Friday, June 18, 2010

Paperclipping Festival Project
"What is the hyperlink and what is the Festival Project?" you may ask.
Noell Hyman has ask those of us who are Paperclipping members to post a LO and discuss how the design principles from an episode of Paperclipping have helped us construct our page.
I used Noell's class on embellishment crescendo (Paperclipping 94) heavily in this LO. I often scraplift but never with the same products as the original LO. I'm not always sure how to cluster my embellishments that are never the same type or size as the original LO that I'm using as the sketch for my project.
I'm taking a BPS class by Nic Howard at Big Picture Scrapbooking where she encourages us to cluster our embellishments. She does mention some design principles but these are not the main focus of her classes. Noell's classes, on the other hand, stress the design principles and really helped me to see how some embellishments could work on the LO I chose.
As usual, I scraplifted. This is lifted from the Canadian Scrapbooker site.
I used Nic Howard's lessons in inking and rolling edges. Used Donna Salazar's Diztresser tool for the edges on the papers behind my handmade embellishment - made from a blueberry label found on the web. However, I found Noell's embellishment crescendo class most helpful. I used the green and blue ribbons as the point of my triangle which ended in the large embellishment cluster at the right just under the photo of me with that first blueberry in my mouth. Maybe not the prettiest photo; but, this is MY story! Cal, my husband, does special things for me and loves to grow things. Blueberries are a favorite food. The journalling reads "Cal planted this bush for me and made sure I picked and ate the 1st one." I wondered about the ambiguity of the word "one" at the end of the sentence but hoped my title "The Blueberry" made it clear!
I added a blue stickles swirl and one of the cork flowers to help lead one's eye to the right. The stickles were added to a swirl I drew in pencil and then colored white so the blue color would show up well on the green. Noell has a free class episode on using stickles here:
The paper already had a floral cluster in that area that I used as a base for my large embellishment. This was not the only design principle I used from Noell. The LO at Canadian Scrapbooker did not discuss using ribbon under the photos. I used that element not only as a line for my embellishment crescendo, staggering in the blue ribbon a little to lead the eye. I also made sure the ribbon was there as a strong anchoring line. Anchoring lines and anchoring elements are taught in a few episodes of paperclipping.
Noell and other designers often teach about the rule of threes. I did use that principle in my LO, too.
I had fun doing this project and hope it will encourage a few scrapbookers to sign up for Noell's tutorials. They are worth the money. Noell also offers a lot of free products. Paperclipping Live on Tuesday evenings at 6pm MST, a blog, newsletter, and the Paperclipping Roundtable and The Digi Show - two free podcasts avaiable on i-tunes or at the Paperclipping website.
Thanks for checking out my blog!
P.S. - I wanted to get this up so the photo taken this evening. Will try to get a better photo of the LO without the shadows!
Papers, cameos, buttons, golden tag - My Little Black Dress kit club
Flowers - my stash, some Prima
Cork Flowers - Scarlet Lime June kit
Letters - Ameican Crafts from my stash
Ribbon - Down to Details monthly ribbon club (with thanks to Teresa Collins who gave this as a prize at Scrapbook Royalty)


Unknown said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog. So glad to see another Paperclipping Festival example - beautiful layout! Sounds like we scraplift in the same way.

linda said...

It's great to see another Paperclipping member's work...beautiful layout! I think I saw this on Two Peas as well..fabulous!!!
linda from

Karen Poirier-Brode said...

Thanks Sue and Linda. Not Two Peas Linda - maybe challenge page at Paperclipping?

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