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Challenge: Rule of Three

Well, it's July 1st...time to get into the Creative Team groove!  I will make my Guest appearance at Back Porch Memories this month, as well as begin my Design/Creative Team stints at Paper Issues, Your Scrapbook Stash and I Heart {Ippity)...I'm looking forward to the fun and meeting lots of new people :)

I did this layout as an example for my July Challenge over at BPM Forum.  I pretty much design everything around the concept of odd numbers...you know, things grouped in 3's or 5's.  I find that the majority of my scrapbook layouts are done on the "triangle" theory.  If you look at the focal point of the page, it should draw your eye to two other areas that form a triangle from that point.  I guess I'm drawn to it mostly because I don't like a lot of jumble....whether it's in decorating my home or my paper!  My 'eye' needs that resting spot;  it invites people to easily scan over the page as it's meant to be presented.
With this layout, I not only used the "triangle" design scheme, but I also used the "Rule of Three"
My challenge to BPM players:
1- use at least THREE different patterned papers or cardstock
2- use at least THREE different techniques (i.e. machine-stitching, hand-stitching, embossing, stamping, misting, distressing/inking, etc.)
3- use at least THREE of the SAME embellishments/element (these can be different colors, but they need to be the 'same' type of embellie......i.e. brads, buttons, ribbon, rhinestones, flowers, journal spots, etc.)
Techniques Used: 
hand-stitching, machine-stitching and spatter paint
Embellishments/Elements Used:
three journal strips, three photos, three brads, three fabric photo turns
And you can also see the TRIANGLE :)  The eye draws you to the photo strip, up to the journal strip above that and then down and across to the title...I LOVE this page of my Zach (and he does too...he said "you did good, Momma") ♥

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Paper Issues Blog Design

I was asked to join the Paper Issues Creative Team.  What fun!  This place is super amazing...I love the projects that are featured during the week and the Linky Parties (where designers post one of their projects that pertains to the topic).  Take a LOOK at the GRAND stuff that's up in celebration of July 4th!  OMGoodness...so many things that I want to try myself...I'm so excited that I want to make one of everything WHEW!

RUFFLED CREPE PAPER FEATURE
The Red Robin's Ruffled Crepe paper trim was featured at the Turtle Crafty Girl blog.  She did a feature of all things purple for Barney Party Ideas!  Some really cool crafty things to buy and great finds from Etsy shops. 
I've put BOTH of mine on Vacation Mode until I return next week....just FYI, in case you get to looking ;)

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Okay, I've gotta get over to YSS and get my altered project loaded to the Gallery :)  
I probably won't see you all before the 4th, so I hope everyone has a SAFE and HAPPY one!
God Bless You and God Bless America!

Comments

  1. Hi Shellye I love your work especially the sewing detail. \you're a girl after my own heart!! I look forward to working with your on the PI team!

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  2. Thank you, Susan! Yes, my sewing machine is definitely a staple in my crafting LOL I'm slowly making my way (dial-up) to all of the PI ladies! Very excited to be a part of the team :)

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  3. thrilled to be part of the PI creative team with you and getting to know you better!

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  4. Happy to be on the PI team with you!

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  5. Everything looks wonderful on your blog - can't wait to create with you at PI!

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  6. Congrats on making the PI team!!! I'm so excited to be working with you!!!

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  7. hi Shellye! Nice to meet you. Happy to be part of the Paper Issues DT w/you! :) Your style is adorable...I've had fun browsing your blog and am a new follower. :)

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