This one is a fun one...pull out a pair of scissors and get ready. We are asking you to show us your finest fussy cutting (hand cutting). Think detailed and creative!
MME has some great patterned papers for cutting. We'd love to see what you can come up with!
Here are a couple of examples for all of you.
First is an eye-catching layout by the fabulous Karen Grunberg.
Supplies: Indie Chic-Saffron: Posy patterned paper;Indie Chic-Nutmeg:Laurel Burst patterned paper,Roses patterned paper,Tapestry patterned paper,Checker patterned paper,label stickers,layered stickers,buttons,die cut title,brads;Lush-alphabets
Thoughts from Karen:
One of my favorite parts of the new Indie Chic line is the large flowery papers and the beautiful, quieter toned colors.
The great thing about cutting the papers is that you can rearrange them however you like.I layered the flowers in two different lines so I could create the magenta/blue/yellow color combination on my flowers and lay it over the more subdued browns.I love how it's not overwhelming but still gives a pop of color and pattern to my page!
Tina Walker also came up with a beautifully layered design for this challenge:
Supplies: Indie Chic-Nutmeg:Tapestry patterned paper,Rainbow patterned paper, Laurel patterned paper,Blooms patterned paper,layered chipboard stickers,label stickers,decorative stickers,decorative tape;misc-Jenni Bowlin alphabet,American Crafts cardstock,sewing machine and thread,adhesive,pen
My Mind's Eye has great paper that is perfect for fussy cutting. The heavier weight of the paper, combined with the awesome designs in the Indie Chic collections, makes it a perfect combination for intricate hand-cutting.
For my layout, I used an entire 6x6 sheet of the 'History' Blooms paper with the intricate spiral design of a flower burst. I fussy cut each one out of the sheet and placed them on the edge of my layout so they framed the photos. I also fussy cut several zigzags from the 'Hanging Out' Rainbow paper and stitched them in place.
I wanted to reflect alot of movement and play on the Zigzag theme, so besides the fussy cutting, I also used several of the Zigzag chipboard embellishments from the Nutmeg collection, the Zigzag decorative tape, and the Zigzag of the 'Memories' Tapestry paper. I wanted to create movement both up and down, and sideways, so I used this paper both horizontally and vertically.
Fussy cutting is a great way to use bits and pieces of your favorite paper in a new and different way. It adds dimension and visual interest, and you can create a background completely unique to you.
Great examples ladies!
Now for the challenge rules:
1. You can submit a layout,card,album,altered item,etc.
2. The project must consist of mainly MME. It must "look" like a MME layout. :)
3. The project must be created new for this challenge.
4.Upload the layout to the comments by the end of the day on June 15. I have enabled InLinkz on this challenge so you can see all the entries.
5. A random winner will be chosen and announced with the second June challenge on June 15. The prize is any MME collection- the choice is yours.
Now get to cutting- can't wait to see what you creative souls come up with!!
Check back later today for the masculine/femininine May challenge winner.