Mishell here and it's my turn to set a challenge for you all :) This month the challenge is to use holes as a decorative element on a scrapbook page or card :) HOLES!!!!! I here you say, what in the world...... Well i will explain. I would like you to use a hole punch, traditional or an 'anywhere' hole punch to create patterns or embellish elements on your project. I have used the Fiskars (of course) set of three different sized anywhere hole punches (and eyelet setters) to create my holes. I love these by the way, no hammering needed and so compact. BUT please be careful as I now have many dents in my wooden dining room table, even though I used a self healing mat :( My fault - my scrap desk was cluttered with homeschooling stuff - I need more room arrrrrrgh!
So back to the challenge. Here's what I did with my holes...
This is a *8.5" x 11" page. I plan to make another page to go along with it with more photos and journaling - but you get the idea :) Now my page is about holes- earring holes lol- but you definitely don't need a hole theme to use this technique. I can see beautiful scrolls, flowers.made from holes.. BUT .. I am giving away ideas :) I have made the holes in the heart and then backed with a different coloured cardstock so it shows through. I also made holes in the actual photo to highlight the earring.. to get the circle i placed a circle that i punched out using the 1.5 " circle squeeze punch over the area and then hole punched around it. After I took this photo I went back and made holes in the centre of the flowers in the top left hand corner. i didn't 'go too hard' so they only went through the first layer and you see the white cardstock underneath.
Oh I am rambling :)
Other products used were:
Urban Acres Blvd. flocked paper / patch
Urban Acres cardstock punch outs and a fabric sticker ribbon thingo- oops threw out the packaging :)
So have fun with the challenge. You can email your projects here. They need to be in by the 15th April and I will make a decision on the 16th April. The winner will win a great prize from Fiskars of course (a packet of eyelet setters and some lovely Fiskars consumables).
PS: As this is a challenge for you to try something different, we'd really like to see new creations :)