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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Basketball Layout - "Game On"

I created this layout of Dawson using the new "Make It From Your Heart" publication that was recently released by Close To My Heart. This book has 16 two-page layout patterns, 2 one-page layout patterns,  and 12 card patterns. All of that for only $7.95! 

I had fun with a few different techniques on this layout:
  • Painting the edges of the layout and even the photos with some white acrylic paint
  • Tone-on-tone stamping: I stamped the basketballs in bamboo ink on bamboo cardstock for the base pages.
  • Embossing: I am a  huge embosser.  I thought the embossed stamped borders on a few of the patterned paper strips above and below the photo collage added just the right touch.
  • Mixing and matching patterned papers from a few different paper packs.
That "Make It From Your Heart" publication is full of great inspiration and ideas!

Here are a few detail shots.  I'll add a 'products used' list after the photos. 
I used the awesome Dimensional Elements Tags to create this journaling spot.

I loved using the Pacifica Mini-Medley Buttons and our Neutral Twine Assortment to mix in with the Dimensional Elements Stars. Some I just left white and some I covered with B&T paper.

Can you tell I love Dimensional Elements?  I used our Dimensional Element Notable Alphabet in it's natural white state for the "Game On" title.
Close To My Heart products used:  Game On Stamp Set, Bamboo Cardstock, Ruby Cardstock, Dakota Paper Pack, Florentine Paper Pack, Bamboo Stamp Pad, Dimensional Elements Tags, Dimensional Elements Stars, Dimensional Elements Notable Alphabet, Pacifica Mini-Medley (retired), Neutral Twine Assortment, Versamark Pad, White Daisy Embossing Powder.


Brenda said...

This is an amazingly detailed layout! Every bit of it is just perfect, and I love it!!

Casandra Bennett said...

Awesome layout! Love the journal spot and the fabulous button elements. :)

Pamela OConnor said...

Fabulous...just like everything you do! =)

Nancy Ball said...

This is a wonderful layout, Karen. I also wanted to tell you how touched I was by your post yesterday. You are truly blessed and I feel blessed to have met you!

Trisha Morton said...

Great use of Dakota - I never would have thought "sports"!

Laurel said...

I always love your layouts! They are so classy no matter what subject or theme you do!

Amy Gehring said...

I love the basketball background stamping. I may have to try this! I have this stamp set but haven't inked it up yet. Great layout!

Rick and Kori said...

Such an awesome layout, Mom! I also loved the basketball stamped in the looks like actual B&T paper! You always create the most beautiful things!

Lynn said...

Fabulous layout. I love using that book as it really stretches my creativity!

cnelson said...

FABULOUS lo!!! LOVE the design! Those photos are just WOW!!!


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