Welcome back for my second post in my Spellbinders series. Although I am using my Spellbinders' cutting system (Grand Calibur) you can use these ideas with any system you have. :) Today I am challenging you to think negatively! I always keep my scraps after cutting things out...for I love to use the negative parts! You can see that on all of the following projects. For these layouts, I used leftovers from these layouts.
Man, I just really love how this layout turned out. :) Those negative parts are from the Grand Labels One die and the Wonderful Wings die. I also used my butterfly that I cut from canvas. I stamped it to create a bit of design. That wonderful LOVE stamp is from Unity Stamp Company. The papers are all from BasicGrey's Indie Bloom collection. And notice how many brads I used on this layout...see, not at all out-dated. :)
Here are the close up's:
And then for my next layout I had a little fun and got a little artsy. I mixed paint and micro beads and then took a template from Crafter's Workshop and created that fun background. They have a bunch of fun templates I want to try, but alas I only have this one.
So I took these:
And made this:
I used the negative part from a piece from the Creative Book Pages die to frame around the photo, bricks and the negative butterfly (from Wonderful Wings die). The butterfly to the left is also a negative cut that I cut around and backed with white cardstock. I also had fun creating a brick look with scraps of paper.
Here are some close up's:
Ok...hopefully you are feeling at least a little bit inspired.
If you create something based on this post, please link it up so I can check it out! I'll even add a link in my post. :)
Have a wonderful day!