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Monday, April 21, 2014

It's a Scraplift Challenge @ Love to Scrap

Time for Challenge #28 at Love to Scrap!  This time we want you to scraplift at least three elements from Cathy's page below, and use them on your project.  (Note: Your project doesn't have to be a scrapbook page, it can be a card, canvas, altered item, etc.)   You can see Cathy's page for the scraplift inspiration here.
 
For my page, I lifted the circle, flowers, gemstone flourish, single photo, and border strips.
Papers: Carte Bella; Lace: Maya Road; Twill: May Arts; wooden alphas: Studio Calico; rubons: Fancy Pants; Tags and photo corners: Authentique;  Flowers: Digi image from Fred She Said
 
The flowers are the "3 Doodled Blossoms" digi stamp from Fred She Said, one of our sponsors for this challenge.  I colored the flowers with regular colored pencils, then blended them with Gamsol to get a soft watercolored look.  The digi image has the three flowers together on stems, but I cut them apart and layered them on the die cut circle.  That's a great thing about digi images - you can resize them, cut them apart, and color them to match your project! 
 
We have two sponsors for our scraplift challenge:  Dr. Digi's House of Stamps (offering 2 images of choice) and Fred She Said (offering $10 gift certificate to their online store).  Link up your project to the Love to Scrap challenge blog for a chance to win one of these great prizes! 
 
I'm also entering this in the Craft Your Passion challenge to use soft pretty pastel colors on a project and the Open Minded Crafters challenge to scrap Easter or pastel colors.

Friday, April 18, 2014

What a little boy thinks.....

 
This layout was for an article on "line of sight" for Get It Scrapped.  This photo of my grandson just made me wonder what he was thinking, because he has such a mischievous look on his face!  I fussy cut some speech bubbles from the background paper and typed in some "thoughts" and then backed the cutout portions with another patterned paper.
 

I'm really loving the Elle's Studio papers recently, and those little word stickers from Tim Holtz. Very cool! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

If you're happy and you know it......

Today is my day to post a project on the Frosted Designs blog.  There are so many cool things in the store right now that I had a hard time deciding what to use!  I started with the Jillibean Soup mini placemat, since that could double as my title and an embellishment.  Then I added some papers, stickers, twine, and a little bling and ended up with this page of my almost-always-happy grandson!


I started by adhering the mini placemat to yellow patterned paper. I added some pen stitching around the edges, then colored in the words "HAPPY" and "YOU" with a yellow glitter marker, to add a little sparkle and emphasis.  After adhering the chipboard stars, I added a little bit of Mercury Glass Stickles to them for more sparkle.  Here's a closeup:
 
It's always nice when different manufacturers and collections work well together.  The colors in the navy polka dot paper served as my base, so I pulled from those colors for my papers and stickers, and keeping them against a white cardstock base kept a clean and bright feel to the page.  Check out the Frosted Designs store for these products and so many other new items!
 
 
 
 
 

Fusion Challenge #8

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I really liked the Fusion challenge this week, both the inspiration photo and the sketch.
 
 
 
 

I ended up using the sketch option of the challenge for this Easter card.  All the little ovals in the sketch reminded me of Easter eggs, so that was my inspiration for this card.

 
I used the Tim Holtz spritzer (available here) to make the blue and green mists of color behind my stamped image, and then colored the images with a combination of Spica and Wink of Stella glitter markers.  Stamps are from Stampendous.  The Fusion challenge is open until April 22nd, so you have time to play along!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #252

 


Unscripted Sketches is celebrating their fifth year with a blog hop this weekend, and a new sketch!
Sketch #252 came just in time for me, as I needed some inspiration for a wedding card.  Here's the sketch:
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And here's my card from the sketch.  I used an acrylic frame and a Rebecca Sowers Fresh Cut that have been in my stash for years, along with some DCWV cardstock and some Pink Paislee patterned paper.

 
I'm really happy with the way this turned out, and so glad those pretty items from my stash finally found a home!
 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Love to Scrap Challenge #27 - Anything Goes

It's time for another "Anything Goes" challenge @ Love to Scrap!  Seems like these challenges are very popular, as we always get a lot of participation for them. 

Our sponsors this week are Sweet Stamps and Stitchy Bears Digi Outlet.  I used the "Bowl and Pitcher" image from Sweet Stamps for this card.

 
The circular frame was cut with my Cricut, and I added half of a lace doily behind the digi image so it would look like the bowl was on top of a lace tablecloth.
 
Link up your project to the Love to Scrap blog for a chance to win one of the prizes from our sponsors.  Don't forget to add "DT" to your name on the entry if you'd like to be a guest designer at Love to Scrap!
 
 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sketch #74 from My Scraps and More


 


I used sketch #74 from the My Scraps and More sketch blog as the inspiration for this layout.  Since we're getting close to Easter, it would be nice to get my Christmas photos scrapped, don't you think? I got five of them on this page.

Here is the sketch:

 
 
And here is my page based on the sketch:
 
 
If you haven't checked out the My Scrap & More sketch blog, you really should - they have some great sketches every month, and great prizes, too!