In this week’s scrapbooking video tutorial, I share the principles of design related to contrast and show how you can use contrast to help you choose, make, and cluster embellishments into groupings. There are times when you want high contrast, low contrast, or contrast plus repetition. This episodes gives examples of when you use each one when scrapbooking with embellishments.
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Below is the mini-book I featured in the tutorial . . .
All Hallow’s Eve 2009
You can watch me design this cover in Paperclipping 154 – Advanced Design with L-Frames.
I loved working with this minibook cover made by Teresa Collins! She created it for Thanksgiving but I wanted it for my Halloween book. The price for this is so low, you may want to consider the entire kit for Thanksgiving, plus a second cover for Halloween! I altered my cover by spraying it with Glimmer Mist in Tiger Lilly and Pumpkin Pie. Since Tiger Lilly isn’t available, you might try Jack O Lantern or Sugar Maple as a second mist color.
Some of the items on my cover: Prima Flowers, Venice * The Girl’s Paperie Toil & Trouble Charm.
I made the foundation of my title from an old piece of sheet music that had belonged to my husband’s mother decades ago. I distressed it with Tim Holtz’s Old Paper Distress Ink his Ink Blending Tool, some water spritzing, hand-wrinkling, and edge fraying.
Supplies available for purchase: Girl’s Paperie Skull Charm
Journaling reads: Aiden – You were so excited about 2 features of yoru costume this year.
1) You loved being able to peek through the eye-holes of the sheet and then throw the sheet back, popping your head out.
2) You loved the thumb holes of that skater shirt you were wearing underneath the sheet. Just like your head, you thought it was the coolest to be able to pop those through!
Watching your excitement and energy is one of the joys of my life. Love. <3
Tim Holtz Type Charms * Tim Holtz Hinge Clip
Journaling reads: Blake – This wasn’t the easiest Haloween for you. You love good costumes, or at least good masks or makeup. Always have. This year the only costumes you were interested in were masks for $50 – $100!
Fiinally, we decided to have Dad paint makeup on your face, which you liked last year. But the makeup we got ended up being difficult. It dried on your face and cracked. You didn’t like that and could barely move your face.
On top of that, you had stayed up all night at David’s slumber party the evening before. CRANKY is an accurate word for you this Halloween. The contrast between you and Aiden was . . . hilarious.
Love you, dude!
Prima Black Butterfly Swirls * Tim Holtz Type Charms * Tim Holtz Metal Numerals
Toil & Trouble paper
Teresa Collins Library Card and Pockets * Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners
Journaling reads: Trinity – You wanted to be a devil. I wanted to make sure your costume was little-girl friendly. I decided to play with contrast: make you the cutest, sweetest, prettiest devil ever. We found a dressy red outfit you could also wear at Christmas time. I put your hair in ringlets.
You were gorgeous. Innocent. Little girl. Even with that studded choker on. :)
Bazzill Bling Button * Tim Holtz Type Charms
My Mind’s Eye black flocked paper * Girl’s Paperie Metal Charm * Prima black velvet flower with metal and bling
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