Friday, February 25, 2011

One-Page Week, Part 5 - Jillibean Soup Product Challenge

It's time for our last Jillibean Soup Product Challenge! We're sharing another round of our projects from the challenge and have another challenge for you too.

If you missed the Product Challenge during card week and two-page week, Jillibean Soup has provided a kit of the same materials for each of our creative team members. The products we are using in our challenge (pictured below) are:

• Five sheets of patterned paper from the Pasta Fagioli collection.
• One sheet of Brown Pea Pod kraft patterned paper
• Blue Corrugated Alphabets
• Corrugated shapes
• Journaling Sprouts in red, green, blue, and brown
• Bean Stalks twine in orange and yellow

Together with the February sketches we have shown you how using the same products and even the same sketches can produce so many different results. We also came up with a list of basic supplies that would be okay for use with the product challenge like cardstock, punches, die cutting machines, paint, ink, etc.

Since it is one-page week all of the projects we are posting today are based on One-page Sketch #3.

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

"Cool Fun" by Shari Thurman
Supply list - Pattern paper, Corrugated Alpha, Journaling Sprouts: Jillibean Soup; Paper Punch: EK Success; Embroidery floss: DMC; Other: Cardstock, Cricut, machine and hand stitching

These photos of my nieces and nephew from 2006, were just begging to be scrapbooked. When I saw the fresh color palette from Jillibean Soup "Pasta Fagioli" collection, I knew it was time.

I added the hand stitched sun and clouds as embellishment to the corner of the layout and added the wave to the bottom to create a fun water scene.

 I stitched through the circle border along the bottom of the photos, suggesting beach balls. I adjusted the photo sizes. Added the title to the bottom and stitched through it, just to add texture and interest.

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"Photo Shoot" by Carolyn Wolff
Supply List -  (All supplies were from the product challenge kit from Jillibean);  Cardstock: Bazzill; Border punch: Fiskars

I loved this sketch and I wanted to create the one-page sketch using all the products we received in our challenge kit from Jillibean. As soon as I saw the paper with all the cameras on it I thought of two things, a photo shoot and cutting them out!

Variation #1 – In order to accommodate the photos that I had, I needed to change the layout of the photos. I still kept the photo area in tack, but I just changed the size and direction to suit my needs.

Variation #2 – I eliminated the journal area in the photo block and added a journaling sprout as one of the embellishment areas.

Variation #3 – I created three embellishment areas on my page to create some dimension and interest. The first is in the upper left corner. I layered a journaling sprout, a corrugated flower and a camera that I cut from the pattern paper. The second area is the title. I created and embellishment out of the first letter in my title. The third is my journal area in the lower right. I layered the different elements, added some stitching with the bakers twine and even incorporated part of my title.

The biggest challenge for me was not using anything to embellish except what was in the challenge kit. This is a great way to make your own embellishments and by layering and using foam adhesive you can create the interest you are looking for.

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"Fort Larson" by Jennifer Larson
Supplies - Patterned paper, journaling spots, twine, corrugated letters: Jillibean Soup; Snowflake die (small): Quickutz; Snowflake punch (large): EK Success/Stampin' Up!; Pen: Zig; Stamping ink: Stampin' Up! Other: brads, date stamp.

1. I had fewer photos, so I enlarged one photo to stretch over two spots. I also changed the arrangement of the photos.

2. I didn't want to use hearts, so I dug through my plethora of snowflake dies and punches to put a big snowflake on the bottom. I picked orange because it complements blue nicely.

3. I added the small orange snowflake in the upper right to create a visual triangle, along with the journaling sports.

4. I added stitching around the edge to add texture to the page.

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"New Do" by Mireille Divjak
Supply list (apart from the Jillibean Soup products) - Sizzix dies: Tim Holtz alterations, gadget gears;
ink: Colorbox; Paint: Ranger paint dabber; pens: American Craft and Sakura

Story: Noah used to have beautiful curly hair but also very, very thick hair. In the summer he started to sweat so much we decided, with much pain in our hearts, that it would be wise to give him a haircut.
He came back with short hair... bye bye curls. But, we thought he looked really neat after a while
especially since he got orange hair gel to support the dutch soccer team in the World Cup finale.

