Monday, February 25, 2008

Challenge 13: Use Hand Cutting On Your Layout!

Use Hand Cutting on your Layout! This is one of my very favorite techniques, something that I have done from my earliest scrappy days! I love hand cutting (some people call it fussy cutting) and use it in a lot of my projects, whether it is altered art, mini-albums, cards or layouts. So the challenge is to take a piece of patterned,stamped, rub-ons, or digital printed paper and hand cut an image out and use it in your project. This is a great technique for digital scrapping also, so play along if you are digi-rific!


There will be a few "raks" for this one, Teresa Collins donated some of her papers and I will also be giving away a gift card to PcLayers! So there is something for everyone in this challenge!
In my project, I hand cut around the waves and surfboards from the "Boardwalk" collection that Teresa designed. I liked the waves overlapping, and didn't tack them down so they would add a little visual interest that way!

Alicia hand cut out the flowers and bird from American Craft paper! Such a darling whimsical touch for that stunning picture!


Jen cut out the bird, gorgeous! But what really catches my eye is the detail cuts in the Scenic Route leaves with the same colored paper as the bird behind the cut outs! Clever!
Deb cut out the Heidi Grace flocked paper for that extra pop of green, and it is flocked, adding an extra element of visual and textural interest!

So get out that exacto knife and put in a fresh blade, grab your favorite small scissor or make a new layer in your digital editing program and start masking or erasing! We want to see it all!

Don't forget there are a few things to give away this time around...

Thanks for playing!

47 comments:

Lis said...

gorgeous layouts and a fun challenge.
this is mine..

http://www.scraptasticsouthwest.com.au/gallery/data/523/medium/night_owl_-_Lisa_February_08_.jpg

hand cut alot of the PP for the design of the page as well as to create the title.

Lyn said...

this is one of my favorite things to do, hope i can get to this challenge!!

Laura Fiore said...

It's on baby!!! I love those layouts and love this technique...I don't use it often enough!

Brittney said...

I'm just discovering this fun place! Do the challenge entries have to be using products from certain designers? What are the rules??

Deborah Mahnken said...

Brittney -
Nope, you can use whatever products you want for the challenge. You have two weeks to link your finished layout here -- the only requirement is that you use the challenge technique (in this case, hand cutting) somewhere on your project. Have fun!

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Carolyn said...

ohh!! This is one of my FAVORITE techniques too!!

Here is a layout of mine; I hand cut the flower & leaves at the top as well as the vine of leaves at the bottom. I have also attached some detail shots!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v421/cal0215/I-see.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v421/cal0215/IMG_8562.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v421/cal0215/IMG_8564.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v421/cal0215/IMG_8563.jpg

Erin Bassett said...

What beautiful LOs!! It's been awhile since I did this technique, so it must be time for me to do it again.

Brittney said...
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Sunnymommie said...

great challenge here is mine

cut lot of cloud
http://www.amillionmemories.com/forum/viewlayout.php?id=6592

cut flowers

http://www.amillionmemories.com/forum/viewlayout.php?id=6591

TanyaJaquet said...

Great challenge, here is what I did:
http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/layout/1307749.html

Thanks for the inspiration

Adoncia said...

like this challenge. ;) and i am new in this blog. :D

My LO for this challenge.

"Divine" Hand said...

Here is my take at it! Thank you for the challenge. I enjoyed it!!!

http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?set=recent&gallery=1&cmd=display&layout_id=1308897

Aly D said...

i did 2 layouts for this one. one digital, the other paper.

http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1304512

http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1307419

Sharie said...

Loved this challenge! I blogged about my entry here:
http://scrapnkids.blogspot.com/2008/03/leap-day-layout.html
Thanks for the challenge!

Lisa J. said...

This is a technique I use on a regular basis! I emailed you my photo of it!

mica said...

Here is my layout, "Justa Swinging".

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=75678&user_id=9361

mica said...

Although I had done hand cutting prior to this challenge, I am getting a hang of it. This is such a fun!!

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=75905&user_id=9361

takako said...

great challenge!

I cut Paintables of Prima and used it.

Here is my layout
http://takako0710.blog91.fc2.com/

Erica Hettwer said...

Hi Deborah and the other girls!

I was actually in the middle of this layout when I read the challenge. Too fun!

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w206/melegs/E_HettwerMarch-13.jpg

TanyaJaquet said...

Here is another one I did!
http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/layout/1314125.html

JanetB (0601) said...

awesome challenge! here is mine with Scenic Route paper: Higher

TFL!!

