Friday, February 14, 2014

And surprisingly enough, I also made it past the first round of the scrapbook/layout challenge!

Make a monochromatic color layout

  • 1. Pages :                         2 pages Layout (double page!)

  • 2. Theme:                         You can choose your own theme

  • 3. Color LO:                     The monochromatic color scheme you use is up to you

  • 4. How many Photos:        Minimum of 1 photo

  • 5. Photos:                         - One photo must be partly on the left and partly on the right page                                                                                                                                         -  One photo needs to be black and white
  • 6. Not to be used:              - You are restricted from using black anywhere on the layout including, ink, paint, pen lines, journaling or any other elements. 
                                           - There is not to be black on the page with the exception of your black and white photo(s).
                                           - You can not use brown to antique elements unless brown is the colour you choose for your monochromatic color scheme.

  • 7. Materials you may use:   embellishments, ink, media stuff, everything that you want in the monochromatic color.

And my effort:

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Well, by the skin of my teeth, I made it to the next round of the Supreme Scrap Tournament. So, here we go again! 

Card: Monochromatic in 3D 
 • Theme: You can choose your own theme

 • Colour Card: The monochromatic color scheme for your card is up to you

 • Card dimension: Free

 • You must use: The card has to have 3D elements. This can be a stepper card, a 3D dimension when opening the card (like pop-up elements)

 • You can not use: You are restricted from using black anywhere on the card, including: pen lines, any kind of ink or paint, journaling or any other element. There is not to be black on the card. You can not use brown to antique elements unless brown is the colour you choose for your monochromatic colour scheme. You are not allowed to use cutting machines.

 • You can use : Use any store bought or home made embellishments that are in your colour scheme You are allowed to make your own as long as you don't use a cutting machine to make them. Only scissors are allowed for these cut elements. • Enter your photos: Enter 2 photos of your card if necessary to fully show what you have created. For example, a photograph of your card closed and one of your card open. Taking 


My Techniques used:
*Card Base- Center Step using plum embossed card stock
*Underlayer-  Embossed lavender lightweight card stock, aged edges of paper with Stampendous Perfect Plum dye ink.  The distressed with Heidi Swapp Amethyst Color Shine spray ink.  Then using wet embossing ink, hot embossed Stampendous lavender embossing powder over top for speackled aged effect.

*Center pop dotted image- Ombre  lavender colored lightweight card stock using Copic V99, V95, V93, V91.  Using colorless blender, stamped "Fresh Mod 1 " by Fancy Pants floral image to create bleached flowers.  Over stamped same image using Stampin' Up Pale Plum dye ink.

*Rhinestones:  Using Copic V95, colored rhinestones and placed in center of dandelions.  

*Fiber/Ribon- used lavender ribbon, and plum fibers.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

With Valentine's fast approaching, I thought I would work on a few fun little cards. Not your typical Red, Pink, White Valentine's. Something a little non-traditional. Girl Image is Tiddly Inks Mailbox: Lawn Fawn

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Round 1 of the Scrapbooking portion of the Supreme Scrap tournament. The challenge: Create a 2 page layout or mix media project with the theme of 1000 steps from home. Living in a suburban community, there isn't too many interesting things within that radius. What one would expect. Street signs and sidewalks. But, it's the snow covered ground that I like the most. I was going for a stark look. Like you would expect to see on a cloudy winter day. Just the contrast between dark tones, and the glittery white of the bright snow. My title: Gloomy Winter Days Journaling reads: Gloomy winter days are my favorite time of the year. The crunch of your feet when they hit the snow. The cold brisk chill that bites at your cheeks. The dim light masking everything in a gray haze. But most importantly, it's the quiet. Maybe the sound of the wind, or the creek of the branches weighed down by the snow. but, it's quiet. My thought are my own and I can enjoy my surroundings with out invasion of other noises. Simple peace. Supplies used: Bazzill basic white for backround Sizzix Snowflake die cuts Various embossing powders by Stampabilities.

Monday, February 3, 2014

I belong to a private message board dedicated to scrapbooking, and all things crafty. Over the next few weeks we are having our own private challenge competition. This week's event is to use past older scrapbook items. (eyelets, boarder punches, older paper) Here is one of my entries.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

I am involved in an international scrapbooking tournament called "Supreme Scrapbooking Tournament 2014". The following is my entry for the ATG round 1 event. Home is the theme of this challenge: Techniques used: Colored Tiddly Inks image titled:"Wryn and Mo" (hand cut image) Skin:E000,E0O, E01, E11 R20 Hair: E33, E35, E37, E39 Dress: BG10, BG11, BG13 Fox: C0, C!, C3,C5, C7 R00 Colored ATG background with BG0000. Then used Stampabilities Frantage Shabby Blue Embossing Powder, Clear gloss embossing powder, Gold embossing powder, and K& C Smitten Hearts Pillow Stickers. Doodlebug smily sweet black rubon alphabet for saying. Black mesh ribbon, natural linen twine.
Well, it looks like after all these years, it may be time to start blogging again. Sharing creative ideas with you lot, is still my passion, so best move forward. Hope you enjoy what is to come! A-