Friday, May 17, 2013

paper mixology with Kelly Goree + a BasicGrey prize

Hello everyone, Kelly Goree here with a special Paper Mixology in celebration of the PageMaps 7th Anniversary! This challenge is sponsored by BasicGrey.


 
I've had this photo to scrapbook since 2008. Seriously. 2008. It's one of my favorites of my two youngest but I never could figure out just what I wanted to do with it. And let's be honest, that royal blue is so vibrant so adding patterned paper with it could make it overwhelming if I wasn't careful. 



So I decided to minimize the patterns just a bit and go more for texture. I used textured cardstock in place of where I would normally use a pattern and it gave me the same result but with a bit less busy-ness. I added elements like buttons and brads and even chipboard under some of my punched stars for extra dimension and "oomph." And to really go crazy, I lifted up the photo with foam adhesive to make sure it stood out and was noticed.
 

 
 
 Mixing patterned papers can sometimes be tricky, but if you break down your papers by scale, you'll discover it's much easier to bring them all together!
 

Try your hand at some paper mixology and you could win a BasicGrey collection pack of your choosing! Just create a layout, based on this sketch, and mix up some patterned paper. You can even convert the sketch to 12x12 if you'd like! This contest starts today and ends at midnight MST on Thursday, June 7, 2013. The contest is open to everyone, everywhere!
 
Good luck!
 
Kelly Goree

34 comments:

  1. what a precious photo and great use of this layout sketch! love all of the stars, too. you did a phenom job keeping the blue from being too overwhelming.

    have a great weekend! :)

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  2. This is a lovely layout Kelly! I love the simplicity of it.
    Isn't it wonderful when you can catch such sweet emotions forever in a photograph!

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  4. Here is my take on this one:

    http://sisterhoodgallery.ning.com/photo/patterned-paper-mix?context=user


    Thanks! I love patterned papers.

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  5. Great celebrations!
    Here is my take on Kelly's sketch:

    http://mtcanuk.blogspot.com/2013/05/layout-creation.html

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  6. My layout!

    http://documentdaily.blogspot.com/2013/05/whats-in-your-basket.html

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  7. Here's mine!!
    http://teenabugg.blogspot.com/2013/05/moody-monday.html

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  9. Fabulous sketch! I had a lot of fun doing this in my smash book here is my link http://creationsforastar.blogspot.com/2013/05/smashing-gianne-graduate.html

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  10. This is such a gorgeous layout! I love everything about it. I've pinned ya! :)

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  11. Here is my layout. I had such fun making this one. http://www5.snapfish.com/snapfish/slideshow/AlbumID=11444138014/PictureID=615411622014/a=134322153_134322153/otsc=SHR/otsi=SPIClink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/

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  12. Love the challenge, this sketch is so good! Here's my take at it:
    http://underconstruction-agata.blogspot.ch/2013/05/page-maps.html

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  13. Here's my take on the sketch and challenge. I converted the sketch to a 12x12 and used a mixture of Crate Paper and CTMH pattern papers. Great sketch and I love BG!

    http://scraplifterdesigns.blogspot.com/2013/05/swaddled.html

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  14. Here's my take on this sketch,I also converted it to a 12x12 and used a mix of Basic Grey and Echo Park supplies :)
    http://lescrapdemarilou.blogspot.ca/2013/05/new-look.html

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  15. Here's mine: http://kmassman-scrapbooks-cards.blogspot.com/2013/05/kayaks.html

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  16. Thanks for the great sketch! Here's my take:

    http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=1784533&cat=500

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  17. Here's my layout. I converted to 12x12 and used quite a few different pattern papers.
    http://celestebrodnik.blogspot.com/2013/05/washi-tape-banner-tutorial.html

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  18. Here's my page;
    http://bearfamilysscraps.blogspot.nl/search/label/pagemaps

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  19. Fantastic page and the sketch. My take on it is here:
    http://mymomentstotreasure.blogspot.com/2013/05/page-maps-basic-grey-challenge.html

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  20. Loved your layout Kelly. This one was a challenge as I don't usually use lots of patterned papers. Here it is
    http://sortedscrapper.blogspot.co.nz/2013/06/page-maps-anniversary-challenge-paper.html

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  21. http://www.flickr.com/photos/96821982@N07/8918700558/

    So... mixing patterns not my strong suit. Even so, I like doing layouts like this that stretch me and teach me what NOT to do next time... If I had this to do over, I would have made the blue strip and the background both solids with texture instead of prints. This turned out too crazy!

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  22. Here is my page :
    http://isbahashome.blogspot.fr/2013/06/a-page-with-original-handmade-flowers.html
    Thanks for inspiration !

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  23. This was a great sketch to work on. You can find my version of the sketch here.
    http://rubym-inspiredscrapper.blogspot.ca/2013/06/pagemaps-mixology-may-sketch-challenge.html

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  24. Thanks for the great challenge and inspiration, anything to get me busy at my scrap table, I love mixing PP and the sketch was wonderful to work with
    here's mine:
    http://myblogcoco.blogspot.ca/2013/06/love-your-this-much-layout.html

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  25. This my version:

    http://tellimaria.blogspot.fi/2013/06/pagemaps-challenges-3.html

    :)
    Welcome to visit!

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  26. Lovely sketch, very adaptable. I used it here:

    http://spendlesscraftmore.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/mixing-it-up-with-pagemaps.html

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  27. I love using patterned papers, so I really enjoyed this challenge! Great sketch, as always. Here's the link to my page:
    http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/layout/3955691.html

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  28. Loved this challenge and the sketch rocks!! Here's my take:

    scrapsbysarah.blogspot.com

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  29. thanks for the fun challenge heres my entry: http://babyjaydensmommy.blogspot.com/2013/06/cuddles-layout.html
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  30. Kelly is so fabulous, hope she will come back to Canada to teach - when there is no snowstorm! I changed it to a 12" x 12", and here is my layout.
    http://www.wellcraftedhome.com/1/post/2013/06/page-maps-mixology-challenge-with-kelly-goree.html

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  31. Thanks for the great sketch and chance to win! http://jinnynewlin.blogspot.com/2013/06/lets-get-trendy-now-3-stitching.html

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  32. Love this sketch!!
    Here is my take:)

    http://tomomi-happy-croppy.blogspot.jp/2013/06/mint-julep.html

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  33. I hope I am not too late))
    http://art-of-spring.blogspot.com/2013/06/one-day-in-sevastopol.html

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