Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kissably Cute with a Sketch plus BasicGrey & an Orientation How-to

Another Scrapbook News and Review Magazine share for today.  This time up is a sketch by Emma Stafrace.  My assignment was to change the orientation.  I used a Y axis rotation of 180 degrees to come up with this take on it.

Supplies: Patterned Papers, Die Cut Stickers, Chipboard, Brads, Cardstock Stickers: BasicGrey, Glitter Letter Stickers: Making Memories, Ink: Tsukineko, Baker's Twine: Jillibean Soup, Pen: Creative Memories, Other: jewels

Such a fun layout and I chose to use up some stash papers and products from the Urban Prairie Collection from BasicGrey that suited my photos well.

This was the original sketch:

Here is the sketch take that I worked from:

Sometimes it is really helpful to see the different orientation variations before choosing which one works best for you.  This was how I went about getting the take that I chose:

1. Right click on the sketch image and then paste it into a word document.  Resize to a smaller version without skewing it by holding down either control or shift and then left clicking the mouse and dragging it to desired size.

2. Right click on the resized image, click on format picture and then select 3D Rotation.  From there you can play with the X, Y or Z axises to determine which take on the sketch you would prefer. Be sure to print off or sketch out the new orientation of the sketch.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Time to Share

It is about time that I share some of my projects that I created for Scrapbook News and Review Magazine over the next week or so.  My work as a staffer began appearing with the February issue but I could not share it with you until after a set time period. 

First up is the Colour of the Month.  The colour that month was... red.  I love the rich vibrance of it and what better line to work with then MME's Lost & Found Union Square. Multiple hues and glitter too... got to love it!

Supplies- Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned Paper, Die Cuts, Brads: My Mind's Eye; Chipboard Fabric Letters: American Crafts; Glitter Ampersand: Making Memories; Alphabet Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps; Ink: Close To My Heart; Flower Punch: Stampin' Up; Pen: Creative Memories; photo: Zehr's Markets Barrie

The idea here is to have the vast majority of the layout done in the focus colour with a touch of one or two other colours.  As you can see, I chose tan and black as my complimentary colours to complete the project.  Some stamping, matting and homemade flowers rounds it out.


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Magenta Challenge

There is still time to get in on this challenge.  Be sure to enter your projects by May 14, 2012 for a chance to win some lovely Magenta products. Go here to the Magenta blog to find out more details and to enter.


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Scrapbook News and Review Survey and Calls

SNR wants to hear from you! Take their survey for a chance to win $150.00 gift certificate to an oline scrapbooking store of your choice. Find the survey link and details on the SNR magazine blog here.

Also there is still time to submit to the magazine's current May call.  Check out the details here for an opportunity to have your projects appear in the April/May double edition.