Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Challenge # 30 - with Bad Girl Guest Hostess... Wendy Rago!!



A little bit about me...

My love of art began as a small child. Instead of playing with dolls, my choice was weaving potholders, painting by numbers, and cutting up paper. I always knew I would be an artist, and of course I followed that dream, and became an Interior Designer. Here we are years later, and I followed another dream…I now own BAD GIRLS KITS. I wanted to create an artistically nurturing place where all artists would not only be welcome, but where you would not be allowed to stay stagnant…you are constantly pushed out of your comfort zone, with kits that are not just inspiring, but constantly different. It is a constant inspiration to watch so many artists grow. It is my belief to become the best artist you possibly can, you must be constantly challenged, and this is what we hope to accomplish. I hope you will come and visit soon!

When I am not diving into some medium of art, you are more than likely to find me haunting antique stores, shopping at the JUICY boutique, curled up with a good book, or out taking a drive somewhere in Southern California where I live with my husband Peter and my 2 children


My challenge to you...

Break Your Dimensional Barriers - "Experimenting with layers of corrugated cardboard, chipboard, patterned paper and ribbon to successfully create depth galore on your pages!"

When I first started scrapping I knew something about my pages bothered me, and it took me a while to realize it was dimension that I was missing. It is no secret that flat artwork just drives me nuts!!! There are many ways to create interest in your artwork with dimension, and some of them will even help you to recycle. Let’s explore a few of my favorites!

I love to recycle, so one of the first things I reach for when I want to add lots of dimension is currugated cardboard. I love to glue stickers, cut outs from patterned paper, alphabet stickers, etc. onto this and then cut out. Sometimes it is really interesting to leave a border around your piece and tear to show the texture.

Another one of my favorites is chipboard…and don’t worry if you are not gaining enough dimension…keep layering it until you achieve the look you want.

A lot of the time, I just like to stamp or paint directly onto the cardboard or chipboard for an aged look instantly.

Always a must for me to create lots of depth and dimension is to use lots of layers, ribbons, bows. Try layering lots of different papers and then creating even more dimension on top of this by raising your elements with either the above methods or by using pop dots or foam dots.

In the LO below, I have used lots of dimension using the techniques I have talked about. I am so excited to see what you create and you will be amazed at what a difference this makes in your artwork.












My RAK to the winner of this FAB challenge...

The Bad Girls' October Kit - "Studio 54"!!!



Good luck ladies!!! Let's see those gorgeous and "loaded" pages... Post your take on my challenge by Monday, November 3 at midnite PST to get in on the chance for this AWESOME RAK...


In the mean time, take a gander at what The Method Playground's DT created with my "Break Your Dimensional Barriers" challenge! Enjoy!


Jennifer's layout...





Becky's layout...




Deborah's layout...





Brenda's layout...





Paloma's layout...





Pamela's layout...


32 comments:

Kathryn Johnson said...

Yay Wendy! Spread that Bad Girl spirit! Love your page!

Scrapper Mom said...

great challenge! I've been trying to use more dimension in my layouts lately, so this should be fun :)

aurelei90 said...

hello ! I enjoy this challenge

here is mine
http://aurelei90.over-blog.com/article-23999538.html

Pearl said...

Such inspiring ideas by Wendy & the DT !

I enjoyed this challenge !

http://www.createmykeepsake.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=40140&cat=500&ppuser=2204

Many thanks !

Ann Marie said...

This looks super fun, can't wait to play!

Lucy Edson said...

Great guest this week!! Congrats, Wendy and fabulous texture on your LO! :)

Kimberly said...

Super challenge! I love the "goodies" on a page!

Cari Fennell said...

this site is so cool!!! Congrats Wendy!!!!! Your LO is so beautiful!
And so are the rest of the DT's LO's-WOW!
xoxo Cari

Lori B said...

Hello,
Here is the link to my layout...
http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=136584

This was a fun and inspirational challenge!!

momma_lizzie said...

fun fun stuff!
http://mommalizzie.blogspot.com/2008/10/method-playground.html

mica said...

Here is my entry.

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=136862&user_id=9361

Have a nice week!

Megan A. said...

here is mine - this was so much fun!

pink shoe

StrawberryPia said...

Here´s my entry! I hope I´m not too late! :) Hugs Pia

http://piasdoodling.blogspot.com/2008/10/method-playground-30.html

Marisol said...

Thank you for this new challenge...
I've enjoyed with it...
Here is my LO

http://marisolvs.blogspot.com/2008/10/nuevo-reto.html

Hugs from Spain

Irene said...

Hello here is my LO. http://rosasblancas-irene.blogspot.com
Besos desde Salamanca (España)

PattiM said...

Thats was definitely a fun challenge. Thanks for the push. Here's mine: Here is my entry.

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!!

Yasu said...

I always love to layout many stuff!! Look at my layout, this is the greatest picture of my son!!
You really have to see it!

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous layouts and such a great challenge! I had tons of fun making my layout. Here it is:

http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1408305

Thanks so much for the challenge!!

Anna-Karin

Begoña said...

Great Challenge...
Here is mine

Chiqui said...

I'm glad I found this site. I'm looking forward to the future challenges.
Here's my layout for challenge #30.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_tXRxTKeodMc/SQv4qSCTgbI/AAAAAAAAAls/N6HOXmFE47c/s1600-h/word-you-say.jpg

my blog: http://chixgutierrez.blogspot.com/

Timi O. Mercado said...

Here is my take:

http://scrapaholictimi.blogspot.com/2008/11/walk-with-me.html

Amanda Berens said...

I really enjoyed this challenge. Here's my take:

http://techniquespeak.blogspot.com/2008/11/method-playground-challenge-30.html

Thanks!

Pilar said...

And also here is my LO, Wendy thanks for these reto

http://www.scrapchicbypily.blogspot.com/

Marianela said...

Thanks Wendy for this Chanllenge, I love 3D Effectin my Layouts.

The title of my layout is: 2 in 1.

Here is my entry:
http://by-marianela.blogspot.com/2008/11/challenge-30-method-playground-2-en-1.html

XOXO from Spain

jeanie nieva said...

hi!this is my entry. thanks for a chance to play.

http://jeaniebnieva.blogspot.com/2008/11/method-playground-challenge-30.html

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3069/2996769487_831d4522b8.jpg?v=0

Gracie said...

Love this challenge! Here's my take:
http://dscrapyard.blogspot.com/2008/11/little-lady.html

Beate said...

I love your pages Wendy. Here is my take on the challenge
http://creativepaperprincess.blogspot.com/

jennie said...

Uggh...I am having huge loading errors but mine is finally up!

www.schultzpartyoffive.blogspot.com

Thanks for such a great challenge! This was a step out for me:)

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