Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Love - You and Me

I'm on a Roll
I've managed to combine 8 challenges for this layout!!
~see challange list and details below~

First of all - this is what I created
After getting the layout 'more or less' how I wanted it I decided it was too 'clean'.   So I smudged some pale blue and pink Stickles glitter around the two photographs to mess it up a bit.

This is the 1st time I have managed to scrap a photo of our wedding.  I've always struggled on where to start so I am quite pleased hwo this turned out.  With a brother, son and grandson I am so used to doing 'boy' layouts, so it was fun to do such a girly layout.
I used a the September sketch from Stuck Sketches


Remaining Challenges

Scrap around the world: September Mood Board 
I took inspiration from the wings, pink and metal and used them on my layout.

Colour Stories Inspiration - Case File: 138
Colour Scheme - All colours used
Evidence – Woodgrain/Damask/button/Paint
Testimony – Tuck your story into an envelope

Song Title/Lyrics Challenge – Imagine Dragons – On top of the World
    inspired by lyrics: love somebody and title ‘on top of the world’ which is how you feel on your wedding day.  

Scrap it Girl – Use Stencils or Mask - I used a TCW – Mini Wood Grain Stencil on scrap white paper with shimmer mist.

Paper Wings – Use Ribbon Twine or Trim – Used bakers twine on journaling tag, l on love and wrapped around woodgrain heart.

Challenge YOUrself  - You must be included in your layout - the photograph used is of husband and myself on our wedding day.  The link to fall is that my husband and I got married on September 7th (we've just had our 18th wedding anniversary) so this is a favourite time of your for me.  Also we tend to visit the west coast or the islands of Scotland around this time of year which holds many happy memories for me!

ARTastic Challenge Blog – Use string or twine on your work

Thanks also to Scrap Challenge who provided a list of most of the challenges I have used on this occasion.

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What I used to put together this layout:


Products used:
Hampton Art – Ditto - 5x7 Envelope
Glitz Designs – Love Nest – Damask
Mulberry Street – Petaloo – Wild rose – Pink
Riff Raff Designs – Love – Wood die cut
My Minds Eye - Lime Twist – Happy Go Lucky – Perfect Activities
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink – Faded Jeans
Impress die ink pad – Chocolate
Cosmic Shimmer Mist – Ancient Copper
Ranger Stickles – Baby Blue
Ranger Stickles – Glam Pink
7 Gypsies – 97% complete – Journaling tag – Celebration
Core’dinations – Great White
Papermania – Bakers Twine – Blue/White
Metal butterfly – make unknown
Metal photo corners - brand unknown
Button - brand unknown

Tools used:
Tonic – Square Layering Dies
Martha Stewart - Heart Edge punch
Heart Dies
Tonic Corner punch – Fancy
Cuttlebug  - Embossing Folder – Damask
TCW – Mini Wood Grain Stencil

Sunday, September 7, 2014

School Days

Time for 5 combined Challenges

Challenges from:
Squigglefly - Use Stars
Scrap Our Stash - Use school themed embellies/paper and create school themed layout.
Childs Play - Classic Craft Challenge - Sequins
Love to Scrap - create a project featuring something that flies (owl image from Squigglefly)
Once Upon a Sketch - Sketch Challenge (see sketch below)

This is what I created
 I had a lot of fun using embossing powders on this layout, which is something I should do more often.  I used an owl image from Squiqqlefly to signify learning and the stars represent how fantastic my grandson is and and how much he has learnt in the last year. (he is such a star!)

The used the sequins as they remind me of how 'sparkly' my grandson is each and every time I see him.

