Thursday, April 26, 2012

October Afternoon Challenge

Ha!  I did it!  I am on a roll! It's mostly October Afternoon 5 & Dime.  The Twine is from Farmhouse (also OA) and the Guyz is from some very old OA I had lying around, no clue which line.  Both cardstocks are coredination's.  I pretty much followed the sketch,  I was a bit worried that I was adding too much stuff and it was becoming a hot mess... but I like it.  

Monday, April 23, 2012

Basic Grey Challenge

The Challenge: 

THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE : Use Patterned Paper As Your Layout Background.

My submission: 
The background is Basic Grey, Scarlet's Letters, Love Notes.  The title also came from the Scarlet's Letters collection, they were in random patterns.  I altered them with acrylic paint, added ribbon and a button.  In my continued efforts to use what is old... the date is on an old foam piece from Making Memories and I used two small stickers.  And to use what is new... the Washi tape on the photo has only been in my possession for a couple days.  Some card stock, ink, foam tape, and flowers round out the supplies list.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Basic Grey Challenge

Please excuse crazy clone strip on the left side. I can assure you the layout is square, but my ability to take a square picture was terrible today. It's the last day of the challenge so I am sucking up the bad photo and entering anyhow.

Cool thing I noticed while digging out the Urban Prairie paper pad... which I knew had the perfect colors for our Easter. Basic Grey is super ahead of their time. This pad is at least a year, possibly two or three old. It's filled with the same color scheme as the brand new October Afternoon, bees and hexagons. Could be a brand new release.

Anyhow the challenge was scallops, I fought a good fight with MTC trying to make the scallop layers exactly what I imagined. It's hard to tell in the photo but there's also 3 layers of partially welded, and completely welded title pieces. I really need to use MTC and the cutter more often, it's getting to the point where I've forgotten more than I know. I glossy accented the black for a super slick look.

The only non BG Urban Prairie parts are the journal box from Luxe and the Washi tape date spot from the Smash book line.

Monday, April 16, 2012

I love Authentique Paper

My Entry:

In addition to some black cardstock, a little stickles and mist, some backers twine, a smash tape calendar spot, and the tag... everything else is Authentique Paper from the Blissful line.  The Background is from the bi-fold from Blissful.  The Honeycombs are cut from the ruler paper, the banner from the dots.  The Title was premade and just enhanced with some mist and tracing over the words to make them pop.

Link to the challenge: