While I didn't use any CTMH patterned paper for this layout, I did get inspiration from the CTMH Artbooking cartridge. It has some good sports pages and die-cuts to cut out. This layout does have the freedom to place a number of pictures throughout the layout, but I limited myself to the team picture and a few others so as not to overload the layout as I wanted Archer to be the focus. An alternative would be to put more pictures that are smaller instead of a few larger. I also used the small orange cardstock piece as a mat, but it could also be used as a journaling block. I am letting my students choose their sport and team color to accent with. I might post some alternatives if I remember!
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
The Kaleidoscope paper works well with an Easter theme so I decided to play up the bits of color in the paper by tissue paper inking my eggs. I cut out the bunny and the title with the Artistry Cricut cartridge and these cute eggs are on the Art Philosophy one. I just added some washi tape to finish it off. There is lots of room for a journaling block if needed.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Well this layout was a bit challenging because I wanted to leave the layout open to events other than St. Patrick's Day. If you replace the shamrocks and the horseshoe's then it's just a spring layout. I like that the colours worked well together. The patterned paper is from the new Penelope paper pack. An alternative to the dark green (topiary) colour is Thistle, a nice purple. I will give my class the choice of making this a spring layout or a St. Patrick's Day layout. I'll post the alternative layout if I have a chance to make it up before class happens.
I used Cricut shapes for the horseshoe border and the shamrocks from . I curved the stamp "Somewhere over the rainbow" to fit with the curve of the rainbow.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
I can't believe we're at class 6 already. I feel like it just started. It's nice that I am getting positive feedback from my students. They are loving the layouts. I'm just hoping the rest of the blogosphere is as well. This is the Urban paper and most people see masculine layouts with it. In order to appeal to the masses, I've made it more of a family layout. I used an old stamp set with stamps that fit inside a 2x2 square so these were great to fit along with this cool layout with the blocks on the side. As I just realized that I forgot to write my photo sizes on the white paper, the left picture is a 4x6 and all of the white squares on the right at 2x2. You can also fill in every square with a photo as well, or expand past the current blocks with photos too. To create the title, I cut out a shape using the Artbooking Cricut cartridge, did some background swirls underneath and then adhered with 3D foam tape.