Happy Sunday! We're back with two new sketches. The first is a card from Jen Jockisch's Neverland gallery - this tall skinny card has a simple graphic design.
For the layout sketch, we have a classic grid design from Susan's Weinroth's gallery.
This week, we asked SC user Stepahnie Bryan to make a project based on one of the sketches - she choose to take on Susan's design for her layout.
Supplies used : SC Sundrifter 6x6 paper pad, SC Sundrifter Die Cut Cardstock Shapes, SC wood veneer stars, SC wood veneer heart, SC Front Row labels, Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Die Cut Shapes & Stickers, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm sticker, Martha Stewart fabric flower, Ali Edwards Hello Heart Boxes, Zing Opaque White embossing powder, Watercolors, Sewing machine
Stephanie says :
So our challenge to you is to create a card or layout using primarily the following colors:
Here is Susan’s layout for the challenge.
Here is Ashley’s card for the challenge.
I hope you love this color combination as much as we did. We can’t wait to see what you create.
Create a project for this challenge, then share it in the Studio Calico gallery. Leave us a link to your project by February 11th the comments here to be entered to win a $5 GC to the Studio Calico Shop.
Hey everyone - Susan here today with the challenge this week!
I've decided to use one of my December kit projects as inspiration for the challenge this week. The journaling on my "She Said" layout was prompted by the 'she said' journaling card that was included in Addon #1 - Herald Square. I used it as a "jumping off" point, thinking of the "she said" as the first part of my journaling block.
So my challenge to you is to use a journaling card, sticker, rub on, die cut, or anything with a pre-printed or cut phrase on it as the starting point for your journaling on a page. I can't wait to see what you make!
This week's sketch comes from Susan Weinroth's 34th Street gallery - and is based on her layout titled "Happiness Here."
We were excited to see how Tracy (mercytiara) interpreted the sketch for herself, and it looks fabulous!
Here is what Tracy had to say about using the sketch:
One of the things I love about this sketch is that it uses 2 vertical photos, but I couldn’t find any pairs of vertical photos in my recent pics, so I decided to switch it up and use one horizontal picture instead. Other than that I kept to the sketch fairly closely. I used the Sock Hop kit with the Poodle Skirt and Penny Loafers add-ons, along with a few Studio Calico die cuts from previous kits, Mister Huey’s, Thickers, and October Afternoon Mini Market stickers from my stash. The colours in this kit are so fun to work with, and I am really loving this combination of yellow, turquoise, and red!
We love all of the pops of color too, Tracy...this looks great!!
How will YOU use this sketch? Whether it's a layout, a card or something else, link us up to your project by December 10th for a chance to win a $5 gift card to the Studio Calico shop. (Please remember, your project must be loaded into our gallery to qualify...and your comment has to link back to it in the SC Gallery)
Enrollment for our Cut It Out class closes on October 31st - if you've been thinking about signing up, time is running out! We can't wait to inspire you to use your Silhouette more often - and today we want to give you a little peek at what Susan Weinroth has in store for you!
In addition to awesome projects, tips and tricks from Susan and our contributors, each student will also receive a $10 dowload card for the Silhouette online store, more than twenty exclusive cuts from Studio Calico, Ali Edwards and Kerri Bradford (check them out here) and a set of printable journaling cards and accents.
We hope to see you in class on November 1st!!
It's time to CUT IT OUT. You already know that your Silhouette is a pretty amazing machine, and Susan Weinroth wants to help you put it to work on your pages and cards. In this self paced class, we'll be exploring a handful of basic techniques and fun cutting materials, but the real focus of the class is helping you make your Silhouette an integral part of your projects.
Susan is joined by a talented group of contributors (Ali Edwards, Nichol Magourik, Lisa Dickinson, Jen Gallacher, Lexi Bridges, Robyn Werlich, Becky Novacek, Sasha Farina, Rebecca Trump, Shanna Noel, Julie Campbell, Lilith Eeckels, and Nicole Harper) and they will be showing you step by step just how they make using their Silhouette a part of their design process. The PDFs will contain 20 layouts, 3 cards, and a countless number of tips that will leave you inspired and ready to CUT IT OUT on your next project!
This class is sponsored by Silhouette America, and every student will receive a $10 download card to the Silhouette Online Store. We've also put together a collection of cool exclusive cuts from Studio Calico, Ali Edwards, and Kerri Bradford Studio and a printable PDF of journaling cards and accents.
PDF 1 : out of the box to finished layout (Susan will walk you through the process of downloading a file, installing it in Silhouette Studio and using the cut)
PDF 2 : Accents
PDF 3 : Titles
PDF 4 : Backgrounds
PDF 5 : Basic techniques from Susan (turning a stamped image into a cut, creating a print and cut, making your own cut design & using sketch pens)
If you haven't grabbed a Silhouette yet, we have an AWESOME deal for you!! We've worked with Silhouette to build you a special offer Silhouette Cameo Bundle! You can find all of the details here.
Registration for this class will close on 10/31, and our first day in the classroom will be 11/1. We can't wait to CUT IT OUT with you - see you in class!
Welcome to the 1000 Words : Capture More blog hop! With the start of class drawing near (registration closes on 9/30 and the first lesson goes up on 10/1), we wanted to give you a chance to get to know the teachers and some of the contributors a little better. The content that these knowledgeable and passionate women have turned in is amazing - what they are sharing will let you use your camera in a more creative way. In addition to their images and insight, our six teachers will be dedicated to helping you on a private message board during October - they will be available to answer questions, discuss photographer, and you'll even be able to submit a photo to them for feedback on each topic we're covering. Please visit our Classroom page for a complete class description and syllabus.
Each of our teachers will be sharing some of their favorite photos today so you can get a better feel for their photographic style - their class lessons will be breaking down just HOW they get images like these. As an added incentive for you to drop by their blogs, they'll each be drawing a winner to receive $10 off a spot in our 1000 Words : Capture More class.
And a few of our contributors were able to hop with us today as well! Stop by these blogs for another chance to win a promo code :
We also have a special addition to our hop - Celine Navarro, who will be translating this class (and all of our future classes!) into French is hosting promo code giveaways here (English) and here (French).
We have one more giveaway for you... one lucky commenter will win a spot in the class! To be entered, please leave a comment with your first name and your SC username. The winner will be posted on Thursday morning.
Enjoy the blog hop - and we can't wait to see you in class!