Saturday, August 10, 2013

Technique Tuesday: Studio AE August Blog Hop

Happy Saturday! I can't believe it's been almost two months since I last posted. I wish I could say I have been busy with fun stuff, but alas, I've been mostly driving around, moving kids from point A to point B. Boring, right? I did vacation a little, and I'll share those photos soon. Meanwhile...

Woohoo for the August Technique Tuesday Studio AE Blog Hop. If you don't know what Studio AE is, please go here to find out. Long story short, it's a monthly club with stamps designed by the awesome Ali Edwards. They are so very useful for cards, layouts, Project Life, everything!

This month's stamp set is called Leaving On A Jet Plane. This is right up my alley. I so love traveling. Like a lot! And these stamps are pretty much perfect. Check them out:

For my layout, I used the the Leaving On A Jet Plane set with Travel With Flair.

stamps: Technique Tuesday / ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Ink Cat's Eyes, Tsukineko Versafine / embossing powder: American Crafts Zing in White / patterned paper: Lawn Fawn / wood veneer: Studio Calico / 1" punch: EK Success

ETA: I've had a few questions about how the layout was put together.

The base of the layout is digital. I edited my photo (I use Photoshop), added a white layer to the right, adjusted transparency, and typed the journaling at the bottom. It was printed on matte photo paper at home (I use a Canon Pixma MG5220). The print is slightly smaller than 8.5"x11". Then I matted the photo onto the Lawn Fawn patterned paper, which is cut to letter size. The title is stamped directly onto the photo with Versafine (which is my go-to black ink for images I don't color.) The white heart swirls were stamped in white ink and then heat embossed with white powder. The circles were stamped onto white cardstock, punched out with an 1" punch, then added with pop up adhesive. Wood veneers were added last with Scotch Tacky Glue (my fave for adding not-too-heavy 3D embellies.) 

If you are not a digi person, I'd print the journaling onto some vellum and then add that to a large photo. Make sure you are using inkjet printer vellum or the ink will smear. And even so, give it a little time to dry before working with the vellum. You might want to hide the adhesive (Tombow makes a great vellum adhesive) by applying it sparingly in the corner or just use some staples (which would be my choice.)

Please leave me a comment and a $25 gift certificate will go to someone who comments during the hop. The winner will be announced on the 15th on the Technique Tuesday blog

Don't forget to stop by the other blogs on the hop and leave a comment on each.


 you are here > Linda < you are here

Thanks for coming by today! Hope you are having a great weekend.


VickieJH August 10, 2013 at 5:14 AM  

Wow! So, so beautiful. Was this a digital page? So simple and elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Sandi August 10, 2013 at 5:35 AM  

What a magnificent layout with the oversized photo and vellum. I love that stamp set even more now!

Stacey August 10, 2013 at 5:37 AM  

A simple but GREAT page

Kathy August 10, 2013 at 5:43 AM  

Love the way you have combined the stamps here for your title. And the cool vellum overlay. Wish I could get into the digital age of the look here!

Annette Allen August 10, 2013 at 6:30 AM  

wow i totally love it.. very creative and fun..

~amy~ August 10, 2013 at 6:51 AM  

WOW...I love this!

Maggie August 10, 2013 at 7:52 AM  

Gorgeous layout! I keep coming back to look at it!

Karen Beldon August 10, 2013 at 8:06 AM  

This layout is lovely and I adore the new stamp set!!

DBuckelew August 10, 2013 at 8:16 AM  

I love huge photos on layouts and this page is gorgeous!

conil August 10, 2013 at 8:42 AM  

This LO is spectacular...LOVE your spatial relationships.

young August 10, 2013 at 8:56 AM  

Love the simplicity of this layout! Thanks for sharing.

Dana D. August 10, 2013 at 9:17 AM  

Your layout is great. This new stamp set goes perfect with it. So many uses for it. Can't wait to get it.

Anonymous August 10, 2013 at 9:33 AM  

The picture is fantastic. Love pictures of the clouds. Great layout. The stamp set is so versatile - I really need this one.

