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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 19:23

June 2018 Stick it Down Challenge

For the June Sketch Challenge I decided to break the mold and do an all out "magical" layout.  I pulled out all of the tricks in my book here and I really love the end result.  I need to get out of my comfort zone more often because pages like this really make my heart happy! 

 

I am providing a link to the sketch here for you to play along! 

 

For my layout I turned the sketch 90 degrees because the photo I chose was not vertical.  Once I make a move like this I tend to muddy the whole sketch and do my own thing but I stuck to the basics pretty well! 

 

 

I used a 12x12 piece of Cricut acetate from their "Pastels and Patterns" pack  that had some light blue circle images imprinted on it.  I whipped out my sewing machine and alternated between a standard stitch and zig zag stitch to adhere the acetate to the base pattern paper.  Before I closed it up I added in some shaker items: sequins large chunky glitter and micro beads.   I originally wanted to pop up the hexagons but the dimension the shaker base provided allowed me to just adhere everything pretty flat and keep my eyes happy.    I used the We are Memory Keepers "anywhere" hexagon punch to punch the hexagons out of The Paper Studio Glitter paper pad.  After lining everything up I decided to break the rules and add circles in with the hexagons, I used random circle punches and blue tinted mylar paper found at Michaels in the specialty 12x12 single paper selections.   

 

Other than the entire page being a shaker page, the real magic of this page is using my new LifePrint photo printer to add a still photo to my layout but when using the app allows the photo to play a video.  I LOVE THIS PRINTER!  I typically add video to my layouts using QR codes, and I love the option of having videos saved and documented with the stories... but this is a whole new ball game!  If you are interested I used the BIG 3.5x4 photo photo printer (here is a link if you want more info).  I also have the 2x3 one (here is that link) and I can see myself using these two printers A LOT!  

 

 

 

 

 

 Here is a close up view of the mylar bubbles overlapping the layered papers.  You can also see the stitching and the shaker contents behind the photos here. 

 

 

I added a scrap of acetate behind the Thickers title "Bubbles" because I loved the different opacities and how well they seemed to be working together on this page!  

 

 

I used up the last bit of scraps to create cohesive to the matting of the main photo banners and layered them behind the 2x3 base photos and used a standard date stamp to add the date. 

 

Thank you for looking!  B

 

 

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 17:57

Stick it Down May Single Page Challenge

I am trying to get back into scrapbooking.  I have so many photos and stories that I need to catch up on.  To help I have found a new group Stick it Down who provides challenges and has given me that motivation to jump back into the rhythm.    I used their May Single Page Sketch to create this layout of what life looks like for my teenager right now.  

 

I used their sketch found here to create sections of this pie chart representing things she loves: basketball, her music, art, friends and family, "I'm so bored" aka chores and school, and sleeping.  

 

 

For this page I used a combination of papers:  Close to My Heart school collection (for the base page, the black hearts, and the art section)  I used Doodlebug "Slamdunk" 6x6 paper pad for the basketball portion and finally Recollections "Rad" collection for the music tapes, the sleeping eyes, and the "I'm So Bored" paper. 

 

 

 For the embellishments I used Making Memories alpha block letters for "A-R-T" and stamps by Kindred Stamps for the mandalla and the art splotches.  I used starburst stickers from a Recollection sticker pack at Michaels. 

 

 

 Here I added some Simple Stories emoji stickers from their Emoji collection, some enamel dots, and finally some Thickers with silver striped letters for the title "Taryn at 14" 

 

 

To finish off the page I hand doodled inside the frame with a silver Gelly Roll pen.  Then I added some Simple Stories hearts and Tim Holtz word stickers. 

 

This was a fun page and a great way to show off what life for my teen is like.  I am pretty happy with how it turned out! I do want to show the "real" side of scrapbooking as I tried to add paint and mixed media to the all black background but it seemed like it just washed things out.   Not every layout comes together super quick and simple!  Here was my first attempt: 

 

 

After some thinking it seemed to washed out and didn't make sense.  So I cut the pie out and made a frame from the black and placed the frame on the grid paper (you can see some of the dots and paint still on the frame and I like that touch).  I LOVE grid paper for pages, it's clean and simple and allows for a lot of creativity!

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