Once again, our sponsor for the month of November was Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs. They sent us some of their fabulous acrylic albums, intricacy papers, stacker collections and a few other items to work with. This week it was the designers choice on what she wanted to create with their items. There were many extras created this week as well which are not posted here. So be sure to check out the CUC gallery and look in the Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs Album for all the extras. I'm sure you will be wowed!
I had been wanting to work with the Midnight Oil paw prints Intricacy die cut paper, so this week I used it on a layout featuring our little dog, Coco. My layout is based on the PageMaps sketch posted in our November 27th "Sketchy Saturdays" Blue Plate Special challenge. I used a piece of the Intricacy as a scalloped edge across the top of the design, and I loved how it popped on the page. A little inking in teal helped it to stand out even more. I also used Basic Grey's Max and Whiskers line of papers and stickers, as well as Creative Imaginations alpha stickers.
For this layout, I wanted to use the Midnight Oil Pink Crown Intricacy paper but I wanted it to stand out on the Bazzill so I decided to use chalk ink and rub around the paper on the Bazzill to give it a shimmery look. Then I used Celebration papers and embellished with ink, buttons, crown accents, etc. to create this cute layout of my nieces 2nd birthday last week.
I had been supplied some extra Midnight Oil acrylic album pages and I wanted to find a way to use them besides making an album. I decided to create a door hanger with one of the pages. I used a Fancy Pants Lilac House Glitter Cut and some flowers to create a simple but cute decoration for my kitchen.
Jo also created a layout using the intricacy paper. You can see this sweet layout by checking out the Midnight Oil Sponsor album in the CUC gallery.
This week I chose to work with this cute little 3"x4" Cover to Cover Mini Album from Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs. It was the perfect size for what I was trying to create and super easy to work with! My tween age niece is getting a kid friendly digital camera from us for Christmas and I thought that a fun and funky little album for putting some of her pictures into would be a great present for her January birthday. I used the MOSD Cover to Cover Album, Colorbok papers, Autumn Leaves stamps, Staz On Ink, ColorBox chalk ink, Prima flowers, Stickles, misc ribbon, misc cardstock, misc buttons, and misc gems. TFL!
You can see more of this adorable album in the CUC Gallery.
Because this week we got to choose what we wanted to do, I chose to do an altered project. I took a plain white gift bag and added the Midnight Oil Scrapbook Design laser cut paper and placed it on the bag using pop dots. I love the look of white on white but chose to use my turquoise stickles to outline some of the open stars just to add more dimension. Next I layered a strip of Echo Park striped paper with a circle (more Echo Park paper layered on red Cosmo Cricket pp) and added the words Happy Birthday. The alphabet stickers are MM (Happy) and The Paper Studio (Birthday). I also made a matching gift tag using the white stars that were punched from the laser cut paper and Echo Park papers. I added some Ribbon Boutique ribbon and red stamped and some adirondack dabber in red to finish it off. I love how you can use this laser paper to add depth to a flat gift bag and that alone would have been enough to add some spice to it.
Here is the bag:
Here is a close up of the gift tag:
For this layout I used the ribbons, brads, punches and tags from the embellishment kit. I also turned the monogram C into a flourish and added a layered flower using the pink flower intricacy paper.
This week I used the die cut paper to make borders for my cards. They are perfect and create a nice effect. They work great when layering with other elements.
For the first layout I used the Tradition stacker for a Christmas layout.
I used PP from American Crafts and DCWV - Martha Stewart black pen - K&co. stickers
Tabitha also created a second layout which can also be seen in the CUC gallery.
I couldn't resist making a school layout using the numbers intricacy papers provided.
And finally I would like to remind you all that we have a chat with Alison (from MOSD) herself on the 6th of December at 9:00 pm EST, so please mark your calendars and plan to attend!