Sunday 17 March 2013

17th March- Sketch

Valerie has created another lovely sketch for us this month it was inspired by Daphne's no patterned paper layout from a few of weeks ago.

It was a great sketch to use, I adapted it to suit my style, I just shrank it a bit! I loved the scattered confetti, I used mostly stamps to create mine.

This was a great sketch to work with - I love that you could use multiple photo's and fill the page with pattern paper - which is pretty much what I did using papers from MME.


Do you remember my layout with the Washi-Tapes?! It was just four weeks ago when I did the No-PP-Challenge - and today?! Val did a sketch out of my layout and re-scrapping it is not that easy as I thought! But I managed it last minute!
 I used the new paper collection by American Crafts Dear Lizzy "Lucky Charm" - the colours fit perfectly with my shopping experience ;)

Materials: Card stock: Bazill. Large alpha: MME Small Alpha: Cosmo Cricket. Twine & fiber: Unknown
The rest (patterned papers, border strips, washi, flags,envelope,  note stickers, brads): Teresa Collins 
Youngest kid learning the kitty to skate board. 


I loved Daphne's original layout, so I was very excited to see the sketch that Valerie created.  I modified the sketch a bit by using 4 photos, instead of 3.  I'm also not that great at the "scattered confetti effect," so I kept my scattering a lot smaller and simpler.


A super sketch which took me out of my comfort zone, as I don't usually fill pages up anymore :)!  I did some embossing and stitching, replaced the circles with hexagons to match with the papers, and then a few sequins amongst them.  I had a go at stitching some arrows in embroidery thread which I really enjoyed.

This months sketch was so inspiring and easy to work with. I used a photo of my son showing his "baby monkey face".

Teresa Collins Memories collection, Silhouette, Adornit mini alphas and Kraft CS

I love my white space, so I shrunk down the sketch and essentially placed it in the center of my page, giving me white space around the edges. I stayed true to the diagonal line of embellishments, as well as the arrows.

Guest designer - Nikki Birch
The journalling reads "Just days from being 2 years old you really are not saying as much as I thought you would at this age...but you are making all the right noises.  You like to play with cars, trucks and trains.  You like to do the sound effects, Brrrmm!!"
I made the inked lines by pressing a distress inkpad onto a craft sheet and spritzing with water, I then used an acrylic sheet approx 5mm in depth and pressed it into the ink and then onto my card stick, I did this with a few different colours, allowing the inks to bleed into each other before drying off with a heat gun.

What a great job everyone did, to get so many different layouts out of one sketch! What would you do with it? We would love to see so please link up your creations to the side bar!

Sunday 3 March 2013

3rd March - Recipe

Today DT member Kat has set a recipe challenge for you, here's what she wants you to include in your layout:

-kraft cardstock
-at least one tag
-at least 2 different kids of alphas

The design team came up with many different ways to use this recipe!


I enjoyed doing this challenge and found it easy to include the great list of products. I didn't use the kraft as my background like lots of others but included it in a big tag and a torn stripe down the side.


I love recipe challenges and this was a great one to see how I could combine all the elements together.  Have used the Kraft cardstock as my background and added in a Kraft tag with twine.  I've created texture using clusters of paint and mist.  And I've used some small and large alphabet stickers.


As many others I also used the kraft CS as a background and added lots of splatters and stamped circles to it. I tripled the tags and found two very different alphas for my title!
The pictures show the huts of African villages in Guinea - my husband worked there for several months last year and I am working myself through the pile of photos he snapped while abroad! What a task, right?



Here's my take on the recipe challenge.  I went with the kraft background, some sprinkles of paint, 2 alphas (I  love doing that anyway) and although I used a tag for my journalling behind the photo I also made my photo mounts tag shaped too.  

Patterned papers & sprouts: Studio Calico. Kraft paper & stencil: ClubScrap. Alphas: Basic Grey (green) & SEI (red)
Dots, button, eyelets & fiber: unknown
 I have incorporated the tag as an element in the main design, and added small paint splashes all over to add interest to the plain kraft background. Modelling paste ads structure to the page and is a fun medium to work with. The journaling describes one of my chosen techniques on how to be positive in 2013, which will be a challenging year for us in many ways: counting the blessings and writing down each week the main thing to be thankful about that specific week.

This picture makes me so happy I can scrap it over and over again and goes so well with the kraft background.  I stamped the leaf randomly  over the CS and embossed  I then stamped the title HAPPY twice with two different alphas. A few details and I was done. 

I love a good recipe challenge! They whittle down my supply choices before I start, and we all know how time consuming just choosing our materials can be! More time for scrapping, less time for stash shopping.

Guest Designer- Nikki Birch
For the recipe I used white acrylic through a stencil for the paint, the kraft and tag elements are all from a gorgeous clothes tag which I saved from a christmas gift this year, it even had the fabric embroidery and wording already printed on it and was perfect for this layout! The aplhas are a mix of Lily Bee, authentique and a diecut alpha which I overstamped with text before cutting each letter several times and gluing together for dimension.

What would you do with this recipe? Please link up your creations to the side bar!