Saturday, August 25, 2012

End of Summer, day three: Elle's Studio and Pink Paislee pages

This summer I was blessed to be chosen for the Elle's Studio design team. If you know my style, you know I like to layer embellishments. The tags have been a perfect addition to my pages this summer.

Here's a page I did using an Elle's Studio Thursday sketch this month:


(My son will someday kill me for recording and publishing this story. Maybe not; I didn't use any names!)

This page made use of a photo taken by my friend Jennifer from Junglefish Photography. We went to St. Anthony Main for the photos and ran into LOTS of photo shoots that day.

This might have been the first page (second?) from the June Studio Calico kit So Cal. I love the orange and aqua combo. Who knew it would be so cute?

Misting tip: spray close and ugly, then cover the ugly with photo and paper, leaving just a light mist showing. Makes it look all purposeful and delicately done. :-)

I also was blessed enough to be able to use Pink Paislee's latest Portfolio and Artisan collections as a Guest Artist! You can see my full pages, projects, and cards, as well as the product and technique details, here. These were the two pages I made:

(I got that "Five Guys" envelope at a Five Guys burger joint when I went there at a crop with some friends.I knew I'd make a page called Larson Family Men and use it on that page!)

I mixed some old and new products here, dipping into Pink Paislee wood veneer in particular for titles.

Here's a funny thing: I made the two-pager at a crop with friends. The part they were most impressed with? The yellow polka dot paper I lay across the bottom. Of course, that's part of the paper design. Heh. I added the cross stitches to make it look like I did it myself. :-)

So these are obviously two of my favorite companies right now that have so generously shared their products with me so that I could create with them. What are some of your favorite scrapbooking companies? What do you love putting on your pages?


Diana Waite said...

BEAUTIFUL creations!

Caroline Hackney said...

What wise advice from you husband to Rowan about the girl! ;) Love your work as it inspires me to try things I don't find come naturally, like layering. I'm still experimenting with my style, but I like a clean graphic look with accents of colours and patterns - nothing too overwhelming.

Michelle said...

These are great pages!! I too love the aqua and orange combo. I love all of your little bits that you layer. I just went to 5 Guys (Woodbury/Oakdale) for the first last Sunday! Good burgers and fries! :)

curlyqmosaics said...

Oh my goodness, I absolutely adore these layouts! Such fun, soft colors and I love that you decided to hang onto that five guys envelope to incorporate into your layout. The perfect added touch!