Saturday, March 24, 2012

My 6x6 Challenge Mini

Just like my 8x8 page challenges from March 4th, I decided to try my hand at a grunge 6x6 masculine version.  So I did the first challenge of a pocket and a flip.

The next 2 pages were based on a tic tac toe board, you had to pick a row and do what was in that row for your page.  The first page was the page itself, a diecut and glimmer spray.  I used Medival Gold from Lindy's Stamp Gang with gear masks for this challenge.

The next page the row included the page, a button and an embossing of some sort.  I used a Tim Holtz texture fade and embossed one of my favourite images, Umbrella Man.

Now anther week and we will see where this mini progresses to.  Thanks for looking.  Please if you are looking for some fun, check out scrappingcarolina.ning.com.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Celebrate Family

This is a layout that is dear to my heart as it is a picture of my brother and I.  A couple of years ago we saw each other at a family wedding which I had no idea he was travelling to attend, so it was great catching up with him as we very rarely see each other due to life and distance (once every couple years or so).  The layout is based on a sketch that you can find at www.scrappingcarolina.ning.com.  The requirements were to use the sketch and the a colour palette of green to celebrate March and St. Patty's Day.  This first picture shows the sketch in my layout quite well.
Instead of 2  length wise columns I chose to make them into 6 thinner banner pieces.  The wider column behind the picture is replaced by an embossed glassine envelope given to me by a friend, thanks Tamara.  The width wise column from the sketch is seen here by my use of a wide lace.  Interpreting sketches to suit your own creativity is a great jumping off point for many of my layouts.  Now here is the finished layout with all its embellishments.
I added the letters to the ends of the banner to read "family" and also added some WOC mini roses and leaves along with a bird cage and bird.  The tag in the envelope houses my journalling about the day.  Thanks for looking and please come check out Tamara's site and see what other challenges she might have in store for us.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Yet Another Challenge

Good morning everybody.  I have been busy in the cave aka my scrap room this last month.  I managed to finish off my 29 layouts in 29 days, and make a travel mini for my youngest son for his trip this summer.  Now on to other news.  There is a new ning site that is in my opinion going to be a nice place to meet friends and hang out.  So everyone, please go check out the scrappingcarolina.com .  Tamara, the site owner has come up with a challenge to get her site going and it had me up until after midnight the night she posted it.  Here it is,  only being the rebel I am, I made mine 8x8 as I have a great pad of paper, Prima Londonerry I am using for this.

"What's In Your Pocket" Challenge
This challenge will be a first in a series of 7x7 page challenges.  When finished, you will have a completed 7x7 mini album.  So, what is your style?...Grunge, Vintage, Shabby Chic?
The Challenge - Create a 7x7 page layout that will include a pocket & tag on one side and a pge with a flap on the other.  Please feel free to use other goodies on your page such as journaling, photos, ephemera.  Let your imagination run wild.
This will be a two week challenge so you have until Friday, March 16th to complete your pages and post your pics.  

The only thing that bothers me about this challenge is I have to wait 2 weeks to find out the criteria for my next pages, LOL!!!