Here's a look at some of the details on the layout:

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"Joy" by Noey Hunt
Tools used: Trees cut with Cricut

Variation: I have lots of photos that I loved from Christmas and really wanted to incorporate them all so I stretched Allison's sketch into a two-page layout. It may have made the layout a bit chaotic with all of those photos, but that's what Christmas day was like, utter chaos!

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"Silly Faces" by Christy Arthur
Supplies - Jillibean Soup: Soup Staples Brown Pea Pod, Blue Corrugated Alpha, Orange and Yellow Bakers Twine, Journaling Sprouts, Corrugated Shapes and Pasta Fagioli: Blended Beans, Shell Macaroni, Italian Seasoning, Romano Cheese and Meatballs; Ink: Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink; Pen: American Craft Precision Pen Black; Mist: Studio Calico Mister Huey Mist: Schoolhouse, Applejack and Dark Calico

The product challenge was fun and I had to keep reminding myself not to reach for other tools and paper! I was surprised with how diverse the layout turned out with such a limited amount of supplies! The photos that I used fit perfectly with the fun papers from Jillibean Soup. They are from my daughter's 6th birthday when she and her daddy were waiting to ride in the go-karts at a local pizza place. These are the silly faces they captured on his cell phone.

My layout looks a little different from the sketch because I rotated the sketch 90 degrees, so the photos were in a vertical line. Then I used three photos instead of the six in the sketch and pushed them along the right side of the layout. I pieced together six sheets of different patterned paper to create the background paper. I also rounded the corners of the top and bottom strips of paper, as well as the top of the photos. I added a little hand stitching along the top and bottom strips of paper, instead of stitching along the entire piece of paper.

To make the title stand out a little more against the bright patterned paper, I misted the corrugated alphabet brown (it was originally blue). I also misted the flower and bird shapes to give a little variation.

I moved the journaling over slightly and layered two journaling spots on top of each other. I liked how you flip up the date spot to show the "story" journaling underneath. I also added a little stitch to hold the two journaling spots together, as well as a little stitch on the flowers.

 Finally, I drew a border line around the edges of the background paper and added a little stitch detail in pen to mimic the stitching around the layout.

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"Little Tag Along" by Allison Davis
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; Corrugated shapes: Jillibean Soup; Corrugated alphabets: Jillibean Soup; Twine: Jillibean Soup

Variation #1 - I flipped the sketch for my layout to keep the subjects in the pictures from looking off the page.

Variation #2 - Instead of using the six photos on the sketch, I used three: one 4 x 6" and two 6 x 3". That left me with a hole to the left of the pictures so I filled it in with a 2 x 6" piece of patterned paper. I tried to use a pattern and color that blended well with the pictures so it wasn't too distracting but instead meshed with the pictures.

Variation #3 - I added the red patterned paper scallop to the edge of the striped strips to incorporate some more color into the layout.

A few little details:

• I used the negative of some of the letters in my title by cutting them out of the alphabet sheet. I had ran out of a few letters that I needed for my title and I figured this was the next best thing. I also added some hand stitching inside the letters.

• I used two of the corrugated birds to accent the title. I used a bigger bird to represent the bigger kid and the smaller one to represent the tag along, Drew. To keep the birds from just floating there above the title I added a little nest made from the Jillibean Soup twine. I cut several pieces around the same length and then wrapped and tied another piece around them in the middle.

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"How 2 Eat Spaghetti" by Jill Sarginson
Supply list - Kraft Cardstock: Jillibean Soup; Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup, Pasta Fagioli; Alphabets: Jillibean Soup, Pasta Fagioli, blue corrugated alpha; Ink: Versamark; Pen: Zig Writer; Embellishments: Jillibean Soup; Miscellaneous: Pop dots

Variation #1: I printed out my photos as 3x3 however I opted for a fax print vs. a photo print and it made my photos smaller than 3x3. This was unintentional and resulted in some open space on each side of the photos. :)

Variation #2: Instead of having the 8th square as a journaling box, I opted to use one of the tags from Jillibean Soup. There are a lot of square elements to this sketch, I wanted to add a little circular touch.

Notes: the sub-title was made by cutting little squares out of the pattern paper, inking the edges and then writing my title on. This is a really fast and easy way to get co-ordinating alphas for your projects!

