Our Creative Teams have fallen in love with the Studio Calico digital stamps, printables and templates as a way to stretch their kits even futher. For this challenge, they want you to try a digital element or two on your next project. And to make it even easier, we've even got a free printable for you right here.
Catherine Davis | I used the Planetarium Spring Snaps
Digital Layout Template in the 6x12 size to make an insert for my album. Love how
inserts can really focus on a specific event or theme. For the back of my
template, I used the heart and text elements from the template again to anchor
my journaling and added a strip of patterned paper.
Shanna Noel | It was natural for me to
sign up for the digital challenge. I love all the ways you can use digital
elements in your pages, but brushes are my favorite. I love taking an element
on your page (for me it was the salmon color in the paper clip) and matching it
to the brush you want to use. I simply added a brush from the Planetarium kits
to the photo to tie the colors all together a bit, plus can you really have too
much of that adorable stamp? No, I didn't think so either!! :) I can't wait to
see what you guys do with this challenge, I am always so inspired by you!
Deb Duty | I created this layout with the soft blues and yellow found in the Planetarium kits. The arrow that says "the little things" is from the printables that are available to go with the kits this month. It was the perfect addition to the cluster of elements near the photo of my son as a tiny baby many years ago!
Lucy Abrams | I love using digital products,
and I love to alter them too. For my card, I used the Cross Pattern and Cut Out
People stamps from the Project Life Digital set, and a sentiment from the
Paislee Press Digital set. First, I altered the Cross Pattern brush to pink,
then stamped it repeatedly to create a fun patterned paper background. Then I
added a row of Cut Out People, and finally, the cute sentiment. After printing,
I added some stitching and a cork arrow sticker to give the card a bit more
dimension and texture.
To be entered to win a prize from the fabulous Studio Calico prize stash, leave a comment here with a link to your new layout, card or PL spread/cards in the Studio Calico gallery by May 13th. We can't wait to see what you make!
I chose this gorgeous layout by the incredible Anna-Maria Wolniak
as the inspiration for my card. Isn't it chock-full of inspiring
elements and details.
Then, I considered how to
turn it into a card... First, I sketched out my card design, choosing to
use Anna-Maria's background in a similar way on my card. I chose a
similar patterned paper from the Sundrifter 6 x 6 pad, and added lots of Calico White and Calico Shine
Mister Huey's. Then I focused on layering up some embellishments. I
wanted to stick to the same color scheme, so chose aqua and white, with
some woodgrain elements to echo the kraft and bamboo paper in the
layout. I love the little arrow she added above her photo, and was
inspired to add one to my card too. Finally, I added some Thickers.
Our Creative Team has been busy working with Here+There, Snippets and Sundrifter. We've got five projects to share today, and we'll be back every Thursday with even more wholesale inspiration. Click on the name of any layout to view it in the SC member gallery - from there you'll be able to check out what products they used and how they made it, as well as add it to your favorites.