Friday, January 22, 2016

Circle Artist Challenge

Welcome to the Club Scrap artist team challenge!  Thanks for joining us today.  If you've arrived here from Donna's blog you're in the right spot.  If you'd like to start from the beginning please wander over to Club Scrap to see what Karen's created for you. 

Can you believe we're celebrating Club Scrap's 200th collection? It's amazing to me to think of all the talent, creativity and patience it takes to come up with 200 kits. Blows my mind!  I have a hard enough time thinking of 3 kit ideas for Karen at the end of the year!

Today we're sharing our creations using the Celebrate kit and circles.  I like to challenge myself and use tools I've purchase and haven't seen in awhile (blushing). So here I dusted off the Martha Stewart circle cutter. After many mistakes I learned to tape down my paper to keep it from shifting during the cutting process. 

I found a silly picture of my dad from New Years Eve 2000 and thought how wonderful this photo coordinates with the colors and sayings from the Celebrate kit. I don't usually scrap one photo pages on paper but it's the only photo I have.

To create the background I started out by taping off areas of the stencil I wanted to use and spritzing white acrylic paint mixed with water over the stencil. I also covered up areas of the paper that was still exposed after placement of the stencil.  I repeated that several times, then added a few extra spritz to cover up some mistakes. 

Using the circle cutter, tags and several circle punches I added more circles to create a vertical line and tie in my photo.

Club Scrap papers, stencil, bottle cap and tags.  Darice and BoBunny jewels. Tim Holtz and Sizzix dies. 

I also have a few cards to share with you can see...I like circles. When Celebrate arrived and I saw the circle embellishments, this sort of card popped into my mind. It's a 5x5 gate fold card with an interlocking opening.
  • I took a 10x5 piece of cardstock and scored the sheet at 2.5 inches from each horizontal side. 
  • Cut a large circle out using a Spellbinder die and using the handy dandy Martha Stewart circle cutter, cut out the center of the black fancy circle. 
  • Adhere to one half side of the card using care to only apply adhesive to the left side of the circle.
  • Stamp the circles in different colors and fussy cut. Adhere on top of each other using dimensional adhesive squares.
  • Add embellishments such as Dazzle stickers, Stickles and jewels. 
  • Adhere circle grouping to half of right panel.  Here I closed the card so that the circle would line up inside the black cut out portion.

The next two cards are super easy peasy and use part of the Greetings to Go kit for Celebrate. 

Thanks for joining me today for the blog hop.  Please continue on to see what Roni has created for you. 
Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Love love that scrap page!!
    And the cards are wonderful. That gatefold card is super, the use of the doily and the blackone
    are both great with the circles.

  2. WOW!! Lisa your page is WONDERFUL, that photo of your dad is hilariously perfect for the layout. The idea you had to spritz through the stencil, awesome and the cards are gorgeous!! Well done!

  3. LOL...that photo of your dad is great! What a fun memory!

    Your cards are super the way you used the lace doily - so pretty!

  4. What a fun layout and I love the cards!

  5. You had me at spritz ing with paint! 😂 Really cute LO! Your cards are awesome, the last one is my favorite. I like how the stamping off the card adds interest. Great job!

  6. As I scrolled down to see the layout with "the one" photo, I totally cracked up! That picture combined with the quote is absolutely PERFECT! Fantastic cards, too! Pinned!

  7. love the picture of your dad. your right, it definitely deserved a page of it's own! I also thought the interlocking gatefold card is a stroke of brilliance!! great job!

  8. Looks like fun runs in the family! Love the pic of your's perfect. I really like your cards, too, I think my fave is the last one with the bottle cap center.

  9. Looks like fun runs in the family! Love the pic of your's perfect. I really like your cards, too, I think my fave is the last one with the bottle cap center.

  10. Love all your cards. Your dad's picture is a kick

  11. Lovely cards! Love the gatefold one the best. And the layout is a hoot.

  12. that layout is perfect for the New Years photo, and what a terrific background you made. I love that gatefold fancy card too! Excellent cards all around

  13. What an awesome pic and layout for your dad!!

  14. Lisa, I just love it all! Love the layout and especially love all the added bling!

  15. Fabulous projects!!! And that first card is awesome! Well, all of them! =)
    The Leaf Studio

  16. Your page and cards are su much fun! I love th picture of your dad!


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