Monday, March 18, 2013

DRCC Session 5 Class #8

This is the lovely For Always paper pack from CTMH. The paper pack contains only black and white patterned paper which makes the colors that you choose to co-ordinate with really pop. This layout is from the Scrapbook Generation website ( I punched out different circles, then used the scissor edging technique to create dimension. I used the new black shimmer trim and the black glitter buttons for the centre of my circles. 

I used my Slice for the title using the shadow function for girl. Instead of using the dots for the i's that came with the die cut, I used some rhinestones to add some extra sparkle. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

DRCC Session 5 Class #7

I used the Surf's Up paper pack this week for my beachy layout. I wanted to tie everything together and add lots of summer elements, so I stamped some surfboards and cut them out to go with my title. I also added some words at the bottom right to add to the overall theme. As well, I inked the umbrella on the top left side in the Sorbet color and then colored the pole with a Desert Sand marker so I would have the 2 colors once I stamped my image. After I stamped it on the page, I then colored in any missing areas with the marker. I added some ribbon to the bottom and cut out some waves and a surfer from the paper and popped the image up with 3D foam tape.

I got my inspiration for parts of this layout from the latest CTMH Idea Book. There is a mini album that had a sun on one end of it and it gave me a great idea to do the same thing with this hidden journalling piece on the left side of the page. I created a template by freehanding a semi-circle on an extra piece of paper, cutting it out and then tracing it onto the folded piece of paper that would be my sun. I then took a circle punch and punched out semi-circles, making sure to overlap the edges so that I had the rays of sun. I then adhered the bottom half of the sun with the fold to the outer edge of the page. To secure the open side of the sun to the page, I used a clear tab with a blue brad to anchor it, this way it doesn't distract from the sun, but my flap doesn't stick up.

I also made a template for the inside journalling area, but I left it in the oval shape so that it still looked like a sun when it's open. 

I used the new clear 3D flowers to add some more dimension. I colored them first by sponging them with White Daisy ink and Lagoon ink. The color seems to have stayed pretty well. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

DRCC Session 5 Class #6

You're probably thinking that I have a serious red, white and blue problem lately, but I really don't. I go where the inspiration leads me and this week it led me to a July/Canada Day post. This may be more of an American theme of paper than some people might like to see, but since I had my little one in red and blue for these photos and they were taken throughout July, not just Canada Day, I thought that it still worked. I stamped a border around the large picture by straightening the original wavy stamp on my block. 

I made my own shadowing here of the stamped title by freehand cutting around the letters and the maple leaf, leaving about an eighth of an inch border around the edges. I did stamp my maple leaf twice, once on the base cardstock in blue and then again in the red and popped it up using 3D foam tape on top of the blue leaf. 

On the right side of the page, the top middle square unties to reveal another picture and a fun colored in stamp image. I only had one extra picture to place on this layout, but it has the potential to have 13 extra pictures using 2 longer pieces of cardstock and both sides of the paper. This is also a great area for private journalling. To get the multi-colored image, I stamped it first in bamboo and then colored everything in with pencil crayons. If you want a sharper look, try using markers instead. I wanted something softer so that's why I chose the pencils.