Thursday, 21 April 2011

Some Layouts

Well, so far these holidays have been great! I have had a little time to do some scrapping and I feel good.... I have completed the Kraft It Up April challenge, which was a recipe of sorts:

Is a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 challenge, you must create a layout based on the following...

1 piece of Kraft cardstock
2 photos smaller than 6x4
3 different Alphas
4 different patterned papers (yes you can use the reverse side of one sheet as long as the pattern is different)
5 different embellishments

So I got to it and created! This is what I finished up with...

So, Kraft is obvious, my photos are 3.5x5.5 my favourite size to scrap at the moment too :) , 3 different alphas, 4 different patterned papers, and 5 embellishments 1. crocheted doily, 2. Twine flower, 3. Brads, 4. Punched butterfly, 5. Tab phew, all there!

So what do think of my twine flower? I made this myself and even the button on the top too!! Pretty cool. I really enjoy making my own bits and pieces.

So the next layout is for the Scrap the Boys April challenge which is this:



** You need to use the photo of the outfit (obviously being worn by your son or hubby) inspiration could be the colours, patterns, textures etc...

So, I was really inspired by the grungy pattern on this shirt of Liam's and thought it would be fun to create a background similar and use the same sorts of colours. I really enjoyed the "arty" side of creating this background. 

The funniest thing was when I went back to the Scrap the Boys site after I had finished and had a look through the work and found that Ebony's sample has her boy wearing the same shirt!!! What a cool shirt it is!!!

So there is paint, and dimensional metallic paint and ink and stamping and die-cutting and grunging all sorts of fun and yes my hands were pretty dirty after I finished!!

So that is all for now. I am hoping to finish another challenge or two before the month is out. But who knows, time just keeps slipping away this month.

Til next time!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

April OOTH Challenge

Well, another month has rolled around. A new challenge is up over at Out of the Hat so go and check it out. It is a great challenge, here are the criteria:
Handmade flowers
3 different stamps
Kindy Glitz (or similar)
And here is my sample for this criteria. 

I had a lot of fun playing with my new Daily Junque papers from Pink Paisley. They are just beautiful!

Actually, I am really pleased with how this whole page came together! I love these photos of Niamh and her little cousin Alice too. She is such a sweet little baby and growing so much every time we see her. Niamh just loves to see her little cousins!

Talking about Niamh, can you believe we had a tour of her high school last week? I have enrollment forms to be filling out too... Time has just sailed right past, not only that she is catching up to me in height too! Now that is simply not allowed!

Til next time!