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July Guest Designer | Tina Walker

by Erin Yamabe | July 31, 2014
July Guest Designer | Tina Walker

Hello Ruby Rock-It Fans!  We are so excited to have Tina Walker here, with us, as our guest for this month!

Find out more about her here!

Believe you can

Bright, bold patterns combine perfectly with solid, neutral colors.  For this layout, I combined the bold, Black & White triangle paper, with solid, neutral colored embellishments.  I really love how these solid embellishments POP off the bold background with just a touch of glitter.  Clustering the embellishments together really creates a focal point.


This layout was created using several of my current favorite techniques; layering vellum over a busy patterned background and using a large, short title.

I have been a long time fan of patterned paper.  But sometimes, I only want hints of color and pattern.  Layering vellum on top of your patterned paper is the perfect solution.  Don’t you love how you still get the visible pattern and color on the background, while it doesn’t overtake and compete with the rest of your layout?

I am also currently obsessing over large, short titles.  I love the ‘in your face’ impact these titles create!  They are Super Fun and Super Hip!


Another way to use busy, colorful patterned paper is to print your photos with an ‘overexposed’ white & black look.  Overexposing your photo really draws emphasis to your photo on a busy, bright background.  Using additional white elements creates a coordinated, harmonious layout.  Keeping with the playful theme, I LOVE the owl die cut pieces.  I layered them over a gorgeous tag and layered sticker.

Life is wonderful canvas

I am a huge fan of Home Décor and canvas art.  Using traditional scrapbook supplies, you can create amazing, one of a kind wall art.

Many of my canvas art pieces are full of paint, ink, and messy supplies, so I thought it would be fun to ‘clean it up’, and create a canvas with a few strips of paper and die-cuts.

To create this simple canvas, I randomly cut strips of adhesive fabric paper (spritzed with spray mist) and adhered them to my canvas.  I added several additional strips of patterned paper for a bit of color.

I layered (with foam tape) 3 fruit die cuts on top of the paper strips to complete my canvas ‘scene’.  I didn’t want to forget the sides of my canvas, so I cut strips of vellum (sprayed with the same spray mist) and strips of the same patterned paper, and wrapped the outer edge of my canvas.  

Just like that – Done!


Another favorite project type is 3 dimensional, off the page projects.  Using a chipboard box, embellished with texture paste and spray mist, I created a mini scene with several mushroom die cuts and a sentiment.  I wanted the project to ‘stand’, so I created a ‘leg’ from a bottlecap from my stash.  Easy Peasy!

Thank you for letting me share with y’all today!  I have enjoyed creating with Ruby Rock-it and hope to see y’all in cyberland!  

What fabulous projects, tips and ideas! Thank you, Tina for sharing your time and talent here with us!

See you tomorrow with a fabulous recap from this fun month!

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