Unknown August 10, 2013 at 10:20 AM  

Fabulous LO! Is simple but beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Jenell August 10, 2013 at 10:51 AM  

Nice layout - love the colors in the photo. Really love these new stamps and they certainly could get a lot of use in my scrapbooking since I traveled to Ireland and the US East Coast this summer. Thanks for the opportunity.

Gilu J August 10, 2013 at 10:51 AM  

Gorgeous layout! Is that vellum you've used? I am in love with this project!

Jenell August 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM  

Really love these new stamps and they certainly could get a lot of use in my scrapbooking since I traveled to Ireland and the US East Coast this summer. Thanks for the opportunity.

Anonymous August 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM  

The love I have for this layout is INTENSE!
Super dog awesome.... in 8 million ways.

Miriam Prantner August 10, 2013 at 11:30 AM  

This is wonderful! I love how you stamped on the vellum, subtle but gorgeous!

Nicole Hankosky August 10, 2013 at 11:51 AM  

This page is gorgeous! It looks cut right from a magazine and then made scraptacular! I love the title, the badge style embellishments, everything. Now I have new scrap heights to try to

Hot August 10, 2013 at 12:07 PM  

Very nice. Makes me want to go on my next adventure!

Scrapcollectr August 10, 2013 at 12:47 PM  

Wow. Great job. :-)

{VICKI} August 10, 2013 at 1:24 PM  

Great l/o and photo
my sister flew to California this summer and sent me a photo from the air and I loved it!

Barb August 10, 2013 at 1:31 PM  

love the layout

NanW August 10, 2013 at 2:13 PM  

Great use of both digital and stamping.

Cynthia Baldwin August 10, 2013 at 2:13 PM  

What a wonderful page! Love the photo from the plane, and the stamp set complements it perfectly!

Billie A August 10, 2013 at 2:38 PM  

Great page layout and use of the stamp set. I love the photos used. Awesome page.

Kathleen August 10, 2013 at 4:43 PM  

All I can say is WOW! Yep, just WOW.

Unknown August 10, 2013 at 5:18 PM  

Hi Gilu! I've posted details above. :)

Unknown August 10, 2013 at 5:19 PM  

Hi Vickie! I've gone back and added details about the layout. Thanks for stopping by!

newbie August 10, 2013 at 5:39 PM  

great layout, thanks for the note on how it came together.

Jen Hayes August 10, 2013 at 5:55 PM  

great layout! thanks for the tips!

Linda E August 10, 2013 at 7:22 PM  

Love how you used the stamps!

Sue D August 10, 2013 at 8:35 PM  

Great layout and I like how you used stamps and the arrow.

cghundley August 10, 2013 at 8:49 PM  

How pretty your layout
is. I like the idea
with the velum, but
your digi is nicely
Carla from Utah

nandmmom August 10, 2013 at 9:28 PM  

Great photos

Nancy L August 10, 2013 at 9:36 PM  

Absolutely great photo and use of the stamps. Just amazing!

Janine August 10, 2013 at 10:05 PM  

great picture and a great layout.... along with a perfect stamp set to describe your trip.

Elin Larsson August 11, 2013 at 4:25 AM  

The titel goes soo well with this layout. Totally awesome :)

Unknown August 11, 2013 at 4:49 AM  

All I can say is: Beautiful!

Janet August 11, 2013 at 4:58 AM  

Awesome way to use the stamps!! Thanks so much for the tutorial on how to do the vellum type space in PS~God bless!

Janice August 11, 2013 at 6:27 AM  

Love the layout. I like the use of the stamps and that fantastic view of the clouds. Thanks for the inspiration.

TB August 11, 2013 at 6:28 AM  

This is striking in its simplicity...but perfect in telling its story! Love the use of the stamps!


susy August 11, 2013 at 6:53 AM  

Love how fresh and clean this is.

Unknown August 11, 2013 at 7:09 AM  

awesome layout. love this!

Unknown August 11, 2013 at 7:10 AM  

And pretty sure I need to scraplift this soon! You are amazing!

Lang August 11, 2013 at 7:38 AM  

Love this layout!

