Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Anatomy of a Layout by Becky Litz

Becky Litz is featuring our January Creative Kit today with a look into her design process!

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Hello!

Becky here with you today to share how I put my 'Meet Cute' layout together.

Do you know what the term 'meet cute' means? Basically it comes from movies or tv and it refers to when two people meet each other in an amusing, crazy or zany way but are ultimately destined to be together in the end.

Now my daughter and my brother did not get off to the best start, but I know that she is going to love her crazy Uncle in the end....maybe he needs to shave the beard! LOL


The 'hello' paper worked perfectly for this layout and was the first piece I just knew I had to use. I wanted the layout to have a bit more of a masculine feel so I kept the pink out of it for the most part.


 One of my favorite patterns for masculine project is wood grain. There was not a lot of wood grain in the kit but I made sure to use every piece I could. The wood grain tag was the main focus but I wanted there to be some more of that pattern in the layout to balance it out. The little strips of wood grain around the layout are actually the back side of one of the barcode strips from the bottom of one of the other patterns. I cut the strip up and tucked the pieces around the layout.

Speaking of barcode strips...one of the other barcode strips had those fun little emoticon faces. I chose one that matched my daughter's face in each photos and added them to each photo.


 I think the placement of the photos and the papers help your eye to travel from the top left of the layout, down to the bottom right. The layout follows the story of the photos.

I made this layout with the January Creative Kit.


 Thanks for stopping by! We'd love to see what you do with your kits on our FB page.

Have a great day
~Becky

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Step by Step Layout Tutorial by Angel Rodrigue

Angel Rodrigue is featuring our January Main Kit today with a step by step layout tutorial!

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Below is the steps I did to make the layout..

I used white cardstock from my stash and choose paper I wanted to use in my layout from the Main Kit!  I then cut 2 strips at 2 inches wide and place them on my base sheet as above.

  I then cut two more strips at 2 inches wide using another pattern to make banners as shown above.

 Then I used 2 4x6 photos and mounted them on pattern paper and placed them as above. I add a doily from my stash to peek out the top of the two pictures.. On the right side of the pictures I made a cluster with the flowers from the kit.

Then I placed another cluster of flowers below the picture as shown above. I also used a wooden piece in the cluster as well.

TIP: To make the flowers go further using one color I tore them apart and added stickers to the centers of the ones that was ripped.

I then added ribbon banners on top of the paper banners and uses some sticker letters for my title. I also add two arrows and a tab from the pieces in the kit as well.
As you can see it made a nice Layout with hardly any fuss..

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Step by Step Mixed Media Layout Video Tutorial by Marilyn Rivera

Marilyn Rivera is treating us to a step by step mixed media layout video tutorial today featuring our January Limited Edition Kit!

Sit back and enjoy as you watch Marilyn's incredible creative process :)


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Here's the January Limited Edition Kit:


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Step by Step Layout Tutorial by Lynn Shaffer

Lynn Shaffer is featuring our January Creative Kit today with a step by step layout tutorial!

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Today I am sharing my process for creating my family layout. 


Using a stencil I applied light molding paste to a stencil and let try. I cut squares out of the pattern/saying paper. 


I then painted these squares with white Gesso, and glued them to the page. 


I then took a gelato and my dylusion spray and with a water brush defined my squares.


I then folded my ribbon using my hot glue gun.


Once complete the ribbon should look like the below. 


I then removed the top of my Prima Bloom spray and splashed a few dots here and there. 


I then inked and distressed my matt pieces. I scored my paper to give it the corrugated effect. 


Distressed my photo matt to give a bit of a texture look. 



I then began to cluster my stickers behind my photo. To maximize my embellishments I cut them in half.


I like to have embellishments poke out of the sides of my picture. 



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Here are some of my other layouts created with this fabulous kit. 






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Here's the January Creative Kit:


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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Step by Step Mixed Media Layout Video Tutorial by Michelle McDonald

Michelle McDonald is treating us to a start to finish mixed media layout video tutorial today featuring our January Main Kit!

Sit back and enjoy as you watch Michelle's creative process :)



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Here's the January Main Kit:


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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

How to Create a Grid Layout Step by Step, by Brenda Cazes

Have you ever wanted to create a grid layout?  Brenda Cazes is showing us step by step how she created hers with our January Main Kit!

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Hi everyone!  I want to share with you how I created this layout using the Main Kit.


I love grid layouts – they are a great way to use up scraps and they always look great!

I started by creating my grid on my background paper using light pencil strokes.   Starting from the left, the first vertical line is 3¾” from the edge of the paper and 1¼” from the top and bottom.  The next vertical line is 2¼” from the first line and 1¼” from the top and bottom.  The last vertical line is 3¾” from the right edge and 1¼” from the top and bottom.

The horizontal lines are the same as the vertical – 3¾” from the top and bottom and 2¼” apart.


Then, I placed my paper over my piercing mat and using a ruler and a piercing tool, I poked holes on my grid lines every quarter inch apart.



Using a yellow embroidery floss, I stitched all the lines in my grid.


Next, I cut eight 2x2” squares and two, 2x4¼“ out of different patterned paper and adhered them to the grid.


Next, using a dark brown and a pink spray mist, I spattered them in a diagonal pattern starting from the top right corner moving to the bottom left.


I then matted my photo using the green patterned paper and adhered it to the background using pop dots to make it stand out a bit.  Then, I added my title to the top left corner.


I finished off the layout by adding a few of the many embellishments included in the kit.


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Monday, January 19, 2015

January Sketch Challenge

Our January sketch challenge has begun and we'd love for everyone to join in the fun.  Have a look at this month's prize package:


We are excited to get this beautiful prize into the hands of our randomly selected sketch challenge winner!

Here's the January sketch:


For a chance to win the prize package, create a layout based on this sketch using any products you'd like to use.  The challenge is open to everyone, everywhere (you do not need to be a kit club member!) and ends at midnight Eastern time on February 14th.

All of the details can be found on the My Creative Sketches blog >>> HERE<<<

We can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Step by Step Layout Video Tutorial by Marta Lapkowska

Marta Lapkowska is treating us to a step by step video tutorial today featuring our January Limited Edition kit!

Sit back and enjoy as you watch Marta's amazing process :)
(She makes it look so easy, doesn't she?!)

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Here's the January Limited Edition Kit:


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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tips and Techniques by Sandi Clarkson

Sandi Clarkson is featuring our January Limited Edition Kit today with a handful of tips and tricks for you!

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Hello, everyone! Due to the rush to get my projects done after the Christmas holidays, most of my designing was done in the evenings and I couldn't complete my regular tutorial for you. So I thought I'd  just share a couple of helpful hints. 

First up, something I rarely do. On my "Smile" layout above, I decided to remove one layer of the large yellow Prima Divine flower and make it a bit smaller.  It would have worked the other way but I thought this looked a little cuter in the smaller format. 


(photos taken while I was working, excuse the quality)

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On this fun "Best Ever" layout, I colorized my title by simply using black 
Stazon ink. It was what was handiest! I'm sure that a any number of media would have worked just as well. 

 What I wanted to point out in the photo below is that I stabilized my resin frame with a small piece of cardboard from the shipping box. The reason I had to do that was because I had mounted my photo on cardboard, so the resin was sitting kind of high and I just want to secure it. 

Loved using the included Mr Huey's chevron stencil on these 2 projects! 


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I really loved mixing the pink and green  colors of the Kit .. along with the red! Yum!

 Again, using a double photo technique. Lots of watered down gesso behind the photo to further illuminate it and bring interest and focus.

 I have gone back and straightened up my "Lucy" alphas a bit. They "y" was a bit crooked and that drives my crazy! So, always measure as you work! 

I guess that's it from me this month! This was such a delightful Kit!  I hope you have yours! 

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