This week we are setting the Design Team a challeng to create layouts and BTP's using frames. At Aussie Scrap Source we sell a wide range of frames - chipboard frames, cardstock frames, paper frames, acrylic frames, plastic frames, transparency frames, sticker frames, metal frames, wood frames and stamp frames - from manufacturers including Heidi Grace, Heidi Swapp, Carolee's Creations, SEI, Li'l Davis Designs, C-Thru Ruler Co, Scenic Route, Magic Scraps, Deluxe Designs, Pressed Petals and Sassafras Lass, there is a frame to suit every scrapbook page.
Frames have many uses on a scrapbook page; even as a BTP they make wonderful gifts that can be placed on desks or walls around the home. Here are few different ways to use the frames.
Creating your own personal frame out of chipboard, as we show you here in this weeks step by step, is another way to add a frame to suit your page. Nicole has used a thin backing board with the Sassfras Lass papers to create a frame with mitred corners, to highlight her photo.
Check back next Tuesday to see what our Design Team has come up with for incorporating frames into their work using some of these framing techniques.
Aussie Scrap Source and cherryArte have teamed up to bring you a competiton that could see you win one sheet of each paper coming out in the CHA release in July. There are 4 new releases each with 6 papers. Here is a peek at what is coming....
So what do you have to do?
Simply create a layout (no smaller than 8.5” x 11”) using any papers from the existing 7 ranges - Basic Blue, Bolded, Blaze Retro, Boys Boys, Burnish, Seasons and Angel. You have until Friday 28th July to get your entry in to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please photograph or scan your entry and save as 100-150 dpi. With your entry, please send your name, email address and contact information. Judging will take place over the weekend and winners will be announced on Monday 31st July. There will be 10 lucky winners. The prizes will be sent out in the first week of August.
To get you motivated, we have included here some of our favourite cherryArte layouts. We open the gallery with works by three of the lovely and talented cherryArte Design Team members - Loretta Grayson, Kelly Goree and Maxine Hazebroek. We have also included a selection of layouts from some other very talented ladies. Thank you all for allowing us to showcase your work here.
Please spread the word. If this competiton turns out to be a roaring success then we will look at doing more like it. Good luck everyone.
From the Hero Arts website...
Starting now and running through August 30th, the Summer Celebrations Contest is all about summer activities, family adventures and the carefree days of the season.
From hand stamped postcards to scrapbooking family reunions, we know you will be making invitations, decorations, and inspiring craft projects. Enter your pool party invitations, picnic decorations and ideas that reflect the warm summer months in our Summer Celebrations Contest! Winners can win up to a $200 shopping spree from the Hero Arts collection and will be published on the Hero Arts website starting September 15.
Please take a moment to read the Contest Rules and Contest Details over at www.heroarts.com. Contest ends 30 August 2006 and is open to internationals.
Earlier this year Junkitz launched the Rhythmz range. A love for music inspired Stacey Panassidi to create the wild new Rhythymz line of papers and coordinating embellishments with 4 bright and bold colour combinations. This week we leave you with a collection of layouts from the Junkitz Design Team, using the Rythymz collectionz - Classic Rock and Hip Hop, Pop Rock and R&B.
Over the last week our Design Team has put together some stunning layouts using decorative tape. We hope that you take away from this gallery a few ideas to try in your own projects.
Nic has used Heidi Swapp decorative tape on the layout " Almost a flower girl". By printing on the back of the tape Nic created a hand cut title, she has also used a Quickutz flower die to create a little flower sticker from tape. Nic has attached tape to a ghost frame for decoration, as well as to give the photo a border. She has also used the decorative tape down the side of the page to create a page border.
Suz had used Heidi Swapp decorative tape in the layout "Self Sufficient" to cover her chipboard letters. Simply cover the chipboard letters with the tape and then using your craft knife cut the letters out from behind. Suz has also added decorative tape to her acetate letters to jazz them up.
Nic has used Li'l Davis tape on the layout "Sweet Girl". She has placed the tape under the photo to create a patterned paper matt for the photo.
Caroline has also used Heidi Swapp decorative tape on the layout "Summer Days". Caz has chosen to attach her tape to look like ribbon, cutting angles in the end to achieve the ribbon effect. She has also cut out one of the flowers from the decorative tape pattern and used this as an accent.
Rachel has used Li'l Davis tape to create the layout "Mr Dollars and Cents". By cutting the $ sign out and coving it in tape , Rach has created a great accent which in turn forms part of her eye-catching title. Rach has also covered Li'l Davis chipboard letters to tie in with the theme of her layout, and has run a strip of bright tape underneath the photo to add a burst of colour.
Melissa has used Heidi Swapp tape on her "Georgia" layout. Mel has used the decorative tape to frame her photo. By adding folds to the tape and sewing over the top, Mel has added extra texture to the layout. Mel has also used her tape in strips across the page and as the centre of her flowers.
Liz has used Hiedi Swapp decorative tape and paint to alter her Lunch Pail and large monogram letters. She has simply attached the tape to her project and lightly sanded it to give a worn effect.
Jenni Bowlin has created this gorgeous layout using Li'l Davis tape. By placing her tape in a star shape she has added a accent that really stands out on the page.
