Welcome to another Inspire. Create Challenge! This week's challenge is an anything goes layout! FUN! My Duplo Dynamo Mixed Media Scrapbook Page was inspired by my 3 year old son. He loves Duplo and he plays with his sets everyday. So much so, this past summer I hacked an Ikea unit and made him his own Duplo table.

Several weeks ago before he left for school he was playing with all his base plates and when I looked at what he had put together I immediately thought "WOW! That would be a fantastic scrapbook layout!" My initial thought was to make a completely unrelated page using his layout but then I decided I wanted to document his actual creation as well.

I may have gone a little off the deep end here folks but I did it! I recreated his duplo layout using paper, a circle punch, Stampin Write Markers and a boatload of dimensionals! Using the Take Your Pick tool made this page a breeze, I don't know how I would have picked up and placed all those tiny circles without it!

duplo dynamo



I used watercolour paper and reinkers to watercolour a top and bottom trim. The background  gray Designer Series Paper is from Stampin' Up!'s Animal Expedition suite.

You can see my son's original duplo work in the photo on my scrapbook page. He was so pleased and proud of himself when I showed him this page.

How to:


Measure duplo pieces and cut cardstock to same dimensions.

Use 1/2" circle punch to punch out pieces for each duplo bump. Hand colour inner circle in matching stampin write colour. For white I used vellum punch from eyes of cookie cutter punch.

Use mini dimensionals to pop up circles bumps on cardstock duplo pieces.

Layer pieces as desired, using additional dimensionals to add depth where needed.

Watercolour using aquapainter and ink refills on acrylic block. Apply many layers allowing ink to dry in between layers. Flick last layer with clear water droplets. You can use heat tool to dry paper faster.

duplo dynamo

Using same technique above, watercolour blocks of colour as base for letters. Once dry stamp Stampin' Up!'s Lined Alphabet letters in memento black ink and die cut.

I used black trim along the top and bottom as well.

 

I hope you enjoyed this project. Be sure to check out the other creations by our Inspire.Create. Design Team and submit your own project for the challenge!

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I wanted to share with the you how I assembled my pocket letter advent calendar. If you missed my first two posts on this I showed you how I made mini envelopes for my pockets and how I embellished them. You can see those here:

Mini Pocket Letter Envelopes

Santa's Workshop Pocket Letter Embellishments

Here is how how I assembled my advent calendar  and created custom coloured ribbon. My son helps out a little in this one. Apologies, for some reason this recorded sideways.



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I wanted to share with the you my pocket letter advent calendar embellishments. If you missed my first post on on this I showed you how I made mini envelopes for my pockets. You can watch that here:

Mini Pocket Letter Envelopes

Today I wanted to show you some quick embellishments that I made using Stampin' Up!' s Santa's Workshop Suite and few other products.



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