Thursday, December 20, 2012
Latest and Greatest Class - Embellish It! - CKC Lancaster 2012
If you ever go to a convention where Embellish It! is teaching, please take the class. I love, love, love the way Shelby teaches and the techniques and tips are priceless. It's a fast moving class without being overwhelming and you always get at least 4 scrapbook pages done (I always buy the companion pages at the booth on the selling floor to complete at home). Check out the website for the new kit of the month club where you can get kits like this one. The membership has different levels so you don't have to buy every single month.
This halloween layout started with Graphic 45 Curiosity Shoppe Papers. They are so detailed you really don't need much else. This is the page that was available at the booth. The only addition was the brown flower near the wind up lady. I added my own flair by adding the large black flower with a 1" circle punched from the same cardstock.
This is the page we did in class. It is exactly the same as the page above. But we used another sheet in the collection that had square and rectangle elements to improve the design. We layered over everything except the bottom right hand corner. Take a look at both pictures to discover what we covered up and how.
I learned how to layer on a busy background. My style of scrapbooking wouldn't know what to do with Graphic 45. It's too busy for me. However, I love how this came out and now know how to handle it. Here's what we did. The black butterfly paper is two short pieces we placed at bottom and top. The beige with the ladies goes almost all the way down the page and the bottles are a small rectangle with a butterfly popped up on top with a scrap of ribbon. Usually I wouldn't use such a small scrap of ribbon. Now I don't throw those out anymore. I love being reminded why this art is called scrapbooking!
We also added the post card element at the top right with a flower and 2 other square and rectangle elements. I don't usually use kits or collections to scrapbook because I find joy in pulling everything together myself, but using collections sure does make it easier and faster. Something to consider.
I will use this layout for my Halloween pictures. My husband and I go to a neighbor's house for an adult costume party every year. Once I get that together I'll post it.
Tune in for the next few posts where I will showcase more Embellish It! layouts from the latest and greatest class at CKC Lancaster 2012.