Monday, July 14, 2014

Stop & Toss Some Rocks - for The Crafter's Workshop

Hey everyone, I'm sharing a project that is up over at The Crafter's Workshop today as part of their One Stencil Four Ways series.

Today we are all working with the 12" x 12" Blazonry stencil.

I thought it would be the perfect stencil to use to create a layout from our vacation to Vermont last summer.

I first traced the design on my paper and then using a craft knife, cut out some of the shapes to create windows/frames for my photos.  This is obviously not the sheet I ended up using because I decided I liked the gray better, but it gives you an idea of how the layout came together.

I added some doodling around the cut out windows as well as on the insides of the negative cut pieces which I wanted to incorporate into the design as popped out pieces for some dimension.

To brighten the layout I also cut out some of the shapes from white cardstock and I used those for additional journaling spaces.

The photos were adhered to a base page, the stenciled/cut sheet was adhered over top and I added a stitched frame around the edges.

This was a really easy layout together, and I love how it focuses right in on the photos in a way that isn't overwhelming from a photo perspective....I was able to incorporate six 4x6 photos into this layout!

Please head over to The Crafter's Workshop blog to see how the other designers used the same stencil!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - White Daisy and Whisper cardstock
Other:  The Crafter's Workshop - Blazonry Stencil; American Crafts - 05 and 03 Black Journaling Pens, White Journal and Kale Wonder Thickers, Round This to That Foam Adhesive; CTMH - Craft Knife; Tombow - Mono Adhesive


  1. Such an awesome and creative design, Miriam! I love this!

  2. Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeee those shapes!!!!!

  3. oh my word this is so cute... love how you used the shapes for the pictures..

  4. Love how you added the pictures behind the shapes, great page!!

  5. This is so creative on your part Miriam!
    Love your layout and the colors you have chosen are also in perfect keeping with the outdoor them ;)

  6. What a fun page, Miriam! I LOOOOOOOVE the shapes and the way you put the photos/journaling in the cut outs! Great colors--- fab all around:)

  7. This layout totally ROCKS my world - the shapes are awesome!! This page is just another testament to how incredibly talented and creative you are. You are constantly thinking outside of the box and the things you come up with are marvelous like this AWESOME page!!!

  8. So fun, Miriam! LOVE to see those sweet, little faces having fun again, and your use of that stencil is uber fun!

  9. BEAUTIFUL!! Love how you used the shape and photos....! Your layouts are getting all the more sophisticated every time I see them!

  10. Love this! You are so creative! TFS

  11. What an awesome layout!!! I LOVE how you used the stencil to make cut outs!!!

  12. dude this is clever. pinning! I love it