Welcome to this week’s 4 Play. Hopefully you are not all scrapped out from all the iNSD happenings this weekend and still have a little energy left to play along with me this week. I hope you find this week’s picks as inspiring as we did.
This week we scrapped with the following fabulous kits (each image is linked to the shop):
Here’s what I did with them:
I couldn’t let such a fabulous set of brushes go without making them center stage on my layout by layering several of them on one layer and clipping my photo to it. I then duplicated my brush layer, enlarged and rotated it and then clipped one of Deena’s papers to it. I used one of Erica’s papers for the background and tied both sets of papers together by adding the strip along the bottom which contained both the brown and blue colors. I then finished off the page by adding in some of Karla’s amazing elements.
And here’s what some of the other Decorators did:
Jennifer Valencia said:
I loved the neutral color palette for the papers and many of the elements, and matched them up with a super-sized photo of my daughter at the beach. I framed a smaller photo using Karla’s Felis embellies, and framed one of Deena’s gorgeous papers with another Karla frame. I used one of Erica’s delicate grunge brushes to add a “fake cloud” behind the photo frames and to add some texture to the sand near the wordart; I clipped one of Sara’s papers to the brushes to add just the right touch of color. I loved the way all the kits came together here!
Recently we had a scraplift challenge at DHD in which the original lo had little strips of pp sewn above and below the photo. I wanted to incorporate the idea of the little bits of pp and different ways of adhering paper to a lo, and came up with three different “anchors” for my pp strips: stitching, an eyelet, and that gorgeous fabric flower from Karla’s Felis embellishments. I have to admit I’ve been wanting to use Deena’s treebark pp’s for a while, and I think they really add great contrast to the light polka dot paper of Sara’s that I used for the background. I really liked the way Erica’s full page edge brush (which I re-colored) scuffed up the edges without detracting from the main focus. I also re-colored the butterflies (I could seriously use Karla’s butterflies on every lo!) to make the color composition a little more cohesive, and I love the results.
I loved the neutral color theme this week with only the small splash of color in the elements. I chose to keep the “splash” very small with only a little of the pink flair showing and the rest of the layout I kept very earthy. Erica’s brushes were very useful in toning down the blue in Sarah’s pattern papers to make them more cohesive with the design of my layout. As a final step I applied a black and white filter to my photo and then lowered the opacity until I liked the tones of the photo on my page. I really enjoyed working with this week’s picks and hope you will too.
(Congratulations to Beatricemi for winning this week’s DHD Gift Certificate for participating in last week’s challenge with her layout Jack and Charlie.)
Don’t forget that today only (ends Monday at midnight PST), you can get each of these kits for only a dollar, and one is even FREE! So go grab them, and then play along. Upload a layout using these four kits to the DHD gallery by next Sunday, then come back here and post a link to it. Not only will you learn to stretch your kits, but you could win a gift certificate to DHD!