(supplies: Planetarium Card Kit; ink- Versamark; embossing powder- Gold Zing!; heat tool- Zap Heat Gun)
We know that our members love sketches, so this week we are offering you TWO...one for cards and one for layouts!! The card sketch is from Julie Campbell's Planetarium gallery:
And the layout is from Nicole Samuels' Planetarium gallery:
We invited member Jennie (ajmcgarvey) to choose one of these to use as a starting point this week, and she couldn't stop at just one!! She wowed us with all 3 of the projects she submitted!!
Using the layout sketch:
I love to work with stars so I was excited to get to scatter some of my favorite Studio Calico wood veneer pieces with the larger die cut. This card sketch was simple enough to still have a clean feel but also leave a little room for interpretation. I thought it would be more interesting to layer it a bit so I added a printable Studio Calico label for more layers and interest.
Set sail with Atlantic! Our mid-release has hit the Studio Calico shelves a bit earlier than expected and you can find everything but the wood handled stamps in the store NOW! If you want one stop shopping, check out the Atlantic bundle - you can pick up most of the line with one "add to cart" click.
Once you're doing shopping (we'll wait!), we have some inspiration for you. We've fallen even more in love with Atlantic after seeing our Creative Team work with it, and we think you will too!
Nicole Samuels used the sequins underneath a diecut word for an eye catching title - isn't the effect brilliant?
Atlantic's soft colors work beautifully on this sweet page from Kelly Noel - we love how she used one of the fabric bows as a flag!
Lisa Truesdell started with the Rockport paper as a background, and then pulled together lots of different star embellishments (stickers, glittered chipboard & veneer) to finish off her carefree vacation layout.
Gillian Nelson combined the Atlantic printed vellum with patterned paper waves into an awesome custom accent. Check out how she added her title with the Rockabye Thickers right along the ways - it adds so much energy to her layout!
Our gold foil kraft paper lets Jen Jockisch's photo shine on her gorgeous layered layout. She pulled the pinks and yellows from the line for a perfectly sunkissed page, and the tiny navy anchors punched with our new mini punch accent it so well.
Kinsey Wilson knew Atlantic would be a perfect way to capture a roadtrip. The cork circles make perfect accents for a Project Life spread - they add so much texture with but fit perfectly in the pockets. Using a collection to complete a PL week is a great way to add a lot of details like Kinsey has here - while still keeping your spread looking cohesive
Lisa Spanger went to work and created three gorgeous cards using Atlantic - the stamp sets from our upcoming Planetarium Card Kit release were perfect for adding sentiments.
Now that you've seen Atlantic in action, what's your favorite piece?? We'd love to hear!!
Registration for Bright Ideas ends tomorrow night at midnight EST! We wanted to take a moment to give you a little peek into the class. Each PDF (and there will be twenty!) will have a think outside the box challenge, process pics + detail from Nic or her contributors on how their page came together, MORE bright ideas for the challenge and a sketch.
In addition, Nicole will be sharing a video each Wednesday sharing even more bright ideas from her pages - and YOURS! =) we can't to see what goes into the classroom gallery!
And here's a peek at some of the printables and cuts for the class :
For more information and to sign up for Bright Ideas, click here. See you in the classroom!
Do you need a little creative push? Join Nicole Samuels for an inspiration filled February in the Bright Ideas classroom! Nicole's challenges will help you find new ways to use your supplies in fun and surprising ways.
Each weekday in February we'll introduce a new PDF with a challenge and bright ideas from Nicole, a new and inspiring layout, and a sketch. These twenty PDFs will be filled with the sort of tips and tricks you can turn to whenever your mojo is running low. Nicole will also be sharing 4 videos filled with even more bright ideas taken from her work as well as the classroom gallery. On top of all of that, you'll have a chance to pick Nicole's creative brain on the Bright Ideas class message board.
Want a peek at the layouts for this class? Nicole's challenges are pushing both her and her contributors to do some really amazing things! You can find more information on Bright Ideas here - remember that registration ends on January 31st and class begins February 1st.
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.
(supplies - Studio Calico Sock Hop stamp brushes, white cardstock, frame)
As soon as we saw this gorgeous wall art by Nicole Samuels, we knew we had to ask her to share how to make it! Click here to download the tutorial and find out how to turn your favorite stamp brushes into a beautiful framed print.