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This month the Get It Scrapped Creative Team was challenges to make a page using a pre-made product like patterned paper or embellishment/element with a retro tech motif. Here’s some inspiration on Pinterest.

3 Most Beautiful Places by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Almost There Kit, So Fine Element Pack, Surf Lagoon Element Pack, Dragon Trainer Element Pack, Assorted Messy Stitches White No 3, Classic Cardstock Oyster, Flossy Stitches Red by Katie Pertiet; Thick Awesome Words by Ali Edwards; In Stitches Circles by Britt-ish Designs; The Good Stuff This Month Paper Pack, The Good Stuff This Month Alpha by Mye de Leon; Daily Bulletin, Positive Spin by One Little Bird; Corn Maze by Emily Merritt; Careless & Painted Alpha by Allison Pennington; Life Stories Christmas by Zoe Pearn; Kitschy Christmas by Jennifer Barrette

3 Most Beautiful Places by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Almost There Kit, So Fine Element Pack, Surf Lagoon Element Pack, Dragon Trainer Element Pack, Assorted Messy Stitches White No 3, Classic Cardstock Oyster, Flossy Stitches Red by Katie Pertiet; Thick Awesome Words by Ali Edwards; In Stitches Circles by Britt-ish Designs; The Good Stuff This Month Paper Pack, The Good Stuff This Month Alpha by Mye de Leon; Daily Bulletin, Positive Spin by One Little Bird; Corn Maze by Emily Merritt; Careless & Painted Alpha by Allison Pennington; Life Stories Christmas by Zoe Pearn; Kitschy Christmas by Jennifer Barrette

I think of camera motifs as kind of a generic motif that works well on most pages (or at least any page that includes photos!) This is why I thought it would work on this page about the most beautiful places I have ever been. (If you can’t see the labels on the pictures the three places are: the Okavango Delta, Sosussvlei and Sehlabathebe National Park.) I love pages that bring together pictures from different times/events to tell stories beyond just what happened. If anyone ever looks at this page they would get a glimpse of my personality seeing that my favorite places are all out in nature rather than buildings or in the city. For the design the patterned paper was a little busy as a background, so I reduced the opacity with a white paper behind it so that it kind of greyed out the strong camera pattern.

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My second challenge from the Get It Scrapped Creative Team this month was to make a page using glitter, but most importantly that the glitter should add something to the page like emphasis, theme/mood or texture. Here’s my page:

Birthday Boy by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Beachy Keen Glitters by Flerg; These Walls, Rise and Shine, This and That, Star Gazer by One Little Bird Designs; Day Out Element Pack, Surf Lagoon Element Pack, Cut Ups Birthday, Assorted Messy Stitches White No 4, Label Strips Rainbow No 1, Spot Dot Brushes No 4 by Katie Pertiet; Arizon Autumn by Digital Design Essentials

Birthday Boy by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Beachy Keen Glitters by Flerg; These Walls, Rise and Shine, This and That, Star Gazer by One Little Bird Designs; Day Out Element Pack, Surf Lagoon Element Pack, Cut Ups Birthday, Assorted Messy Stitches White No 4, Label Strips Rainbow No 1, Spot Dot Brushes No 4 by Katie Pertiet; Arizon Autumn by Digital Design Essentials

I love using glitter styles – premade styles that you can apply to just about anything in PSE or Photoshop. The best part is there’s no mess to clean up – it all falls exactly where you want it! Another great thing about glitter styles is that you can apply them to any layer on the page. For example, on this page I applied it to two stamps/brushes and also the starburst circle that was originally just solid paper. Unfortunately I think that my favorite designer for glitter styles has resigned from designing so I don’t have any recommendations where to find digital styles.

