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.

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.


Kelly said...

Here's mine!!

Timi O. Mercado said...

Here's my take:

mandysea said...

Fab challenge!!! LOved it!!
Here's mine:

Wendy Hackney Baisden said...

Okay Im a 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...


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