Monday, May 12, 2008

Creative Block Survival Guide-DAY ONE

Hi everyone. Thanks so much for the great response to the Survival Guide! Now, the fun part. I am going to break down each category over the next week, show examples that I created and
if you decide to do one of the challenges, EMAIL ME AT hruwe(at) with the subject line as Creative Block Survival Guide and show me what you have done. I am going to post on my blog next week winners for each category, so get scrapping! :)

The first category is Design. Here are examples of what I created using the challenges....(Some of these have been shown before on the blog but I will re-post to show the ladies who are new to my blog)

1. Create patterned paper using rub-ons, stamps, or paint: Here I stamped a fall definition stamp on the half circles and then applied rub-ons on top. I really like the effect of creating custom patterned paper!
2. Mix 5 different patterned papers to create a background: Here I used the KI pop culture paper line (love it!) and a little trick to not make the layout so "busy" when doing this is to leave a small amount of a solid color around the sides.
3. Create a monochromatic layout: Remember, monochromatic colors are all the hues (tints and shades) of a single color.

4. Place an element of your design on an angle: Instead of tilting the photos, I decided to tilt the paper behind them. Gives a fun twist on the normal square route that I usually take.

5. Try using a sketch: Awhile ago, I designed a layout for Valerie Salmon's sketch blog called GOT SKETCH. You could even try to turn the sketch upside down to create a new one like I did.

Few more things, I just added the LAST Refill Kit from my Inspired Class. If you go to the Bakery and hit SHOP and then KITS you will find the CREATIVE BLOCK REFILL KIT. So, if you are thinking about creating one or refilling the one you have with your own ideas you might want to snatch it before it is gone.
I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day. I did...more on that later. Thanks for stopping by...see you tomorrow with the next category. Have a great night!


Wendy Sue said...

ooh, I loved your little books (from the last post) and I'm excited about your challenges! There's nothing like a challenge from a fellow scrapbooker to get me motivated! :o)

Sara said...

LOVE all the LO's Heather! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!