Saturday Scraplift: Letting the Brushwork Shine

I am in awe of the scrappers in our community who make brushwork an integral part of their fabulous designs. That’s probably why I immediately fell in love with the page Deborrah (DivaMom96) did for Bailey’s last template mash-up challenge. She used brushwork to showcase a terrific black and white photo of her two sons, and the way she snuggled her stamped title around the corner of the picture makes for such a cohesive design. Jana, Liz T, Sharon E, and I all jumped at the chance to take inspiration from Deborrah’s page to create our own.

Deborrah’s page:

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Jana (jana) used a cool effect on her photo and pulled colors from it for her design. Her circle brushwork, twists, and word art give great energy to her page. A layered frame like the one Jana used is also a super way to work in more brushwork and color on your page.

so-much-fun-copyCredits: Beached Solids Paper Pack;  Artsy Spots Brushes, Stamps, and Layers No. 03; Around Words Brushes and Stamps No. 08; Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 04; Clean Stitched Circles: White No. 01; Around Words Messy: YOU Brushes and Stamps; Stamped Stitches No. 13 Brushes and Stamps; Painted Under Over Frame Layers No. 01; Handdrawn Mix in Outlines Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Oh Yeah Brushes and Stamps; Adventure Awaits Brushes and Stamps; LakeLand Element Pack; Botanical Bliss Element Pack No. 01; Astro: Little Enamel Charms; Edge Overlays No. 06

Liz (lizziet5) gave pride of place to a sweet photo of her daughter and son-in-law and then did a masterful job of layering brushwork under and below it. Her soft color palette really makes the black brushwork pop.

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Credits: That Is Love Brushes and Stamps; Be Merry Solids Paper Pack; Be Merry Element Pack; Big Bottom Lift Classic Photo Frames No. 01; Kiss Me Brushes and Stamps; Coded Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Around Words Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Colorful Paint Layers No. 01; Colorful Paint Layers  No. 03; Inked Border Strips Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Artsy Spots Brushes, Stamps and Layers No. 02; Watery Grids Brushes and Stamps No. 04; Worth Repeating Brushes and Stamps No. 07; Worth Repeating Brushes and Stamps No. 33; Everlasting Element Pack

There’s so much to love about Sharon’s (Shannamay) delightful page, starting with the fun photo any mother or grandmother of small children can appreciate. I like Sharon’s creative blending of Katie’s new chevron paper with her photo, and those signature buttons are always perfectly placed and extend the circular brushwork.

 11thnovember_all_roads_webCredits: Drawn Chevrons: Miriam Paper Pack; Glad Tidings Solids Paper Pack; Glad Tidings Christmas Scrapbooking Kit; Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 02; Good Time Brushes and Stamps; Artsy Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 04; Around Words Brushes and Stamps No. 07; Ledger Flairs No. 01

I had fun looking through my stash for brushwork to tuck behind a photo of my honey, and I knew I wanted to wrap my title around the corner of the picture. I kept the background neutral and pulled color from the blue of my husband’s shirt.

lovethisguyCredits: Vintage Essentials Paper Pack No. 02; ARTpack Overlays No. 01; Painted Bursts Overlays No. 03; Watery Circles Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Artsy Spots Brushes, Stamps and Layers No. 02; Grungy Ledger Frames Brushes and Stamps No. 01; OverSprayed Frames Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Color Me Happy Element Pack; Twisted Dots Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Watery Typecast Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Circling Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Surf Lagoon Element Pack; Circle Line: Love Brushes, Stamps + Printables; Corked Frames; Bexley Element Pack; Blue Skies Element Pack; Cut Ups: Everyday No. 02; Little Enamel Accents Rainbow; Stamped Alphabet No. 02; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02 

I think you’re going to have fun being inspired by Deborrah’s page, and I’m looking forward to seeing what you create. Remember to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery and in the November Challenge Participation Sign-in thread in the forum. Happy scrapping!

 

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