The beauty of rub-ons is that they can be dressed up or down to enhance your layout. Here Steph has used the Hambly Frame Rub Ons and placed a Heidi Swapp Crown Bling inside to signify that Emma is a princess. She has mixed and matched various rub ons, and although completely different in colour and theme, she has tied them all together with the accompanying paint placed underneath the photograph. Even her title is a beautiful Carolee's Creations rubon, giving this stunnig page of hers focus and meaning.
One of Carole's favourite scrapping products are wonderful rub-ons, and as you can see with this layout, she has lots of things happening. Carole has used acetate (transparency) as a main feature for using the rub-ons. By rubbing straight onto the acetate she then cut around the acetate and used foam dots to 3D, the effect looks amazing.
Carole has also used the rub-ons straight onto the background cardstock, and also on chipboard which became her title. The products Carole used are the We R Memory Keepers White Out Nonsense Colour Rub-ons, patterned papers and Hoopla Layered Chipboard.
For this challenge Mel decided to select Scenic Route Travel Mini Words rubons and apply some of the words above and below the main focal point of the photo. They help draw the eye directly to the photograph and the splash of colour in some of the words add interest and fun to the page. A scattering of Basic Grey buttons and large title help to finish off the page. Mel created the title (ride) by spraying some Scenic Route plain berkely alphas with Glimmer Mist (Pink Bubblegum) and adding a glossy finish with a coat of dimensional magic.
For something different use an entire sheet of rubons as they are on the manufacturers sheet as an alternative to patterned paper! Jaimie used a sheet of rubons over SEI Chalk paper as a montage of words that describe her sons. By doing this she has created a colourful addition to her page.
If you look back at Nic's layouts through the years you will see that the BasicGrey Rub-ons have been a favourite for a long time. Nic loves the way a rub-on can add elegance and flow yet because of their see-through properties, they do so without covering up important parts of the layout. In this layout you will see that Nic has used black urban border rub-ons over the top of patterned paper embellishments and her photo.
She has then used one of the circular rub-ons from the BasicGrey Ambrosia set and added it to white cardstock, making a fabulous centrepiece for her embellishment cluster. All papers used in this layout are also BasicGrey, with a dash of Scenic Route and Heidi Swapp for the title!
Using one of the customisable snowglobes from Harvey Norman, Nicole transformed it into this gorgeous keepsake using papers and chipboard embellishments from Cosmo Cricket and then finished off by using the Cosmo Cricket metallic rub-ons, both inside the snowglobe on the paper and then around the outside. The result is lovely and layered.
Nic also couldn't resist the customisable baubles from the Harvey Norman photo counter. She started with a Hambly transparency background, attached a small photo and finished by adding Cosmo Cricket silver rub-ons and a Heidi Swapp ghost snowflake. The result is this delightful transparent tree ornament!
Finally, Suz shares a fast and cost-effective antedote to buying special Christmas themed glassware that ends up irrelevant for eleven months of the year and just needs to be stored somewhere. It's all about using what you have and customising it.
Suz's daughter Phoebe has decreed that this Christmas have a simple gold and silver theme (rather understated for her), and so Suz has started work on this by using Hambly Gold Stars and Jenni Bowlin Gold Border rubons to add Christmas oomph to a plain glass jug and martini glasses that she uses every year for her christmas eggnog. (Recipe to follow in Wednesday's post!)