When I chose Carmel’s (caapmun) terrific page for this week’s Saturday Scraplift Challenge, several elements caught my eye: the monochromatic palette, the photo spread over two long rectangles, and the circles. As you can see below, her page prompted three very different but equally wonderful lifts from our Creative Team.
Sarah (sterkeurs) borrowed the long rectangles from Carmel’s page to serve as background to the adorable photo of her twins on their seventh birthday. She clipped patterned paper to the rectangles and used circular elements along the side in the coin holder frame. Clipping patterned paper to a shape is an excellent way to incorporate small amounts of it in your layout when a full page of it might overwhelm your design.
Credits: Worth Repeating Brushes and Stamps No. 21, Red and Krafty Hearts No. 01, Love Me Do Kit, Silver Flairs No. 01, Watery Photo Masks No. 08, Layer Works No. 402, Hint at It Love No. 02, Heart Borders Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Cut from Leather Alphabet No. 01, Color My Love Kit, Atlantic Element Pack, Striped Cardstock: Cape Value Paper Pack, Musically Inclined Brushes and Stamps, Pattern Mix: Happy Boy Paper Pack, William Complete Scrapbooking Collection, Zipper Pulls: Dates No. 02, Layer Works No. 360, Layer Works No. 371
Amy (Amy L) is a master at observing her guys and then creating fabulous pages from her photos of them. I love that we are looking through the blinds at the father-son talk taking place, right along with Amy. She separated her photo into two sections by using Katie’s Ripped Vintage Photo Frames and enclosed her picture with circular brushwork and accents. Her subtle brushwork underneath grounds the whole design beautifully.
Credits: Ephemera Torn Strips No. 01, Soften It Up Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Posted Paper Pack, Painted Edgers No. 01, Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Neutral Word Bits No. 01, DoodleDo Circles Brushes and Stamps, Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 06, Pencil Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Watery Splashes Brushes and Stamps, Watery Chevrons No. 02 Brushes and Stamps, Terra Botanica Paint, Out of a Box Talk Bubbles with Stitching No. 01, Spring Fields Element Pack, Day Out Element Pack, Ripped Vintage Photo Frames No. 01, Wood Veneer Arrows No. 04, Wood Veneer Talk Bubbles No. 02, Taped Together Overlays No. 01, Heart You Brushes and Stamps
Mollie (readstoomuch) expanded the long rectangles to three, rotated them, and used them to showcase three of her cute grandchildren. Mollie is an expert at the painting technique she used on her photo, and I love the way the watercolor effect serves as a backdrop to the framed photos. The looped brush draws the viewer’s eye right to those sweet children. I know this photo made a beautiful Christmas card.
Credits: Christmas Silhouettes Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Curated Mix Scrapbooking Kit No. 02, Cut Ups: Photography, Everyday Life Prompts Script Brushes and Stamps, Dictionary Blendables: December No. 01, Inked Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Pebbled Universal No. 01, Stamped Blocks No. 34 Brushes and Stamps, Textured Cardstock: Faded Berry Paper Pack, Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02, Watery Photo Masks No. 05
No matter what part of Carmel’s design inspires you, I know the page you create will be a special one. Remember to post your lift in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery and in the January 2014 Challenge Participation thread in the forum.