Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Echo Park Projects

I've been playing a lot with Echo Park goodies so I thought I'd throw my hat in for this month's Fresh Face Designer Call. to do so I needed to submit three projects with instructions....so here goes!

I really wanted to use the Splash line...but I wasn't up for scrapping something summery.  So I made the Splash line work for snow!  Those swirls totally can work for a wintery gust and the colors are bright and fun for a little boy.  It was fun to look at this line thru a winter lens!  
In addition to the Splash Collection I also used papers and stickers from the Little Boy Collection.
I began by cutting out tags in orange and brown to use as a base layer
-I hand cut a couple of circle shapes in blue and orange and used those as a second layer before putting down my orange matted pictures
-I punched a whole bunch of snowflakes in orange, brown, and green and used foam dots to pop those up on the swirls.  I added some gems to the middle of each of those.  I also placed a couple of snowflakes down by the pictures.  You'll notice that my bottom brown snowflake on the swirls and the two surrounding the pictures form a triangle - helping to draw in the eye to the photos.
-I fussy cut the flag and also popped those pieces up with foam dots.
-Lastly I cut out words and a title.  Instead of journaling I decided to use a few fun and fitting words matted on little banners.  The sticker for the title originally said "A little dirt never hurt"  I cut it in half and took out dirt and replaced it with Snow and Fun!
My goal in this layout was to create something totally unexpected with an older line - I think I achieved that and it was a fun challenge!

My next creation again used the Splash Collection and the Little Boy Collection
I had a seen a reindeer tag on pinterest that used stars for ears and filed it away to try.  Now that I've done this once I'm gonna have to do more with my kids!
-I cut a tag from brown paper
-I cut two stars on my die cutting machine that are about 2 inches tall.  I used yellow but then inked them up with some brown so they weren't quite so bright.
-I hand cut an oval for his yellow nose base (what do you call that part on a reindeer? If you know, you should probably be on Jeopardy :))  I also inked this up.
-I doodled some outlines on both the yellow parts too, just to add a homemade touch.
-I added googly eyes and ribbon for a scarf and lastly wound up some bakers twine to make his nose.
Super easy and fun!  I can see the kids really making these their own!

My last creation is a card using the Little Boy Collection and Little Girl Collection
I love the Autumn feel to this color combination!
-I cut 1/2 inch strips from the green, brown, orange, and purple papers.  
-I cut those down to all the same height and started laying them down.  It fit together mostly although I needed to add smaller pieces in just a couple spots.
-I filled in the holes with punched hearts
-I added some bakers twine to make it look like a wrapped package and topped that off with the "I Love You" sticker that is popped up on foam dots.
-I then matted my whole card with the brown paper.

Hope you've enjoyed!


Cathy said...

Oh these are great! Keeping my fingers crossed that they pick you!
Wonderful projects!

Corinna said...

Oooh, I love the card. Love how you added in the little hearts here and there.


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