Dec 31, 2011

January Monthly Pack

My Minds Eye - Fun Day
For the first Monthly Pack this year we are running with a Kraft pack from MME.  A heavier cardstock with a rustic addition of black and a touch of cream makes for an interesting combination. I can't wait to see what everyone will come up with using this pack.
Here we have some lovely bits to compliment this rustic pack, including your standard mix of black and white cardstock, 4 doublesided kraft patterned papers, black chip thickers, a vintage journal card, black lace trim, gold/black doubleface satin ribbon, a black crocheted flower and a sheet of dictionary paper.
In the Booster you can expect 2 doublesided kraft patterned papers, a sheet of cream cardstock, paper roses and a mixture of bling to add to the mix.

Now, if you weren't quite sure what to do with it then check out what the first two of our Creative Team girls have been up to.
Memories by Sally Clark (CT)
Sally has shown us how versatile we can make a pack, by using a Black & White wedding photo.  Simple yet elegant.
Here Sally has used paper piercing to make decorative flourishes in the corners.  The paper rose has been lightly inked with Distress Inks to fit in with the theme.
The flowers have been made using a scallop punch, layering each one.  Adding a curl to the ends and a bit of Distress Ink adds a bit of age.  The paper rose has been layered onto the scallop punch out, and again onto the crocheted flower.
A close looks shows the photo being layered onto the dictionary paper and mounted up.  The lace trim is nicely embellished with just a touch of elegance by adding the bling.  The double face satin ribbon blends in nicely above the trim, and being so versatile with the option to flip it over as Sally has done to drop below the flower.

Who would have thought you'd use a wedding photo with these papers - well done Sally.
 Smile by Deb Pulford (CT)
Deb has used a Broken China Distress Ink to grunge up her distressed edges a bit more.  A layer of embossed strips using the Clockworks folder, with a smearing of the Distress Ink, has lifted and blends in with the blue in Samuel's top.  A scallop circle punch was used to make the dictionary paper flower behind the crocheted black flower, which was then inked with the Broken China and scrunched up a bit to add dimension.  A nice little zig zag brings in a bit of bling, and the doublesided ribbon blends in nicely with the papers.
This is a closer look at the effect you can get by using your distress inks to touch up your distressed edges, and also by smearing across an embossed paper, such as the Clockworks.  Well done Deb.

I hope you enjoy this Pack, and look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.



AnItA mArIe said...

awesome layouts girls..

Claire said...

Gorgeous layouts girls - love those flowers Sally...I may need a tutorial in making those!

Deb said...

I agree Claire- fabulous flowers Sally :)

Deb ♥

DebiJ said...

I love this pack! So tempted to buy! And fab LO's to show it off too!

Sal said...

I may just have to work on a tutorial for those flowers.
I love the embossed and inked strips on the LO Deb.