This week's layout sketch is based on a project from Nicole Samuels' Roundabout gallery:
These stickers are perfect for layering (one on top the other) without creating too much bulk. I thoroughly enjoyed how easy it was to select from the collection the perfect hearts to embellish the edge.
(Supplies: patterned paper- Studio Calico Darling Dear, October Afternoon, Crate Paper, Dear Lizzy ; Cardstock- American Crafts White, Bazzill Kraft ; alphabet stickers- Studio Calico, Basic Grey, American Crafts ; stamps- Studio Calico date stamp, KI memories 'real life' ; stickers- Studio Calico Darling Dear ; ink- Hero Arts black, Staz On Jet Black ; other- glitter, sequins, tiny attacher, vellum, paint)
Create a project using one of these techniques, then share it in the Studio Calico gallery. Leave us a link to your project by December 3rd in the comments here to be entered to win a $5 GC to the Studio Calico Shop.
Want to add a little something extra to your patterned paper? Why not dress up a simple pattern with a stamped image! Maile Belles has put together a video to show you how she made this gorgeous card.
PS : we have two more tutorials coming this week - just our little way of giving thanks for the best blog readers around!
Our newest mid-release, Darling Dear, has hit the shelves of the Studio Calico store and is currently in route to many of your scrap desks. What better way to celebrate this dazzling new line than with a blog blitz?
We're starting you off here with three downloadable PDFs and a peek at our new digital offerings. But this is just the start of the inspiration - our design team has been working with Darling Dear and we think you'll love what they've made. You can find links to each of their blogs in our sidebar, or at the bottom of this post.
Pumpkin Fun // click here to download this PDF
We have an exciting announcement to make - we now have digital files to coordinate with Darling Dear! Stop by the shop and check out our new Die Cut files, printables and stamp brushes. You may be able to spot these on some of the projects by our design team!
Amy Tan - April Foster - Becky Novacek - Celine Navarro - Dawn McVey - Geralyn Sy - Jen Jockisch - Kelly Noel - Kinsey Wilson - Lisa Truesdell - Maggie Holmes - Maile Belles - Marcy Penner - Nicole Samuels - Robyn Werlich - Sasha Farina - Stephanie Dagan - Susan Weinroth - Tina Aszmus
Our design team has worked their magic with this versatile line and we're excited to show you their projects! We've listed their blogs above so you don't miss any inspiration. Enjoy!
This week's sketch comes from Maile Belles' "Hello" card in her ROLLER RINK gallery - we loved her focus on small embellishments that make a big impact and and wanted to see how one of our members would translate this card sketch into a layout!
This week, we asked SC member sandyang to share her take on the sketch. She used it for a layout, angled things a bit and added lots of fun embellishments of her own...we love how it turned out!
supplies : Paper - Websters Pages Sunday Picnic, Jillibean Soup Sweet & Sour Soup, Echo Park Everyday Eclectic, Kaisercraft Technologic, MyLYB Paradise, MME Indie Chic & The Sweetest Thing, Alpha - Echo Park For The Record, Simple Stories Life Documented, Amercian Crafts Remarks Smokey Joe's, Chipboard - Fundamentals Accents, Rhinestone - MME Everyday Fun, Transparency - Maya Road Mini Ticket
I'm thrilled to work with Maile's card sketch where a large rectangle and a series of strips hang off the the top off the page. The first decision I made is to place all the key elements of my page along the left half of the layout. So the title and a 3.5"x2.5" photo went in the large rectangle block with the journaling below. To achieve balance I moved those long strips to right and added a chipboard car to mimic the shape of the title tab in the sketch. The next step is to tilt everything 15 degrees off the vertical, creating visual interest on the edges of the layout as the strips cut off at various angles. A final sprinkle of clear rhinestones on the barcode paper and I'm done.
We can't get over the impact of tilting her elements made here, and love that Sandy thought to document an ordinary day in her life. The neutral tones she used all tie in with her subject...amazing work, Sandy! If you would like to see more of her work, please check her blog and gallery. :)
How will YOU use this sketch? Whether it's a layout, a card or something else, link us up to your project by October 22nd for a chance to win a $5 gift card to the Studio Calico shop.