Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Scrapping Challenges

Scrappin' Patch has a new challenge up today - which is by Liz and is a designers choice challenge. The challenge criteria is to use primary colours on a page and include song or book words on your layout.

I have been participating in a challenges myself over in Australia for the
Wicked Princess forum and here are the last three challenges.

This the challenge for week two

This weeks' catwalk creation is all about Sleepwear. Think comfy and warm, but sexy at the same time. Your criteria includes using circles to represent spots on flannel pjs and the quote "We are shaped and fashioned by what we love" You must accessories your outfit with felt. As last week seemed rather tricky, you can embellish your outfit with other items, but YOU MUST include felt on there, and not just one tiny little bit in the corner .

Here is my layout. My felt is the flowers I made using the cuttlebug

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week three was a little harder mainly becuse of the eyelets - I don't know when I last used eyelets!!- the criteria was as follows

Avant garde - one for the boys. Fashion isn't always about "glamour and pretty". This week its all about mens fashion, and we want you to create an avant garde work of art, using metal as your material. Your criteria must include the color black and you must use 20 brads OR 20 eyelets on your work. You need to accessorise with at least 2 of the following - leather, mesh, wire, staples, paper clips, foil and bottle caps. If you choose to use ALL of the accessories, that is up to you. But, these are the ONLY accessories you can use on your design, as well as the brads criteria.

Here is my layout:

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The current challenge which was announced yesterday was right down my alley and I have completed it already.

This was the challenge:

Every fashionista must have a bridal gown in her portfolio. This challenge is to create a beautiful "shabby chic" creation. Criteria for this fashion piece must include soft muted tones, lace, pearls. You can include other embellishments, but the above MUST in your design.

Here is my layout - it has dried up seaweed on it!! that I found on the beach.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Webster and Prima Inspiration

Well I got my box of goodies I bought from Scrappin' Patch on Friday afternoon and couldn't resist doing a layout late last night to create with one Webster paper and a Prima Vine to create this layout. These Prima and Websters products go so well together!!

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Products used

Webster grow dreams paper
webster postcards from Paris alphas
Prima vine - I think this one has sold out though!!
Little yellow bicycle Journal spot
Tim Holtz word disc

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Doing Challenges again!!

I love do challenges but have not being taken part in many just creating them so when Wicked Princesses over the ditch had a sign up for a new contest I jumped at the chance to do the seven weeks of challenges - the main prize is all their October kits - I love their kits but postage is so steep it is just not in my budget. For the first challenge we had to use three patterned papers, two types of embellishments from a list and be inspired by an image they had on the forum. I chose feathers and bling!! Those feathers though caused me to have hayfever symptoms for the whole day after doing the layout!! The things we do for our art!!

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Week 3 - Spring it On over at the Sketchbook

This weeks challenge over at The Sketchbook is by Ruth and has the following requirements:

Create a layout using 'spring' photos (..... new life) with the following ingredients, paint, feather (or wings), a page from a book. Using a dry brushing technique with the paint. You have until midnight sunday to be in to win an prize

My layout is about Katies new start and I dry brushed a transparency for my background and found this set of wings from an emporuim shop.

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Scrap Tech Tuesday at Scrappin' Patch - Painting with Glimmermist

Scrap Tech Tuesday this month is how you can use glimmermist like a paint. Nice and simple especially if you like painting. In my example I have used a Prima paintable to illustrate this technique. Other ways you can do this is to stamp some images as you like on white cardstock as either a background or as embellishments you can cut out once painted. If you like doodling or drawing you could doodle/draw in black pen and fill in with the glimmermist.

Here is my layout I created to show this technique. The vines and flowers around the edge, the birds and the pocket watch have been painted with glimmermist:

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How to use the Glimmermist like paint:
1. Select your Prima paintable, stamped images or doodles.
2. First unscrew the top of the glimmermist.
3. Dip a clean, dry thin paintbrush into the glimmermist.
4. Then paint on the Prima paintable, stamped images or doodles.
5. Remember to clean the paintbrush between colours.

Products Used:

Prima paintable, Prima bird,Prima paper - Tropics and Animal bash, Prima Flowers,K and Co alphas and stickers, Provocraft alphas,Shabby chic journalling spot, Green Tara Leaves, Robins Nest dewdrops and Glimmermist - Blue denim, olive green, tiger lily, pearl and vanilla

Monday, September 14, 2009

New Boyzone Challenge overat Scrappin' Patch

Here is the new challenge:

Hi everyone hope you all have the gorgeous weather we are having up here in Auckland. I certainly have and the kids have been to the beach twice this week!! For this Boyzone challenge I challenge you to an outdoor activity layout and I will allow you to add bling as I did :oops: . You have until midnight the 28th to upload your layout to the gallery to be in to win a RAK from the shop and if you do another three challenges this month you could be in the spotlight!!

Here is my layout using Amber Road papers by Pink Paislee

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Products used:

Prima leaves, Prima holiday spray,Prima crystals, Provocraft alphas

Thursday, September 3, 2009

2Crafty Chipboard Inspiration and a new challenge

I got some 2Crafty chipboard from Adrienne and Pauline at Scrappin' Patch - thanks ladies.

I received the little mermaids - they are gorgeous. I decided to emboss them with Stamp Effects winter and summer illusions embossing powder and then adhered Robins nest dewdrops to the tail and used kindyglitz on the stars. This is the layout I did with lots of Prima goodness :CRAZY: which had found its way into a box that arrived this week at my door.

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Also at Scrappin' Patch Heidi has put up the Shabby chic Challenge which is a tribute to our father or the father of our children.

Here is my layout of my Dad

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Spring it ON at The Sketchbook

Welcome to SPRING IT ON - the FIRST CHALLENGE !! over at The Sketchbook

Week ones challenge to you is to step into SPRING.

Spring is in the air - create a layout/OTP item with the following:

1. Spring colours light greens, yellows, pinks and blues with white
2. Flowers,
3. Lace or ribbon
4. Bling.
5. Strip journalling ie journalling on strips of paper.

AND the big criteria

6. NO 12 x12 patterned paper allowed (any cardstock as a background is allowed) Instead do a spring clean of your scraps of patterned paper and use them!!

You have until midnight on Sunday 6th of September to load your creation in the gallery to be in to win an awesome LUXE prize from Scrapbook Corner.

My layout

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Scrappin' Patch Recipe challenge

Welcome to September's recipe challenge. Your recipe this week is as follows:

This is the recipe for the recipe challenge (remember you can add more but must have all of these):

1. Cut out a pattern/s from patterned paper
2. Use lined notepaper or patterned paper that looks like lined notepaper
3. Something sparkly eg glimmermist ,glitter, bling, kindyglitz, dimensional magic
4. Buttons or brads
5. AND to help with the spring cleaning something you have been hoarding !! :CRAZY:

You have until midnight the 7th of September to put your layout in the gallery to be in the chance to be In the Spotlight for October if you do this challenge and three others in September.

Here is my layout

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