Kathleen August 11, 2013 at 8:16 AM  

Good to know about the different inks you use. Now i want BOTH stamp sets. :)

Tracy August 11, 2013 at 8:19 AM  

Beautiful layout!! Need to get these stamps!

Karen Weingartner August 11, 2013 at 8:40 AM  

Love the colors on this!

Unknown August 11, 2013 at 9:35 AM  

The colors, the stamps, wow what a great layout you´ve made, just love it :-)

Anonymous August 11, 2013 at 10:01 AM  

Fabulous photo!!! Great job with the stamps.

Deborahk August 11, 2013 at 10:12 AM  

lots of goodness on your blog!

forpahl5 August 11, 2013 at 12:02 PM  

great use of these stamps and love the photo

Queen Mary August 11, 2013 at 12:47 PM  

Extremely cool use of the stamps! Love seeing them with scrapbooking!

Unknown August 11, 2013 at 1:00 PM  

Thanks for sharing the great products and inspiration! I would love to win!

Iris August 11, 2013 at 1:41 PM  

Awesome page and I really like the stamp set.

J. K. August 11, 2013 at 1:57 PM  

Great layout, really like how you used a large photo and put everything on top of it. I want to do more of that. (and thanks for explaining how you did it!)

Anonymous August 11, 2013 at 2:02 PM  

Love the stamps; so cool and versatile; love how you used them in your scrapbook page!

Michelle K August 11, 2013 at 2:57 PM  


Katie August 11, 2013 at 3:24 PM  

Beautiful photo. And I love how you used the stamp sets!! Love the stamping in color. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Michele's Scrapy Creations August 11, 2013 at 5:31 PM  


Terri August 11, 2013 at 7:12 PM  

Pretty picture. Great layout.

Anonymous August 11, 2013 at 7:51 PM  

Ali's new travel stamps just add the right touch to making this such a cool layout'!

Emily August 12, 2013 at 9:51 AM  

absolutely love this! so crisp and fresh. the colors are perfect poetry

Jen August 12, 2013 at 9:58 AM  

I love the simple page! And the new stamps are awesome! I love how the type fits with the handwriting!

Unknown August 12, 2013 at 10:03 AM  

love these stamps and LOVE this LO

Jean August 12, 2013 at 12:36 PM  

Love how you used these!

WhoMom August 12, 2013 at 1:20 PM  

Awesome, inspiring page! Thank you for sharing such a different take on using the new stamp set. I have pictures like these and will be off next to try this out.

Anonymous August 12, 2013 at 3:07 PM  

I love you hybrid page and am anxious to try some digi myself. I think the hybrid is the way I will go. Thanks for sharing your creative project.

debo August 12, 2013 at 4:49 PM  

Very beautiful! I couldn't take my eyes off from it!!
Thank you for the ideas!

rhoffer August 12, 2013 at 5:42 PM  

Beautiful picture! Also appreciate the detailed directions--thanks!

Anonymous August 12, 2013 at 7:26 PM  

All your layouts are so simple and fabulous!!!!!

paperkraftD August 12, 2013 at 11:43 PM  

Fab layout

cm August 13, 2013 at 7:10 AM  

Absolutely stunning layout; perfect showcase of the new AE stamps! Your love for traveling comes through loud and clear!!

ScrappinGrammie August 13, 2013 at 9:38 PM  

Absolutely gorgeous layout ... just outstanding. Ali's awesome stamps are perfect on the layout.

Janis August 14, 2013 at 1:59 PM  

You have captured on film one of the most beautiful sights in the world, in my opinion. The first time I ever saw a sunset (or sunrise) in the air over clouds, I was breathless!
Gorgeous LO. TFS.
<3 J

April August 14, 2013 at 6:47 PM  

This is simply AMAZING!!
- April W

Ohana in Bend August 14, 2013 at 7:56 PM  

stunning layout!leopien

Alycia August 15, 2013 at 10:02 AM  

Stunning layout!

Unknown August 20, 2013 at 12:44 PM  

Man, this is gorgeous. Don't enter me, please, just wanted to say I love this! xoxo

Evelyn vasquez August 25, 2013 at 4:52 AM  

Great idea on the use of the vellum. Thanks for the printing tip too.

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