Monday, November 30, 2009

Challenge 55 - Using Negative Space

This weeks challenge is to design using negative space. You know, the "outside" of die-cuts, the "backing" of chipboard letters, the "other part" of stencils. You can use the "actual" piece of negative space on your layout, or use it like a stencil with spray ink, paint, etc. You could even journal within negative space. Here's what our Design Team came up with:

Amanda -

I created a stencil using a photo. I then spray inked the "negative space" around my stencil, which included the shadows in the photo, to create a background. I then used some of the white space in the spray inked image as a place to put my photos and title. A complete "how-to" for the background will be available on my blog after this post goes live.

Helga P. Vergara -I used the backing of my chipboard embellishment set as a frame for my photos.

Kimmy
I used the negative space from some Maya Road chipboard people as a reverse mask to create my lady on the right. I covered the man shape with paper and then sprayed glimmer mist into the lady shape. After it dried I outlined it with a pen to give it more definition, then I decorated it. I also used the negative space from the chipboard 3 in my title as an accent near the photo. Made mainly with the Fall Bliss Kit from Scrapbook Get- Away.

Michelle -

I used the backing from a sheet of chipboard letters and painted it in two tones of green. The circles are the perfect spots to place photos, papers, and embellishments. The letter E is also a leftover chipboard negative.

Deborah -

I used the edge from a bracket sticker to frame a piece of patterned paper. I also used the negative space from the chipboard arrow as a mask to ink a few arrows along the bottom of my patterned paper.

Now it's your turn! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

5 comments:

Kelly said...

Here's mine!!

Timi O. Mercado said...

Here's my take:

http://scrapaholictimi.blogspot.com/2009/12/scrap-inspire-creates-december.html

mandysea said...

Fab challenge!!! LOved it!!
Here's mine:
http://teacupofscrapisms.blogspot.com/2009/12/52-sketches-lovely-rak-december-daily.html

Wendy Hackney Baisden said...

Okay Im a newbie...so what are the dates for the challenges ? Do you have a set date you need to post by each time ? Thanks Girls ! And "Mandysea" I love your page !!!!

Amanda Berens said...

Wendy,

Challenges are posted every other Monday. Submissions are due the Sunday before the next challenge is posted.

Thanks!

Amanda