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For one of my assignments for the Get It Scrapped Creative Team we were challenge to make a page where we layered stencil work – or for digital scrapbookers brushes/stamps. Check out the Layered Stenciling Pinterest board for more inspiration. Here’s my page:

Hello Calvin by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Evergreen, Daily Bulletin by One Little Bird; Spot Dots Brushes No 4, Almost There Brushes, Sweet Rose Element Pack, Dragon Trainer Element Pack, Banner Labels No 1, Little Layette Element Pack, Cardstock Tabs No 2, Gator Crossing Element Pack, Jingle Kit (alpha), Hello Story Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards

Hello Calvin by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Evergreen, Daily Bulletin by One Little Bird; Spot Dots Brushes No 4, Almost There Brushes, Sweet Rose Element Pack, Dragon Trainer Element Pack, Banner Labels No 1, Little Layette Element Pack, Cardstock Tabs No 2, Gator Crossing Element Pack, Jingle Kit (alpha), Hello Story Brushes and Stamps by Ali Edwards

I started a page with the photos from Calvin’s welcome ceremony several times but struggled to find patterned paper to use that wouldn’t compete with the photos. The layered stenciling worked well to replace a patterned paper but without being too bold. Since the stenciling wasn’t as bold as patterned paper I then also had fun with lots of clustering and using elements from different kits. This was a really fun challenge – and not something I would have taken on without the push from GIS!

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The assignment: Make a page with a BRACKET foundation. Take the ideas from the Scrapbook Coach Bracket class but implement them in a page that doesn’t look a lot like any of the pages in the class. You know how much I love Scrapbook Coach classes so this was a fun one for me to push me to design something similar but without actually using the classes as guides. Here’s my page:

Hello 2014 by Heather Awsumb | Candid by One Little Bird Designs; Sentiment Spots No 4, Pinned Tabs No 2, Vintage Milk Caps No 1, Ric Rac Basics No 1, Curled Journal Spots No 6, Flagged Dates No 5 by Katie Pertiet; Pronuncial by Just Jaimee; Up to Date by Jen Allyson; I Heart Stories by Ali Edwards; L'Amour Sparklies by Flerg

Hello 2014 by Heather Awsumb | Candid by One Little Bird Designs; Sentiment Spots No 4, Pinned Tabs No 2, Vintage Milk Caps No 1, Ric Rac Basics No 1, Curled Journal Spots No 6, Flagged Dates No 5 by Katie Pertiet; Pronuncial by Just Jaimee; Up to Date by Jen Allyson; I Heart Stories by Ali Edwards; L’Amour Sparklies by Flerg

These are photos from New Years Eve in Madagascar; one of my favorite parts of the trip. I used the pink, navy blue and green from our clothes as inspiration for the color scheme and stamped out “2014” using them. Then, as I was looking through my supplies I saw that the color scheme of the “Candid” kit by One Little Bird was very close. Through the power of digi (aka an Adjustment mask) and a little tweaking of the green in the striped paper I had the perfect match!

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My Life Philosophy by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: This Year 2014 Kit by Scotty Girl Designs; Woodside Jangle Element Pack, Striping Graphic No 2, Thin Classic Frames No 1, Frame Hangers No 1 by Katie Pertiet; Hello Story Week 1 Digital Downloads by Ali Edwards; Ribbon Bits 3 by Patti Knox

My Life Philosophy by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: This Year 2014 Kit by Scotty Girl Designs; Woodside Jangle Element Pack, Striping Graphic No 2, Thin Classic Frames No 1, Basic Paper Alpha White, Frame Hangers No 1, Ric Rac Basics No 1 by Katie Pertiet; Hello Story Week 1 Digital Downloads by Ali Edwards; Ribbon Bits 3 by Patti Knox

I almost started with a black and white photo because I found the strong orange difficult to work with. Once I found a patterned paper with a similar orange in the pattern, though, I decided to go with the color photo. I can’t explain why but I very rarely work with black and white photos. For the layout I started with the third lesson of the Scrapbook Coach issue “In a Block” for the placement of the papers and border but then went my own way for embellishing.

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The assignement: Embellish a page with a sprinkling or a trail of elements. This means that there will be many elements in the sprinkling — at least 5 but probably more. This shouldn’t be a straight line or shaped series but a random sprinkling.

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Lil Monsters by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Naturally Krafty No 14, Astro Add-on Paper Pack, Pattern Mix Happy Boy, Little Layette Kit, Bead Scatterings, Astro Element Pack, Be Buttoned: Energy, Photo Corners Colors, Splatters No 3 by Katie Pertiet; Soap Opera Alpha by Pink Reptile Designs; Star Gazer by One Little Bird; I Heart Monsters by Karah Fredericks; Brad Bonanza by Patti Knox; Stitched by Anna White No 3 by Anna Aspnes; Bad Sewing Machine 12 by Traci Reed; Scrap Your Heart Out No 6 by Janet Phillips

My sprinkling is very subtle – I layered three different sprinklings of beads on top of each other to add extra emphasis to one of the photos. It’s also reflected in the misting in the background.

