This is the layout I did for my Menu challenge at Let’s Scrap.
The photos are from our Scrap book Expo in Orlando. The base card stock is SU! So Saffron, side is Graphic 45. I started out with clear embossing a camera stamp on the base and painted over it with shimmer paints. The horizontal strip is dry embossed, which was tricky because I had to run it through twice. It’s cut, but it really doesn’t show. The swirls are a die cut. Title letters are from my Cricut.
The right side has strands of various ribbons and cording. The tickets are embossed and is from a Stampin’ Up! set. The scattering of small flowers are also SU! stamps and punch. The ovals are cut with my new Creative Memories cutting system I bought on this trip. The subtitle was printed from the Expo’s website.
My satin flowers! I’m delighted with how they turned out. Using a punched flower as a template I hand cut the shape, some larger than the others, from satin. I then held each near a lit candle to melt the edges, causing the satin to shrivel up a bit. Caution: The fabric WILL catch on fire. Which means danger, so be careful if you try this. I learned to go for the heat of the candle, not the direct flame. I then used my piercing tool and foam pad to punch a hole in the center of the layers all at once. Holding the layers together carefully, I inserted the rhinestone brad.
Oh yes, almost forgot about the black and gold lame like fabric – I cut it with my Big Shot. You can see it under the gold satin flower. I’ll be experimenting more with these fabrics.
After scrapping a layout I didn’t like, I salvaged the paper. I cut the 12 x 12 into fourths. One with all the writing got pitched, but I was determined to make cards from the other 3 pieces. I tried to match the design to the existing feel of each piece.
Nothing alike, but I had fun coming up with cards. My own challenge.
This background had the least spritzing and brighter colors. I decided it was spring enough for the flower. The challenge at The Perfect Sentiment this week is to make a Thank You card with a flower. The background is a bit busy, so I kept the elements to a minimum. This Stampin’ Up! stamp set is one of the first sets I ever bought from SU. It is a classic. I am always thrilled to do a “two-step” image, here done in Pretty in Pink and Raspberry Ripple. The green is Lucky Limeade.
This background had the least color and I chose a Tim Holtz set for the background. The sentiment is a single that I think I picked up at Michael’s because of the old-timey phone – what’s an old-timey telephone company girl to do?! The borders are Nestabilities from Spellbinders. The edges are sponged with TH Ranger ink.
This background was the hardest. I think the bold splotches of the dark brown is what gave me trouble. In fact now that I see it on the screen, I may have to pull the cream hexagon off and sponge it some. The sentiment is an old Stampin’ Up! set too. The hexagons were created from making borders with our new Creative Memories border punching system.
I loved the sketch for this week. The card is from a Recollections pack, the solid card stock, ribbon, stamps, ink, punches are Stampin’ Up! I think the brads were Michael’s too. And, of course, the metal on the ribbon is a recycled pop top.
I’ve come to realize that I am quite literal when it comes to following sketches or any challenge compared to other scrapbookers/card makers. I enjoy working the elements I select into the given parameters. If I want to do something on my own, that is great, but I wouldn’t say I had followed the sketch if I did something different. Here is an example. This was the first card I made and it varied too much so I made another for my DT example.
I put the ribbon and pearls too high. I think I have a problem because I find I am getting more OCD now a days. I’ve had trouble leaving stuff uneven on my cards for a long time, just ask my friends – lol.
My Menu challenge example layout is almost ready. Can’t reveal it until the 20th, but I am having a great time making flowers out of satin. I’m also learning what fabric can go through the Big Shot too.
A challenge we are working on right now is a Build a Layout where each day the girls give us another task. To start we have a layout sketch to use and had to add the photos and a couple of digital images. That was yesterday. Today we were to add fabric. Yea! As if I have a problem with that challenge! Here is a close up of the flower I made with fabric.
The center is a die cut using some heavy lame’ fabric I recently cut. I plan to add a jewel, brad, or pearl to the center – not sure what yet.
I can’t wait to see what we get to add tomorrow!
Do you have any ideas on how sketches should be followed or how I get over my affliction?
It was a fabulous day! Kristy started it for me with gifts. We had a very nice church service. Greg and Donna came too. Afterwards we had potluck at my home with them. Donna stayed for some crafty fun.
How can I express how excited I was with these two gifts from Kris? On the left you think you see a camera lens but it is a coffee cup. And how cool is this Android tablet?! On the right you see a finished card I put together after doing a lot of playing with border punches we picked up at the Scrap Expo last week.
I’ve gotten hooked on a book, thanks to an app I found on my tablet.
From the Internet:The Sea Wolf (1904) by Jack London is an adventure novel narrated by literary critic Humphrey van Weyden. After an ocean collision, van Weydon finds himself aboard the sealing schooner, Ghost, and at the mercy of her amoral captain Wolf Larsen.
Of course I’ve heard of Jack London, but haven’t actually read any of his books. I passed over Call of the Wild and opened this one because I love the sea – anything water related really. I am so impressed with the writing, the way he puts the reader right there! The descriptions, the characters, the thrilling adventure. I sat outside in the yard with our chicky girls for a while reading and enjoying the beautiful day. Kris and Donna took a trip to Michael’s. (Yes, I passed on the trip, I was that into this book!)
