May 27, 2015

Club Scrap Blog Hop - The Blues

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Hello there again!  Thanks for stopping by for this month's blog hop.  In May we were lucky enough to work with The Blues collection from Club Scrap, and I'm here to show you how I reworked a layout I did earlier this month with this kit and a little pop of color.

If you traveled here from Tiare's blog, then you are following the hop!  If you've lost your way or just want to see all the links in one place, head over to the Club Scrap blog to see a list of all the talented bloggers participating today.

Last week the fellow Artist Team members and I worked with one of the newest cards from the Assembly Line Idea Deck.  I loved working with The Blues kit and the monochromatic color palette, but I wanted to try something different and add a little color to this kit.

I used the exact same instructions as my previous layout and all papers, minus the orange from Henna, are from The Blues collection.  I love how the orange pop brings out the colors in the photos!

The wonderful thing about these Idea Decks is that the layouts are perfect as they are - or you can change them around to suit your needs!  I ended up rotating the left side layout 90 degrees counterclockwise to showcase this colorful portrait oriented picture.

Like my previous layout, I had a lot of landscape oriented pictures, so I rotated the right side layout 90 degrees counterclockwise as well to accommodate more of those photos.  Photos mattes that don't have a picture to go along with them are the perfect space for journaling.

My favorite parts on both layouts is the paperweaving - this really helps to highlight one focal picture that brings both sides of the layouts together!

Thank you so much for stopping by this month!  Head on over to Tricia's blog to see what amazing project she has up her sleeve.  Stop back in next month when we're going on an adventure with National Parks!

May 21, 2015

Club Scrap Assembly Line Scrapbooking Challenge

Hello again and happy third Thursday of May!  The Club Scrap Artist team is back again this month and we are working with one of my favorite Club Scrap tools - the newest Assembly Line Idea Deck!  We had the option of the 9 of Clubs scrapbooking formula or the Jack of Hearts cardmaking formula.  Since I'm still woefully behind in scrapbooking my New Zealand pictures, I jumped on the fabulous formula for a two-page layout.

I loved this sketch because there are so many places to put photos - and I have a lot of them from this trip!  I especially liked the unique paperweaving embellishment on the left side of the layout.  I followed the instructions on the card and used strips of paper, but this would be a great place to use ribbon or washi tape as well.

I used this month's The Blues collection for my pages, and even though it's a monochromatic kit with a music theme, it really went well with these outdoor pictures.  It helped to bring out the blues in the water and the shadows in the mountains, but made the other colors pop in the pictures.  Just goes to show you the theme of the kit doesn't have to dictate the subject of the pages!

I kept the embellishments very simple on these pages - a few acrylic letters here, a stamped image from the Borders and Backgrounds stamp set there, and a journaling card for a space to write down all of our adventures for the day.

I love this sketch and will definitely be using this again in the future - so many possibilities and variations!  Hurry and stop by at the Club Scrap store and grab both the idea deck and this kit - you don't want to miss out on either!
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