Persimmon | Kelly Goree

BasicGrey Persimmon

 

Kelly Goree never fails to blow us away with her talent and these three Persimmon layouts are a perfect example of just that!

 

BasicGrey | Persimmon | Kelly Goree

 

Kelly: I adore how this line is so incredibly versatile – it’s perfect for scrapping anything from your favorite fall traditions to Halloween and then some. The colors are so rich and vibrant and the palette is really varied so that you could scrap many projects with this line and they all look completely different.

 

BasicGrey | Persimmon | Kelly Goree

 

I especially loved the added touches of gold throughout the line and embellishments. It enhanced the richness of the collection and allowed for extra fun touches of things like glitter glue to make things shimmer and sparkle.

 

BasicGrey | Persimmon | Kelly Goree

 

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Think Technique : Sunbursts

BasicGrey | Think Technique

It’s almost spring, and sunbursts are popping up everywhere – even on scrapbook pages! It’s a paper cutting technique I love, and the Knee Highs & Bow Ties collection is the perfect color palette for trying out this dynamic design.

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On this layout about my daughter’s spring choir concert, I created a sunburst on the top half of the page with patterned paper. Using the chipboard circle as my center point, I lightly sketched pencil lines along the papers to show me where to cut, making sure each “ray” connected at the center point.

blog1 Then I arranged the pieces I’d cut across my page to see how they would look: blog2 I ended up adding a small polka dot print paper behind my sunburst because I liked it better than the plain white cardstock. Then I added rows of machine stitching to each ray. blog3 Since I was only wanting to incorporate 5 patterns into my sunburst, my “rays” are quite wide. But you can make them narrower and include a whole rainbow of colors!

To connect all my rays and make them look like a sunburst, I used two circles from of the Designer Chipboard Stickers and adhered them to a circle of white cardstock. Inside the circle, I added several chipboard butterflies topped with mixed brads, all from the Knee Highs & Bowties line. These perfectly coordinated embellishments area  great way to add dimension & sparkle to your page! SofSdetail1

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I hope I’ve inspired you to try the sunburst technique on a future layout – I’d love to see what you create!

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Supplies Used

Basic Scrapbook Sketch : 3.11.12

BasicGrey Sketches

BasicGrey Scrapbook Sketch | Susan Stringfellow

A fan of two page layouts?  Love to create one page layouts?  Don’t worry!  This week’s layout is a workhorse for everyone!

Monster Truck | Shannon Tidwell Monster Truck | Shannon Tidwell

BG scrapbook designer Shannon Tidwell used this week’s sketch and our new Knee High & Bow Ties collection to create this amazing layout. Shannon says, “This sketch fit my style perfectly, but of course I had to change it up just a little bit. I decided to just use one side of the sketch since I like to do one pagers. Then I gave it a little spin, literally. I put my pictures on the bottom half and put the flags above them. My flags are mostly scraps I trimmed a bit and added some machine stitching so they’d have a little more texture. I layered in a die cut for and chipboard element for my title. You’ll also see a couple Wooden Tags mixed in. This was a really fun and doable sketch!  Knee Highs and Bow Ties are such fun collections to use. I love that they can be used separately or easily mixed.”

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see what you create from this week’s sketch. Leave a comment below with a link to your project and we’ll select one comment at random to receive a $10 credit to shop at basicgrey.com. Comment must be posted by March 17, 2013 at 11:59p MST.

If you upload your layout to your blog or online gallery, we hope you’ll also upload it to our BasicGrey flickr pool and note what products you’ve used so that other BG fans can find inspiration from your work easily.

 

Supplies Used

Basic Scrapbook Sketch : 2.25.13

This week’s sketch from BG sketch artist Susan Stringfellow can be used for more than creating a two page layout.  Break the sketch apart and use half of it to create a single page layout.  Use the border element as inspiration for your next card.  The choice is yours!

Family | Joscie Cutchens

Family | Joscie Cutchens Family | Joscie Cutchens

BG digital designer Joscie Cutchens used this week’s layout to document her family getting photos taken.  Joscie notes, “I used these gorgeous papers from the Hello Luscious Kit because I loved how the orange, green and aqua went with my pictures. I substituted one large portrait photo instead of stacking two landscape photos in the left panel because it worked better with the photos I had to choose from.  I used the orange banner element, the orange scallops and the orange flower to create a visual triangle around the page. I also used a lot of patterned papers on the rows of hearts. I love the stitching over the rows of hearts, it’s a favorite technique I use in my paper scrapbooking and card making too.”

Home | Mary Rogers

Digital designer Mary Rogers also used this week’s sketch as an inspiration for this layout.  Mary says, ”As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to take photos and do a layout based on some redecorating we started in our house.  It is our goal to simplify things and get rid of the clutter!  I wanted the focus to be on the loft view so instead of two 4×6 photos I added a single 8×6.  I was able to create the scallop mask using my circle eraser and duplicated it on both sides of the sketch.  The tiny brush heart was used to balance out the pages.  I added the glazed beads and other elements for a fun personal touch.  Some of the colors were adjusted just a bit to work better with my photos.  Two page sketches really push me to work outside my comfort zone but I am happy with how it turned out”

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see what you create from this week’s sketch. Leave a comment below with a link to your project and we’ll select one comment at random to receive a $10 credit to shop at basicgrey.com. Comment must be posted by March 3, 2013 at 11:59p MST.

If you upload your layout to your blog or online gallery, we hope you’ll also upload it to our BasicGrey flickr pool and note what products you’ve used so that other BG fans can find inspiration from your work easily.

 

 

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Melanie Harris

Submitted on 2013/03/03 at 6:22 pm

Here is my take on the sketch:

http://throughoureyes1.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/stormont-estate-belfast/