Elaine here bringing you a layout I enjoyed creating using the new Factory 42 collection. This is a wonderful collection for heritage layouts and I have chosen to make one featuring my Dad as there are several expressions relating to Fathers out there.
Firstly I took a sheet of the Metal Gears paper and used the reverse for the background. I then took the Automated Sheet and I cut two full 12″ strips of the front side (the cogs and pipes) and put to one side to use later. I then cut a large piece from the remainder of the sheet and cut it to 5″ x 10″ long. I then took the Assembly Line paper and cut a piece 10″ x 4″.
I then inked the edges using a Kaisercraft Vintage Ink Pad and centrally mounted them on the Metal Gears paper and cut the expression from the Workshop 42 paper that I wanted to use and put to one side. With the remainder of the sheet of Workshop 42, I cut a large panel and mounted it over the two pieces of joined paper after first punching the top and bottom of the paper.
I then took the two strips of paper I had cut earlier and inked them using the same Vintage Ink Pad and mounted them over the join of the Automated sheet and the Assembly Line sheet. I used the full 12″ strips over Metal Gear Paper.
Using Mounting Foam Tape I added three photos, one at the top, one to the top left of the double strip and one in a central position slightly overlapping the second photo. I then took several gears, pulleys and cogs from the Factory 42 collectables pack and tucked them beneath the photos. I then die cut some more cogs using the Decorative Die Mini Cogs and gave some of the the rust patina effect I described HERE in my first September Blog Post and finished it off with a tiny tag which I managed some journalling on and a few bronze sequins from my stash.