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Friday, July 22, 2011

Apron Strings Days 14 - 16

No 5 on Friday today I'm afraid. I've been too busy getting this weeks Apron Strings Out With the Old, In With the New Challenges completed. Without further ado ...

Day 14: use an older kit that contains paper with polka dots. Combine that older kit with your newest rub-ons or stickers.

I used the sketch above (that Lori provided for us) as inspiration for this. 
Old papers are some Basic Grey that I've been hording and the new stickers are ones from Sassafras as well as the picture frame from Studio Calico.

Here's the left hand page. 

And the right hand page. 

Close up of the title and journalling work. (That little heart is one of the new stickers!) 

Another close up of the embellishments. 

Products used: Cardstock - Bazzill; Patterned paper - Basic Grey, Olivia and Basics; Alphas - AC Thickers Sprinkles in white; Punches - EK Success Large Edger Circles, Marvy medium scalloped heart, MS Punch all over the page Butterfly, Marvy 1" circle; Tag - Bazzill Chips Chipboard tags; Journalling tags - LYB Boardwalk Journal Tablet, Jillibean Soup Circle Sprouts in white; Frame - Studio Calico Wood Veneer Frame misted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Brick and Tsukineko Walnut Ink Antiquing Solution; Stickers - AC Remarks from Surprised, Sassafras Cardstock stickers from Sweet Treats; other - Paper Whimsies in Retro and Head Count from Sassafras.


Day 15: take out your oldest kit that fits the newest style challenge. FREESTYLE. Freestyle is freedom. There are no rules, you just play: doodle, sketch, outline photos with pens instead of matting them, the look (or if you're brave your own hand) of hand-drawn titles and shapes, free-form designs. Playful.

As you can see, I had a lot of fun with this layout. And I really like it so I guess the moral of the story is to have fun while you're creating!!



I drew around some chipboard alphas to get the title and then coloured in the #3.

Playful to me means lots of cute embellishments and stickers!!

Products used: Patterned paper - Imaginesce Twitterpated line, Mushroom Fancy, Hey Foxy, Colorful and Flower Trails; Punches - EK Success Open Scallop, corner rounder, Marvy medium scalloped heart and 1" circle; Alphas - Crate Paper Crateboard Alphas from Wildflower; Stickers - Bella Blvd from Sunny Happy Skies, Flirty and Plastino; ribbon - from stash; white cardstock - from stash; tag cut out on my Cricut using George Basics.

Day 16: Use your oldest Apron Strings kit (no kit? Then your oldest papers and embellies) with big bold strips. Be sure to incorporate the color red, something round and rings.

Stripes? Check. Circles? Check. Colour red? Check and check.


Products used: Cardstock - Michaels; Patterned paper - AC Tea Party; Ribbon - Offray Red Grosgrain ribbon; Doilies - MS Die Cut Lace Tags; Alphas - Recollections Alpha Adhesive Stacks; Buttons - Daisyd's Tiny Treasures Assorted Buttons; Brads - BG.

That's it. Thanks for checking them out!

2 comments:

  1. What an adorable baby, loooove the hair!!! I really like the mix of colours in the first LO, and how you did the lettering in the 2nd - very cool! But I think the third is my fave, I just love the doilies!!!

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  2. You did a great job with all the challenges - even though I apprently can't number to save my life!!

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