Posts tagged ‘Front Row’

30/01/2013

Studio Calico printable weekly challenge!

The Studio Calico printables are such a great addition to the kits and work well on all projects including layouts, cards and Project Life spreads.  They probably give you the most “bang for your buck” of any product out there! You can use them as is, or you can alter them before printing or after printing to make them fit your needs. We’ll be working with the Block Party printables today, but since they are no longer available we wanted to let you know that you can try these same ideas with the Front Row printables and HERE!

And this is mine and Suzy’s this week challenge on Studio Calico blog! Just use the Studio Calico printables on a layout, card or project life spread and past your creation into the Studio Calico member gallery.

I would like to present you my February’s pages where I used a lot of printables! This is my favourite layout: ‚We were here’, where I used a set of printables coming from ‚Bright Ideas‚ classes which will start in two days!!! You still have a time to sign up for them and get this amazing set of printables and much, much more!

We were here SCI made this simple composition using printables and I add some gesso and watercolours to give a tiny artsy touch to it. And you know what? I really like the effect. It was a pure pleasure!

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I looove this page! I am in love with these colours, I love the photo of my best friend I took in Paris last year on her own balcony and I adore these amazing printable cards design by Natalia.

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I combined a simple composition. I would like to expose the photo and this printable card most. I created a few layers and added some doodles using a pencil and some silver glitter doodles. I use only add-on 4 to make this layout. And printables.

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Ok, so once again… We challenge you to use any of the Studio Calico printables on a layout, card, or Project Life spread. Try them as is or alter them to make them work for you. It’s one of the most easy and economical products to use on your layouts. We hope you enjoy using them as much as we did! Create a project for this challenge, then share it in the Studio Calico gallery. Leave there a link to your project by February 4th the comments on Studio Calico blog to be entered to win a $5 GC to the Studio Calico Shop.

29/01/2013

‚Front Row’ :: Studio Calico PL kit!

front_row_headerToday we have a ‚Front Row’ Project Life kit!  This was my first PL kit ever and I am super excited about this! I use almost all of my PL cards to make layers on my pages… and I combine a mini. Let’s start from the beginining.

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This is a February’s ‚Front Row’ PL kit… OK, I’m speechless 🙂 I don;t know where to start! Do you see those cards?! this wooden one with ‚&’?! and this one with this AMAZING ‚to the moon & back’ print?!!! I was so inspired by these tiny things! And these are my creations inspired by these cards and details:

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I think this is one of my favourites layouts this month. I took the photo of my sweet child from the early morning houres – as you probably know our children are most lovely when they are sleepy or just after they wake up, so… I thought that this amazingly sweet Project Life card from the PL kit will be perfect for this layout.  I cut some pieces of different blue papers and combined them like a collage. I added a little bit of gesso here and there and some watercolours in blue/yellow palette.  I also add this month’s printables – I adore them – as always 🙂  You can find here some pencil doodlings and stamping. I used the PL stamp set from the PL kit.

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This page is something extraordinary for me because usually I don’t use brown and beige – I really don;t like much these colours. But this time I was so inspired by these amazing PL cards from Project Life kit. I couldn’t resist myself!

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This is so ‚me’! 🙂 I love to work with my everyday photos. The meaning fo this page is so simple. I had a bad day. Really BAD day. I was stressed and unhappy. When I saw these beautiful shades of mint and blue I though – I’m in ‚blue mood’ today, so this must be a sign! I have to make a blue/mint layout!

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I used some PL cards from the PL kit, some printables , amazing stamps from the PL stamp set and little embellishments. The whole composition is simple – almost nothing. It was like a puzzles. I have nothing to add to this description. I didn’t think then, I just feel these colors.

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What’s going on?! I made another ‚brown/beige’ layout?!! Is it still me?!! Well, yep. This is still I, Anna-Maria 🙂 I was so inspired by these amazing PL cards! Look at this awesome wooden ‚&’ card! How could I not use it somewhere?!

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I just cut it a little bit (I will use the second part later, in the other project).  So this ‚&‚ card is the main inspiration for the whole page. And the rest is just the composition over the main detail… ok, and I love this photo – from the ZOO.

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And for the desert… I made a really MINI album using Project Life cards from PL kit as a base. I had a few photos from my son’s last b-day (January 2o12) and I used them to make this little memorabilia. We have our b-day tradition – it will be the sixth year when the whole b-day eve we spent the night at blowing ballons. Last year – as you can observe on the photos – I create a kind of ballons curtain on his door.

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I took some PL cards and printables and fold them to this mini book. My son adore this full of colour album and keep it on his shelf 🙂 How do you like the idea of this PL mini?

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It was a loooong post, but that you if you are steel here! 🙂 I still have a lot of pages to share. Have a good day everybody! :*

28/01/2013

‚Front Row’ :: Studio Calico February reveal!

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Hi, hi hi, hi hiiiiii!!!!!!! This is always the most exciting day in a whole month! Studio Calico reveal! Please welcome ‚Front Row‚ kits this month!

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There are so many goodies in the February kits!!! you will adore them! I just love them! Today I publish my Main Kit Only layout. As you can see on a picture above – there are some awesome embellishements. I’m in love with this lovely envelope which has beautiful flower pattern inside – this was my inspiration to create the rest of this layout:

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I used a lot of mixed-media here and some amazing February’s Studio Calico printables designed by Natalia and Marcy!!! I encourage you to click and checked the whole sets.

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If you are interested in my whole February’s gallery just click  >>> HERE <<< . Of course I will show all my projects in the upcoming days here, on my blog.

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