2012 Artisan Design Team Entries Blog Hop-Day 8
2012 Artisan Design Team Entries Blog Hop-Day 9

Artisan Design Team Projects for August 2012 Part 2

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Welcome back! Today I am sharing the second part of my Artisan Design Team projects for August, 2012. First I have a scrapbook page to share. This started off with some inspiration from Pinterest. I loved the title on this page. Hanging letters...how clever! I wanted to use that for my title, wanted to feature Gumball Green and had a set of happy pictures of my friend's daughter. And so, my page was born. I actually played around with the layout in MDS to see where I wanted to put the pictures. Also, this was the third draft of the layout that I finally made. Here were the two sketches I started out with. The first one had banners down the left side, and used three larger photos stacked vertically. I will probably use this again in the future; I think it would make a great birthday page! The second one was close to what I created, but in the end I decided to line up the photos across the bottom edge on a single matt instead of individually matting them and skewing their placement.

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So, here is the page I created. I used the In Color Designer Series Paper Stack using the Gumball Green text print, the Raspberry Ripple elegant print and the Summer Starfruit polka dot print. I layered all of the pictures on a large piece of the Gumball Green, and added strips of the other two with pointed ends to match the banners. I also diecut lots of banners from the patterned papers. I lined them up above the letters, and then adhered them all down. Then, I used the paper piercing template to make lines, stitched them with white Baker's Twine and added a french knot when I got to the letters. (The piercing template and the letters I just received as part of my $500 shopping spree! I'll post more about that later.) I added some of the Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon and an In Color Dahlia to finish it off. I did the journaling in My Digital Studio, and printed it on vellum cardstock which is adhered over a block of Whisper White.

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Paper:

Whisper White 12 X 12 Smooth Card Stock 124302

2012-2014 In Color Paper Stack 126910

Gumball Green 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock 126840

Accessories:

White Baker's Twine 124262

Bitty Banners Framelits Die 129267

Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die 127553

Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon 126845

In Color Dahlias 127556

Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack 126187

Paper-Piercing Tool 126189

Stampin' Pierce Mat 126199

 

My next project could be framed, or I may just leave it on the wooden stand pictured below. Ombre is a really hot trend right now. If you visit Pinterest and type in ombre, you will see lots of pretty eye candy. This was one of my favorites:

 

So, I decided to take three of our In Colors, and make rows of scallops from various materials and vary the coloring from light to dark. I used the Tasteful Trims die, and the large scallop pattern on it. The bottom two rows of each color is cardstock that I rubbed along the edge of my table until it separated into two layers which I pulled apart. The second two rows of each color is white denim that I died with the Stampin' Spritzers using a mixture made of alcohol and reinkers. The top two rows of each color are vellum cardstock, and I sponged ink across them lightly. I stitched each row down on a Naturals White paper background. The paper flower was also died usin gthe Stampin' Spritzer's in Summer Starfruit, and I cut two layers of the largest flower on the Fun Flowers die out of a Summer Starfruit print in the ___ Designer Series Paper. I stamped the Layered Frame image in Summer Starfruit, and then in Midnight Muse which I punched out with a 1" circle punch. I also used Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon to tie under the flower and left the ends long.

 

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Here is a close-up of the Create flower/badge.

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Stamps:

Layered Labels Wood-Mount Stamp Set 127070

Ink:

Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin' Pad 126991

Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin' Ink Refill 126853

Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' Pad 126860

Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' Ink Refill 126854

Gumball Green Classic Stampin' Ink Refill 126855

Paper:

2012-2014 In Color 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock 126838

Patio Party Designer Series Paper 126916

Naturals White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock 102316

White Vellum 8-1/2X11 Card Stock 101856

Accessories:

Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon 126848

Paper Daisies Accents 119243

Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies 127003

Fun Flowers Bigz L Die 121812

Tasteful Trim Bigz Die 120893

Stampin' Spritzer 126185

Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

white cotton denim fabric

 

And, I have one more bonus project! I know there are varying opinions about Summer Starfruit, but it really is an In Color. I see it popping up in lots of craft designs including patterned paper and home decor items and fabrics as well. One of the projects I saw used Summer Starfruit along with gray and black, and I really thought the combo was striking. So, I set out to create a card with that in mind. Here is what I came up with. The gray hexagon pattern is from Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, one of my favorite paper packs. The Summer Starfruit text is from the In Color stack. The black and ivory is from the Timeless Portrait fabric. I tied it around the card, knotted it and notched the ends. Then, I created a layered flower to put over the knot. I punched a 1/2" circul from the gray patterend paper for the center, and layered it with clear gems. Then, I stamped the greeting with Basic Black on Naturals White, and die cut it with the Bitty Banners dies. Both the flower and the banner are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Here is a closeup of the flower.

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Stamps:

Itty Bitty Banners Clear-Mount Stamp Set 126257

Ink:

Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad 126980

Paper:

Summer Starfruit 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock 126839

Naturals White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock 102316

2012-2014 In Color Paper Stack 126910

Patio Party Designer Series Paper 126916

Twitterpated Designer Series Paper 125406

Accessories:

Bitty Banners Framelits Die 129267

Fun Flowers Bigz L Die 121812

1/2 Inch Circle Punch 119869

Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents 119246

Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric 122337

Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

 

That's all for my August Design Team projects...almost! There are 10 more projects that Stampin' Up! shared today over on their Facebook page (one from each of us!). Go check them out! Thanks for visiting.

 

 

 

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