Paper crafting is works of heart

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Mid Month May 2019 reminder for favorite technique theme at APTS blog

A Place To Start blog DT project for mid-month reminder featuring mixed media technique and sketch design for layout of elements. Full blooms is the mood theme and a mystery song's clues are within the layout:

This blog is only a couple of months old and I became part of the resident designer squad this month. My posting showcases a mid-month reminder of "Tempting Techniques" theme. What is your favorite technique(s) to feature? You still have time to link-up to A Place To Start. link= 

Other challenges or groups that I am planning to link-up this project to:
a. Inspired By #71 "Full Bloom" theme and photo prompt (ends May 15th but am using its theme)

b. Not Just Cards May 2019 Anything Goes theme started on May 11th

c. new Facebook group pre-challenge in May 2019 at Mix Up That Song!--mixed media challenges based on a song; for this very beginning Tynke has asked for participants to pick a song to base their mixed media project on and let her guess the title.

You can use printed copy, part of lyrics or title, image from a record cover, etc. Sounds like a fun idea for getting creative!

d. Paper Play Sketches #51 from Pause Dream Enjoy by Janis Lewis for the sketch design that I'm basing the layout; APTS blog has a page of these as part of their resource library; here's the photo collage for #46 - 54 using #51 rotated to the left and then size of sections tweaked with some extra embellishments since this is size of scrapbook layout (8.5" x 11") and has mixed media focus=

e. SHARING= my Facebook group "Mixed Media Creativity"--closed group started a few months ago for my crafty friends and family to share what they are creating that mixes mediums of far I've been contributing the most but would love for this to expand

f. SHARING= Facebook group "Papers, Papers, Papers & DT Calls" --will post a blog link once I have this ready to release

g. Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog= May 2019= from my compiled mini kits I did--check these photos:

link for CKC May 2019 mini kits post=

2 more scanned and cropped pics of the layout:

*Full Bloom theme
*mixed media approach
*tweaked sketch design
*journal card, pocket card, blue and white chevron paper, solid blue paper, and the wheat color based floral patterned cardstock are some of my copy cats pulled from my crafting supplies for the May 2019 CKC blog challenge

Very springtime! Like a garden explosion of an assortment of blooms and butterflies! My heart longs for the beauty offered in the spring season!

2 of 4 design team commitments revealed on May 15, 1 on May 17, and this one (APTS) on May 20 so be sure to check them all!

Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S


  1. You did a fabulous job with that layout! I love mixed media although still have a lot to learn and it's one thing I would love to do more of to help use up my stash.
    Scarlett xoxo

    1. Scarlett: thanks for checking out my most recent post! Sometimes I need to learn to edit the embellishments and then other times, it's like I should have used more! Oh the creative process!!!

  2. Looks fabulous and you've really got the multi-challenge thing perfected!

    1. Thank you Lisa for checking my CKC kit based layout w/o a photo! Needed to get the song lyrics on there for a clue for the mixed up song challenge group.

  3. What a lovely page Becca - love the soft and gentle colours you have chosen, and the thought you have obviously put into it.

    1. Maxine: thanks for being a very supportive blog follower! Appreciatively,

  4. You did a fabulous job with this, Becca! I may have to give this a try! Love the project!

  5. I really like the creative layout on this Becca - especially the directional changes on the allows you to see new things in the design because you change the orientation to read the script.
    Rachelle : )

    1. Thanks, Rachelle! And that move was mostly for fit! I didn't want to hide much of the lyrics. I appreciate your feedback!


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