Simona Montanari said...

Hi, here is my entry for this challenge:
http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/201555/view/1314907/-1/0/1.html
Thanks for looking!
Simona

Emilie Ahern said...

Here's mine. Cut from TINKERING INK'S Provincial Fare line.

http://scrapbook.com/galleries/88046/view/1259005/-1/0/1.html

Delusional1 said...

I sure hope that
1: I am supposed to EVEN be here LOL
2: That I posted the link correctly ( can you tell I am new at this..?? LOL)

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/102053/view/1313061/-1/0/1.html

Guylou said...

Here's mine for this challenge. I hand cut the flourishes (swirls):

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/34222/view/1302483/-1/0/1.html

Carolyn said...

Here's mine, I handcut the flourish and all of the pp, even the rounded corners.

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/layout/1301891.html

Carolyn said...

Oops, my previous link for my lo got cut off...

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/181437/view/1301891/-1/0/1.html

celeste said...

awesome challenge! i haven't really done a digital "hand cutting" page, so i thought i'd give it a go. I "cut" around paisley flowers and a title and created a spring layout of my 3 month old. Have to say this was much easier than an xacto!

here's the link!
http://celesterockwood-jones.typepad.com/designwashrinserepeat/2008/03/sale.html

scrappinheaven said...

Here are my entries:

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/233209/view/1269535/0/20/1.html

http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=233209&m=view&id=1269619&start=20&page=1&a=133389

http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=233209&m=view&id=1269641&start=20&page=1&a=133389

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/233209/view/1269699/0/0/1.html

http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=233209&m=view&id=1269697&type=0&page=1

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/233209/view/1313545/0/0/1.html

ricanlaw said...

Here is mine.

http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&gallery=1&layout_id=1311616

Keiko said...

Here's mine.
I hand cut the flower .
http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=77353&user_id=8288

c-leaper said...

Oh man! I hand cut stuff all the time. (Hope I'm doing this correctly...)

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/164053/view/1313235/-1/0/1.html

Kelly said...

Here's my take, Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

http://wannabeescrapper.blogspot.com/2008/03/some-new-stuff.html

Norma Kennedy said...

Just added your Blog to my site- Luv the inspiration !

Here is one I did:
http://www.createmykeepsake.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=29473&cat=500&ppuser=367

TFL, Norma Kennedy

Anna-Karin said...

I love this technique! Here's my layout:

http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1313186

Thanks so much for the challenge!

Anna-Karin

brainybairn said...

Here is mine!

I used only paper for this LO except for the AC thickers!

http://madewithlove.com.sg/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=4229&limit=recent

Jane said...

Here's mine - I love handcutting papers!

http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?set=recent&gallery=1&cmd=display&layout_id=1313324

irene said...

Thanks for the great challenge- my first time doing a challenge here. I cut out all the flowers from pp- and also hand cut the scalloped borders.

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/public/1326983_5_174385.jpg

irene said...

I'll try again- my link wasn't complete!

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/174385/view/1326983/-1/0/1.html

Great layouts and inspiration!

Delusional1 said...
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Delusional1 said...

her are the 3 entries I posted on your forum thread... at SB.com,, this is the first time I have entered a challenge... so forgive the goofs..

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/102053/view/1320805/-1/0/1.html

http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=102053&m=view&id=1313061&page=1

http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=102053&m=view&id=1324367&page=1

Thanks
:)
Debbi...

Delusional1 said...

and ... ummm... sorry about the typos.. LOL...

in my nervousness to link the pages correctly... LOL...I forgot to say that.. the LO's I saw posted on the forum.. were amazing.... it's always a treat to see other's people's work...and such awesome talent...

debra lynn said...

Here is mine! I love hand-cutting and do it all the time. I cut my flowers and the title in this lo.

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/184689/view/1067549/-1/20/1.html

Jessica said...

I haven't had a chance to scrap lately, but I love this technique. Here is a LO I did a couple of months ago where I cut around the top edge of the flowers on the center strip, cut out a couple of flowers from the same paper pack for the title embellishments, and cut out the green letters for the title.

http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/gallery/details.ihtml?idx=87640

Kim (Scrappy_Mom_in _MI) said...

Just added my lo to the thread at sb.com, but thought I'd add it here as well. Thanks for the fun challenges!

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/130527/view/1328481/-1/0/1.html

Megan A. said...

here is mine! This is one of my favorite techniques too!

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