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September 19, 2011

Design Team: Denise O'Connor Week 1

 Design Star: Denise O'Connor
Hi everyone! Welcome to the eCraft by Craftwell blog! This is the first week when all of us on the design team will follow a challenge put forth to us! For this week, our challenge was to use the Fundamentals 1 SD card with a Love theme! For my project today, I decided to do a scrapbook layout focusing on a picture that I recently came across of my MIL and FIL posing with my husband. I am guessing that my husband is about 18 months old in this picture. 
Notice that heart background paper on the layout right there in the middle? Well I created that with my eCraft! Here’s how I did it and I have to tell you that this is really fun especially if you love to get inky! I used eCraftshop Pro to cut out Image 11 from Category 7 on Fundamentals 1. Once on my mat, I copied the image several times and then lined everything up. I then cut it and used only the negative image. I positioned everything on my non-stick craft mat with some painters tape. Next comes, the fun inky part! I used Fired Brick Distress Ink and the foam pad on my ink blending tool and added ink to all those exposed areas. This stencil works great for this technique! 
Next I cut out Image 10 from Category 7 on Fundamentals 1 and layered it on top of the inked portions.
 
The next thing that I did was spritz the entire paper & the mat layer with some Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold Spray. Love the sparkle and it works really well with my background paper! 
I also used my eCraft to create the title on this page. These letters are really thin and it just goes to show that when you pair up a delicate font with the right paper and the right pressure setting, you can get just gorgeous results! 
Here are some details on the cuts and what pressure settings I used.
For the heart background paper, all paper cut is from Core’dinations and I used a pressure setting of 5, tab density and tab width of 1. I used my veggie mat stabilizer, multi-cut off, blade cap on.
For the Love, I used Papertrey Ink Distressed Dots, and cut it with a pressure of 4, tab density and tab width of 1. I used my veggie mat stabilizer, multi-cut off, blade cap on.
For the “brings many blessings”, I used Papertrey Ink Bitty Dot Paper and cut it with a pressure of 4, tab density and tab width of 1. I used my veggie mat stabilizer, multi-cut off, blade cap on.
For the word art shadow, I used Basic Grey Basics paper and cut it with a pressure setting of 5, tab density and tab width of 1. I used my veggie mat stabilizer, multi-cut off, blade cap on.
The other supplies that I used not already mentioned are My Mind’s Eye Laundry Line (background paper), Papertrey Ink Spring Moss and Fine Linen cardstock (mats), Martha Stewart border punch. The 1st Son and 1st Grandson were printed from my computer. I also used Papertrey Ink Tea Dye Duo for inking the edges. Papertrey Ink Spring Moss Grosgrain Ribbon with a Papertrey Ink Sweet Blush button and their Natural Button Twine.
Hope you all enjoyed this project and be sure to come back tomorrow for Debi’s project!


Denise O'Connor

6 comments :

  1. aww, I'm getting the little broken link symbol on all the pix :(

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  2. Can you see them now?! Blogger is acting wonky for us today!

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  3. The pictures are back! Love the idea of the masking the background.

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  4. Beautiful Background paper, Denise! I'm sure a cherished life long LO. Can we see the final project?

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  5. WOW I love this...see this is what I'm talking about Denise! You can make your machine do pretty much ANYTHING.

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  6. WOW Denise this is fabulous! I Love the way you used the negative for your own pattern paper!! GENIUS!!!

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