Sunday 8 May 2016

8th May - Diamonds

Today's challenge is about....

Diamonds- We want to see diamond inspired layouts! It could be the shapes, the word or gems, it's up to you!


I've used a Rebecca Baer stencil to create the diamond design in the corners and a Silhouette diamond background file to build a double-layered frame for the photo. I think the rainy photo matches the mood of the page perfectly. It was so much fun working on this challenge. I am looking forward to seeing your creations.


I documented very very fresh memories. Yesterday I have celebrated the National Scrapbooking Day first time in my life. I was in such a party mood. It was an amazing experience to scrap together with other talented people from all over the world. So I wanted to show this mood on my page. To reach this I used the colorful Pink Pailsee Fancy Free collection and few bits and pieces from Amy Tangerine Better Together. I added the diamond elemnets with hand stitching. The layout based on a sketch desgined by Laura Rumble.

I pulled inspiration for this challenge from the song Diamonds by Hawk Nelson.  The script on my page is the lyrics from the song itself, and my hidden journaling explains how being a mom is the most difficult job I've ever had.  Some days, I just want to throw my hands in the air and quit; but then, I'm reminded of this song and can continue on, resting in the assurance that, "The joy of the Lord, it will be my strength.  When the pressure is on, He's making diamonds," out of my kiddos and me.  I also added subtle, diamond stenciling and a diamond die cut.  The wood veneer heart, too,reminds me of the cut of a diamond, and I was sure to add lots of gold and sparkle. 


For this challenge I knew the exact photo's I needed in order to use my title quote with the word diamond in it. Here is a very young me with my two dogs way back in 1990 enjoying a day out in Thetford Forest. 
A few diamond rub on's were a must for me with this theme but how are you going to interpret the challenge?


I used Amy Tangerine's and Dear Lizzy's new collection "Better Together" and "Happy Place". I did really enjoyed this challenge to include a shape that I don't normally use. I hope you enjoy this layout and I can't wait to see all your layouts.


I have used a digital cut file from the Silhouette Design Store to create my diamond. I am a huge fan of the current trend of geometric shapes and paper piecing. I went super girly with this layout and used Pink Paislee Bella Rouge collection. I am looking forward to seeing all your creations.

Watercolor paints made by using a background.I used the cool blue colors.Using a variety of blue had fun.


I used the simplest form of a diamond - a square set on its tip, and that element isechoed in the background too.  What kind of diamond will you use to tell a story?



For my layout, i used Papers, flowers and diamonds from Royal Menagerie Collection (Prima Marketing) and Twinkling H2Os for watercoloring the circles. I have a video tutorial on my blog.

I love how the design team chose inspiration from different areas. I hope that's inspired you to get creative! Please link up your diamond inspired layouts to the side bar, we would love to see them!

Hope you all had a good Scrapping day yesterday and got some scrapping done!
Happy Scrapping! 


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