Sunday, June 3, 2012

Get out those fussy cutting scissors and join us...

THERE IS STILL TIME FOR MY STUDIO CALICO AND MY MINDS EYE GIVEAWAY.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone has had a great weekend so far.....

Today, I'd like to share the first June challenge, over on the MME blog...

Get out your scissors and show us your finest fussy cutting!  I must admit, I am getting slightly obsessed with fussy cutting.  I know the technique has been around for awhile, but I really love the look and it is so much fun.

Here is the layout I created for the challenge...



My Mind's Eye has great paper that is perfect for fussy cutting. The heavier weight of the paper, combined with the awesome designs in the Indie Chic collections, makes it a perfect combination for intricate hand-cutting.

For my layout, I used an entire 6x6 sheet of the 'History' Blooms paper with the intricate spiral design of a flower burst. I fussy cut each one out of the sheet and placed them on the edge of my layout so they framed the photos. I also fussy cut several zigzags from the 'Hanging Out' Rainbow paper and stitched them in place.
 

I wanted to reflect alot of movement and play on the Zigzag theme, so besides the fussy cutting, I also used several of the Zigzag chipboard embellishments from the Nutmeg collection, the Zigzag decorative tape, and the Zigzag of the 'Memories' Tapestry paper. I wanted to create movement both up and down, and sideways, so I used this paper both horizontally and vertically.

Fussy cutting is a great way to use bits and pieces of your favorite paper in a new and different way. It adds dimension and visual interest, and you can create a background completely unique to you.

And some more close-ups...


Supplies: Indie Chic-Nutmeg:Tapestry patterned paper,Rainbow patterned paper, Laurel patterned paper,Blooms patterned paper,layered chipboard stickers,label stickers,decorative stickers,decorative tape;misc-Jenni Bowlin alphabet,American Crafts cardstock,sewing machine and thread,adhesive,pen
Wanna play along?  Here are the details...


Now for the challenge rules:
1. You can submit a layout,card,album,altered item,etc.
2. The project must consist of mainly MME. It must "look" like a MME layout. :)
3. The project must be created new for this challenge.
4.Upload the layout to the comments (on the MME blog) by the end of the day on June 15. I have enabled InLinkz on this challenge so you can see all the entries.
5. A random winner will be chosen and announced with the second June challenge on June 15. The prize is any MME collection- the choice is yours.

Stop by the MME blog and check out what Karen did with the challenge.  You're gonna love it!

To finish off this post, I would like to also share another MME layout that was shared on the MME blog on Thursday. 

If you have followed me for awhile, you know I love to scrapbook Vintage photos.  Indie Chic is a PERFECT collection for vintage and heritage photos.  I also love the amazing stamps in the Indie Chic collection.  They are great quality and wonderful designs.


For this layout, I wanted to reflect on the belief that no matter what influences you have in your life and what experiences you have, many of us grow up to be just like our parents and grandparents.
I remember my mom saying on many occasions that she wanted to react or do things different than her mother. I also remember thinking to myself the same thing, but as I get older, I am JUST LIKE GRANDMA! {and just like my Mom}.


I wanted to create my own, unique background by using MME stamps in a repetitive design. For this layout, I used the flower and border stamp from the Indie Chic Nutmeg collection.

I stamped the flower randomly across the center of the paper making sure that I stamped several times before reloading the ink. I use this technique to create a 3 dimensional look to the background.



Supplies: Indie Chic:Nutmeg-Checker patterned paper,Roses patterned paper,Rainbow patterned paper,Bloom patterned paper, decorative brads,layered stickers,chipboard stickers,border stickers,label stickers,twine,Family journaling card,stamps,decorative tape;Misc-American Crafts cardstock,distress ink,alphabet stickers, Studio Calico veneer,adhesives,journaling pen
I also used the border stamp in a coordinating color across the top and bottom of the page so that it 'peeked' out from behind the strips of patterned paper and decorative tape stitched to the bottom of the page.

Many heritage layouts can get rather fussy and cluttered, but I wanted to keep the layout simple, focusing on the picture of my grandmother. To add color and interest to the simple layout, I layered small scraps of patterned paper and decorative tape behind the photo.

I then added several layered chipboard stickers for added dimension. To finish the layout, I added more layered stickers to the bottom of the page and adhered my title by stitching it in place.

I hope you pull out those old photos (scan them) and create some NEW layouts with them.

That is all for today.  I will have more awesome news and projects to share next week, so I hope you stop by!

Thank you for taking time out of your busy lives!  :)  Hugs!
Photobucket

10 comments:

Laurel said...

Gorgeous layouts! I LOVE fussy cutting and it is something I used to say I would never do! I hope to play along!

Arnlaug said...

Fantastic layouts! I really love the colors!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

Beautiful layouts.. WOW! I love the first one for it's stunning colours. You've mixed and matched them perfectly. But the second one so inspired me with its stamped background and many pretty paper layers. I couldn't help but Pin it!!!

soapHOUSEmama said...

GORGEOUS!!! I do love me some fussy cut action :)

Diana Waite said...

wowzers--just GORGEOUS!!

Shannon91 said...

so beautiful !!! I love colors ...
Bizz

Ashley Horton said...

Those circle elements that you fussy cut, are awesome Tina!! Love the pretty color scheme from this line, too!! MME has some amazing colors and patterns!! Great job on both of these layouts!

sandi said...

Wow! Fabulous lo's! The first one is a work of art....love the zigzag...really just such an eye-catcher!

Helen Tilbury said...

Ooooh lovely layout! I have quite a bit of the new MME papers - just love them! I never seem to have much luck with random draws tho!! Your work is looking beautiful Tina :)

city said...

thanks for sharing..

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...