How this card came about: I had made a background on a 12 x 12 piece of card stock for a challenge at Let’s Scrap. I used only a stencil – the chevron. I painted or spritzed over it only, nothing else was allowed in making the layout. I didn’t like the way it came out, too much stencil. So I cut it into sections that I could use as bases for cards. I have three started, only this one card finished so far. For this card I added stamping from a Tim Holtz set, added the sentiment from a $1 stamp set up on some Spellbinder Nestabilities die cuts. I hope to finish up the other two soon.
This was my Mother’s Day and I hope you had a happy day Sunday, however you spent it!
Real Red, black, and white card stock used here. I used white embossing powder for the candle stamp. The edge is sponged with white shimmer.
For this card I used a Let’s Scrap sketch I used Cherry Cobbler embossing powder for the saying at the top f the Night of Navy base. The white panel was first stamped in Taken with Teal and clear embossing power, then the stamp in red was added after “stamping off” to lighten it. “Friend” sentiment was done with white embossing powder. Boy, a lot of embossing powders!
I used a Let’s Scrap sketch, the color challenge of Regal Rose, Mellow Moss, White, Crumb cake, and Elegant Eggplant fro the Color Throwdown challenge, a swirl for Totally Gorjuss.
The card base is Recollections, I didn’t have any Regal Rose cs, but I did have the other color choices, I used R.Rose Crumb cake markers. The eggplant strip was punched with a Fiskars border punch. The bird consists of R.rose spritzed onto white and stamped with C.Cake marker. Oval of frame made with Creative Memories cutting system I picked up at the Scrapbook Expo last Saturday, and used SU! punch for inside of frame. SU! bakers twine. Grab your Stampin’ Up! goodies here!
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Here are the discontinued ribbons I picked up too. They are not only beautiful on cards and layouts but I will likely use some on clothes as well. They are 10 yard spools, making them a real bargain at the discounted prices.
Also, I made a card today for the “Card-lift” at Fiskateers site. This is the card I CASEd.
For the Perfect Sentiments Challenge we were to use the dry embossing technique. My bg and my mustard strip went through an embossing folder. Lots of SU! supplies here!
This is my DT layout for the sketch this week. It went live at Let’s Scrap on the 1st. The photos are of our sweet chicks from April 6th. They grow incredibly fast.
The background paper is Graphic 45 French Country pad. I used my Stampin’ Up! honeycomb embossing folder on vellum and cut pieces to add. The feathers are NOT from the babies, they came from the package I got at Jo-Ann’s. The title is cut from Don Juan Cricut cartridge. Washi tape from Scrapbook.com, misc trims from my bag of goodies, button from TH.
The tag punches are Stampin’ Up! and the brad is K&Co. More craft tape shows up on this page that I think I picked up at Michael’s.
This was a busy sketch and actually called for more photos but I cut the 6 in the center down and made a smaller display since my photos were in landscape orientation instead of the verticals originally called for. My smaller photos were cut to 2 by 2.5 instead of 2×2.
Sorry I’m late posting this, doesn’t give you much time to play, but there are lots and lots of challenges going on over at Let’s Scrap this whole month! I just put up Part 1 of my Menu challenge. If you have time, please go check it out and make your selection from the menu so you can be surprised with the conditions for which we will create a layout later in the month.
Three of us went to the Orlando Scrapbook Expo yesterday. So many vendors – my eyes were sore from looking so much! I spent under $70 so it was a very light day for me. Today after church I scraped two pages – yeah me.
Here is a page I did of Abby. The challenge on Let’s Scrap was a Bingo card from which I followed the elements in the “O” column. My border is new – it came from the show yesterday. Donna bought this Creative Memories system for borders and I played with it last night before she took it home with her. I bought a cartridge for her system, but didn’t use it today – it’s the honeycomb and I can’t wait to make a card using it. My bg papers are Recollections, have some DCWV on there too. There is a strip of More Mustard and I don’t remember the name of the rose strip. The ribbons and punches are Stampin’ Up!
My next page is a digi one for another challenge at Let’s Scrap.
For this challenge we followed a given sketch, had to do the one photo of ourselves and write about what scrapbooking means personally. The photos came from the Gaylord Resort where the Expo was held yesterday.
It’s national scrapbooking celebration – so, if you need supplies, hop over to the Inky Froggies website and check out the retired list with discounts.
Thanks for stopping by, I love reading your comments. May you enjoy many happy memories!
Yippy! I got a magazine in the mail today from Stampington & Company. It is “Artist” payment. I have a card published in this issue called “400 More Ideas for Handmade Cards”. I spent my first time through looking for my card, now I can’t wait to go back through and enjoy all the fabulous ideas in there.
Their publications are so thick and slick! I just love their magazines, no matter what craft they are about.
This is found on page 33.
You have until 7/31/13 to find this on the newsstand.