Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday | April 2013

Welcome to the April Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday!

Technique Tuesday offers a monthly stamp club that features a limited edition stamp set designed by me each month. You can check out past stamp sets (some are still available) here.

The April stamp set is Favorite Circles:

DIGITAL MEMORY KEEPER OR WOULD YOU LIKE TO USE THIS DESIGN WITH A SILHOUETTE? A similar digital version of this stamp set is available here: Title Circles

Here's a look at the layout I created that includes the April Studio AE set:

I started off this layout with a 5x7 photo of Anna, a sheet of 12x12 white cardstock, and a great piece of pattern paper that was included in the March Studio Calico scrapbook kit (designed by Tim&Beck). I knew I wanted to try this stamp set on vellum so I played around with thinking about where I'd place that element (and how many circles I'd want to include).

I adhered the photo and the pattern paper diagonally on the page. Below I added some of this great super thick ombre washi tape from Freckled Fawn (this was included with the Studio Calico Front Row scrapbook kit).

Along the top I added this great cloud washi tape from Ki Memories.

Along the seam where the photo and the pattern paper meet I added a cluster of sentiment embellishments included this month's stamp set. I used white ColorBox ink on vellum (also included with the Studio Calico Front Row scrapbook kit) and punched it out using a 2-inch circle punch. I trimmed the bottom of the circle to line it up with the rest of the sentiments. On top of the stamped circle I added an "A" from a set of Dear Lizzy Spearmint chipboard letters.

"You Are A Superstar" transparency is from BasicGrey Knee Highs & Bow Ties Die Cuts And Transparencies.

"I love this photo" is from Allison Kreft's new collection for Webster's Pages. This one is from a sticker sheet called Composition & Color Alpha And Tag Stickers.

The green "awesome" strip is actually from this month's stamp set. I used a dark green ink, stamped the circle on the pattern paper and then ended up cutting off the rest of the circle and just using the word.

And because I can't stop using them I stamped "so much love" from the Just Awesome stamp set.

After placing all my elements I added yellow spray ink to the bottom and top of the page (I covered the rest of the page with an extra piece of cardstock so the mist spray wouldn't hit the other elements on the page). On top of the spray ink I added some of Tim Holtz' new Distress Paint in Antique Linen on top of a 6x6 swiss dot mask from The Crafters Workshop.

I used Mini Glue Dots to adhere the great little combination of an enamel dot + a sequin. I added three total for a nice visual triangle on my layout.

Along the bottom I used the stencil again but this time used ColorBox silver ink (instead of the paint).

On top of the ombre washi tape I added glitter chipboard letters are Dear Lizzy for my title and stitched them down with my sewing machine. Check out the chipboard letters in both Vanilla and Spearmint.

The silver pen I used to draw the box around the top and bottom edge of the page is from Close To My Heart.

Journaling was added under the title directly onto the thick strip of washi tape.

Here's another look at the finished layout:


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Be sure to check the blogs of all taking part in the Blog Hop today:

GIVEAWAY | We’ll pick one person at random to receive a $25 gift certificate from from all the comments. The winner will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog sometime on the 15th.

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  1. Judy Parker

    2013-04-11 19:18:48 -0400

    Love your page, I'm gonna try this!!

  2. Vanessa

    2013-04-11 19:39:10 -0400

    So pretty!! I love the colors!

  3. Barbara Heinly

    2013-04-11 19:52:53 -0400

    Great layout. I like how you did the dotted swiss 6x6 mat and the way you used the paint over the top and the ink over the bottom. Love your work.

  4. Ruth G

    2013-04-11 20:20:03 -0400

    Ombre washi tape and dots stencil now on my wish list! So many wonderful elements on your LO! Thanks for sharing all the details!

  5. Jean Bullock

    2013-04-11 21:55:59 -0400

    Love it. Thanks for sharing the technique.

  6. Cassie

    2013-04-11 22:33:28 -0400

    I love this new stamp set!

  7. Katie B.

    2013-04-11 22:57:55 -0400

    Beautiful layout! Love the diagonal and the use of washi tape. Love the sequins and stamping...everything really. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  8. Quinna

    2013-04-12 00:15:32 -0400

    Great stamps!

  9. susan

    2013-04-12 02:58:43 -0400

    darling photo. adorable sentiment. please don't get me wrong...while the layout is fun, this feels like an exercise in product. it is inspirational 'tho. thank you for that. you are extraordinary!

  10. Sara

    2013-04-12 05:06:25 -0400

    Beautiful Layout!

  11. Laura

    2013-04-12 05:12:23 -0400

    Hi Ali, This page is so inspiring. The happy spring colors, textures, and of course, the beautiful girl in the photo made me smile. I have yet to create a scrapbook of my son's wedding, almost 2 years ago, having lacked the spark. Your sharing your own story, feeling uninspired to do the "traditional" struck a chord with me. I now feel like I can do this project with the love I feel. Thank you.

  12. Jean Marmo

    2013-04-12 07:07:19 -0400

    I had fun seeing all the different ways to use this set! I need to use my stamps more!

  13. Jeannie L

    2013-04-12 12:31:55 -0400

    What a lovely layout! It just brings out the photo without over cluttering. Just love how you did the layers.

  14. Ria Montefalcon

    2013-04-12 14:57:43 -0400

    Wow! I love this project of yours. All the elements just fit perfectly in each place. I love those sentiments too

  15. JudyT

    2013-04-12 16:47:00 -0400

    What a great layout!

  16. Marcia Scantlin

    2013-04-12 19:37:32 -0400

    I'm so glad to see your back to scrapping full pages. Thank you for the detailed instructions on how to make the page. I love it and the tilt.

  17. Memoriesbymanda

    2013-04-12 20:18:52 -0400

    I enjoy seeing your layouts again. I really like this new stamp set and your layout. I love the diagonal approach and that ombré wide washi (divine!).

  18. Kym

    2013-04-12 22:01:24 -0400

    That is one happy girl! Fantastic layout! Love all the detail.

  19. chark

    2013-04-12 23:05:50 -0400

    this is the coolest page! love it!

  20. Kristie

    2013-04-13 08:49:50 -0400

    Don't think I've ever seen one of your "traditional" layouts before. Really beautiful!

  21. Melinda Wilson

    2013-04-13 14:36:24 -0400

    Wow! I love the diagonal look and the many different techniques you used on the layout! I have never tried writing on washi tape but I am going to give it a try!

  22. Alysia H

    2013-04-14 15:52:17 -0400

    So pretty and soft! I love that you stamped on vellum and the tilt of the whole LO!

  23. Kim Thomas

    2013-04-16 20:27:05 -0400

    Oh Ali, so cute! Thank you for the inspiration. Take care. :)

  24. Sue FitzGerald

    2013-04-17 07:29:39 -0400


  25. Dawn

    2013-04-23 08:02:14 -0400

    Hi Ali, Love this layout so much!! What pen do you use to write on the washi tape? My traditional journaling pens wipe off. Thanks!!

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