August 2012 Technique Blog Hop – using negative images

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting the Technique as shown on page 92 in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book where you use negative images.  How often do have scraps from using our punches or cricut that can be turned into artwork with this techinque?!

This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  So if you are starting here, just continue until you make your way back.  If you have already started, you should be coming from Joy’s Blog.

Supplies used: Paper and stamp set from the Workshop on the Go Spellbound Kit, Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, Black Sparkle Flourishes, Black ink, Sparkle Assortment – black & grey, and Black Tulle Ribbon.

For this blog hop I have used my favorite version of the negative images technique: Whenever I cut a large image with my Cricut I will use the Center Point Function to cut the image in the center of my paper, then I have the original image plus the outer edge which is centered on my paper and ready for another page layout.  In this case, the orange cardstock is my negative image.  I love the quick detail that it adds to my layout.  As a finishing touch I added grey sparkles to my tulle to give it a new look (because you can never have too much sparkle!).

I want to note that used paper and a stamp set that are exclusive to the WOTG Spellbound Kit and are not available for separate purchase.  I will be using my kit in a whole different way than it was designed.  I just loved this Halloween stamp set and I wanted to use the papers for Halloween layouts instead of the party favors.  I will have a future post showing you what I do with the rest of the kit.  After this layout I am SO GLAD I bought this kit.  I don’t have a lot of Halloween pages but I am going to make sure to take lots of pictures this year so I  will be ready to create the pages!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Ann-Marie Trammel;s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Here is a list of participants with direct links to their posts:
1. Wendy Kessler
2. Ann-Marie Trammel
3. Michelle Battitiori
4. Judy Faye Garner
5. Tabbi Fritz
6. Cherri
7. Rachel Ventura
8. Shirley Ross
9. Michelle West
10. Joy

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  1. I had never even noticed that there was a function on the Cricut for center point…thank you so much for sharing! Now instead of throwing away large negative images I will save them and use them! Great idea!!

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