Welcome to the first ever Crop Circles Blog Hop!
Crop Circles is an inspiring, amazing, talented group of scrappers, card makers, mixed media artists and paper crafters on Facebook. Most of us are either Newfoundlanders or have a link to the island. The styles, tastes and product choices always vary but the layouts are amazing. I have scrapped more since being added to this group than I ever did on my own. The challenges, ideas and games are always going. This time, we’re using a sketch from Sketchbook365.
I’m first up, so make sure you check the list at the bottom of this post to see where you’re headed next. You have until end of day March 3rd to complete this hop! For every comment you leave along the way your name will be entered to win a Stampin’ Up! bundle valued at $50. You’ll also have chances to win some blog candy along the way from individual bloggers. (Like maybe some Mister Huey from me, hint, hint.)
Now, on to the layout!
This sketch is just asking for lots of patterns and colours. I kept some scraps from patterns I used for a layout last week just for this sketch. They are bright, fun and maybe a little crazy all together! Each pattern has a white base, so I thought a white background would ground them.
After I played with the layers a little more, I wanted to add a black tag. I needed a way to introduce black, because I planned to use it for my title.
Unfortunately, that addition made me unhappy with the original white card stock background, a textured leaf paper from Creative Memories. I decided to cut around the entire page, leaving only a white border. That got rid of the leaves and allowed me to mat everything onto black card stock (a little askew, of course). I added some Heidi Swapp arrows that I coloured with Doodlebug ink and lots of brads from My Mind’s Eye to finish it off.
Supplies: Stampin’ Up! paper, Amy Tangerine envelope and tags, Heidi Swapp chipboard, Doodlebug ink, My Mind’s Eye brads, Recollections mini file folders, Ranger tag, Making Memories letter stickers
Now, go see what everyone else has been up to!
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