This week we have challenged our Design Team to use the gorgeous product Decorative Tape. Here at Aussie Scrap Source we have the ever popular Heidi Swapp Decorative tape and now Li'l Davis has brought out some pretty funky looking tapes too.
Applying Decorative Tape to your pages is easy as it is already adhesive. There are also heaps of different ways to use decorative tape; here are a few to get help get your creative juices flowing...
This week our step by step walks you through using your decorative tape as hinges to hide journaling. Nicole has used the Heidi Swapp Travel decorative tape to hinge a photo over her journaling for the layout.
Be sure you check back next Tuesday to see what the Design Team has been up to with decorative tape.
There are so many colours and designs to choose from now with solid colours, stripes and all sorts of patterns, and tape thicknesses ranging from 6mm (1/8") up to about 43mm (1¾"), you can expect to see a wide range of layouts created with this hot product.
Heidi Swapp has come up with a versatile product that can be used to add a little fun to any scrapbooking layout. Her first realease masks have now been out for around 12 months now, but many scrapbookers still find them daunting so we thought we would take this opportunity to demistify them.
A mask is the opposite of a stencil; it is a flexible material with a lightly tacky back to make repositioning easy, and when removed it is the background paper that shows through where the mask had been.
Here are a few ways to use a mask. The first 7 are demonstrated in the images shown here.
Here in this first layout "Summer Splash" I have used the "Newsprint" Alphabet Mask with paint and a brush for the word splash, giving it a wishy washy look. I have also attached the masks themselves as part of the title to form the word summer. To attach the mask, simply add a little more glue to the back so that the mask wont fall off, or you could sew over the top to keep it in place.
For the layout "Wave Runner", I altered the Horizon mini mask a little to suit what I wanted to do. I simply cut off the parts that I didn't need, and then used the mask as a template for sewing. I attached my mask to the page and then, with an awl, placed holes in the mask as well as my page. I then removed the mask and sewed the pattern to the page. If you don't want to put holes in your mask, simply use the backing sheet that the mask came on - it will have the outline of the pattern of the mask, so all you need to do it place it on your page and use it as a template to punch your holes.
For my Sketch Book I have used the Dasiy Mask and spray paint. WOW!!! If you haven't tried spray painting, I'm telling you, you must give it a go! Have a little test run before you do your page or book, just so you get the hang of it. It is fun, and gives a great effect when dry. I have used a matt acrylic spray paint which I picked up from Go Lo for a bargain. I spray painted before I attached anything else but if you are spraying after, make sure you protect anything you don't want painted. AND also remember to only spray paint outside. Read the directions on the can before applying. Once you have had a couple of test runs and are happy with how to use it, lay your mask on your page or book and apply your spray paint to your project.. drying time is quick too.
So with so many possible uses, the mask is a great addition to your scrapbooking stash!
Review by Nic Wright...
Our Design Team has put together a collection of layouts using stamps from the wide collection of stamping products that we have here a Aussie Scrap Source.
Nicole has used the Heidi Swapp Center of Attention alphabet stamp set and the drama foam stamp with Heidi swapp paints on the layout "First Kiss". She overlapped the stamps so that the title is positioned over the drama stamp.
Suz has used the Li'l Davis Foam stamps with Texture Paste on the layout "Childlock Required", stamping her title down the right hand side of the page. The texture paste gives fantastic dimension to the title.
Caz has used Fontwerks Stamps with ink and stamped directly onto her photo in the layout "My Name in Lights".
For the layout "Bath Sharing", Rach stamped on to cardstock using the Li'l Davis stamps then cut around a different coloured cardstock to create a frame for the letters, to give her title a two toned look.
Mel has used Hero Arts letter stamps with ink on the layout "At Nine You Love". She has stamped the journaling onto journaling strips and attached them to her layout.
Liz has used the Carolee's Creations geometric dots acrylic stamp set on the layout "Suceed" to create a her own pattern on the background paper. Liz has also used a Carolee's alphabet with ink to stamp her journaling.
Nic has used the Junkitz Foam stamps with paint and ink on the layout "Sand Play". First she used the flower stamp and stamped it on to Michael Miller Fabric then cut her flowers out and attached them to the layout. To frame her photo she has used the zig zag stamp with black stazon ink.
Nic has used the Sassafras Lass Mini Mockingbird Nesters and Nester flowers to create the layout " Sweet Friend Kylie". She has stamped the Mini Mockingbird alphabet stamps on to a Heidi Grace glass effects acrylic block using stazon black ink and attached it to the layout. With the flowers, she has stamped them and cut them out to form cute little accents that frame the bottom of her photo.
Cheryl has used the Heidi Swapp Hibiscus Flower to with paint to match the same print that is on her sons swimsuit.
Today we decided to showcase some of the layouts that have been submitted to us, as well as one that we stumbled on and just had to show you. I think you will agree that the way these Ladies have used our products is stunning. Thankyou for letting us share your work.
Don't forget, we are always on the lookout for inspirational layouts using any of the products that we sell. Please see the post called "Submissions - Weekend Inspiration" for more information on submitting work for consideration.