Scrapbook Focus for the April 2013 Creative Crew Challenge is to Punch it out - make punches the focus of your scrapbook page by using a punch in a new way or using MDS if you haven't before. I cheated a little - I used MDS, even though I have before ;) But I did challenge myself to use punches in my creating. I actually often forget about them as there are so many great tools and embellishments in MDS!
I used FOUR punches on this layout - tall heart, Labels & Tags/Get It Done punch 1, Jewelry Tag, and Pinking Hearts Border punch. I was going to use the alphabet punches to do my title, using the same technique I used with the Spring Fever stamp - tone on tone title. I love the look, and I saw it somewhere recently and tucked it in my memory to use soon on a page.
The other really fun technique I used was to make my background plain whisper white. Then I added the wood grain overlay from Natural Compositions Overlays, and then a 12x12 photo box filled with DSP, and lightened the opacity until the wood grain showed through. FUN technique!
I used the April Showers Download kit from 3/26/2013. LOVE it! So sweet, and great colors!
Finally, my sketch came from Dec 2011 Scrapbooks, Etc p.24
Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013 GMT Views: 871