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This is the second GIS CT assignment that’s gone up this week. Total fluke that they happened to fall in the same week. The assignment: Make a page that has a grid or blocked design. At least 3 of the compartments in your grid should have color-on-color embellishing.

I Love Baby Lions by Heather Awsumb: Astro Solids, Artsy Layered Paint No 1, Day Out Kit, Cardstock Tabs No 2, Away We Go Add on Paper Pack, Dragon Trainer Element Pack, Little Layette Kit, Arrow Flairs No 1, Flagged Sentiments No 1, Bakers Twine Sea by Katie Pertiet; Little Safari Paper Pack by Mindy Terasawa

I Love Baby Lions by Heather Awsumb: Astro Solids, Artsy Layered Paint No 1, Day Out Kit, Cardstock Tabs No 2, Away We Go Add on Paper Pack, Dragon Trainer Element Pack, Little Layette Kit, Arrow Flairs No 1, Flagged Sentiments No 1, Bakers Twine Sea by Katie Pertiet; Little Safari Paper Pack by Mindy Terasawa

I went pretty simple with 2×2 grid that I decided to build on the Artsy Layered Paint element by Katie Pertiet (since it was new to my stash at the time.) It acts almost as a shelf for my grid to stand on, grounding it to the page. I then picked a color scheme and browsed through my papers by color looking for good tone-on-tone papers to use. From there I thought that color-blocking the title across the different compartments would be a unique twist on the assignment instead of straight embellishing. Once I worked out the title and how to split it across the blocks I added little extra flourishes. I used a scalloped frame for my photo to make it stand out amongst all the right angle blocks. Something else that sticks out to me, but has nothing to do with the assignment, is that I didn’t use kraft as my background paper! So proud of myself for that 🙂

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The Assignment: Make a page that incorporates this kind of crossed motif in a substantial way.

Arial View of Maseru by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Bibliophile by Audrey Neal; This and That, Daily Bulletin by One Little Bird Designs; Vintage Charm Element Pack, Away We Go Element Pack by Katie Pertiet

Arial View of Maseru by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Bibliophile by Audrey Neal; This and That, Daily Bulletin by One Little Bird Designs; Vintage Charm Element Pack, Away We Go Element Pack by Katie Pertiet

After looking at the inspiration I immediately had the idea to create a large cross using stitching and then went about filling the quadrants. I balanced the layout by filling two opposite sides with “equal” weight of photos and then the other two quadrants are “lighter” but also equal in weight. It’s a pretty simple layout but took me a while to get everything placed how I wanted it.

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The assignment: Make a page that incorporates the typewriter motif in a purposeful way. This could be big or small, one or more. There needs to be something of interest about what you’ve done, a reason or a technique or a compositional use.

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5 Faves by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Up to Date by Jen Allyson and Gennifer Bursett; Curled Journal Spots No 6 by Katie Pertiet; Fancy Alpha by Jacque Larsen.

When I saw the assignment I thought immediately of this kit that I had in my stash and really wanted to use. I’ve been kind of stumped by it because although I love the color scheme, I have a REALLY hard time actually using yellow. Design-wise I liked the contrast of using circles but with strong blocks of journaling on top. I thought that the typewriter motif would be a perfect compliment to a layout about lists – and there was the perfect challenge at Designer Digitals that helped me come up with the subjects of the list. (FWIW – I know that a microwave isn’t “traditionally” thought of as a gadget, but I ran out of gadgets I own and given how much microwave popcorn I eat it’s pretty fitting for me. :))

 

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The assignment: Make a 2-page layout from this one-page sketch/template:

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To come up with my design I expanded my canvas to 24×12″ and then duplicated all the elements, flipped them horizontally and pulled them to the opposite side of the page. Once I did that I saw that it would create a strong focal point right in the middle of the page. I thought the page was too busy to have all the separate blocks across both pages so I made one side a large photo and added a large title. This helped to create balance with the other side of the page where I changed the shaped of the blocks and made them into banners instead. With the middle photo I made sure that when it gets printed that nothing of major importance (like the middle of the bike taxi driver’s face) gets cut. I’m okay if his arm gets cut off and extends to the other side.

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