Sunday, May 1, 2011

CropChocolate Design Team May Layout

Hello everyone. I wanted to share with you the project I created for CropChocolate. I had purchased one of their Basic Grey grab bags and grabbed the Obscure Collection. Can I say that this is the one I did NOT want? I had to find a way to be creative with it and make the collection work for me. This is what resulted.

I started by preparing my photos and their mats. I cut using the largest label and then drew around the outside of the die to get the layering mat. I roughed up the edges and used Walnut Stain Distress ink.

Three different Martha Stewart punches were used to add accents to the layout.

This is what it looked like prior to adding in the torn black cardstock. All of the other paper is Basic Grey.

The photos were layered on top of the black. I used a white pen to add stitch lines around the bottom of the photos and to write the date.

The letters are also from the collection and I added dots to one side of them just for a little bit of pizazz since it was sitting on the black and looking a bit dull.

I used the arrow on the right with the dots on the opposite side to push your eye back to the finished design.

This was definitely work for me on this one. I wanted to only feature the collection. On that note Mission Possible and Accomplished. I was so jazzed that I pulled five more photos that I plan to use for 2 two-page layouts using Obscure. 

Until then.


  1. This is a fantastic lay-out! Well done :D

  2. I don't usually cut my pictures with my spellbiners. Nice touch. Will keep that in mind for my layouts. Super layout. Thanks

  3. I didn't want to leave a comment on YouTube, but your latest video on embossing embossing is out of this world! You are such a generous woman and I really appreciate the beauty of your work and how freely you share it with the rest of us.

  4. Vee.....this is just too cute.....haven't been on so I didn't even see it go up over there....will have to check it out. Awesome thinking "outside the box" to use a collection you weren't sure'd never know it to look at this amazing LO!

  5. Thank you ladies for your kind words. I really appreciate that you take the time to visit my blog and leave comments.

  6. Hi Veronica, I've been watching your videos on You Tube about the Martha Stewart border and corner punches. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome creativity with us! I've really enjoyed learning more about these fun punches from you :) Jan

  7. superbe réalisations
    bravo md