Saturday, January 21, 2012

positive plus negative equals two-for-the-price-of-one (almost)

In the past I've blogged about a few challenges and "scraplifts" which have been pretty much copies of the original idea, so you'd be forgiven for thinking that I always worked that way.  The truth is, that a lot of the time, y inspiration comes from right in front of me - the colours in a photo I'm using, a stamp I feel like playing with, the left-overs from a project I've just finished working on . . . you get the idea.
Sometimes, though, I come across something that absolutely takes my breath away.

That happened when I was wandering around in blog-land, and came across this gorgeous card at a blog called Our Change of Art:

I loved the use of the negative of the butterflies and could instantly see so many possibilities!  As soon as I had the chance, I jumped on the Silhouette and created two templates, one an obvious copy, and also a more versatile set of round windows:

First of all, the card I made with the negative windows:

Now here's the card I made using the positive images.  It is my entry for this month's purple, green and white challenge at Scrapbook Boutique:

Now for the circle cards:  This card, for my Dad, has images stamped on each of the circles, then attached with mounting tape:

For a birthday party Angus was going to, I used the negative windows:

(If I do this style again, I think I'll use the Silhouette and make the inner circles slightly larger, this was the best I could do with my CM circle cutters)

So many possibilities!   I'll be doing some more playing with negative images for sure!


  1. I just love that butterfly card...and I'm flattered that I helped inspire it! Thanks :)

  2. Fabulous work! I love using both positive and negative on the same card too so was drawn to your post. Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique and good luck!

  3. All your cards are fabulous! And I love how you used all the 'pieces'! My fave would have to be the butterflies, I Love them!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique!

  4. What a fabulous idea! Might have to try something like that!
    Thanks for taking part in the Scrapbook Boutique challenge!

  5. All your cards a fab! I love the online class too!
    thank you for playing along at Scrapbook Boutiques January Challenge x

  6. your cards are all amazing!! I must say the butterflies really take my fancy, I love how you have incorporated the negative and positive- so little waste!
    thanks for sharing at Scrapbook boutique! :)