Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Variation on a Chevron

Hello everyone.  Are you enjoying the good weather we are having ?  I am loving it but funny thing to come from a Malaysian, I have to confess, I might melt.

This month I have been working with the Crate Paper Pretty Party Collection.  Such pretty colours but not limited to pretty girly layouts as I will show you today.

Chevron is on-trend right now.  I haven't looked at a every single scrapbooking collection out there but I think I am not far wrong to say every single collection seems to be featuring chevron. I love chevron!

I had a pad of paper with me in the car.  Whilst waiting for my boys to come out of school, I started experimenting.  What happen if the chevron is not straight ?  What does it look like, slightly swirly ?  This is what I ended up with.


I then photocopied this drawing onto slightly thicker card and  cut out all the coloured parts to end up with a template.


I then used this to draw the patterned on a background cardstock.  I also used it to transfer the chevron to patterned paper which I cut out.


I added some paper aeroplanes ( using the smaller tags ) made with this paper folding instructions. I did make one minor adjustment though, I cut out the first triangle folded to minimise bulk. The tag shape gave a nice back ends to the paper planes.


The layout finished like this. It features a photo of my boys trying out the flying car at Harry Potter Studio Tour.


I also made another layout with more muted colours ( I am suprising myself! ), featuring a photo of my son running.  He is always cheerful when he runs even though he never does very well.




12 comments:

Jennifer Grace said...

The layouts look great, really fun!

Mel said...

Great idea - very creative. Having a pad on you is a good idea that I may copy for when inspiration strikes!

hotpotato said...

What a clever and effective idea, ideal way to using up those scraps we all hang onto just in case.

Tracie said...

Great idea Ifa, Love it!! x

Jenga said...

Love it Ifa!!!

gwyneth said...

Fab idea for the chevrons Ifa, very clever ! Love both the LO's

Candace said...

Great idea to use up scraps and very effective

Cath said...

Love those patterned paper chevrons :)

Ali said...

Both of them are beautiful.

Nancy said...

Lovely use of chevron. My paper stash is growing in chevron

Nat said...

Gorgeous pages Ifa as always and I love your wavy take on the chevrons!! Fab xxx

Helen said...

Nice twist on a pattern idea :D