Friday, April 30, 2010

NSD Challenge - Negative-town

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend Vintagefest, an event hosted by Jenni Bowlin Studios. Not only was it a blast hanging out with Jenni and learning from her classes, but I had the chance to crop with some good friends.

I'm not a cropper by nature. Actually this was only my 3rd crop ever to attend, but I had seen the ladies bring their huge cricuts so I thought my Slice would be a nice addition to our groups' supplies.

For this layout, I positioned my Slice in the upper right corner of the charcoal cardstock, which is the base of my layout. On the Slice, there is an "x" located at the spot the blade will begin cutting, so it's easy to see where the cut will take place for the entire die cut. I also used my hands-free device, which was heavenly. If you don't have this, trust me, it will make your life complete.

After cutting, I ended up with a hole the shape of a "3" in the upper left corner. From there, I trimmed photos and other cardstock in rectangles to fill the remaining spaces. I even used my new favorite punch for the green border, some JBS crate paper that Lorie won at the crop, and mostly the Anthology collection.

Last, I used the donut chain border punch to punch strips of the woodgrain paper. I laid the strips in rows on top of the same paper and adhered it to the back of the "3" so the texture would show through.

Speaking of adhering.....the American Crafts This to That Adhesive Runner special is still going on and it's the perfect time to try it out. Buy the cartridge, get the matching refill free. (please only add the cartridge to your cart, we'll add the refill for you....promise!)


So, my challenge to you is this.....come to negative-town with me.

Use the negative space created from your die-cut machine, from packaging, from whatever your brain thinks up. Just use the negative image instead of the positive. Look at your supplies differently and you might be surprised with the results.

Feel free to combine my challenge with any other challenge listed on the SC blog. To be eligible to win a $10 gift card from me, your link MUST be posted as a link to my post here. You will need to upload your layout to the Studio Calico member gallery, copy the link, come back here and leave it in a comment to THIS POST. Contest closes at midnight EST tonight and the winner will be posted when I wake up tomorrow morning.

Have fun! Can't wait to see what you make!!!

35 comments:

rosaliejb said...

cool challenge, here is my take, I hand cut the "11" out of the black cardstock! and then backed it :)

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23595

Rosalie
x

Jenny said...

Here is mine!

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23593

Jenny :)

Marianne said...

Here's mine:

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23562

I used the negative for the photo label punch for the title.

Allie H said...

This is mine
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23614

Rita said...

Here's mine!

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23580

erin m said...

Love having the challenges!
Here's mine:
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23631

Marolle said...

here is my take on the challenge:

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23639

Geralyn said...

Awesome challenge April! Here's my take on it:

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23571

Anonymous said...

HELP! I did my layout, I posted it to the gallery but cannot figure out how to link it, I can't seem to get the URL to come up. What am I doing wrong?

april said...

anonymous...send me an email to april@studiocalico.com and I'll help you the best i can

Abigail said...

Hi April,

Here is my go. I very quickly cut half of the K&I chip alpha sheet off, misted it and stuck it on some kraft and coloured in the letters hi and u. Thanks for the inspiration! http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23687

Nora Griffin said...

Loved this challenge :)

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23689

Ursula said...

Great Challenge April, thanks for coming up with it!

Here is mine
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23679

Christa said...

Loved this one! Combined it with Nik H.'s challenge too and used the negative of the BG numbers for the year the photo was taken.

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23696

Danielle said...

Here's my lo using the negative of alpha packaging! I had fun with that!

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23711

Erika said...

Here you go! Thanks A!

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23724

papirdiva said...

I used my epic six to create a polaroid, and then stuck a photo inside...
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23733

Vanessa said...

i think I used the negative? hehe

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23736

Nicole said...

Thank you for the challenge! I have used a leftover background sheet from an MM alpha.

Will be back later with another take on this challenge (as I don't like this layout that much) :)

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23755

Tanya said...

Here is mine - I punched the heart and backed it with the JBS paper.
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23761

Nicole said...

So that's now my second and preferred LO:
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23775
The negative space is the cardstock remainder after cutting out the 2 and a heart.

Valerie Bishop said...

Here's my layout! I used the negative space of the letters to mist over and the negative outer space of the MME sticker frame. Thanks for the fun challenge!

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23518

Diane said...

Thank you for this challenge - I created a journalling box by misting over a chipboard frame and then taking it off again:
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23821

Starr said...

Love your layout April, I've added mine to the gallery:
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23815

& my blog with more detail:
http://mylifeinascrapbook.blogspot.com/2010/05/marathon-studio-calico-nsd-challenge.html

Kelly said...

Here is mine. I've actually never used a negative before, though I love the look. thanks for the challenge! http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23884

Kasey said...

Here is mine...

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23723

Leslie Davis said...

Here's mine.
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23903

Diana said...

Thanks for the challenge! This was so much fun! Here is mine: http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23918

piradee talvanna said...

hi april, thanks for the fun challenge...and had to try the negative effect on my title (I know I'm abit late to this.. and it's also a perfect way to subsitute for the missing ones)

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23943

GretaB said...

Fun challenge! Here's mine: http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23948

Amy Christine said...

here's mine:

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/
show/23947

i hope i'm not too late! i was posting everything to the gallery, and time got away from me.

AlissaG said...

I think i might be too late, but i'll link it anyway

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23965

the negative items are my alpha and the cloud is actually cut out of the leftover part of the sticker sheet

Francine said...

I'm too late, but sharing anyway :)

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23998

Lane said...

I'm not sure if I'm too late or not, but here's my negative page, from my 2010 resolutions mini-album:
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23990

penny said...

Hope I'm not too late. I linked mine to the SC thread yesterday and just now READ the instructions! Oh well! Here it is:

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/23831