Aug 6, 2012

August Challenges

Here are some more layouts to share using the August Monthly Pack. I hope you enjoy seeing what the girls have done.
Fishing with Eve by Anita Bownds (CT)
I ruled a 1 inch line around the borders of my patterned fish paper, then cut it out, fussy cutting around the fish so that they would look like swimming fish.

I used gesso with water color paints and spray mists on my cardstock. I used the pale blue webbing and Mulberry Paper to make flowers and punched a circle for the middle.
The fish border looks great Anita, and the handmade flowers have come up great. Well done.
Selfy by Sally Clark (CT)
The acrylic shapes are so much fun! I also added some bling to the hibiscus flower and adhered it to the photo with Dimensional Magic, which dries clear and can't be seen underneath transparency. I used my Cricut Expression and patterned paper for the title, which I finished off with a layer of Dimensional Magic.
I stamped some images using Versamark and wiped over the images using chalks/pastels in pale blues and greens to create a subtle background.
I then fussy cut some of the shapes from the background papers and used Magic Mount to adhere them to the layout to create some dimension.
To create the soft fluffy edges on the mulberry paper, I painted lines with water where I wanted it to tear and carefully tore along the lines. I had the frame in my pack and cut it in half, added some bling and adhered to the layout peaking out from beneath the photo.
This is a great layout Sally, the colourful flowers look bright and fresh, and the Dimensional Magic highlights give it shine.  The differing layers of the trims and flowers add depth to the page.
We'll be sharing more shortly.



Anita said...

wow great page sally,love the photo fab job on cutting all them flowers out..

Deb said...

Gorgeous layout Anita - love how you cut around the fish, looks really effective. Love the design of your layout as well.
Wow Sally - such a beautiful layout. Love what you did to the background, and all that fussy cutting - its divine.

Deb ♥

Sal said...

Thanks girls! did a great job on the fishy 'frame'...