Thursday, September 18, 2008

Paper Vineyard Lifted Contest Pages

Finally! Here are the pictures. It's taken me hours upon hours to get this done. I lost all this work - twice. I might kick someone in the face soon.

BUT ANYWAY, here we go. The contest at Paper Vineyard was killer. I have to admit, I was a teensy bit leary about what we might see, just cuz this was the first time we had a contest like this. But let me tell ya, these girl GOT THIS! Each page was amazing and so well thought out. They were so good we couldn't even pick a winner. We had to go to all the girls at the crop to vote for us. It was so cool to see what everyone came up with. I simply cannot wait to do this again! Thank you to Adriana and all the girls over at Paper Vineyard for a perfect night of fun and creativity!

So here we go........


Amber took first place and as you can see she NAILED it. She won a signed copy of Lifted, which was cool because she didn't own it (yet!) Amber was fun to watch create her pages because she really got this concept. If you want someone to explain the concept of Lifting, just ask her! She's got it all figured out! I simply cannot wait to see what she comes up with next.



Cindy was our second winner and busted her butt getting there. She won this rockin' home decor plaque generously donated from the killer chicas down at Writing on the Wall. Thanks a ton to Tina and Kaelene! Cindy totally rocks and I can't wait to hang with her again, and I know I will. Especially because, even though she gets many, many offers, I'll be the one selected to have her as my adopted Mom!



Hollie is our 3rd winner and is pure sunshine wrapped up with blonde curls. Her prize was a $20.00 gift certificate to our hosting store, Paper Vineyard. If you ever get a chance to hang with Hollie (and her girls) take it! She is great fun and all smiles. And not those fake "get out of my face" smiles. Like real, honest-to-goodness, glad to be alive and talking to you smiles. OH! and ask her about the wedding she WON!

Now, on with the show! Original pages are on the left - Lifted Pages on the right!


Here is our winner's layout. She really took the concept of the book and perfected it. I'm not lying when I tell you that when I saw this layout I had no idea what page was lifted. I think that's what this book is all about, taking a page and making IT YOURS! Side by Side it's easy to see - this Layout lift is spot on!


There were two lifts from this one original. The first (middle) is a great example of taking one element, here an Embellishment, and expanding on it, making it a focal point all its own. The curve down the left of my page is lifted, and repeated, making it stand out with nothing else needed for interest. Also notice what this artist did with her photos. This is something I really love, especially when lifting from a page with only one photo. She grouped a series of pictures together, overlapping them. This visually replaces the single photo of the original, but allows for additional pictures.

The second lift (right) is by our third winner, Hollie. She lifted the flower Embellishment brilliantly, expanding on the flower's center. And as with the first lift, Hollie expanded on the curved accent. What I like about this lift is the color choice. My page was high contrast between the brown and printed paper. Hollie's, being a romantic wedding page, called for a lower contrast pallette, done perfectly here with white cardstock and a white backed printed paper.


This Layout lift is easy to spot. It's the swirls on this page that I find very clever. The swirls on my page are part of the printed paper, an embellishment I added. Kaelene took the concept and location and ran with it, adding texture to her simple cardstock. And just in case you can't tell, the swirls were made with double sided sticker and flocking. If you haven't used this flock stuff, do! it's cool.


A Color and Embellishment Lift going on here. The circle of brads is easy to spot, and really fun to do if you haven't tried it yet. But this is also a great example of an inverted color lift. Still brown, blue and green, just a different dominant color.


Our second place winner, Cindy, really hit it with her Layout and Embellishment lift. Oh hey, it's a Color lift too, didn't notice that before. This really is a great example of not letting a change of product stop the process. She couldn't find the fancy cut paper I used as a make shift bracket around my photos, so she used a series of swirl embellishments, interlocked together, for the same effect. And take note people, she also couldn't find the Heidi Swapp clocks, so she made her own. Nothing was going to stop her from completing a beautiful layout!


I have to admit, I've never really seen a Layout or Embellishment lift quite like this before. Nor have I ever thought to do one like this myself. That's going to change, though, as I'll be lifting pages for all my mini books from now on. This is simply GENIUS! You might not be able to see, but she added short journaling spots on the stems of the flowers - clever! And the layers of flowers and buttons is even more inspiring.


I love this lift and it's a great example of how to lift the Color of a page, as well as a Layout. My lighter color pallette, being mostly white, red with a hint of hot pink is switched up in the lift with black and the focal color being the hot pink. This changed the entire feel of the page, which supported the "passion" title she chose to name her layout.


This lift might be hard to see at first, but keep looking. It's a Layout and Embellishment lift through and through. I spoke with Sta in detail about this lift and she explained her thought process to me. Rather than using rows of flowers above and below the picture, Sta used postage stamp stickers. These stickers were larger than my flowers, and her photo smaller, so she overlapped them. Exactly the concept of this book! I also really like how to revised her "Sta" title. She didn't have the negative of this photo of her as a child, so adding stickers over it wouldn't have been a good idea. She she stacked the letters of her name, preserving the photo, but still lifting the title location.


This is a Layout lift for sure, but in my opinion, it's a Photo lift as well. Both these photos have a similar feel about them and this clean and simply layout enhances that feeling. I love how she used the geometric sticker up the right side of the page, rather than the ribbon I used on the original.


This is a great Layout lift - exactly the type of lift I do all the time. If you notice, she mirrored the single photo and the row of 3 photos, leaving the title in the same place at the original. Her pictures looked more natural in this position, a perfect example of adapting your layout to work for your photos.


And that's all folks. A huge thanks for everyone who participated! Until next time - HAPPY LIFTING!!!


scrapmom4 said...

Thanks for being tenacious and posting these, especially with all the commentary. It's awesome to see them GET IT! :)

Lisa said...

very cool. sound like it was a blast!

Beth said...

Oh- so very cool that they all got it and that you had fun!