Sunday 17 June 2012

17th June - Negatives (with Jenni Bowlin DT)

Everyone up for another challenge?!
Today is all about Negatives, interpret this however you like! You could use actual photo negatives, negative space, or even negative pieces from your stickers, punches or die-cuts.

We are joined again by the lovely Jenni Bowlin Design team as well as our DT so we have loads of great inspiration for you!

This is a great challenge to use up those scraps that you have used for punches, I used lots! I also created a negative rectangle (by the title) with my misting.


Those "All-over-the-Page"-Punches are perfect for this week's challenge! I used a Pinking Circle Punch by Martha Stewart to create the fourteen windows in my background paper and then glued paper behind the holes. Perfect for every kind of scraps you can find in your basket and waiting to be used!
I also cut out bigger circles to stick around the background paper, sewed some transparencies and filled them with different kind of confetti and some of the circles even have hand stitched parts around them!
To finish it off just a little bit of bling and you're done!

Instead of taking the border punch all the way across the bottom of this card, I left a little on the ends so I could use the negative space along with the punched border. 
I layered the butterflies, with the fuzzy bottom paper adhered flat and the top layer lifted a bit.


I used two lots of punch waste, from the large and small circles, and the edge of a label sticker to frame my title

It's great to have some of the Jenni Bowlin girls joining in with the challenges this month, so it was the perfect excuse to use some beautiful JB papers.  The picture I chose is from a lithograph of my Mum, I just scanned it in and had it printed and it came out really nicely.  For the negative element of the challenge I die cut some butterflies from a tag and then added stitched swirls and lots of distress ink and paint to keep it all vintagey.

As soon as I hear 'negative space' I can't help think of die cuts - whether from a manual or digital machine - I save a good portion of my negative cuts because I love their potential. For this challenge, I used a digital cutter (a Silhouette) to cut my title, which also serves as a frame for my photo. I backed it with a simple grid pattern so it wouldn't overwhelm the page.

Here are the LOs for this challenge from the JBS team :) They have done an amazing job again with this challenge!
Briana Johnson used the negative space within several thin frames to create structure on her page.
Corrie Jones made a festive layout with punched stars, their negative spaces, and even a vintage slide negative.
 Dina Wakley hand cut some hearts from a piece of patterned paper for one layout and then used the negative space as a design element on this layout.

A mini-album from Jill Sprott in which the pages are a mix of patterned paper, overlays, and the negative spaces left behind from the stars that she had used on another layout.

Louise Nelson punched three little stars from red cardstock and then backed the negative space with kraft cardstock to make a sweet embellishment.

 A graduation gift card from Ranjini Malhotra  with circles punched out of the Wren paper then backed with other pieces from the June JBS Mercantile Kit and the top layer popped off with foam dots for dimension.

Waleska Neris used her Silhouette to create this overlapping circle design and then backed some of the negative spaces with a variety of patterned papers.
The lovely ladies over at Jenni Bowlin also have kindly given another $25 gift certilicate for the JBS store for this challenge as well!
JBS Mercantile
Thanks so much to the Jenni Bowlin ladies, for you generous prizes and your fab layouts, we have loved having you join in with the DT this month!

Please link up your entries in the side bar to be in for a chance of winning, we would love to see what you create! Remember if you enter both challenges you will be in for a double chance of winning this month!
Happy Scrapping!


  1. So much inspiration here!! What a fun and timely challenge as I just completed a layout using negative space. Thanks for the chance to win! :)


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