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"Glee!" by Katrina Hunt
Supplies - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup; Journal Spots: Jillibean Soup Sprouts; Corrugated flower: Jillibean Soup; Corrugated Letters: Jillibean Soup; Twine: Jillibean Soup; Punches: Martha Stewart and EK Success; Mist: Smooch Spritz; Paint: Ranger Paint Dauber; Adhesive: Scotch ATG, FabriTac, Ranger Pop Dots; Stapler: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

So, I had to have a layout made about my Tuesday night obsession! It’s out, yes I am a Gleek! Scrap your favorite things like hobbies, books, drinks (Starbucks is a popular one), shoes (yes I have scrapped my shoes!) I am a kidless scrapper, unless I use other peoples kids! My kids are my dogs so yes, you will see a lot of them, but I like scrapping everyday things also!

At first glance of the one page sketch, I thought what the heck am I going to scrap with that many pictures. But, remember, you do not have to use as many pictures as the sketch calls for, you can put embellishments, journaling (which you are finding I don’t do a lot of!), you can do the same picture over and over, pattern paper the size of the picture, or just leave the picture out entirely. Don’t be afraid to make a sketch your own! Sketches are for inspiration and it’s up to you to make your own creation!

I love the bright colors they use for the Glee CD covers, so I decided to scrap them. (Yes, I have them all!) I resized each cover in Photoshop elements and kept each cover as a separate picture. I then created a collage of all them, so that I could just cut the collage square. The big picture came off of the show’s sites under their download section.

And the Jillibean paper worked great with the covers! I misted the smaller background to make it look like a blue slushie, if you watch Glee, you know! The letters we received were blue, so they didn’t stand out on what I had done, so I misted them a bright green.

At first glance you think this is not like the sketch, but it is, with modifications!


Variations on the sketch:

• Inner background: I used sections of paper and had them peeking out at top and bottom, but if you are to look at the top of the page down to the bottom, you can envision it being a “complete” background piece.

• Instead of having smaller strips at top and bottom of picture line, I left mine bigger by including a background that was smaller than the first one. And then I added a couple of strips at the top of the pictures, but did not take them all the way across.

• The picture placement looks totally different but if you flip the right side of the sketch with the left, just in the picture placement, you will see where I came up with what I did. It’s just the right side of my page, the picture section is slightly smaller than the left. And then I placed the collage on top of the other picture with some pop dots.

• The title is in the same place, just no subtitle. Also no embellishments where the hearts are on the sketch. I felt that my pop dotted collage took the place of that. And I added ½ of a sprout at the top of my page with a staple, kind of looks like a tab!

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Are you ready for a challenge? 
This week our challenge for you is a color challenge and we are using the Jillibean Soup Pasta Fagioli collection as the inspriation. 

Using One-page Sketch #3, create a layout with the following color combination:
• red
• orange 
• blue
• green
• brown

You can use any products you want from any manufacturer you want. 
After you have created your project: in the comments post a link to your project (it can be in an online gallery or on your blog).

This week we are giving away a copy of Sketches for Scrapbooking, Volume 7 (our newest sketch book in the Sketches for Scrapbooking series) to the winner of the challenge.

You have until Friday, March 4 to link your project from the challenge and we will announce the winner on Sunday, March 6. We look forward to seeing your layouts!


dawn said...

Oh my that was a lot to look at and remember. I can say that all the stitching looked great and love the added texture to the pages. The first layout was really fun with beach ball border look and stitching. I love love this JB paper, it's good for any theme page. Great job on them all.

Kathy Eddy said...

These are all just fabulous layouts! I especially like the photo shoot one but they are all great!

Melissa Elsner said...

These are so fabulous! LOVE all the stitching too!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Great layouts everyone. I love seeing what everyone does with the same products.

Thanks Kathy! I appreciate your comment!

Charity Becker said...

Here's my take on the sketch. I used October Afternoon and Fancy Pants. This is such a great layout for action shots!

Joli said...

Your sketches are so fun!! I turned this one on its side so I could use my son's birthday collage. I used all the colors for the challenge in the word eight.

Mary Bez said...

Here is my take on the sketch. I ordered this picture long and narrow because the format was perfect for it. So, I was waiting for the perfect layout for it and Allison supplied it! Here it is:

Michelle said...

This was a great sketch. Here is my take on it....

Julie said...

I love this sketch! I actually paired it with another sketch to make a 2 page layout. Here's the link...

Anonymous said...

Here's my take on the challenge using the blog hop sketch too! Thanks for awesome inspiration yet again!