I am currently a Basically Bare DT contender!!!
We sent in a general application with our info and a few of our favorite projects -- as our next step we've been challenged to create a blog post with our favorite BB pieces (3 to be exact) and some inspiration as to how we would finish said goodies!!
(long post.. but FULL of pictures and goodies.. make it to the end for the giveaway ;D)
We were steered towards the every favorite Scrapbook.com where they list TONS Of BB goodies! to pick our favorites.. and here goes:
I had a VERY hard time picking only 3. I wanted more like 13 or 14.. but I DID narrow it down to 3..
I'm a mixer and matcher at heart - I save scraps and hang onto the smallest of pieces - I pick up stuff of the ground to use... and so with that info.. the three products I've chosen I would combine to make one large project. BUT -- I've also got ideas for some of the "leftovers", too - (they're too GOOD to be leftovers, don't you think?!)
Starting out with THIS bad boy:
The WONKEY WINDOWS bare booklet
isn't it to die for?! I love the cutouts, of course the bare materials to work with!! Did you know BB does Canvas, chipboard, cardboard AND acrylic?! um.. HECK YES! plusssssss the acrylic is EMBOSSABLE. and we've all got our favorite folders!
But first... add in a bit of THIS:
The Bracket Booklet!!
Here's where my mixing and mistmatching comes in! I would mix the two books, take them apart at the binding.. mix up the pages and covers and bind them back together! However, knowing that the book would be quite large I'd leave out a few pages from each book. I just couldn't pick one or the other.. the brackets, the windows.. the canvas.. the chipboard.. the corrugated cardboard BEGGING to be torn.. the acrylic.. BEGGING to be embossed!
My main inspiration for this mini book :
GABE - my 13 month old - and when he gets a hold of my camera!! (or the cell phone) He snaps the WONKIEST most adorable photos.. at THIRTEEN MONTHS! (really I just think he's pushing buttons) pictures of the dog.. mama.. blurry photos of the carpet.. haha. I also have pictures of him TAKING pictures. so sort of a "Through the looking glass" thing! he is, also, quite the ham if you can't tell, lol.
and to just fit right in with my mini album/looking glass theme I chose THIS BB product:
The Paparazzi set of chipboard pieces!!
There may be no canvas or acrylic but there IS black chipboard to match the natural! and what does black have up on anything else? Embossing powders show up BRIGHT and FULL of color! but I'm getting ahead of myself.. ok ok.
First off.. Color palette!
I love turquoise.. gray and brown.. so.. these blue hues.. with a warmer gray. BEAUTIFUL. and it'll be subtle yet vibrant... perfect for my little boy. it will also go VERY nicely with the naturals of the Basically Bare materials raw! I can of course MAKE the inks/sprays/splatters in these colors easy peasy.. but I'm wondering what PAPER line would really match well! maybe Glitz Vintage blue.. though it does have that yellow.. hmmm.
Onto the next! Some things from my stash that will DEFINITELY make it into this album:
TH Film Reel Ribbon
TH Crackle Paint
TH Embossing Powders in various colors
Pink Paislee Daily Junque Wooden Alphas
TH Distress Ink in Various Colors
Some Wonderful images from Viva Las Vegastamps!:
(I'm thinking.. "the man behind the machine")
a pile o photos anyone?
And of course any various goodies I can find laying around!! I'm a big fan of fabric and ribbons/twines/laces.. for example... May Arts ribbon like this gorgeous dark brown jute:
and Burlap and Muslin:
I will ALSO have lots of handmade embellishments.. rolled paper and hat pins.. boyish flowers and dyed ribbons.. that's most of the fun to me.. CREATING :)
Most of my "already done" embellishments will be browns and grays... so I'm really hoping to find that turquoise and or turquoise and gray in patterned paper.. that's where you come (AND the GIVEAWAY) come in!!
Basically Bare is giving away a GIANT PRIZE package to one lucky commenter from all the DT Contender posts!! It includes their complete CHA release!! YAY!
-winner announced the 16th-
SOOO -- to make your commenting EASIER -- I need advice on the PAPER LINE to use in this project - do you know of one that has these colors? or comes close? TELL ME! pleeeeeeeease!
and.. if you so desire.. search out the other DT Contenders (sorry, I don't know who they are!) And comment on their posts, too! More chances to win :D
Also: I know I said I'd make projects out of the leftovers.. and it's because I can picture them already! The Bracket album spares would make beautifully shaped pieces for card bases.. and the left over cameras (if I have them) are perfect center points for altered canvases and or embellishments for a scrapbook page!!!