I am moving on to the second convention set that was provided to convention-goers for their make 'n takes: Daydream Medallions. Did you know that this set match the Floral Frames Framelits perfectly? It's too bad that I did not have those on hand when I created my samples... You'll see a lot of circle punches and dies instead.
I am again starting out with a scrapbook page, which was my favorite sample done with this set. I really love the colour combo, which gives a modern look to my page. I was looking through my pictures, trying to find something that would pair well with the stamp set and I found this picture of the London Eye that my sister took on her trip. Perfect! A circular landmark to go with all those circle stamps!
I started by creating a border around the page by stamping one of the small circles repeatedly - using the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, of course! After finishing, I noticed that the pattern looks like scallops - so cool! I emphasized the look by adding rhinestones between each scallop at the top and bottom of the page.
The title block was created by stamping one of the medallions in a die-cut Scallop Circle and then adding the word "London" in a circle using the Broadsheet Alphabet. It was a tight squeeze but I realized that after the major cut SU! did in the alphabet sets last June, that was the only current alphabet set I owned! Yikes! I stamped and punched two other circles from the Medallion set to create the second word of my title (Eye). I wanted to use the new Simply Serif Mini Alphabet but I didn't receive my first catalogue order in time to use it, so I resorted to using my own handwriting with a marker instead.
The long cardstock strips were all stamped with circles from the stamp set or the matching Daydream wheel. The idea behind the River Rock pattern was inspired by the pattern I noticed on my grid paper after I was done stamping the border on the page. I really like how by overlapping the circles, you got sort of a lace design, so I masked away as I was stamping and used the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to line everything up. Lots of work for something that I'm betting people couldn't even see from afar, but it did look cool. I added matching buttons along the paper strips and a piece of Cherry Cobbler seam binding at the bottom.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Daydream Medallions, Broadsheet Alphabet, Daydream wheel
Cardstock: River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey, Very Vanilla
Inks: River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Designer buttons, Scallop Circle die,
Markers, Vintage Trinkets, Jewelry Tag punch, Circle punch, Baker's twine, Markers