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Friday, February 7, 2020

..:: right now this girl ::..

HI Friends! I am up on the Paper Issues blog today layout and process video for the February Sketch Challenge! Here is a look at my layout :


Here is the sketch : 


I followed the main idea of the sketch -- a wreath design with two overlapping photos and some embellishments in two clusters. I didn't follow it exactly, but I think you can tell I used this sketch as inspiration for sure. I also used my Silhouette Cameo software and a sketch pen to journal around the circle!


I cut the Heart Wreath free cut file out of white card stock, then I backed some of the hearts with papers from the 6x6 Doodlebug Love Notes paper pack.  Before putting it down on the page, I added some pink and read Vicki Boutin paint behind the cut file. 


I stitched some of the hearts using some yellow embroidery floss. I also added some to my photo, because the sketch indicates some embellishment on the photo. 


I used a couple of banners and speech bubbles from the Chit Chat Ephemera pack as embellishment along the wreath and also in the top left and bottom right of the page. 



For my title I cut "This Girl" free hand out of the same 6x6 papers I used to back the cut file. Each sentence in my journaling starts with the words, "Right now this girl", so that's what I used as my title.

I did make a video of my process if that's something that suits your fancy!



You can find this and all of our current challenges in the February Challenges album in our Facebook Group. You have plenty of time to participate. Play along until March 1, for a chance to win a gift card to the Paper Issues Store. Shop the store using the code OrangeGearle for 20% off your purchase. Thank you for stopping by!  See you again soon! XO o.g.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

2020 blues

Hi Friends! I am up on the Papers Issues blog today with a layout I created for the February Name Game challenge in the Paper Issues {Friends and Fans} Facebook group!  Here's a look at my project:


Here is the idea of the challenge :  using the letters in your name, choose scrapbook elements that begin with each letter.   So I chose to use my social media name "Orange" Gearle. I used : Orange, Ripped paper, Arrow, Numbers, Grid design (and green and grey), and Ephemera. Here are a few close up images:




I added some mixed media to the background and then some fun layers and tangled thread for added pops of color and texture.


I told the story with a few strips of journaling. I also added a card behind the journaling that contained the lyrics to the song that she wrote, called 2020 Blues




I chose items mostly from the Unforgettable collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studios. This challenge was super fun! I enjoyed brain storming a list of ideas for each letter. I made a video of my process if that's something that suits your fancy!



Thank you for stopping by!  See you again soon! XO o.g.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

..:: world kindness day ::..

Hello Friends!  I am up on the Paper Issues Blog today with a layout for the Take 5 Challenge going on over in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group.  For this challenge I used 2 photos, silver, sequins, black, and enamel dots.  Here is a look at my layout:


Here is the challenge:


I started with the Heart Multiplied free cut file from Paper Issues. I used white card stock to cut it out, with the idea that I would back it with pretty papers!  There are hearts included in the cut file that you can cut to back the file -- it works perfectly. I used papers from the 6x8 pad in the Unforgettable collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio to cut out hearts to back my file, and a few extras to layer. Here are a couple close ups:




Once I had the file backed, I sewed down the of the filled hearts using my sewing machine.  I also layered some extra hearts, sewing them down the middle, to use as embellishment across my page. I grabbed some flowers and leaves from the embellishment package and clustered those around the page as well.



I made a video of my process, if that's something that suits your fancy!



You can find this and all of our current challenges in the January Challenges album in our Facebook Group. You have plenty of time to participate. Play along until February 2, for a chance to win a gift card to the Paper Issues Store. Shop the store using the code OrangeGearle for 20% off your purchase.

Thanks for stopping by today, and I will see you again soon! XO o.g.