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!


  1. Aww, so many cute pages! I loved the inspiration. I have a special shout out to my awesome scrappy friends Hilde and Petra. Your pages rock!!

  2. Fabolous takes on the challenge, ladies - I can't wait to see what the praticipants will do :-)

  3. Fabulous pages girls!! And what a super fun challenge!


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