It must be Monday because I am here on the blog, ready to bring you inspiration featuring projects created with Snickerdoodle Designs’ latest collection: Backyard Splash. Backyard Splash is currently available only at the Studio as part of the Coordinated Collection. (It will be released in Karen’s other stores July 28th.) I’m showing you the bundle here but separates are also available at only $1 each.
I love the block design in Pool Fun by Rochelle. She also used a template by Miss Mel. Rochelle was able to incorporate many of the patterned papers in the collection. I like the way she placed the cut-out circles atop the circle paper. She kept her clusters small so as not to detract from her photos. The cut-out arrows point to the title which is a clever design technique.
I like the large, cut out drops in Buncho by Renee. She used a template by Heartstrings Scrap Art. Her photos are adorable and I especially love the close up of the balloons and the tiny word strip she placed there. The cascading cluster featuring the balloons really supports her theme. The combination of the masked and framed photos is very appealing.
I guess I’m not surprised that Cooper has his own wading pool. He’s shown here in Summer Splash by Zanthia. She used one of my favorite pieces in the collection, the stacked frame. I like the combination of blue and orange papers used to frame the layout. The masked paper and paint, as well as the water drops behind, make the perfect backdrop for the photo. I like the way the ribbon is tucked into the cluster and of course, the puppy is the perfect element to accent the layout.
The photos in Splashing by jillybean really take center stage in her layout. I love the way she used the mask and combined it with the smaller framed photos. She limited her palette in order to compliment her outstanding photos and the brush she chose works perfectly here. The bubbles placed on top are just right and the puppy fills the empty space in the corner and directs the eye into the layout.
I can’t complete my post without including this stunning layout, Splash, by Heike. Her extraction is perfection and the way she masked it with the papers and placed everything into the stacked frame is amazing. Check out the way the wave paper peeks out from behind and in front of the frame. Keeping the green flower large balances it perfectly with the cluster placed opposite. Adding the scribble is the perfect final touch.
I hope I have inspired you. Before I sign off I want to be certain you grab the freebie in case you missed the blog post a few days ago.
Every quarter the designers at theStudio come together and create a Coordinated Collection. We are given the same color palette and a general theme, then are turned loose to give our own interpretation to those things. Backyard Splash is my contribution to the Summer Splash Collection this quarter!
This is a great time to mix and match from your favorite designers because each pack is only $1 each!
Now though July 27th!
It’s Monday and I’m here on the blog to inspire you with layouts created using this month’s free mini kit created by Snickerdoodle Designs for the Use It All Challenge at The Digichick. Each month Karen creates a free mini-kit, yes I did mention free, for the challenge and the rules are simple. You must use each and every piece of the kit. There are always enough papers and elements to create a layout with just the mini alone but once you have “used it all” you are free to add other items from your stash to complete your challenge layout. Typically there is a full collection to match the mini. This month the collection is not yet available but coming soon.
Here is this month’s mini. I really love the palette combining lime green and aqua with a splash of pink and orange. While there’s more than enough included to complete a layout, I’m looking forward to the matching collection.
For Smiles Abound, Carina used just the mini adding only a template from Aimee Harrison Designs. By duplicating the elements multiple times she was able to create a gorgeous layout with only a few design elements. Her photos are adorable and I love the word art she created for her title. The placement of the button adds emphasis to the pretty title work and journaling.
I love the photo in Backyard Refuge by Chrissy. The blue paper bordering the white with the painted edges is the perfect backdrop for her stacked papers and finally the lovely photo. She used just a couple of elements from other Snickerdoodle Collections. I like the way she combined the twisted and folded ribbons. The buttons in the bottom corner as well as the bead scatter are great little details.
I really like the way Norma masked the photo in Summers. Placing the mask above the paper stack and flower element is unusual yet very effective. The stripes on the wooden dock flow seamlessly into the striped patterned paper and the circle cut-out grounds everything to the page. Norma also used Backyard Party Collection. The colors of the elements she chose match perfectly to the mini. Her cluster is gorgeous and I love the glass bottles. The word art , included in the collection, works perfectly with her theme.
I like how Elk Fan masked the papers in Funny Faces. The photos are precious and her journaling sets the scene. I love the banners and skinny, offset circles placed behind the photos. The stitched strips down the side are appealing and her word art is the perfect added touch.
It was very difficult to choose from the gorgeous layouts created for the challenge but I’ll show you just one more, Royal Essence by Jenni. She also used a free template from Kimeric Kreations. The composition of her layout is awesome. I really like the large blended photo combined with the two smaller photos. I love the way they lift off the page. The clusters are balanced and I especially like the tiny cluster placed atop the bottom photo. Rotating the title and journaling looks just right with her layout design.
I hope I have inspired you to visit the Use It All Challenge and pick up this adorable mini. We are only a week or so into the month so you have lots of time to complete your layout and participate in the challenge. I look forward to seeing your layouts. Thanks and have a great week! (And be on the lookout for the matching collection coming soon!!!)