Thursday, October 24, 2013

White with 1 challenge

Have you ever played White with 1?  The challenge this month is to create a layout with white and watermelon (peachy pink).  Players are permitted to use up to 15% black along with the white and watermelon. Here's my layout.

I picked up the 'rays' stencil/mask at the last evening crop Unforgettable Memories hosted and have been eager to use it ever since.  I sprayed my pink Glimmer Mist over it. 

I used my snowflake embossing punch along the right edge and then just a punch or two on the top and left edges. I really love how this tool punches out the snowflake and also embosses a design on the rest of the border strip.  It is so pretty!

Some closeups...

 Prima flowers, some twine, a Smash stamp and a Kaiser wood bird clustered together make a pretty corner embellishment for my photo.

Love the corduroy brads I used in the center of the flowers.  They are Pink Paisley. The clear frame is from a pack by Harmonie. The black feathers are from a Halloween boa that is falling apart and dropping feathers throughout my home.

 On the rays I glued strips of black polka dot patterned paper from a BoBunny Halloween paper pack given to me at the winter crop Unforgettable Memories puts on, out at the Blueberry.  I also added strips of netting and text washi tape to the rays. And I used my Smash date stamp. My journaling also followed the angle of the rays.

Check out the White with 1 challenge blog and play along. ~ Heather

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Blue and green

Blue and green is the challenge over at Scrap the Boys this month.  I don't often use these two colours together as the main theme.  I can remember my Dad when he was helping me pick my outfit for the day when I was in elementary school rhyming ~
"Blue and Green,
should never be seen!"

Here's my background.  I love all the texture!

I used one of my Tim Holtz masks. I used white texture paste ~ the green came off my mask as I was swiping the past across my page.  Guess who doesn't clean off her masks very well after use?
I tried to hold this up in the light so you could see the shimmer from the mists but it still looks better IRL.

And here's the completed layout.  Washi tape on the top and bottom edges, We R Memory Keepers patterned paper as mattes and lots of Prima flowers.  The wood leaves are Kaiser and I have a cute little Jolee's Bird in a Cage sticker.

Here are some closeups of my embellishments...

I punched the little bird and the green leaves out of some Prima packaging. Layered lots of Prima blooms.

Had to get a little camera in there.  The "oh, snap!" is the Smash date stamp.

Check out the little bird in a cage.  Isn't he cute.  It looks like he's looking right at Daniel getting a Papa haircut.

I'm sure all of us have 'boy' photos to scrap so I hope some of you will participate in this challenge.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

A sketch challenge

I love the sketch at Once Upon A Sketch this month. And stretching it into a two pager works too.

Here's the sketch...

And here's my layout...
Lots of Prima on this layout, and various scraps of patterned paper I had lying around my desk.  I love the strips of jewels.  Unforgettable Memories has 6" lengths and 12" lengths. The ones I used on this page are 6" purple bling.
If you are scrapbooking this weekend and are looking for some inspiration there are lots of sketch blogs to check out.  Try Once Upon A Sketch for a great sketch and lots of creative ideas.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lots and lots of spray inks

This background was supposed to be for the layout I blogged in my last post.  The colours for the challenge at The Color Room were pink, red, green and white.  I decided the background, while I loved it, did not work for my photos and I ended up putting this aside.

Want to know how I did the background?

  1. I started with two pieces of lime green bazzill cardstock
  2. sprayed it with pink, red and green mist
  3. sprayed it heavily with water to soften the colours
  4. used a 12 x 12 vine mask and sprayed with white mist 
  5. moved the mask randomly around the layout and misting with green
  6. flipped the mask over onto the page so the ink on the mask stamped on my page
  7. stamped around the edge of my page with my $3.99 Kaiser stamps and green ink
  8. added some strips of washi tape along the left edge
  9. rubbed green metallic ink around the edge on top of the stamping

Layer after layer after layer and I have a gorgeous background!

I used some butterly diecuts and punches as masks and swiped white paint over them.

This is what my page looked like once I pulled off the butterfly diecuts.  I also did some random stamping with a Prima stamp and my Kaiser stamps that are such a great deal at Unforgettable Memories. The circles are made with white paint on a lid.

I layered papers and punched vellum under my photos. And see the light bulb washi tape.  Such a neat design.  Wander around Unforgettable Memories and check out all the different washi tape designs.

The 'friend' sticker sheet is Flair Designs.

I used the big butterfly diecut on my layout as an embellishment.  It was originally purple, but is not thickly coated with white acrylic paint.  I punched a vellum dragonfly and glued it on top.

And look how I finished off my butterfly masks;  Prima flowers in different sizes. Love how it looks!

And here is the finished layout...