Saturday, April 7, 2012

Stump Reading - DCWV Stack a Holic April Challenge

I'm back with another scrapbook page which, from the looks of it was the last thing I posted.  Eh, what can I say, I work on whatever I'm moved by.  This page is for this month's DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge.  I've been playing for about four or five months now and I have to say it's quickly become one of my favorite challenges.  I have quite a few of these stacks, many I've never used so it's a good opportunity to put that paper to use.  Plus, these are always sketch challenges and I love a good sketch.  Erin is now using sketches from a new site called Got Sketch.  The sketch artist is Valerie Salmon.  I hadn't discovered this site before now, and I've looked high and low for sketch sites, but  no matter - I have it now!  There are a lot of great sketches that are easily modified to suit your purposes.  

I think I mentioned some time ago that I have started working out my pages using the Silhouette Studio software.  The fact that I can import the sketch and pictures that I am using right into the software really helps me get a sense of what I want to do and get the sizing of elements right the first time.  I am a totally visual person.  I need to be able to see it, otherwise I have to go back and fix, and change, and fix, and change, and well, you get the idea.   Here is the page in the Silhouette Studio:

And here is the finished page

I used DCWV's "The Guy Stack" for this challenge, with just a small addition of orange cardstock from their Dots, Stripes & Plaids stack.  The journaling label is a Silhouette print and cut.  I just printed it on cardstock from the stack cut down to fit into my printer.  The grass as the bottom is actually a Cricut cut.  I tried it in my Cameo, but this paper is textured and has some sort of enamel top that the Cameo just wouldn't cut through.  My Cricut, however, handled it with no problem.  If there are any drawbacks to my Cameo, this is it.  I really wish it could handle thicker paper.  But I still love her!  I also used my new Wide Format Printer to print out the photograph - yes I printed that myself!  The photograph measures 5 x 9 1/2 inches and I absolutely LOVE that I can size photos to any size I want now. 

Paper:  DCWV The Guy Stack, Dots, Stripes & Plaids
Silhouette:  All shapes, dragonfly, journaling tag, title
Cricut:  Grass (Zoobaloo)
Embellishments:  The knit flowers are Recollection, the others are from my stash, as well as the brad and the bling

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love it and I am so stealing your idea to put the picture and everything in the Studio software first, you are such a smart cookie.

  2. It makes everything so much easier Dawn trust me!

  3. This is just gorgeous!! I love how you put scrapbook pages together!! Between the color, design and embellishments, everything just flows together perfectly!! You are a true artist my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Wow didn't know you could do this with the Cameo - gonna have to try this! I love the stitching on this page and the colors mesh well together. Thanks for sharing!


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