All Ours – Layout for Paper Secrets and Sketches4All

The first challenge for the SYAO event on Paper Secrets is now closed and participants are now moving onto the 2nd sketch. I’d already used it before for the “1st mohawk” layout of Alex last winter, so I rotated it 90 degrees to give me a fresh perspective. There’s also a list of 10 supply items and you need to select at least 5 of them to include on your layout. I chose dry embossing, misting, 3+ brads, 3+ buttons, ribbon and 3+ photo corners. I combined it with Challenge #4 (Bright Colors) on Sketches4All‘s Spring is in the Air event. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

October Afternoon Schoolhouse 12×12 cardstock paper
OA Schoolhouse alpha stickers
OA Mini Market stickers
OA Schoolhouse diecut stickers
Core’dinations G45 Core Impressions
American Crafts white cardstock
chain links from craft store
Maya Road chandelier beads
Making Memories brads
Bo Bunny buttons
Twine from The Twinery
Paper doily
Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist
blue photo corder brads

Adhesives:

Helmar Craft Glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac

Thanks for looking!

One Layout Two Ways

Okay, this is what happens when you try to combine too many challenges in a single project! I started with 2 sketches that I was torn between for the photos that I’d selected (it’s going to be a 2 page spread, and this is the first page of it). Then Nicolle came up with a great challenge on Sketches4All that required a black background and 2 different dry embossed papers. Okay…an image started to form in my mind, then Webster’s Pages offered a digi/hybrid challenge on InspireMe that requires the use of their digital brushes. At this point, I was still thinking that I could make this work.

I started with the PageMaps sketch since it was due first, and planned to add an embossed section on the left where you see the patterned paper in the sketch and at the bottom instead of the punched strip. I started fussy cutting some Webster’s Pages images and resized and printed the brushes I was planning to use. Then I remembered that it was supposed to have a black background for the S4All challenge. So then I added the G45 Core Impressions paper (which I love). Sanded the embossed areas to make them pop and placed the elements onto the paper.

Hmm…doesn’t seem right to have it say You Shine a Light, when it’s so dark? So, using a plate, I traced a circle onto the “wrong side” of a sheet of white washed core’dinations that has yellow as the core color. Scored the “sun rays” to emboss it, sanded every other wedge to expose the yellow, then applied shimmer mist to the yellow sections to enhance them. Now it looked more appropriate for the pencillines sketch instead. So I switched gears and created a layout using the Pencillines sketch that met the criteria for Nicolle’s challenge….but then it wasn’t mainly Webster’s Pages products!

This first one is based on the Pencillines sketch:

Here’s the sketch:

So, back to the drawing board. I took photos then took it apart and remade it using a white background that I masked and misted to create the same sunray affect and rearranged some of the elements according to the PageMaps sketch. Now the only non-WP item is the one white bg paper. I kept it with the white background since that’s what I’ll need in order to make the 2 pager I’d initially intended.

This is the layout based on the PageMaps sketch:

Here’s the PageMaps sketch:

TFL!

Materials (combined for the 2 projects):

Webster’s Pages Yacht Club 12×12 paper
WP trim
WP Ladies and Gents digi brushes
WP Ladies and Gents motifs
Core’dinations whitewash cardstock
Core’dinations G45 Core Impressions
American Crafts white cardstock
Shimmerz

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac

First Day PreK layout – The Paper Variety challenge entry

For this layout, I combined 3 challenges. I used the sketch provided by The Paper Variety for their weekly challenge, a manufacturer challenge on Paper Secrets and a number challenge on Sketches for All (1 ribbon, 2 buttons, 3 patterned papers, 4 flowers, 5 of any bling…I went with pearls). Here’s what I came up with:

TFL!

Materials:

October Afternoon Schoolhouse papers
Paper doily
OA diecut stickers
OA diecut alphas
American Crafts solid cardstock
Prima flowers
Bo Bunny buttons
DMC embroidery floss
My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found Trim
Kaisercraft pearls
Tattered Angels shimmer mists
Martha Stewart marker
Inkssentials white pen

Adhesives:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac
Helmar 450 quick dry
Scotch Quick Dry Liquid

The sketch I used for this layout:

If you would like to use this sketch to create your own layout and enter The Paper Variety’s challenge (entries must be submitted by March 22, 2011 noon est), CLICK HERE.

To join the fun challenges on Paper Secrets, CLICK HERE.

To check out the challenges on Sketches 4 All, CLICK HERE.

Birthday Card (hybrid) – The Paper Variety challenge entry

This is a hybrid card made using Webster’s Pages Wonderfall digital paper. Using editing software, I resized the file I wanted and copied then pasted it 3 times onto one page. After printing, I then cut out the elements in the upper left and lower right of the image on 2 of the copies and layered the cutouts onto the copy that was left intact using zapdots (made by Helmar, they’re like foam dots, except they’re clear and thinner). “Matthew” and the frame around the printed image are handstitched.

I created this card for three challenges. For the challenge on The Paper Variety, you just need a paper crafted project that incorporates stitching (hand, machine or even faux). Scrap Whispers (challenge 89) is using The Smurfs for inspiration, so I went with a blue and white card. 🙂 I’m also entering it into the digital/hybrid challenge on Webster’s Pages’ site.

Tip: When creating my own dimensional elements, I like to leave the bottom layer larger and cut away a little more of each image I layer on top with the last layer having a lot more of the background imaging cut out. I feel this creates more depth than if all the layers are the same. I tried to take a picture to help you see what I mean, but couldn’t really capture it. This is the best I could do:

TFL!

Materials:

Webster’s Page Digital Paper
American Crafts white cardstock
Webster’s Pages Storytellers alphas
DMC embroidery floss
Shimmerz Spritz

Adhesives:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac
Helmar clear zapdots

Tools:

Martha Stewart Corner Punch
Matching MS edge/border punch

To take a look at or purchase Webster’s Pages digital papers or motifs, CLICK HERE.

If you’d like to enter the The Paper Variety challenge, CLICK HERE.

To enter a WP challenge, CLICK HERE.

To enter a challenge on Scrap Whispers, CLICK HERE.

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