star.
To give the page some finishing touches, I added my new favorite embellishment, enamel dots, some washi tape to a few of the frames and then outlined the whole design in black.  And this is what the final layout looks like...
I had a lot of fun with this page and I hope it inspires you to either pull out your frames or go out and buy some.  If you do, I would love to see your layout.  It's quick and easy and gives your pictures and embellishments a little more UMPH! 
(The frames and tags are both from Elle's Studio)