Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Combining lines

 Moxxie has some pretty awesome lines! They are generally geared toward a particular subject but that doesn't mean you can't combine elements from different lines. You just have to think outside the box a bit. Which is what I did with the newly released graduation line:

 Of course you can see here how these papers would be easy to use with other colors. That's the beauty of the neutral colors that were used, geared so that you can use your particular school colors when you make your project. But what about those fabulous die-cuts and stickers? Oh yes, you can use those too! So I grabbed them and started thinking outside the box. What things here could have a double meaning? Lots really, look:

A lot of these can be used for other purposes, but the one that really caught my eye was "follow your dreams". After getting a 'feel' for the die-cuts, I started going through my photos. I came across a 5x7 print of my daughter pitching. It was the perfect photo for my layout and that, of course, led me to pull out Moxxie's Softball line too. I knew they would make the perfect combo. 

 The yellows and sandy browns go perfect with my daughter's bright green uniform and then the grays and blacks of the Graduation line become the perfect additions. I played with this photo a little in photoshop and turned it black & white with the exception of my daughter in her bright uniform, the yellow ball and her black mitt.

I picked the graduation paper I wanted behind my photo, decided it needed a bit of color to mat it so I added the green cs. Then I picked the fun softball paper for the base. I fussy cut around the ball at the bottom so I could slip some of the photo under it, picked out the graduation border to go under it and then just started adding fun embellies. I also used the right side of sketch #257 from Nuts About Sketches. You can find it here.
   My daughter is working really hard to be a pitcher so I picked all the fun die-cuts from the graduation line to use that way and then added some of the cute softball stickers and rub-ons. I totally loved (and so did my daughter) that the rub-on looked just like her. lol

Here's a few close ups. I love letting things hang off the edges but don't do it nearly enough. I also used a green marker to doodle on my title stickers and added green staples to attach the success tag.

I love the look of the brads on the edges of this sticker. I added more staples, did a little date stamping for fun and matted the Potential die-cut.

The Moxxie rub-ons are SO easy to use. They go on so easy and smooth, love them!

Here you can see how I slipped the photo under the edge of the fussy cut ball and I drew a black line around the layout to give it a finished look.

So don't be afraid to mix and match. You can come up with some pretty amazing layouts when you think outside the box.
Thanks for stopping by! :)Ange

Moxxie - pp, stickers, die-cuts, rub-ons
Nuts About Sketches - sketch
stampin up - marker
zig - pen
american crafts - alphas
sei - ink
ek success - date stamp
stash - cs, staples, brads


wendipooh13 said...

great sports page and LOVE how you combined the two!!! super cool

Dana Tatar said...

Awesome page! I love how well these lines coordinate! =)

ameliaharris99 said...

Seriously love how you combined the lines! I'm so single minded that I kept looking at the graduation kit and thinking- nope, don't need that any time soon! Love it.

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