Monday, August 01, 2011

Project 12 July in August












Why Hello August.  While you snuck in I was up at the lake with the family, soaking up the sunshine you FINALLY decided to bring to Central Oregon.  But before I left, I recapped June before I forgot, in the exciting adventure that is Project 12 (details here). 

As a reminder, here was my sketch:



And this is what I came up with.  I'm really happy with how this turned out.  I mostly used my August kit from Studio Calico, Boardwalk



I was trying to choose a base cardstock or patterned paper but was having a hard time deciding, as the kit papers are so delicous, when I decided to channel my inner Nic and use white mist around the edges. 



Hello fabulous!  What an inexpensive way to completely change a layout!  I just used a scrap piece of cardstock as a mask, and an old piece of die cut Bazzill for the scallop on the right, and then misted over it.  I was at the tail end of this bottle, so coverage isn't as even as I'd like, but with the teal stitching at the border, I am in love!


One little extra from my stash for this layout are some wood buttons from Maya Road that I picked up at the recent CHA sale at 2peas.  I left them nekkid, because they better match kraft, and what's the point in purchasing wood buttons if you are going to paint or mist or alter them somehow?  I prefer them au natural.  FYI - that twine from My Minds Eye that's in the kit this month is FABULOUS.  So are the Pink Paislee mistable trims.  I only had three wee scallops left of this length and had to use it.  I am a huge fan of the stringy bits on my layout.  I love the homespun look.




 Another extra from my kit on my layout was this veneer frame.  I already had the package of frames out for an assignment, and as the sketch called for a frame around this photo, which just happens to be a last day of school-ish photo of my two cuties, I had to use the veneer so they'd stand out.  It went well with the wood buttons too.

And GUESS.  WHAT.  I just happened to check and holy toledo, you can get this package of veneer frames from Studio Calico for a buck.  $1 !!!  They were hiding in the Elementary section!  There are two sheets and several sizes of these frames.  $1 is a great big steal.  Kit subscribers, you still have time to add something like this to your cart without an additional shipping fee.  I'm just sayin' .....

I had a lot of fun with the sketch and the square photos and general design.  Square photos are great because it makes more photo files available when it comes time to designing your layout, as it doesn't matter as much what the orientation was when you took the picture (except that your subject needs to be a bit close together for cropping).

On to some favorites this month.  FYI - Of course I am trying to prepare a blog post before I head out of town at the last minute and this is the night that Google decides to REFUSE my login info...  it won't let me comment or even post anonymously.  I'll be back to post properly later.  It's really important to me to leave comments on your posts when I can.  Grrr. 

Anyway...... 

Red. Seriously WOW
Love the border on this one!
I love the minimal use of product and the perfect use of mist on this one. 
FAB. U. LOUS. 
Love the tilt on the frame on this one.
Mary, I LOVE how you can fill up a layout.  Must. try. digital.  (left, right).
I love how the stars spill off the patterned paper here.  I also adore the ElfQueen. 
Is this blue flower made from trims?  I love it!  I also love that you chose P12 as your only crafty venture for July.  Honored. 

Thank you as always for playing along with me!  I am seeing new faces and I'm so excited that this is a challenge that inspires you.  I am a bit biased, yes, but I think it's the best.  :)

With that said, this is what's next for July:



Hello grid pattern.  Ruched trims.  I am going to have a lot of fun with this one, I'll tell you that right now.  I took a lot of photos in July, so choosing the perfect pictures to use here is going to be fun.

As always, you have until the 28th to play along for a prize, and for July it's the PK4 from Picture Keeper.  I'm anxious to get reviews on this one, so get to crafting ladies!

I'm going to be commenting around the web, and then I'll see you back here on the first!  Davinie

P.S.  Don't forget to link your July layouts on the SCT blog post here.

36 comments:

  1. Love how you did the misting with the mask, very cool idea!

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  2. Mary (Happy Now)1:35 PM

    Love your P12 posts, and I am so thrilled you mentioned my layouts!! Thank you! I was so good last year and the first few months of 2011... Hit a road bump and missed a few months... Glad to be back! DEFINITELY inspired to play along again for July... Fingers crossed to try the picture keeper! :)

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  3. This is a darling layout. I love your style of scrapping and while I haven't scrapped in a while, you are inspiring me everyday.

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  4. Sonya4:23 AM

    Davinie as always I LOVE your layout! Especially all the details and stitching. Thanks also for featuring my layout- I feel honored :) The flower you were asking about is a half zipper from My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose trims. My first time using a Cosmo Cricket Gluber. I seriously love Project 12 and as I mentioned it's the only scrapping i do regularly while other projects on my to-do list just pile up... so thanks again for the inspirations and for keeping me on task!

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  5. Love your layout! I hope you had fun camping. We were up at Walton Lake a few days last week. LOVE that place!

