Saturday, July 27, 2013

2 Layouts for Scraps of Darkness challenges and Scrap FX challenge

Good Morning...sharing two layouts I made this week. The first I made with limited supplies as I was in MA on vacation.  I used my Scraps of Darkness kit club papers, Prima embellies and colored some modeling paste gold and scraped it through a stencil for texture.  I simply love this stuff. I have to stop myself from going crazy with it on every layout!! I submitted this LO to the Scraps of Darkness design team challenge (by DT member Kasha Gray) which called for texture.

The next one uses the fabulous new Bohemian Bazaar paper by Graphic 45.  I love the super vibrant colors and patterns.  This LO features a picture of my sister and nephew...I was dying to use this picture and thought the colors matched perfectly.  I had a lot of fun cutting, distressing, misting and arranging this page.  It's hard to capture the textures with my camera phone!  I admit I'm not very patient so when I'm done I want to post things right away and I'm not always concerned with taking the best pics.  Got to work on that! I am entering this into the Scraps of Darkness monthly sketch challenge.

I also have entered this is the Recipe challenge for Scrap FX that required the color teal, a feather, stencil, embossing and flowers.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

"Sweet Dream" layout for Scrap Around The World Challenge

Hello all, I have just finished my layout for my first ever challenge for a challenge blog called "Scrap Around The World."  I just love, love loved both the mood board and the sketch for this so I wanted to give it a try.  I must admit that this layout took forever!!! I kept arranging and rearranging my elements, trying to make it "right." There are really some unbelievable artists who compete on these blogs and I really don't think I'll win but I really wanted to challenge myself. It was strange to be so self conscious of what I was creating and to have to conform it to specifications, but it was fun and I liked the way it came out. It only my fourth layout so I know I will get better!

  When I saw the challenge I immediately knew which picture I would use.  This is my daughter only a few weeks old sleeping on my bed looking so angelic sweet. 

I gessoed the 7 gypsy papers, added modeling paste, stamps, washi tape, prima flowers, prima trinkets, prima masks and then colored the hexagon chipboard with shimmerz texturez.

Isnt she the cutest thing?
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Monday, July 1, 2013

Celebrating Independence Day with a layout of my Grandfather

I just got this month's kit from Scraps of Darkness called "firecracker" and I knew I had the perfect picture for these patriotic papers! This is a photo of my teenaged grandfather Phil shortly before  going off to World War 2.  His Navy ship "The Bunker Hill" was attacked by kamikaze pilots on his birthday and many of his friends got killed.  He mailed my grandmother a piece of a kamikaze's parachute to let her know he was still alive.  He is no longer with us but I often think of him, especially on this holiday, where we celebrate America's independence and appreciate the sacrifice so many have made and continue to make, for our freedom.  This page was a joy to create.

I must admit that it takes me almost as long to get these pics up on the blog as it does to actually scrap them! Computer savvy I am not, but learning...
A closer look at the flowers, I painted the white ones that came with the kit with the Shimmerz spray. 

I hope to get to play with my art goodies this week as my littles are with their grandmother for a whole week so I'm free to create! I may even try a challenge or two.  I am no where in the same league as these amazingly talented women I follow, but hey why not put myself out there and try? I want to challenge myself to get better.  Thanks for looking and reading my blog! Please take a moment to follow my blog with Bloglovin....please....thank you!! I need some followers....

Hope you all have a great Fourth!!

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