Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lasting Memories Layout Ch. 42 - Create your own background using a punch!!

Hello friends!!  Today I am excited to share with you my layout for our next Lasting Memories Layout CH 42  that is happening right now!!  We were asked to create our own background using a punch!  I decided to make a "Scene" with my punches for my Hiking Wallace Falls layout.

The clouds are punched with the scallop circle punch from Stampin' Up and then cut in half.  I outlined the puffy part of the clouds with a brown marker to highlight them a little better.
The Trees are punched with the Double Photo Corner punch from Stampin' Up and then layered on top of eachother to create the "Tree top." 
Left Page (Closer view)...


Right Page (Closer view)...


Everything else is cut by hand with paper cutter, craft blade etc.  I had alot of fun puting this together.  Normally, I would go right for my Cricut on something like this... but thinking outside the box and using punches was great.

I am also entering my layout into the "Fun In the Sun Ch." 9 over at Whimsical Wednesday .  Besides showing "Fun in the Sun", you also have to include STAMPING on your layout.  I have a couple stamps above and below 2 of the photos.  "Way to go" and "Bee Happy." 

Believe it or not... this was an almost 80 degree day.  We headed for the Trees, Hills and the Falls!  Our first hike with our kids that we didn't have to worry about Baby packs, Jogger strollers or complaining.  :-)  Lots of water, snacks and stops to check out everything around us.  They made it 4 1/2 miles to the Mid-Falls point. We will wait a few years for the trek to the top.  It's another 4 miles one way and very steep switchbacks.
All in all a fun accomplishing day and I am happy to share with you.

Head on over to LASTING MEMORIES and show us what you can do with a punch on your background paper!!  The Design Team has some wonderful ideas to show you!!
You have until Saturday, June 18th 9:00pm EST to enter our challenge!!
Thanks for visiting!!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: SU Cajun Craze, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Woodlawn Walk DSP (the 1 inch strip)
Stamps:  Picture This (Stampin' Up Hostess) I would like to thank Ashley over at All I Create for this fun set that I won!!
EmbelliesSU Hodge Podge Hardware, K & Company Alpha Woodgrain stickers, atd My Momenta vibrant alpha stickers,  SU Scallop circle punch, double photo corner punch
InkSU Chocolate Chip, Really Rust

19 comments:

sharon said...

THIS IS WONDERFUL, i loooove the paper piecing background--and I have never thought of using a corner punch for pine trees, that is so clever! The colors, and the way you put the photos in the middle just adds the perfect touch!

Ashley said...

I love the use of the stamp set! Very cute. Using the photo corner punch to create the trees is also very clever. Love this fun layout!

*Star said...

Awesome Lo! I love how you made the trees with photo corners!! amazing! Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday. :)

GiGi said...

This is an amazing layout! I love your background!!! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Sue said...

Wow Michele. So very creative. Great job with the pine trees. Who would have thought that the photo corners would make a great tree. And the clouds are perfect. I love the whole scene you created. It's the perfect background to the photos. Great job.

jessica said...

What a FUN and very creative LO! I love the way you used your punches! Way to think outside the box! Thanks for sharing and playing along with us over at Whimsical Wednesdays :)

eileen said...

darling and so clever!! i always loved making my own backgrounds when i was super into making cards...cazillion ways to do it. will have to see if i can find a sheet i made up once of a bunch of simple ways to enhance papers and send to you

The Archiving Angel said...

Fantastic 2 page layout! Love how the photos are the focus of it all but yet all the surrounding details really capture the essence of the camping experience and prop up the photos. Wonderful job.
Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday.
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia

Jenny said...

Another cute creation!

glassgraffitix2 said...

Love your two page spread! It looks like fun and I love the way you laid out your photos!

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness this is AMAZING!SUPER job with this great layout,All the details and colors are soo cool,Thanks so much for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday!!!:)

Nanne said...

Oh gosh!! brilliant using the scalloped punch for the clouds and the corners for the trees.. would never of thought to do that..LOL
Thnx for playing along with our summer challenge over at Whimsical Wednesdays..
hugs
Nanné

ScrappingStephanie said...

This is so pretty. I like how you used the punch for the clouds how clever. I love how you used a cloud for your journaling spot too! What great pictures! Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays.

Staying Crafty said...

I love how you have such a wonderful and fun scene, and then all the photos are together in one place. It really works well for my eye to be able to travel to different elements of the page.

Brenda said...

WOW, how original this whole layout is. I love your take on the background challenge. Great job
Hugs
Brenda

Karen Wilson said...

I love this and great idea for the clouds! LOVE it!

Michele K. said...

Michele! LOVE the corner punch trees, how creative! What a great layout and what a cute family! I swear I am going to work on something for one of the LO challenges soon. Thanks for inspiring me to scrap again. :)

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

so glad to come across this and we just got back last night from a vacation is Yosemite so seeing this project is right up my alley! LOL! how fun...
great details and a wonderful composition and such...love it!

Leah

jessica_haley555 said...

I love your submission this week! Great work.