Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Punky Sprouts and Paper Trunk

What do you get when you cross two talented, Pacific Northwest creative geniuses? A gorgeous product swap, of course!

I was so excited to find out that the Punky girls were going to get to use Carrie's beautiful Paper Trunk creations! Besides the fact that Carrie is an UBER-talented designer, she is one of the funniest and sweetest people I've ever met!

We were sent a few lines to play with, but I decided to use the Rockabilly line. Since my style tends to be pretty clean-lined, I wanted the challenge of using some bold prints and colors for this.

Materials: Paper Trunk- Rockabilly paper, flair, and chipboard, and Carson alphas; Punky Sprouts- Punky Playground (stars), Lil' Stems, and Lil' Blooms; Maya Road- wood bingo motif; other- button
I love to give my pages loads of dimension, and that was so easy and fun to do with the Paper Trunk and Punky Sprouts combination! Once I had decided where my pieces would be placed, I began tacking everything down. I avoided using adhesive down the center of the strips on the right so I could easily stitch the gathered Punky Stem down. I used burgundy thread on this to give it just a bit more pop in color too. After I used 3-D adhesive to give some dimension to other elements, I added some Glossy Accents to both my Carson alphas and the chipboard guitar (covered in more Rockabilly paper). This also gave the layout a fun mix of textures with the canvas, flair, and Punky Playground stars (simply punched from a sheet of Playground).

This layout was also from a sketch for Sketchy Thursdays. I love their sketches!

If you didn't come here by way of the Paper Trunk or Punky Sprouts blogs, be sure to get over there and collect your words from the last few days! There's a give-away :D  Also, since I want to spread the Paper Trunk love, I have a few Rockabilly goodies to give away here! Just make sure you are a follower of my blog and leave me a comment! I'll pick a winner next weekend!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bella Blvd. Fun

Well, no official love for me from Bella Blvd. No worries though. I loved all the creations I made for them and will plan to give it a go next time. It's been crazy busy with school and whatnot, so I'll just share my layouts I created for the call :)

Like I said, next time, right?! Just gives me more opportunity to use gorgeous product I guess :)

Be sure to stop by later this week...

Way exciting stuff and goodies to be won!

Til next time,
~ C <3