Monday, February 14, 2011

Add-on Week, Part 1

I'm thrilled that Add-on Week is here! A word collage might not seem that exciting but I think throughout this week you will be amazed at what an interesting element it can be on any project, big or small. Not only that, but also just how many different ways you can use it.

Add-on Sketch #2

 You can download and print this sketch by clicking on the add-on sketches link found under the "printable sketches" tab on the right sidebar.

"Santa" by Noey Hunt
Products used - Patterned papers: Echo Park; Gumdrop: Martha Stewart; Letters: Jillibean Soup (santa), Making Memories (glitter and block), Joann (cheer)

I used Allison's add on sketch this month for the title on my layout. Here is Tobin's first Santa photo. He was simply fascinated by Santa and looked over to smile for the camera when I clapped for him. I didn't need to do any journaling so I was able to use a large space on the layout for the title. To fill out the empty spaces left between words, I used a gumdrop, rhinestone, and some drawn in dots.

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"Life" card by Katrina Hunt
Supplies - Cardstock: American Crafts; Pattern Paper: American Crafts, City Park; Ribbon: May Arts; Adhesive: Scotch ATG and Fabri Tac; Punch: Stampin’ Up; Other: Sewing Machine

I didn’t change anything but the words! I created the collage in Photoshop Elements and then printed it out on cardstock.

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Bonus Download 

This month we've got a bonus download for the add-on. If you like the sketch collage as it is you can print out our color version of it to use on your projects.

 You can find this color version of the sketch by clicking on the add-on sketches link found under the "printable sketches" tab on the right sidebar. (It's right below Add-on Sketch #2)

"Love" card by Allison Davis 
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; Embroidery floss: DMC

This card had to be one of the fastest I've ever made. I printed out the word collage and cut it down to the 3" x 6" size. The card base is 6" x 6" (folded from 6" x 12"). I hand stitched on the background square and around the edge of the heart on the word collage. To finish it I added the two scallop strips on each side of the word collage. Super easy!


Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

WOW! Just WOW! Oh my gosh I love it! this is similar to subway art that is all over the place these days. Love it! Great job ladies!

dawn said...

These are awesome!! I love love words so this is a fun ideas. Great job on all of them. It's just like the subway art everyone has, I use them for every holiday now. Thank you for the added colored version Allison, looks great.

Is it possible to make this in word since I don't have photoshop??

Carolyn Wolff said...

Allison, I too am excited about this sketch.

Noey-your layout is sweet. I love those corrugated letters.

Katrina-I wish I knew how to use photoshop, you did a fabulous job on your card.

Allison-thanks for sharing the download. I am going to use that for sure.

I have a feeling that everyone is going to enjoy this week.

Allison Davis said...

Dawn, it's a PDF so you should be able to download and print just like you do the sketches. :)

Shari Thurman said...

Dawn, if you want to create a new collage in word, you will just have to create multiple text boxes, one for each word.You will need to change the text directions and color of some of the words and choose no color on the text box.

scarthur said...

Oh I love these, especially the change in color version!! Great job!!

dawn said...

Thank you Allison and Shari for your tips. Will have to try this because it looks so fun. Thanks again Allison for the download.

Lisa G. said...

Thanks for the bonus! Loving all these creations!

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

What beautiful projects! The add on is such a great idea and I love how people used it as inspiration and took it in a different direction. Great job!