Tuesday, March 19, 2013

It's Time to Tear Things Up!

Have you ever used Tearing on your layouts?...now don't get that confused, with tearing up your layouts!!  I've known some scrappy friends, who have done that very thing, with layouts they weren't pleased with.  I say, just go with it and make it work.  But, back to Tearing.  This is a fun technique you can use, to add some texture and interest to your layouts...and best of all, it's really easy.  Get It Scrapped! is sharing some thoughts on Tearing in today's article.





While out running errands, we found these great barrels in front of the Feed Store, and snapped some cute photos of the kids.  I really loved the rural, farm feel in these photos, created by the barrels and the red from the aluminum building.  This led me to chose the cute Farm Girl collection from October Afternoon, and I wanted to tear the edge of a few of the papers to create a rustic look on the page.  When I tear the edge of the paper, I like to tear some of the paper forward and some back.  This creates two different edges on the tear.  When you tear the paper forward, it will pull more of the color away and reveal the White paper in the center.  Tearing towards the back, keeps the paper from pulling the color away.  Once I finish tearing and adhere my paper to the page, I like to roll and tear the edges a little more for added texture.  If you wanted to take your tearing one more step further, it's fun to add inking to the edges for added dimension.

Supplies:  Patterned Paper, Buttons, Brads, Stickers, Chipboard:  October Afternoon; Modeling Paste:  Liquitex; Chevron Mask:  The Crafter's Workshop; Spray Mist:  Studio Calico; Font:  Abadi MT Condensed Extra Bold & Pacifico; Flair Button:  Bluebirdchic.com


16 comments:

  1. Such a lovely layout Ashley! I love the chevron base under the photos.I loved the torn edges look! I like to add ink to the edges to make them pop. The barrels were the perfect photo prop. Thanks for sharing.:-)

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  2. The tearing adds fab texture...love the colors and the layers!

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  3. Loveeeeeeeee paper tearing and love love love your lo!! I loveeeeeeeee those adorable photos, the colors and LOVING that title work!!

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  4. I hardly even think about paper tearing anymore, but I do like the look of it! I love those cute pictures of your kids and all the little pops of circles! This page has it going on!

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  5. this is really cute, love the yellows and blues and of course your awesome title work!

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  6. Oh yes, I tear on my layouts! But not tear up my layouts.. I agree.. I can't do that. If I have already gotten so far.. I will just go with it! Such a great layout! I love when you use that title font and the colors really make the photos pop!

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  7. What a cute title to go with the photos!

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  8. I love all of the layering and texture on here, Ashley. Wonderful page! I have a layout I'd like to tear to pieces (LOL!) but I haven't done tearing as a technique in quite a while. Maybe it's time...

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  9. What cute photos and your layout is just perfect for them! I love the title!!!

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  10. Love this Ashley! I don't think of tearing often, but it's such a lovely form of using texture! It looks wonderful on your layout!

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  11. great touch of tearing along the bottom--GREAT layout!

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  12. Ashley this is adorable.. I love all the fun details.. your an amazing scrapbooker..

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  13. Ooooo! LOVE the mix of patterns here, girl! So happy and fun! And I'm so going to have to try that Pacifico font with my Silhouette. I've heard lots of people having luck with that one, and I'm not having much luck cutting cursive fonts at all, but I have worked out the problem with my machine on my own. Unfortunately, Silhouette customer service was AWFUL! I should write a post, but that would mean my dwelling on it again, and I'm moving on :). Hugs!

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  14. This is beautiful!! It is funny because I used to tear a lot when I started scrapping. And just recently started it again! Love the added texture and layered look.

    Oh I don't hesitate to tear a LO too if I still am not sure of it!

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