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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16 comments:

  1. Gosh, these are GORGEOUS- I love the layering, especially. So inspiring!

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  2. You are rocking these challenges! Love your triangle work especially!

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  3. Such great layouts, Patricia!! And so fun that you and Emma were able to play together :)

    And huge Congrats on the Carta Bella team! Fabulous news :)

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  4. Love your layouts, Patricia! So many wonderful details to look at!

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  5. These are all FANTASTIC. Love all the details in your creations!

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  6. Oops forgot to mention! Congrats on making the Carta Bella team!

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  7. Wow awesome lo's Patricia. Love how your style shines through. I cannot believe how productive you are,too!
    I seriously don't get how you manage...
    -And then yet another awesome DT position,wow,...congratulations :-)
    To me you are the modern Wonderwoman LOL!

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  8. Great pages! So much fun!

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  9. Wow, you've worked hard!! Love your projects!! The beach babe is my fav! so many details and colors!
    And congrats on your new DT! They are so lucky to have you :)

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  10. Waooooouuuhhh !!! I really love the Hey Day collection and you sublime it. Fantastic works on each laoyout ! Great job Patricia!

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  11. great layouts, love them tons!!! :)

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  12. Oh Patricia, each piece is more inspiring than the last! I adore your ombre card and the layout with Emma on the swing seat is precious.

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  13. So many great projects!!! I really like seeing tha told kit used. The second page is a true stunner. How fun that you got to paint together!!! I have that same set from Target, but I got a little protective of it b/c my son is more interested in turning every color into muddy brown. Sigh, I finally got him his own (smaller) set at least :)

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  14. My goodness!!!! These trends look good on you!!!

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  15. Your pages and cards are so beautiful and very creative, Patricia! I love them!!!! Thanks for sharing. And have fun meeting Linda!!!! Send me some home -cooked goodies via e-mail, ok!? And take lots of pictures!!!!!

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  16. love your LOs, there are so many details to look at...and the cards are really lovely

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