Thursday, July 21, 2011

Entry for Echo Park Fresh Faces Monthly Designer Call

Hi There!

OK so I have stopped procrastinating & I'm going to have a go at the Echo Park Fresh Faces Campaign!! After all U got to b in it to win it!
I luv Echo Park papers, they are so fresh & fun to work with. I have worked with 3 different Echo Park collection lately & decided to enter a LO from each collection.
Here is my first entry
This is using the Be Mine collection. I really luv the colour combo of this collection with lots of pinks, black, grey & white. I have used the following Echo Park products for this LO
1.BM9003 Black DamaskBlack Damask
2.BM9002 Script Polka DotScript Polka Dot
3.BM9012 Love SongLove Song
4.BM9004 Love LettersLove Letters
5.BM Alphabet Sticker SheetAlphabet Sticker Sheet

Step 1. Use (sheet 1.) Black Damask as the background sheet with the grey side facing up
Step 2. Cut (sheet 2.) Script Poloka Dot approx 41/2 inch X12 inch (make sure you use the opposite side of the hot air balloon graphic as you will need to use this). Punch a border down the right side. Stick down so it is in centre of background sheet with the pink script side facing up.
Step 3. Cut a large paper doily in half & stick down on left side of Script Polka Dot.
Step 4. Cut (sheet 3.) Love Song 1 inch X 12 inch X2. Spray both strips with a little bit of water or glimmermist. Accordian fold both strips. Dry with a heat gun. Ink edges. Stick down along left side of Script Polka Dot with the music sheet facing up.
Step 5. Stick lace & diamantes/pearls along uninked edge of Love song
Step 6. Cut (sheet 4.) Love Letters 6X6 inch. Spray lighyly with water. Scrunch paper into a ball the open up & smooth out. Dry with heat gun. Ink edges. Stick down (half over black damask & script polka dot)
Step7. Stick 5X7 down so that it covers part of paper doily & love song sheet.
Step 8. Fussy cut hot air balloon from (sheet 2.) Script Polka Dot. Decorate with kindy glitz, diamantes/pearls, trim etc. stick down on Left hand corner of photo.
Step 9. Use Pink alphas from (sheet 5.) Alphabet Sticker Sheet with the words so, in, with. Use the decoratve black & white alphas for the words love, you. Stick down
Step 10. To finish yor page use stamped images, flowers, chipboards, bling etc to decorate as desired.

Non Echo Park supplies used
-Paper Doily
- Prima Flowers
- Teresa Collins chipboard
- Kaisercraft chipboard
- Prima Bling
- Teresa Collins pin
- Journal tag
- stamped image by Pink Paislee
- Kaisercraft diamantes

My Second Entry

This is using the For The Record collection. I enjoyed doing some boy pages with this collection but it is really versatile & I have also used it for girl pages & heritage pages. I have used the following Echo Park products for this LO
1.FTR12003 NewsprintNewsprint
2.FTR12005 AdvertisementAdvertisement
3.FTR12012 BordersBorders
4.FTR12013 NoteworthyNoteworthy
5.FTR12014 ElementStickers FElement Stickers
6.FTR12015 AlphaStickers FAlpha Stickers
7.FTR12010 Apron StringsApron Strings

Step 1. Use (sheet1.) Newsprint with the black side up for the background paper. Distress the edges. Splat & smudge white paint for a weathered look.
Step 2. Cut (sheet2.) Advertisement 6 X11 inch. Distress edges & ink. Stick down on right hand side of Newsprint background.
Step3. Cut (sheet 3.) Borders. Use the border with the stars & the ruler border. Tear border to make it approx 9inch in length. Distress edges & ink. Stick down over Advertisement paper so they are overlapped.
Step4. Use a 6X8 Insh photo. Distress edges. Stick down so it overlaps all papers.
Step5. Cut (sheet 7.) Apron Strings. Hand cut or use dies to cut cog shapes. Use a marker to outline cogs & ink edges. X 3 cogs of different sizes. Stick down on Right bottom corner of photo.
Step6. Cut (sheet 4.) Noteworthy. Use the green Memo journal box. Write your journalling & stick down below photo.
Step7. Use (sheet 5.) Element stickers. Use a the yellow tab & stick along side of Memo journal box. Use the red sticker 'its down to the wire' on right side of photo.
Step8. Use (sheet 6.) Alpha Sheet. use the black circle alphas for the word game. Stick down above photo.
Step9. Finish your LO by using larger Alphas for the word day. Decorate with buttons, trim, gingham material, tickets etc

Non Echo Park supplies used
- Tim Holtz story ticket
-American Crafts Alphas
- Buttons
-Gingham material
My third entry

This is using the Life is Good collection. This is a gorgeous bright & fun collection. I have used the following Echo Park products on this LO
1.Seeing Spots
2.Simple StripesFloral Dress
4.Alpha Stickers
5.Element stickers

Step1. Use white Cardstock as background. Spray with glimmer mist using masks if desired.
Step2. Cut (sheet1.) Seeing Spots 5X7 inch. Stick down slightly off centre with spots facing up
Step3. Cut (sheet 1.) Seeing Spots approx 4X12 inch. Stick down pink side up 3/4 down background page.
Step3. Cut white cardstock approx 31/2 X12 inch. Border both edges. Stick on top of Seeing Spots sheet.
Step4. Cut (sheet 2.) Simple stripes approx 3 X1 inch. Border both edges in a different border to white cardstock sheet. Stick down on white cardstock with stripe side up.
Step5. Cut (sheet 2.) simple stripes 43/4 inchX51/2 inch. Stick down over Simple Stripes sheet so that it is sitting over  the Seeing Spots sheet underneath. (Pink floral side facing up)
Step6. Cut white cardstock 41/2 X 5 inch. Stick down over Simple stripes sheet.
Step 7. Use a photo 4 X 4 3/4 inch. Stick down over white cardstock
Step 8. Use (sheet 4.) Alpha Stickers. Use the stripe wavy boder sticker. Stick down along bottom of background sheet. Use pink circle border sticker, cut approx 4 1/2 inch in length. Stick down above wavy border sticker on bottom left hand side
Step9. Cut (sheet1.) Seeing Spots 7 inch in lengthX 1 inch. Cut a V in the end of length. Stick down pink side up top right hand corner of background sheet. Stick remaining circle border over top of seeing spots sheet
Step9. Fussy Cut flowers from (sheet3.) Floral Dress. Stick down on top left corner & bottom right corner of photo.
Step 10. Cut (sheet 1.) Seeing Spots. Use scallop scissors to cut X2 31/2inch circles. Stick down on left & right sides. Trim down edges of circles that overlap off the page
Step 11. Use (sheet 5.) Element Stickers. Use X 3 flowers & stick along top of wavy border sticker in bottom right corner. Use I love this life sticker & stick down on scallop circle on right side
Step12. Use (sheet 4.) Alpha Stickers. Use the pink alphas u, guys, r. Use the larger alphas for the word crazy. Stick down 'u guys r' on top right corner of photo matting. Stick down 'crazy' on left hand side of page.
Step 13. Cut (sheet 2.) Simple Stripes 1X12 inch. Accordian fold & stick down in the shape of a rosette. Stick banner or embellishments on top to hide join
Step14. Finish your LO by decorating with flowers, liquid pearls & some die cut circles.

Non Echo Park supplies used
- cardstock
-Prima flowers
-Petaloo flowers

I hope you enjoyed these step by step instructions & that they were easy to follow.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Good luck Shell I'd pick you. I remember that first lo well. It's awesome! Lovely work all round.
    Good luck hun,


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