Happy Layout!

My Great Dane, Lucy, laying in the pond after an afternoon walk.

Over at scrapbook.com I host a monthly challenge, “The Ugly Games.” Each month “tributes” are given someone to send two papers and (at least one) embellishment to. The receiver is then challenged with creating a layout using all or part of the papers, as long as they are recognizable, well the embellishment(s) are optional and count towards two extra votes! This isn’t to say the papers are ugly, but the combination is meant to be U-G-L-Y, or at least something that wouldn’t normally be used together! It really teaches one to think about papers differently and how to combine different colors and patterns!

For the May 2018 Challenge I was sent the following papers and set of stickers:

The layout they became is at the top of this post and here:

The cut file used here is “Piece of the Pie,” from The Cut Shoppe (Etsy). I cut the outer edge of the shape in the yellow paper, then the “outline” in the red & white paper! With the stickers I coated them in clear gesso so I could apply watercolors to them, then used the hearts and flowers on the layout!

Product List: 

  • Hip Kit Club Exclusive Die Cuts 
  • Pentel Water Brush 
  • Clear gesso 
  • American Crafts – Lovely Day Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Up
  • American Crafts – Little By Little Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Li’l Bit
  • American Crafts – Little By Little Collection – Thickers – Hello Joy
  • Echo Park – Summer Dreams Collection – Enamel Dots
  • Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun – Pink
  • Sharpie – Fine Point – Writing Pens – Black – 2 Pack
  • Silhouette America – Cameo Version 3 – Electronic Cutting System
  • Silhouette America – Cameo Version 3 – Autoblade
  • Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors – 7 Inches
  • Prima – Watercolor Confections – Tropicals
  • Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Mini-Snips – 5 Inches
  • Crate Paper – Chasing Dreams Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Moment
  • American Crafts – Little By Little Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Cultivate Joy

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