Sunday, 22 April 2012

Challenge 11

This is probably the simplest layout I have done following the challenges. With the busy papers there seemed less to do.

Challenge 13

Challenge 13 uses some printable elements provided for us by Shimelle. I started by printing them on a variety of papers to see what effects that have. I decided to use a pearlescent paper. This resulted in the elements having a soft cream background, which led me to this photo. I used only one of the elements a a whole piece, the remainder I used for punched elements.

Challenge 14

I seem to have caught the bug for bright, bold papers for a while. This is my version of Challenge 14. This required having four quadrants on the page.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Challenge 15

Challenge 15 is all about scrapping rubbish photos. Shimelle's thought process was about photos that are out of focus, grainy etc, so this photo is not quite what she was describing, but it was still a rubbish photo. Why? Because under the embellishments is a lady wearing the most electric blue top and a girls legs with bright pink flip flops on. But it is the only photo I have been given of my brother in this position. So the challenge for me was how to scrap this without the offending part showing.

So here it is!

Challenge 10

Carrying on the challenges from Shimelle's crop weekend last week, this is my version for Challenge 10.

I rarely use such bright papers so prominently on my layouts. For me the B side of this paper is quite bright enough - I used it as part of my embellishment and did my journaling on it.

So glad that I took on this challenge as I am really pleased with the results.

Friday, 20 April 2012

And the heavens open!

Working at home today and was suddenly distracted by, what sounded like pebbles being thrown at the windows. It was large hailstones.

I am not sure the picture captures it fully, but it was a thing to see.

The poor cat from next door has just appeared from under our herb shelves looking a little shattered, and the sun is out again.

That is the UK for you!

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Challenge 08

So the next Challenge that I have finished at Shimelle's Scrap Weekend is Challenge 08. This is around using stamps on your layout that you may have forgotten or just don't use enough.
I really wanted to scrap these photos and use them printed with my Polaroid Zink printer. I love this tool but forgot that I had it for a while and am now using it a LOT. It is perfect for my Smash book too.
Anyway, this layout uses two sets of stamps I had forgotten about, one from BasicGrey (the border at the bottom) and the other a set of alphabets that I got at a class that Shimelle ran at the Stitch and Craft show a couple of years ago. Sorry Shimelle, I used these a few times, put them with some other stuff for a project which I promptly forgot about and found again a couple of weeks ago.
I also remembered that I had bought some Distress Embossing Powder a couple of years ago, probably at the same Stitch and Craft show, so decided it would be good to use that on this layout too.
I am pleased with the layout and must remember to use my stamps on scrapbook pages more.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Challenge 04

This weekend Shimelle Laine is hosting a Scrapbook weekend over and It is a great event with lots of Challenges and Chats. This is my version of Challenge 04; scrap in Yellow, Grey and one other colour, for me that is a soft pink. This is not at all my usual palette, but I am pleased with the result. Pop over to:
To see the full challenge.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Shimelle Scrapbook Weekend - 13 - 15 April 2012

Have you heard the news? Next weekend there is an online scrapbooking weekend being held here:

At a craft table near you. No packing required, just log on and enjoy the fun!!

I hope to spend a lot of time joining in, hope to see you there.