Friday, 1 July 2011

M is for Masks

Welcome to July, can't really believe it is July already!

This month's challenge is based on a sketch by Liz Qualman, the technique is using masks.

This is Liz's layout

and her sketch

A few words from Liz:

Liz Qualman has technically been paper crafting since kindergarten, but officially started to scrapbook in 2006. She is a page maker at heart, but enjoys card making and altering. Liz has also been designing sketches for fellow crafters for many years.  She has an extensive collection for anyone to use on her blog – My Little Sketch Blook.The creative process is important to Liz who could easily spend hours and hours holed up in her craft space. 
Besides freelance designing for a few industry manufacturers, Liz is also a regular contributor and series writer for Scrapbooking & Beyond Magazine. Not only is the creativity of scrapbooking important to Liz, she genuinely loves to write about it and feels honored to have her work and words in print. Her work can also be found in other industry publications such as Scrapbook Trends, CARDS, Paper Creations and Scrapbooking and Cards Today. When asked about her style, Liz sums up her work as cute, bright, clean and sassy, which is just right for the two little stinkers she has at home who are the major source of inspiration for her work.

Liz is Colorado girl by transplant rather than birth and started out life in New England. However, she quickly realized that the Wild West was where she wanted to spend her time, despite the fact that the rest of her family prefers the East Coast. She calls the rugged Rocky Mountains home and lives with her wonderful husband, two amazing children and somewhat crazy dog. Although she would love for crafting to be a “full-time” hobby, she has to share the time with her ‘real’ job as an educator. Currently Liz trains teachers on best practices in the classroom and supports many of the public schools in her district in their quest for achievement.

Here are the DT pages for inspiration, don't forget to click on their names to visit their blogs:

Thank you Allycat for joining in the challenge as our guest designer for July we love this great page. For more of Allycat's work please see her blog HERE.

Please join in the fun and create a layout using these pages for inspiration. We hope you will let us share your finished layout on this blog.

Please make a comment below.

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Good Luck!


  1. Having only just found this blog (sorry!) I hope my version of this months sketch is up to standard.

  2. Here is mine :)

  3. Here is mine with my first ever crocheted flower :) thanks for a lovely challenge

  4. I had to grit my teeth to get messy LOL!!! Here is my layout -

    Karen x

  5. Nearly forgot to post the link!!!

    Off to check out the card challenge now. Lovely work everyone!!! :)

  6. Great creations by everyone! Just posted my layout on my blog:


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