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Painted Cut Files and Being Thankful! November 25, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone!  This week we are focusing on everything that we are thankful for.  I am thankful that I get to be a part of this amazing team and use all these incredible cut files!  :)

 

Today I am sharing a page about family using the Mandala Background 1 and Many Thanks cut files:

Many Thanks

Mandala Background 1

 

And here is my page. Along with the cut files, I used lots of papers and bit from the Pink Paislee Cedar Lane and Memorandum collections.

 

I thought that the Mandala patterns looked like cabbages or artichokes, so I painted them a plum color in the center and a greyish green around the edges.

 

I also used the Leaves 3 cut file to cut some leaves out of moss green paper and I stitched down the middle of each leaf.

Leaves 3

 

For my embellishment clusters, I added in some mustard yellow, teal, and a dark azure to compliment the plum and moss colors.  I tried to make sure that each of my clusters had all the colors.

Finally, I used a dark woodgrain paper for a layer behind my photo and for the "Be Thankful" title.

Hope you have an Thanksgiving weekend!


Grateful... Thankful November 23, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone! Donna here to share with you my take on this week's theme.

My page is about my family. I am thankful for them for all the joy, happiness, the craziness, the love. Though my daughter just turned two last October, she has grown beautifully, smart and very active lol! I am so thankful I have a husband like my husband. He puts up with me no matter how crazy I am at times (most of the time haha!). Our family is not perfect. But we care, love and believe in each other. We take the good and the bad, that's what make our family beautiful.

And here is what I created

I converted the photo into B/W to avoid clashing with the soft colors of I used on my layout. Originally, color Red is dominant in the photo.

I wanted to create an airy feeling so I just used light/soft color. I painted the leaves, stems and the words "grateful" and "thankful" with just hints of watercolor

I love how the mixing of papers and embellishments from different manufacturers turned out too! 

This part is one of my fave in this page. I just tucked the leaves and stems under the strips of papers, adding texture and dimension to the page.

I hope you liked it!

Thanks for dropping by!

Cut files used: Many Thanks, Leaves 3 and Stems 2.

 


My family October 31, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone! Donna here to share my second page for this month.

I used the cut file Leaves 3 in this layout and some beautiful "woodland" collection by Pretty Little Studio.

Here is my page

I used watercolors for the splatters on the background and to color the leaves

I cut strips of papers, folded and placed them over each other to create dimension without using a foam tape.

I love that there is a variety of stickers and die cuts in the Woodland collection that you can choose from

That's all from me today. I hope you liked my page!

Cut file used: Leaves 3

Thanks for dropping by!


A Perfect Autumn Day - Simple Stories Team Up October 18, 2016 07:00

Hello friends! It's Lee-Anne here and today I am sharing a layout for the team up with Simple Stories that is happening now until October 22.  Be sure to check out the Just Nick and Simple Stories blogs daily and see what some of the designers have created for the collaboration and prepare to be inspired.

I love everything autumn and since I have a new addition to my family this Fall, I thought my puppy Syd would be the perfect subject for this layout that I created with the new Hello Fall collection by Simple Stories and the Leaves 3 cut file from Just Nick.

I really like to use the cut files in a unique way so I arranged the leaves, duplicated, rotated and spaced them apart in Silhouette Studio and then cut it out on the brown wood grain background paper.  After the background paper was cut, I added dimensional foam squares to the backside of the brown wood grain paper and then I backed it with several papers in different colors for the leaves.  I love this technique because it give the layout lots of depth.

 

I hope you enjoyed your visit and be sure to check out all the cut files in the Just Nick shop.  Have a great day!

Leaves 3