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Friday, 14 August 2009

Mojo - Kelly Goree

My lay out (above) is for Mojo Holder Challenge 122.
Please pop over the the Mojo Blog and welcome this weeks guest the fantastic Kelly Goree. Kelly is best known as a fabulous designer for Basic Grey (BG). If you would like to see more of Kelly's Brilliant paper crafting please visit her blog Behind the Pages. Kelly is one of my favourite designers and uses my favourite papers too. See more of the design team's takes on Kelly's lay out (left) by visiting the mojo holders blog.

The sketch:

For my lay out I used a photo of me and my son at our niece, Heather's wedding in 2007. A rare affectionate moment shared with Andrew deserved a page of it's own in the wedding album. When I look at this photo I realise how much his appearance has changed in the last two years - the difference between fifteen and seventeen is amazing!

I used BG Phoebe papers for the background, tags and weaving papers. Using a combination of 12 x 12" and 6 x 6" papers. I added a lot of brads from too many different companies mention!

I started by cutting all my strips 1.5 cm wide, and inking all the edges. I worked the vertical strips by sticking them with reposition-able Herma just at the top of each strip. Then worked in the horizontal strips, varying the distance between the strips. Again I stuck these just at one end (the left). These were carefully woven in amongst the vertical strips.
I cut the ends of the strips off so the lengths were randomly different as in Kelly's original design.

Once happy with the weaving, I added two rows of machine stitching around three sides of the page. Then I arranged my photo and the tags (cut from papers, using one of the tags in the collection pack as a template).

The dark grey letter stickers were from an artist called Marjoline Bastine (I'm not sure who makes them). The pink letters were American Crafts Thickers. A whole mixture of different coloured brads (to match the papers) were added one to each end of the woven strips.

The flower and tree stickers are Disney Princess by Sandylion, stuck to scraps of Phoebe papers and either added directly to the page or raised with 3d foam pads.

Don't forget to check out the Mojo Holders Blog for more challenges.

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