Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Hexagons Trend

in my opinion, is totally played out.  Don't get me wrong...I still love them, but I'm also tired of them.  So when I was supposed to use hexagons and masking for a blog post for The ScrapCake I knew I had to change it up a little.  :)  So using my Cameo, I made hexagons that were taller and different than the normal stop sign hexagons we've been seeing everywhere.   

Here's my layout:


I used the FABULOUS Sweet Childhood collection from The ScrapCake.  

Here's how my masking technique played in to my layout....

I created the mask with my Cameo (the negative portion of the cardstock with my hexagons).  Then I added several mediums including ink, chalk, and paint, so it looked like this before I lifted my mask off:

Then I covered a bunch of my hexagons up with hexagons of patterned paper, as well as kraft cardstock.  Using the hexagons of the same color as the background create a much more subtle look but still add a lot of texture and character.  

Here's my close up's of the layout:


Thanks so much for stopping in today!  

So weigh in--hexagons...still hot or getting old?  



25 comments:

TracieClaiborne said...

I have yet to make anything with a hexagon and still love them so I hope they're not gone too soon. This is great! So involved! You really went to a lot of trouble on this one.

Julia said...

I was late getting on the hexagon wagon...sooooo, I still love them and like to use them when I can. I love your take on them in your layout!!!

Oliwiaen said...

Dear, why didn't you tell me you were fed up with hexagons? We could have used any other shape LOL Love you! And love your LO too! It was a pleasure to share a post with you :-)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love it! studio calico is changing the traditional hexagon just a bit and i liked it! great layout

Lynn Murphy said...

I haven't gotten on the hexagon wagon.I'm always late. I love your page they do add a cool factor.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I really haven't used hexagons at all. I like the look, but it does get old when you see it on project after project. The way you changed up the shape and design is very creative and looks great!

Lisa Echerd said...

I've done a couple of things with hexagons but it isn't something I want to do a lot of. I'd say it is getting old.

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

that looks really great!

Amy Coose said...

I still like hexagons, but I really love your spin on using them. The layout is great!

angie gutshall said...

I still like them! And very cute layout!

blsd2scrp said...

it's funny 'cos the issue challenge this week over on Club CK is to do a LO with hexagons!! I too am using my Cameo to hopefully come up with a different take on this aging trend. I have to admit I still like it somewhat!
great LO! thanks for the inspiration!

Madeline said...

Your take on the hexagons is wonderful!

Christina said...

I'm still loving hexagons, but I've only used them on one layout. :) Love your take on them!

Connie Mercer said...

you blow me away~awesome use of Hex'
s!!!!

Ashley Horton said...

Love the tall skinny hexagons Pamela, and the masking technique is awesome!! Really great effect on your page!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving how you made your hexagons a little different!!! Beautiful lo!!

byondbzr said...

I like what you did with the hexagons here. To be honest, I've never cared for the trend. I have some hex pp's, I used them a few times, and wasn't blown away by them.

Linda Beeson said...

I like your slightly different shapes, fun and what a fun layout too!

laura said...

This is a fabulous layout. Very creative and gorgeous.

Sarah Webb said...

Terrific page! I still like hexies, but I haven't had the chance to really explore them yet!

Tanya Ham said...

I still love hexagons, but only because I came onto them late, LOL. I've only done one layout with them, and would like to another. I have a nice patterned paper that I want to use with them! :) GREAT layout!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Really cool twist on the hexagons! Love the way you did the masking.

I've only done one page with hexagons, and I really love the way you look, so I'll probably do a couple more. I like to try new things I see people doing, but I'm not one to care about what's trendy, so I'll probably do my next hexagon layout when the trend is totally gone!

Tammy said...

I am still loving the hexagons. But I don't jump on a trend right away. Guess it's easier for me not to get sick of it that way! I love this technique and love how you manipulated the shape to get your own version. It turned out great! :)

soapHOUSEmama said...

Yep - I hear ya on the hexagon thing...
LOVE what you did here!!!

Kathy W said...

I love all things geometric: hexagons, octagons, etc. I like how you used the hexagon with different length sides. Great inspiration; thanks for sharing.