A good template–or two–can really jumpstart a scrapbook page! Sometimes we fall into the trap of thinking that a template will limit our creativity, when in fact, it can push it to new places. That’s one great thing about the Template Mash Up Challenge–it really highlights the original layouts that can be produced starting with a well designed template.
Our challenge this week is to create a page using as many–or as few–elements as you’d like from these lovely templates:
It’s always fun to see what our creative team comes up with to meet these challenges. This time around, I was especially impressed with the three completely different approaches they took and how totally unique each layout appears as a result.
Pam filled the blocks of the MBS template with different textures and patterns, then used those spaces for fun Thanksgiving word art. And let’s just say that as a nervous hostess for 25 guests next Thursday, I’m hoping that my turkey looks as good as the one in her photo! (I am seriously going to try her bringing trick!) In addition to our two featured templates, Pam’s supplies on this layout include Duncan Solids Paper Pack, Textured Cardstock: Cape Paper Pack, Fall Flair No. 01, Dictionary Blendables: Everyday No. 02, Thirty Days of Thankful Stamps, Just Linens Paper Pack No. 06, Linen Tonals Paper Pack, Just Linens Paper Pack No. 21, Pound Gratitude Brushes and Stamps.
Mel rotated the MBS template and used it as a colorful mat for her layout, which features elements from the LW template. Mel’s all DD product credits include: Words + Pictures: Spring Paper Pack, Mango Skies Mini Kit, Messy Stitched Borders: Brown No. 01, Assorted Messy Stitches: Black No. 01, Be Buttoned: Energy, Vintage Photo Frames No. 28, Wooden Arrows No. 01, Naturally Krafty No. 09 Paper Pack, Typesets Girlie No. 02 Brushes and Stamps.
Beckie’s twist was to spread her photo across the blocks of the LM design, then adjust the photo treatment of the different blocks to result in a very unique design. And how cute is that puppy?!? Beckie used the Metsa Scrapbooking Collection along with our mash up challenge templates.
I hope that many of you will play along with us and try your hand at a template mash up! Maplebrook Studios: Layered Memories No. 052 and Studio Double-D:
Layer Works No. 494 will be on our Thrifty Thursday sale this week, so you can pick them up at a great price if you don’t already have them in your stash. Post your pages in our Template Challenge Gallery, and don’t forget that by using all DD products, you’ll be eligible to earn a discount coupon in our Rewards Program! I look forward to seeing your pages!