Aug 25, 2012

Making a Creative Splash

Splash by Sally Clark (CT)
Sally has used circles and layering to create her Monthly Pack layout.  The colours work well together and the page has a nice balance about it.  The die cut circle from the pack makes a great journaling tag, with the eyelet scallop a decorative addition.
Here we can see the inking on the edges of the circle shapes, the cutout circles, covered in Dimensional Magic for shine, and mounted up with foam tape.
The clear cut shapes do a great job on their own once applied, but an even better job once covered in DM for that extra glassy touch.  Well done Sally.
Wild Things by Beth Metcalf
Well here we are Beth, despite the technical department at Scrapville pushing the wrong "what's this button do?" button and deleting your photo......... well here it is! ....again....
I must say, despite being on the Scrapville Wall of Fame for a couple of weeks already............ I love the way you have put this layout together.  Lots of "wild stuff" happening!
The alternating circles are a great mix of colours.  The liquid pearls add a nice shiny touch, and make very effective doodling patterns.
The transparency die cuts from the pack blend in beautifully with the colours, and still there's bling!  The offsetting of the circles once layered adds further dimension.
I love your flowers, they add to the theme of your layout.  The Mulberry paper behind the photo is a great way to define the frame and bring the focus onto that great photo.  Well done Beth.
Selfy by Sally Clark (CT)
I then fussy cut some of the shapes from the background papers and used Magic Mount to adhere them to the LO 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. The acrylic shapes are so much fun! I had the frame in my pack and cut it in half, added some bling and adhered to the LO peaking out from beneath the photo. 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 stamped some images using Versamark and wiped over the images using chalks/pastels in pale blues and greens to create a subtle background.
I used my Cricut Expression and patterned paper for the title, which I finished off with a layer of Dimensional Magic.

Well done Sally, such a great variation on the pack with your 2 layouts.  I love the cutouts, layering and your Mulberry frame.

A newcomer to our Monthly Packs might be showing a few of us up?  She has already put together 3 layouts from her pack, and has brought them into Scrapville to share.  A great effort Jacqui.
Soldiers Beach by Jacqui Hillas
Jacqui has used her stripey paper to make the bunting.  A splash of orange in the border strips  ties in with the transparency diecut shapes.  The staggered photos tell the story I'm sure we've all seen, and the paper diecut stamp shape gives the pages their story.  Well done.
2011 by Jacqui Hillas
I just love that photo.  How many things get written in the sand only to be washed away until another day?  It is a layout with lots of colour and shape, and the total focus on that photo. The Mulberry flower and webbing add to the texture, tying in with the photo frame and paper flags. Well done.
Quick Silver by Jacqui Hillas
Ok, I know you're going to be looking for it, so the title of this page has been chosen by Janet!  How can you NOT call this Quick Silver - look at that face?  Jacqui has pretty much covered the titles in her journaling on the first page but that's it.  The shapes of the photos and the flags make this an effective way to get a mulit photo layout done, a really great idea.  I think you've done a great job Jacqui, thanks for sharing your work.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing what the girls have been doing with their packs, and that you get as much use out of yours!


Zan said...

Gorgeous work girls... amazing how versatile the pack is. Th liquid pearls looks great Beth - how come I know nothing about that product??

Anita said...

Sally great page ,looks like fun love your photos..

Beth wow very artistic page, love all the swirls

Jacqui fantastic layouts ,looks like the kids had a lots of fun

Sal said...

Thanks for the compliments!
Lots of busy people I see.
Beth...LOVE the swirly swirls!
Jacqui...Great LO's. LOVE the different shaped pics in Quick Silver!

Polly said...

Super cool flowers on these layouts! The ones that really caught my eye are on the layout entitled "Wild Things." Love all the techniques used and the circles and liquid pearls... really pretty! :)

Deb said...

Wowsers - more great layout I have missed!!

Sal, love the circles and those great pics in the Splash layout

Beth, love your circles too and the fabby use of the liquid pearls.

Love your selfy pic Sal,simply sensationally scrapped

And Jacqui - what great use of the monthly pack!! Go girl. Love the bunting on the Soldiers Beach layout, love the angles on the 2011 and the Quick Silver layouts, and love the flags as well