Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Croptober #7

The Ralston Valley girls scored a win last night - way to go girls! 

My productivity level stayed fairly high yesterday. . .today, eh, not so much.  But that's no excuse to let yours slide.

Today we're going to play with flat elements.  Today go dig out an Apron Strings kit with some flat elements like ribbon, or a journaling card, maybe some tickets or diecuts, even paper flowers or leaves.  (No kit?  Snap up elements from your stash.)  Layering and grouping flat elements will help anchor them to the page (instead of floating around, getting lost, in the background) and the layering will give the illusion of height.  Running a length of ribbon through the grouping will give some added texture; weave the ribbon through, instead of just over your grouping.  Remember, odd-numbered items are aesthetically pleasing to the eye.  Your challenge here, layer, overlap and group at least three flat elements - no pop dots allowed.  BONUS:  Calling never posters - post with this challenge today and earn an extra entry.

The October Smaller kit has some good flat embellishments - the star diecut, the sticker words, the journaling cards.  See how Sous Chef Kristin Perez created a nice grouping of them, using the Doodlebug kit, and in the end created a super cute layout.  Did you also note, this Doodlebug kit is more Halloween-y, yet she created an adorable Birthday layout with it!  See more of Kristin's great work on her blog HERE.

Happy Tuesday,

1 comment:

Deanna said...

This was difficult for me not getting to use my popdots and other lumpy accents, but I did it! LOL

Added my link, "It's My Party!"