Monday, August 20, 2012

Trendspotting Layouts and Cards

I've been taking the Studio Calico Trendspotting class.  I have really enjoyed seeing what everyone makes and how the class makes you try something new or incorporate a trend into your style.

This was my first layout and cards I did using the triangle trend.  I've used triangles before, so I decided to pull out some of my unused Studio Calico kits, make squares out of the pattern paper, then cut them in half and piece back together to form a pattern.  I had these photos printed for awhile, and now they are finally scrapped...
The colors of the paper are not really girly...kind of woodsy looking, so I thought it would make for great masculine cards...
The class gave me the chance to just play and enjoy creating...I wanted to step out of my comfort zone a little more.  For this layout, I did the ombre effect, but with pattern paper.  All the paper is from Studio Calico's Hey Day.  The leaves and the flowers have that ombre look to them.  Ombre is the graduated color from dark to light.  It's subtle, but I liked how this came out.  Also cut the paper into the borders and clustered by the photos.


For this next layout, I used one of the cutting files they offered to cut on your die cutting machine.  I used the Cameo to cut the circular triangles...but made the design a little smaller before cutting.  After I cut it out...I cut it in three pieces putting some of the pieces on pop dots.  I wanted to create something "different" just having fun, and I did...it was good creative therapy ;)
I pulled out the watercolors to do more ombre effects...and Emma had a blast...
Good thing we don't have carpet anymore ;)
I painted on some watercolor paper, then did some stamping and cutting out.  For the tag on this card, I traced another tag onto the watercolor paper, then cut out...
Emma and I had a lot of fun playing, and I am now a fan of the ombre trend.  I think this is one of my favorites.
Hope everyone has a good Monday!

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