Friday, June 29, 2012

Our Legacy: A Layout for Sketch Inspiration

This layout is based on Sketch 326 from Sketch Inspiration:

I really enjoyed digging out the Crate Paper die cut that I used on my layout! 
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<3 Roberta

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pool Boy: A Layout for Scrapping Everyday Miracles

I love to mix patterns, and variations on the same pattern!  For example, on my layout I have 2 sizes of polka dot paper in similar shades with white.  I also used red and white diagonal striped paper with hints of tone-on-tone green and blue diagnoal striped sail boat embellishments.  I also added some squares of grid/graph pattern to compliment my base grid patterned paper.

This photo shows my title, made from individual letter stickers.  I often overlap my font stickers to give them the appearance they would have in a word processed setting, especially if I am running low on room!  I chose this bright lime green as a contrast to the red, and a s a pop of color!

This detail photo shows my very favorite technique to use to add dimension and character to my layouts - edge distressing with a coarse grit sanding block!

And finally, this angled shot of my photo framing shows the multi-layered dimensional effect I created with foam pop up dots, and the leftover "negative" pieces of paper from diecutting squares with my Sizzix Big Shot!  I love to use scraps!  

The June Sketch Challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles
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<3 Roberta

For this layout I used:
*base blue cardstock from DCWV Brights stack
*Classic Red textured cardstock from Recollections
*Weathered red wood paper from My Mind's Eye: On The Bright Side collection
*bright aqua large polka dot paper from My Mind's Eye: Lime Twist collection
*red/white striped paper, light aqua polka dot paper, green alphabet stickers, sailboat element stickers from echo park: Little Boy collection
*sailboat button from American Crafts Flair
*sailboat sticker from American Crafts Remarks sticker book 
*Basic Grey brads
*Square punch by Marvy Uchida

Friday, June 22, 2012

You * Me: A layout for Frosted Designs

This simple layout is based on Sketch 43 at Frosted Designs.

I really have enjoyed creating layouts with 1 photo, lately, and I think it is their simplicity and ease of design!

I used these products:
Kraft cardstock, paper butterflies, White Daisy Ink & Twilight Ink by Close To My Heart
Basic Grey brads
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two Sunshine "Lovely" Plaid Paper
Authentique "Splendid" Renown Paper
Pink Paislee Daily Junque paper and Cardstock Sticker Expressions Ambrose-Ocean
Adornit Carolee's Creations Tiny Whoosy Teal font stickers

Monday, June 18, 2012

XO: A Layout for Let's Capture These Sketches

is having a sketch challenge, and I just loved the look of this sketch!

Check out their blog site, and give their sketches a try! 

This layout my youngest son and I two Easter vacations ago at the pool!  I am giving him lots of hugs, kisses, and squeezes, so I thought "XO" would be a fitting title!

Here is the list of products/manufacturers I used to create this layout:
atd Momenta Knee Socks Puffy font stickers
Authentique Splendid Collection, Renown paper
Bazzill Basics "Blue Calypso" cardstock
Crate Paper Borders
CTMH Just Blooms Paper Shapes Flutter butterflies
My Mind's Eye: Follow Your Heart Collection paper and decorative brads
Tim Holz Ranger Distress Ink: Scattered Straw
<3 Roberta

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Living My Own Adventure

So as you can see, I love patterned paper!  And lots of it! 
 I have also been playing with black cardstock as my base, and I like how it worked with these photos! 
 I used my Fiskars handheld circle cutter for the "circle" in yellow from Pink Paislee's Junque collection. 
 The black and creme pattern and the blue/yellow fleur de lis patterned paper are from 7 Gypsies, as is the title piece ADVENTURE.  The 3 red stars are also fussy cut from another sheet in that same paper pad. 
 The printed butterflies are from Close To My Heart - and I must say, I love them!  The strip at the top with the word "destination" is from Pink Paislee, and is actually a transparent border sticker!  The font stickers in the lower right corner are from Carolee Adorn It. Don't you love the old world script font stickers that appear to be written by quill pen!  (And these are ancient stickers by Flavia). 
The gold/white striped paper is from echo park's Little Boy collection. The blue/yellow polka dot accents in the top right corner, on the lower left photo corner, as well as the red/black circle strip in the top left are border stickers from Crate Paper.
I really got a kick out of all these primary colors, and I hope I have inspired you in just a tiny way, to feel more confident to play with angles, shapes, lots of fonts, various manufacturers and collections, and of course ----- patterns!

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