Saturday, 20 October 2018

October virtual crop with Tricia

Good afternoon Campers, hope you enjoyed Kathryn's class

My Class today is full of strong colours straight out of a box of crayons.  The colours are patterns of this range are definitely bold and there is diverse themes making them really versatile. The strong bright colours are ideal for back to school photos or photos of fun arty days, but I took them in another direction to complement a variety of subject.  

The diffusion of the colours on the spotty paper reminded me of skylines and reflections and I carried this theme through by using frames and tags to create a skyline

For the 2nd and third layouts I use subtle layers of the same paper to create dimension - perfect for summer photos, backyard BBQ's, ice lollies or perhaps fruit picking.  I also went super sugary sweet with stripes of pink and rainbow accents - this can be taken a little bolder by flipping the paper an using the hot red and oranges.

I hope you enjoy the class today and I look forward to seeing lots of you next week!

October Virtual Crop - with Katherine

 Hello everyone, Katherine here with a 2 pages for this months Virtual Crop.  I choose to use black and white photos with my papers, and there is a beautiful die cut piece in the kit.

The first page is a little messy, so dig out your paints and distress oxides or watercolours, once you've created the background the rest of it comes together really easily.

The next page is not messy, just lots of layering and using some of the beautiful phrases that come in this paper line.

I hope you enjoy making.  Do share over in our Facebook group as we love to see what you make.

October Virtual Crop with Ann

Good morning scrappers and welcome to your October Virtual crop with your ATDML design team. I am up first today with three layouts to to inspire.

My pages are make with Crate Paper Cool kid and should be fairly easy to pull together. You can download the instructions HERE.

We will be back at Noon with another class for you and then again at 2pm. Have a scrappy day!!

Saturday, 13 October 2018

October 2018 Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone. Dolly here and this is my first blog post so treat me gently! 

I don’t know about you, but I love a sketch to get my mojo started. Sometimes my finished page looks a lot like the sketch, and at others, it is hard to see where the sketch has gone. But actually, that doesn’t matter. The sketch has done its job if it sparks that creative process, no matter how you use it.
I am thrilled to be back as a part of the team at ATDML and one of the things I would like to do is bring you a new sketch each month in the hope that it will spark your creative process. Sometimes it might be a very traditional sketch, as this one is. Other times, well I might just be a little more ‘off the wall’.

Anyway, here is a very simple sketch for my first month. I hope you enjoy creating something based on it, no matter how loosely.

I used it as the inspiration for this page using the gorgeous Come Away With Me papers by Graphic 45. It is also a sketch that is great for using up scraps of papers. For example, the strip down the left-hand side was a small strip I had but worked perfectly as a side border. The two strips of vertical map paper tucked under the right-hand side and the strip under the dotted paper at the bottom are really little strips (no I don’t throw anything away) just inked and tucked under.
Finally, the journaling block I had, from the same set of papers, was too big for the page so I cut the middle section out, stuck it back together to make a smaller journaling block and covered the join with a word strip. Yes, I cheat – all of the time!

This is my page 

Have fun with the sketch and I look forward to seeing what you create. Do come over to the ATDML # Create Facebook page and share your pages!

Sunday, 7 October 2018

October Journaling Prompts

October has come around pretty fast, it's always a busy month with several family and friends with birthdays and of course the Autumn Retreat at the end of the half term holidays!

But first things first, it's time for another  Journaling Prompt to hopefully give you an idea for your titles and journaling on your pages this month. Don't forget to come over to the ATDML # Create Facebook page and share your pages in the Journaling Prompt Gallery.

This month's prompt is:

Consider different ways to get your journaling on the page:
  1. Use printed journaling direct to the page
  2. Handwrite direct to the page
  3. Add printed or handwritten journaling on strips of cardstock
  4. Use stickers or die cuts
By varying the way you add your journaling you can create lots of different looks.

As always I have added examples below.

1.) To print direct to the page I had to be careful with my layout design, I don't own a 12x12 printer so by bisecting my layout with the large photo I could feed a piece of cardstock cut to the width of A4 through the printer and build it back to 12x12 hiding the seam with my photo.

 2.) I most often handwrite my journaling direct to the page because I feel so strongly that our handwriting is a special part of who we are. The advantage of this method is you can add as little or as much as you want and in any location. Sometimes I add lots of journaling, other times it may just be a line or so.

3.) Adding journaling on strips means that you can go handwritten or printed nice and easily, it looks good on the page and can make your journaling pop on a busy or dark background. These examples include strips cut into individual words as well as longer strips for a varied effect.

4.) Using stickers or die cuts for your journaling is something I sometimes do mixed up with handwriting or if I am using a long title that might double as title and journaling. This is a silhouette die cut which I just loved and it was all the journaling this page needed.

So I hope these different examples of journaling techniques have got you inspired to think about varying your journaling techniques.