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  6. Oh and thank you for linking to my layout! You made my day! :)

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  7. LOVE this, Davinie! You do the best two pagers!

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  8. Thanks for showing my page, Davinie--the sketch was so much fun to play with. I love your LO, especially the goodies on the lower left. Adorable!

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  9. Vilken underbar dubbel-LO!

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  10. Here is the layout that I did using the JULY 2011 sketch.
    http://rubym-inspiredscrapper.blogspot.com/

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  11. Davinie, thanks so much for hosting P12 for all of us. :) Love it! Here's is my July layout:

    http://paisleypetalsblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/july-project-12-pretty-little-studio.html

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  12. Here is my take on the July sketch!

    http://findadventuresintheeveryday.blogspot.com/2011/08/july-project-12.html

    Hope you are having a GREAT summer!

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  13. Mary (Happy Now)5:59 PM

    Here are my layouts for July... I am using digital products from Sweet Shoppe Designs (Template by Cindy Schneider, Digital Kits by Dani Mogstad and Penny Springmann, and a font by Darcy Baldwin)... Thanks for the chance... I'd love to try that Picture Keeper! :)

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-vgZmk7N5h3A/Tj8uD4IRXDI/AAAAAAAAAg8/cZcBIDRe7X4/s512/HN-P12-July-2011-left.jpg

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QmIKvnkP-iE/Tj8uD0JQg-I/AAAAAAAAAg4/5rz3A4cr20Y/s512/HN-P12-July-2011-right.jpg

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  14. I *love* the July sketch! Here's my version:
    http://vegetablog.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/fun-on-the-beach/

    I really do intend to use this sketch again in the future.
    ~Natalie

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  15. http://darlaweber.blogspot.com/2011/08/hives.html

    Here is my July layout!

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  16. Another great sketch!
    Here's my July-LO: http://hetlevenvaneencreatievejuf.blogspot.com/

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  17. Thanks again for the attention above! I was super happy with my June LO!

    Here's july!
    http://elfpaper.blogspot.com/2011/08/project-12-july.html

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  18. Great sketch,
    here
    is my take on it.

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  19. Here is my July sketch: http://lynnek67.blogspot.com/2011/08/july-2011.html

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  20. Here is my July Layout! :) Had to get this one finished early as I'll be a little layed up towards the ends of the month! :)

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-R6VJM66svKU/Tk2OXWI_uVI/AAAAAAAAACM/V0Sk3GoJ-Cw/s1600/Porject+12+July+in+August.jpg

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  21. Thank you for another great sketch! Here is my July layout: http://dream-bielieve-imagine-mustangkayla.blogspot.com/2011/08/july-2011s-project-12.html

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  22. Sonya5:45 AM

    Here is my July LO:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/102402921007437573181/201108?authkey=Gv1sRgCMTC-96_uvCYmgE#5644771440168300274

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  23. here is my layout for July's sketch SCT Project 12 (July)
    hugs, Heaney

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  24. Here's my take on the... May sketch that I used for the month of July. http://underconstruction-agata.blogspot.com/2011/08/project-12-july.html Will use the July one for the May layout...
    Love what you did one the border! Very cool idea!

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  25. Here's my July page:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47273565@N06/6082299735/

    Thanks, Davinie! Always enjoy seeing yours and others' takes on the sketch, as well as others' own creative spins on monthly pages. Hope you're having a good August.

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  26. Here's what I did for July: http://midwestscrapgarden.blogspot.com/2011/08/mom-im-sorry-i-spilled-water-on-your.html I kept the sketch, but I made the photos even sized and added some. Very inspiring sketch!

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  27. i used the August sketch for my July DLO but still managed to get 11 photos on my page!!
    http://mafswife.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/08/june-july-project-12-pages.html

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  28. Here is my July page...thanks for the gorgeous sketch again!! It was really fun playing with your sketch!

    http://mysweetscrappytime.blogspot.com/2011/08/project-12july-layout.html

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  29. Here's my July: http://andreasmetta.blogspot.com/2011/08/its-been-long-time.html

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  30. Loved this sketch! Here is mine http://scrapbookjourney.blogspot.com/2011/08/project-12-july.html

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  31. Sadly for the first time participating in P12, I do not have my layout done. I'm going to do it but August got the best of me. I can't wait for reveal day though!!

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  32. Here is my July! :)
    http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/47245

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  33. Posting with 20 minutes to spare! Here is my July in August!
    http://artfulyogicreations.blogspot.com/2011/08/july-project-12.html

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  34. this is a lovely sketch here is my page

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  35. Better late than never!!!
    http://jdscrappy.blogspot.com/2011/09/better-late-than-never.html

    Again great contributions!

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  36. Here's my augustLO: http://hetlevenvaneencreatievejuf.blogspot.com/2011/09/project-12-augustus.html

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