If you’ve checked out any of my recent posts you’ve noticed a trend, obsession, addiction (whatever you’d like to call it! haha!) to cut files. Especially cut files from The Cut Shoppe. This blog post is no exception. When I saw the most recent sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge I knew immediately what I wanted to do!
I cut the Very Squarey Cut File to use as a stencil and then smeared Bo Bunny Silver Glitter Paste over the stencil on black cardstock. I’ve had a few packages of the Me & My Big Ideas-Card In An Instant packs in my stash for quite some time so I grabbed the green “Gracias” piece. I added a little stitching and then a backed the sentiment with retired CTMH Blossom B&T Paper and a little black tulle. I wanted the embellishments to be minimal so I didn’t take away from the sparkly background. Before adhering the sentiment piece to the black cardstock I loosely placed black & neon green thread and added a few strips of CTMH Thin 3D Foam Tape. I mounted the black cardstock onto a white cardstock base and then added a few CTMH green epoxy gems.
Make sure you head over to AHSC to check out the other design team members projects using sketch #134 & to get your project entered today!
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I’m back with another layout inspired by Big Picture Classes. Ashley Horton teaches a class, Old Favorites with a New Twist, and one of the classes is shaped photos. In the class she generously gives a few cut files and one of them is a cluster hexagon file. I created two layouts using that cut file. The first I used to actually cut the photos.
I used the retired CTMH Spellbound Paper Packet and added white gesso to the polka dot patterned paper. Then using a combo of Watercolor Pencils and gelatos I created the mixed media background.
There is a lot of depth to the coloring and the photo of the layout just don’t give it justice. I matted the hexagon photos with black cardstock and then started creating clusters.
The top right is a cluster of smaller hexagons, Crate Paper- After Dark Collection, a K&Company ghost, a few CTMH Black Enamel Stars and a grouping of thread. The “Go, See, Do” is from a roller stamp I have in my stash. The bottom left corner is again filled with the same products. That photo is covered with a layer of vellum…the reason…the photo of my son running through the straw maze was really dark, so I edited it to be bright and beautiful BUT it was so bright and beautiful that is overpowered the rest of the photos. So I stitched a layer of vellum over the photo to mute it and to help it match the rest of the photos.
The title is a combo of Thickers, Keyboard Uppercase Stamps, & orange K&Company chipboard letters I’ve had in my stash for YEARS! I grounded a few of the photos and the title using polka dot washi tape from my stash. I added a little journaling, my date stamp, and the layout is complete. I created a second layout using the same cut file from BPC and here is a sneak peek!
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