I also used: Ledger paper, paper clip, alphas, numbers.
(1) or more items from list A: 
Lined or ruled paper (striped paper does not count)
Chalkboard paper
Dictionary paper or a page from a book
AND…
(3) or more items from list B:
File Folder
Library Pocket and/or card
Pencil or pen
Paper Clip
Alphas
Numbers
Apple
Book
Ruler
Chalkboard embellishment
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/love-you-from-to-z-layout-by-dt-kate.html?showComment=1410109094804#c7479320685633799863
(1) or more items from list A: 
Lined or ruled paper (striped paper does not count)
Chalkboard paper
Dictionary paper or a page from a book
AND…
(3) or more items from list B:
File Folder
Library Pocket and/or card
Pencil or pen
Paper Clip
Alphas
Numbers
Apple
Book
Ruler
Chalkboard embellishment
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/love-you-from-to-z-layout-by-dt-kate.html?showComment=1410109094804#c7479320685633799863
(1) or more items from list A: 
Lined or ruled paper (striped paper does not count)
Chalkboard paper
Dictionary paper or a page from a book
AND…
(3) or more items from list B:
File Folder
Library Pocket and/or card
Pencil or pen
Paper Clip
Alphas
Numbers
Apple
Book
Ruler
Chalkboard embellishment
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/love-you-from-to-z-layout-by-dt-kate.html?showComment=1410109094804#c7479320685633799863


I used a sketch from Once upon a Sketch as the basis of the layout but I decided to link the photos together and add the owl as an additional element (representing wisdom) on the top right of the page.

The stamps I used: Banana Frog Stamps - Super Stars and Sassafras Lass Stamps - Mini Boy Talk - All Boy.

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Products used:
Squigglefly - Digital Stamp
StazOn - Azure, Royal Purple & Jet Black
Whispers Ink Pad - Green Green
Versa Mark Ink Pad
Fancy Pants - School Days Chipboard
Glitz Designs- Kismet - Ledger
Little Yellow Bicycle - Head of the Class - Geometry
Embossing Powders - Clear, Silver & Yellow and Black Sparkle
Craftime Additions - Simple Stars (wooden)
Studio G - Alphabet Stamp Set - V4191
Tonic Studio - Layering Dies - Circles
Banana Frog Stamps - Super Stars
Get Stamping Free Stamps - Row of arrows
Core'dinations paper - Blue 
Sassafras Lass Stamps - Mini Boy Talk - All Boy 
Zutter machine
Sequins
Watercolour pencils

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Friends


Triple Challange

I challanged myself to take part in 3 challenges - each one focussing on a different area.

Colour Stories Inspiration - Colour challenge with 'case file' requirements to attain (see attached colour/case file below)
Sketchabilities - Sketch challange #122 (see below for Sketch)
Scrap it with a Song - (Pop Gals lyrics Challenge) - Jackson Browne – Running on Empty - used the word 'Friends' for the title.

I also challenged myself to only use paper I had already cut into (scrap) - so the four different papers are all scrap.
This is what I created 

Friends

Layout with journalling tag on show


Journaling reads: 06/07/14 – Jacob handling an owl when he, Paul and I went to a car rally on the way back from our weekend in Berwick upon Tweed. He loved it!!
 
 Colour Stories Inspiration Challenge 137
For the evidence I used:                                For the Testimony I used:

Stripes (paper)                                             Tuck your story in an envelope                
Envelope (for journaling tag)
Dry Embossing (on metal shapes)
Metal (shapes)
 Sketchabilities - #122
 I pretty much followed the sketch for the challenge on this one
 
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Products used:


Core’dinations Great White 12 x 12 paper
AC Thickers Alphas – Niki Riki – Yellow Glitter
Brilliance Ink Pad – Pearlescent Yellow
Staz On Ink Pad – Azure
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Slate
Adirondack Lights – Alcohol Ink – Aqua
Adirondack Brights – Alcohol Ink – Sunshine Yellow
AC Amy Tangerine – Ready Set Go – On The Clock – Scrap
Graphic 45 – A Ladies Diary Collection – Afternoon Tea - Scrap
Blue/Yellow spotted paper – unknown – Scrap
Core’dinations – Spotted paper - Scrap
Darkroom Door Background Stamp – Splatter
Andy Skinner Stamps – Tempting Textures – Rings
7 Gypsies – 97% complete journaling tag – General Instructions
100% boy tag -
Brads – pink
Bottle cap – unknown
Photo Anchors – blue
Metal Shapes – Stars/Tag (used embossing folders for texture)
Fancy Pants – Swagger – Banner Die cuts - 100% boy tag

Monday, September 1, 2014

Woohoo 

I was picked as a winner for August with Scrap it with a Song