Friday, November 18, 2011

Spellbinders Series: Think Negatively

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!

19 comments:

anazelia said...

love all these pamala. what creative ideas. the bottom one with the butterflies is my favorite.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love it all --those butterflies are aweosme

sue said...

Look at that! I will have to save my negative cuts now.

Danielle said...

love them all! the use of the negative space is great...especially the one you used for a journaling block.

Diane said...

You are so amazingly creative. I love the stitching on the butterfly negative.

Lynn said...

Wow!! All of the projects are amazing. Neat twist that I'll be putting back on the board.

April D said...

Wow! I love the techniques you used on all three layouts!!

Connie said...

Love it all~super cute pic of You grinning from ear to ear!!:):):)

Jingle said...

These are so fantastic! You have such great ideas!

Glenda J said...

Great layouts! Love all the fabulous little details.

KellyF said...

I LOVE the "negative" butterflies, what an awesome idea!! Gorgeous projects, as always.

GLOANN said...

Oh, I am wonderfully inspired by today's post. Love your use of negatives. Especially like the way you stitched inside the butterfly. Will be trying my hand at this negative business soon. Thanks.

Laurie said...

love the way you used the negatives! So cute!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee these!! Just gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeeeeee using negatives too!! You AMAZE me!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Tracy said...

Love all your layouts. I really like how you used the negative of the die cuts.
I am so impressed with how many layouts you can complete and beautifully done ;)

Erin Bassett said...

Great layouts! Love how you used the negatives!!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow awesome layouts. Colors r so fresh n bright.

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Keshet said...

LOVE how you use the negative space here! That first layout is just stunning!

Johanna said...

What can I say except that I'm a bit jealous of all the ideas you have!! This use of negative spaces is AMAZING!