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Friday, April 25, 2014

Welcome Spring! layout *Inspired By Stamping and Die Version Blog hop*


Hi everyone! Welcome to the Inspired By Stamping and Die Versions Blog Hop.  Twenty two talented designers have united to celebrate the new season and shake off the malaise of a snowy winter. Yay!!! Inspired by Stamping, which designs and manufactures the highest quality of photopolymer stamps that bring superior stamping to all crafters, has teamed up with Die-Versions, makers of low profile metal dies which works with virtually every machine out there and cuts through most materials, to create this special eye candy of Spring themed projects.

One lucky "hopper" will get a total prize package of $100 in gift certificates, a $50 gift certificate from Inspired by Stamping AND Die-Versions, so you can stock up on some awesome products that both of these companies have to offer.

For your chance to win the grand prize, visit all of the participating blogs, leaving a comment at each, then leave a comment telling us what you like the most about Spring at the Inspired By Stamping blog. All comments entered between now and April 28th at 10 pm (Pacific time) will be eligible for the grand prize. We also encourage you to leave a comment on each of the designer’s blogs along the way, I’m sure they would appreciate the love.

Here's my contribution to the hop...

Welcome Spring! layout

Here's a couple of "behind the scene" photos while I was creating my layout...

When I received the background die from Die Versions, I was very impressed at how easy it was to create this intricate dot design. I liked it so much that I thought it would be fun to use it as a mask on my background page. I created the image on plain cardstock and then used that as a stencil over my pattern paper.

To add some "spring" flowers to my page, I used the Daisy stamp from Inspired By Stamping to create my layered floral embellishments. This is a great technique to use up scrap paper cause it adds some interesting look to your stamped images.

To finish off my layered flowers, I handcut them then layered them over each other. I added a button with twine threaded through it as a finishing touch.

I even used the misted cardstock on my page by punching out a tag from it which I layered over another plain cardstock. I loved the layered look of it.

I used the "remember" die to put on the top of my photo. It was a great little accent on the top of the page.

I decided to add a really cool quote on my page so I used this stamp set, cut out into strips then added it to the page. 

And here's the final page again....

and here are some close up shots...




Your next stop on the hop is Leah's blog  and if you ever get lost in the hop you can always go to Die Versions blog and Inspired By Stamping blog for the complete order list.

Till next time,
Grace

48 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

Grace ~ Your layout is so pretty! I love the IBS stamps you used and cutting the background die out with the tag punch is a great idea!

Lisa said...

What an absolutely gorgeous layout!! I love how you used the Circles Background as a mask!! The design and details are fabulous!!

Lisa F
A Mermaid's Crafts

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful layout Grace! Love the bright colors and the way you used the background stamp as a mask. So creative.

Nana said...

Fabulous LO. Love the papers and design.
Have a creative day.
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Becky said...

What a beautiful layout and beautiful photo!

Creative M said...

Such a beautiful and Cheerful LO!!!AMAZING job!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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Katie said...

Such a bright and cheery layout!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Judy Woodland said...

Love all your colors here. Beautiful design, well done.

Patti J said...

What a beautiful layout! Your masking is perfect, and I totally love this stamp set - I'm thinking it's on my wish list! Thanks for sharing, Grace!

April said...

What a cute picture! Your layout is so bright and cheerful!

Jayne Krause said...

Colorful and pretty describes your layout. Thank you

steph said...

Beautiful layout - very springy!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your layout is beautiful! I love the shapes and colors you used!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Grace! Thank you for showing the process by which you created such a fun masterpiece! LOVE what you did using the circles and spray, and the amazing tags. The photo, of course, is adorable, but your artwork brings out your "model's" personality beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing your how-tos.
hugs,
de
{Creative Smiles}

Marla said...

Great layout. So bright and cheery. What a great way to use dies in your projects. I love the tag that you created with the background die. TFS

Joan Smith said...

Your LO is amazing, adorable, precious and created with passion.
I love everything you chose as it tells your story perfectly. What a fantastic picture. You are a very talented scrapper.

Marie said...

Great lay-out! Love the way you used the background die to make a mask. Great floral embellishments. Love the use of the quote stamp, too!

Pamela Selinski said...

Fabulous layout. I love the happy colors you used they are bright and bold. I love that background die and how you used it. Thanks so much for the inspiration

Mulberry Mindy said...

Beautiful Spring layout, Grace. So many colorful embellishments, it really makes your photo POP!
Mindy

http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com

Archana Joshi said...

Awesome layout. Love all the bright colors. TFS
Hugs,
Archana

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful layout. I love how you made the tags from the background die. That looks so cool!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful page - love the "outside the box" use of the dies!

Cheryl W. said...

Such a bright and happy layout. Love it!

Suzi said...

Great techniques! TFS!

Mary M. said...

Grace, your layout rocks! I love everything about it.

PS... you need to make some new you-tube videos girlfriend :)

Diana Oliver said...

Great idea for the tag!

Rose said...

WOW!! Grace this is awesome :)

Jean Bullock said...

Lovely layout. You tied in all the elements to the photo very well. Great job.

frommycraftroom said...

Beautiful layout. Thank you for sharing the behind the scenes pics.

Sue Ann Thomason said...

Oh my I'm Loving your LO BIG TIME! TFS
Big Hugs,
Sue Ann :)

loulou said...

What a fun layout. I love how you used the circle background die as a stencil and that beautiful IBS sentiment.

Sathya said...

Great use of dies...Lovely LO.

Anke said...

Grace, prachitge vrolijke lay out. Mooi gebruik van de achtergronddies. Goede inspiratiebron!

Calypso's Crafts said...

Such a beautiful LO!!! Your daughter is so beautiful in that gorgeous skirt you made for her!! You've captured such a proud look in her eyes!!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a beautiful colourful project!

Sue D said...

Wonderful spring layout--love the colors and how you used the circle background die.

~ Kendra ~ said...

What a beautiful spring layout!!! LOVE what you did with the background die, how fun!!

Donna Phelan said...

Wonderful layout, beautiful photo, love the bright happy colors.....YAY Spring! :)

Leah said...

Fabulous LO Grace! Love the happy colors!

JennyH said...

Gorgeous LO Grace, thanks for the "behind the scenes" look at your creativeness : )

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

So beautiful Grace! Your daughter is so cute! Hugs, Joanna

Mynn xx said...

SUPER fun layout, Grace! LOVE the pictures of how you put it all together, too! :) HUGS and have a great week! Mynn xx

Wheelie Crafty said...

Lovely bright and sunny Layout, Thanks so much for sharing....


Hugs
Rhonda A
http://wheeliecraftydesigns.blogspot.com.au/

Diane said...

So adorable and colorful....love it!! PS...she is a sweetie!!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty layout with fun colors! Love the idea of using the background diecut as a stencil!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic layout...love your use of color!

Michelle said...

What a fun, bright and cheery layout!!! I think I might 'steal' a few of your ideas :) Thanks for sharing!!

Berina RGA said...

so beautiful!!! love the background you have created... very nice.. the banner die is so beautiful!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie