Thursday, 29 April 2010

Popup layout

I have always been intrigued by these when I see them around and after seeing Tracy's, 'pop up' project, during Rebekah's blog hop, I decided to have a go at a 3D layout myself using the mystery kit for the cybercrop. I picked the house, as I was trying to link with the theme of the "houses" in Monopoly. The principles of pop up cards are simple enough, you just need to do it on a larger scale for a layout version! I wanted it all to lie flat afterwards, even the 3D chimney, so it would go into a page protector in an album after having displayed it for a while, so I needed to take this into consideration when planning the design.

I made a dummy run using some scrap card, made some necessary adjustments and then moved on to my mystery kit papers - October afternoon, my favourites! Once the basic mechanics were worked out, it was a case of decorating it all with the supplies we were given. As you probably know already, I have a thing about dimension, so I was looking for ways to add texture. The ribbon suggested roof tiles and the red gems suggested apples, so I made my roof, using strips of ribbon and my 'Tiny Attacher' stapler and then hand drew a tree with "cloud" like branches, adding the yellow flowers for texture. The pinwheel paper suggested the pin wheel flowers to me, so I hand cut them and then unwound the paper clips we were given to create stems. It was voted winner in the cars category by fellow UK's members. Thanks.x


airing cupboard crafts said...

Your pop up LO is stunning!!!

sue-bubbles said...

WOW this is amazing CC!!!
Sue x

tea_bag said...

wow tis mighty fine almax

Shellie said...

Fantastic Layout , just commented on your layout on Do Crafts too its lovely,
Adding you to my blog list as I think you will be an inspiration
Happy Scrapping Shellie

Carole said...

This is amazing CC, must have taken you hours and hours, but worth every minute! Gorgeous LO.
Carole x

jackie(worcs) said...

I love your pop-up LO! Very clever and looks fab!
Jackie :-)

Eddie said...

Wow I love it!