Monday, June 29, 2015

Back to Basics

Well, I am late posting again...seems to be a habit of mine.  I travel a lot, and then when I am not traveling or watching my grandkids, I am designing...and sneaking in a little gardening when possible. I have a list of things I want to do, but they seem to fall by the wayside, LOL. I have purchased three classes I have yet to take!  But I have to say I love keeping busy, so my lifestyle suits me!  Anyway, I have a new kit out called Back to Basics. The base of this kit is from one of my old Aria kits, and then I kept adding to it to create a semi new kit!   I am already seeing some fabulous pages by both my CTs and customers, so I am thrilled with the result!  Here is the kit and a few pages for inspiration!

Created by Judy, I love how she layered this page. The artwork she used was fabulous, something I have been playing with lately and hope to create as well as this one.  I love the story it tells.

Hayley designed this page using my favorite dandelions.  The elements went perfectly with her photo, and the colors are simply divine!  

 Cheryl did a page of her granddaughter in the garden. I love how she used the mask to blend in the photo, and how it fits perfectly with the kit....and the wordart added that final touch!  A fabulous page that makes me want to go out and play in my own garden!

Gina used the only white paper in the kit to create something entirely different. This elegant page uses only a couple of elements, but has high impact.  The contrast is fabulous!

I love this page Ona created combining a few different kits.  I love the fact that my kits are easy to blend with others to create the art YOU want to create. It shows you are not forced to use just one kit...but to explore all avenues of your creativity, using whatever art pieces fit into your scheme. I love this page!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Scrapbooking with Word Art

Hello! I know it's been a while since I last posted but I've been keeping up to date with your layouts in the gallery and I'm totally inspired them. They just make me say WOW! Amazing crafting with Lynne's kits and many other wonderful designers too :)

Today, I am taking a look at Word Art. Lynne creates such beautiful Word Art kits and in this layout I'm using A Scrap of Yellow WordArt. I'm also using her wonderful kit A Scrap of Yellow.

Instead of starting out with a photo, journaling or even an idea I decided to start this project by selecting one of the word arts. Next I added a background paper, some overlays and a few elements to make the basis of my page. 

Now I focused on the word art that I had chosen. I thought about what it brought to mind. And this was a number of photography projects I'd completed for an A level in photography I took part time a few years ago. I journaled how I thought about one of the projects. How I got over the difficulties by imagining the end product and not initially how I would get there in real terms. My journaling fitted perfectly with another word art, which was great for ending this section with.

To finish off the page I added two of the photographs that I'd taken for the project. These photographs were a little too colourful and the wrong colours for the page. So I turned them black and white, which I think has worked perfectly. Finally I added frames to them and my layout was complete.

I loved this way of putting my page together by starting with the word art. It was a great way to think about what those words were saying to me and then visualising them on paper, in words and pictures.

I created my layout with the following wonderful kits by Lynne Anzelc Designs:

Now the next part is over to you! We'd love you to take a piece of word art that inspires you and create a layout that is based on what inspires you from the words. Then we'd like you to share the layout you've created by adding a comment and link into comments below. We hope you are inspired to have a go :) I'll be back soon with some more creative ideas and to catch up with your word art pages, until then keep creative, Natasha :)