Friday, October 24, 2008

Designer Changes

Just a quick update... I'm sad to announce that Paula Barber has decided she needs to step down from her position as a Method Playground Designer to focus on family needs. She will be missed. Also, Alicia Story is currently on hiatus but will hopefully be returning to us really soon. :)

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...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Challenge # 30 - Coming tomorrow!!

But... Here are THREE CLUES to keep you pondering!

Our guest hostess is... a very BAD GIRL, loves PINK anything, and has the SAME FIRST NAME as Peter's love... Any guesses???

Come back tomorrow evening and check out our HOSTESS with the MOSTEST!!!

Slideshow for challenge 29: Rub-ons

Hi ladies! Here is the slide show with all layouts received. See you soon to annonce winner. Thanks for your participation.

Monday, October 6, 2008


Because I know you love them... Because I know you've bought by dozens but they are sleeping in your rub-ons basket. Because they are fun and easy to use…

Pull them out of their bags, lay them on your paper, see them carefully and try my challenge:

Make a layout with rub-ons… BETTER:

Make a layout using ONLY rub-ons like embellishment!

You can be clean, sophisticated, amazing, never mind! You can use one or more, big, small, with flowers or owls, dears or birds, witches or crowns, up to you! Just have fun!

To be considered for a RAK ("random act of kindness"), link your layout to this thread by Sunday, 19 October at midnight.

Here you are some ideas:

From Paloma:

From Becky (2):

From Deb:

Jen's (very late!) layout:

And Brenda's too!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Challenge #27 - WINNER!!!... MARJO!

Marjo's page "elle a de L'allure ma GALURE!" is the winner for my challenge!... Please e-mail me your complete mailing address, so I can get a RAK out to you ASAP...

Thanks again to all of the wonderful ladies who PLAYED in WET PAINT!!

PS... I hope you all are trying Challenge #28! You only have TWO DAYS left to post... Good luck!!