Sunday, July 11, 2010

Black and White with a dash of Green layouts

Black White and Green is the flavour of the day with the DT

From the very happy Wendy LOL ...

Oh how I LOVE black & white with a touch of colour!!! So this month’s theme is SO up my alley... thank you Tracy!! So here is my first LO using some gorgeous papers and goodies from the store.

I started with Black Core-dinations cardstock, which I doodle ‘stitched’ around the edges with a white gel pen. I used several pieces of patterned paper, Collage Press Scrooge and Imaginisce To Love Cherish Katherine together with some Olive cardstock to match the green in my photo. I pieced the papers together and machine stitched around the edges.

I’ve used a Jenni Bowlin Bingo Card for the word ADORE and for the rest of the title I’ve used some Thickers Daiquiri Foam Stickers, Jenni Bowlin Tiny Circle and Carolee’s Creations Tiny Etched Alpha Stickers. I mounted my photo onto chipboard and then mounted onto 3D tape to make it really stand off the page.

Others products used are a gorgeous Buzz & Bloom Mirror Love & Kisses, a my2angels Silver-Self-Adhesive-Rhinestones-Circles and a star from the Black-Stars-and-Scroll-Felt-Ribbon (on special this month) and some Black Organza Ribbon tied through a textured black button.

And from Corrina ...

Such a Cheeky Boy..

Here is my gorgeous, loving little son poking his tongue out at his sisters while I am trying to set a decent shot at Point Heathcote. I did get some really great shots of him with the last of the sun's rays providing light and shade...but I really loved this cheeky little snap so I scrapped this one.

The T-shirt in the photo is such a vibrant green so I used Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine: Clover to follow the colour through. I cut elements out of Rusty Pickle Popstar papers (Zac, Dylan) to give the page a boyish and playful feel.

A quick word about these Rusty Pickle papers.. they can look a little overwhelming as a whole piece but the Zac paper is perfect for handcut edgings, and has some very useful words for titles on the back.

The Star element and arrow were cut out, stuck onto some thick card and cut out again to give them the extra stiffness to be stuck down with foam tape. I coloured the centre of the star with one of my children's marker pens (or you could use gel pens or proper scrapping markers), and I did the same with the circle and 2 x star element.

The title was die cut out of Popstars Dylan using Quickutz Yogurt font, BUT if you really like this font, there is a free font available for downloading called MANDINGO that you can use. Once you have downloaded that, simply use the font in Word Art (the outline one) in a Word document. Size it to whatever size you like , then click on spacing and make it very loosely spaced. Now in the arrange section there is a rotate symbol, go in there and flip horizontal and your letters will be backwards. Do a test print on plain paper to see if is the size you want etc, then you print it to the reverse side of your patterned paper (by flipping the word art, your letters will print backwards onto your paper and you can use the printed outline as a guideline to cut on) and cut it out.

Materials used:
Title: die cut title, Carolees Creations tiny stickers - tiny black, tiny worn retro

I am just loving this months theme and what the DTs are coming up with - who would have thought Rusty Pickle could look so funky or what about using that Adore Bingo Card behind the photo!

and how about this for exciting news ...

Our very own gorgeous Taryn and joined by Kim (previous Guest DT) are both now officially Scrapware Design Team members - woo hoo congrats girls

AND there's more
our talented Corrina has had a card accepted for publication

could there be more?
Sure is!
a layout from our wonderful Wendy to be seen in an upcoming magazine issue

I am doing the happy dance for you all (without doing too much damage to myself LOL)

Congratulations to you all
It's fantastic news


Tracey said...

Gorgeous layouts Wendy & Corrina. I adore both of them :)

janine said...

Just gorgeous LO's Ladies love the colour combos and Congrats on the Publications Wahoo Take Care Janine xx

Taryn said...

love how you do black & white, Wendy, and that rusty Pickle looks amazing, Corrina!

Kim said...

the green really pops in these fabulous layouts

Cathy said...

Gorgeous LO's girls, that green really pops... love it!!