I know a lot of people love to scrap on Kraft, but most of the time I prefer to use brighter coloured cardstock. But for this layout, I felt the Kraft cardstock really complemented the tone and theme of the photo. I broke out my really old scraps from my various scraps bag for this one - can you identify any of the patterned papers?
I used my extended grass Sizzix die, and that patterned paper is by Debbie Mumm for Creative Imaginations from 2004. The brown type paper bag paper is Karen Foster from about 2006. There is also K & Co paper from about 2005, and a relatively! recent scrap of Scenic Route paper from about 2008. How time flies! There is also Scrapperdashery bits and bobs, and also some scraps from a stack I first got when I started scrapbooking. Who cares, anyway! But I am pleased that they are finally out of my scraps bag and on a layout, used up. I added a layer of mist as a border of the layout by using Maya Road Garnet metallic mist spray and using low tack masking tape to make sure the mist stayed put. I don't mind the odd blotchiness here and there - adds to the effect of nature, I think.
I printed journalling onto some scrap card stock, and traced around the edge using a Tim Holtz die, but making it a bit bigger than the original die cut.
I also used my Sizzix extended Fall Leaves and Acorns die to make a feature at the top of the page. This was a bit fiddly, as I had to do several diecuts from different pieces of scrap cardstock, but the effort was worth the final affect, I think. I then coloured in some of the dies with Promarkers, added some inks, and sprayed over the top with Golden Mist and Bronze Cosmic Shimmers to add some glimmer and distress the finish somewhat.
The alphabet is Thickers "Shoebox" and I customised this to the right colour by mixing up some Jo Sonja paint and then glossy accenting over the top.
My journaling reads "A show garden by Ark Design Management, This garden is representative of an urban drought-resistant garden especially suited to underutilised city spaces. The key features of the garden include a green roof to help reduce surface water runoff, a living tower holding drought resistant plants, butterfly moulds and insect towers, stocked with colourful but suitable planting that provide wildlife habitats in a brownfield environment. The garden was relocated to Yorkshire after the show and will be used to promote the inventive use of small urban space and water management".
For this challenge I used BG Sugar Rush papers - Runts, Nerds and Gumdrops, plus some Petunia Bazzill.
I cut my paper into random sized strips and then used punches and decorative scissors to edge them.
After inking the edges I laid them onto the bazzill base and arranged them to overlap and finish at different widths. Once happy I stuck them down leaving the overhang, I trimmed this edge once all were in place.
I placed my photographs on the page then added some punched strips overlapping the photos.
I used some page elements for journalling, adding details and the date.
As I wanted this to be a double layout, I created a mirror image for the second side.
Once completed, I used a sharpie pen to add further notes to one photograph and drew 2 lines around the outside edge.
My title is some left over foam stickers (American Crafts) which I edged with the black sharpie for definition.
Random buttons were tied with DMC thread and stuck on.
Yet again Jill of Cardinal Colours has offered a prize for the challenge winner of the month. For the month of February she is offering a Craftwork Cards Candi Storage box (Empty plastic storage box containing 13 mini-boxes ready for you to fill with Candi flavours) and six packs of Candi to go inside. Candi are just like brads, but legless!
Candi has just been re-branded and you may know this as Card Candy.
Here is the prize Jill is offering:
and the storage box.
I love the names and the colour combinations for the Card Candi.
To be considered for this prize, pop back to this post, and enter the February challenge.
Good luck and looking forward to seeing your entries.
This post is for the scraplifts for the February 2011 Challenge. See HERE if you have not seen or to take you back to the original post for the February Scraplift.
A quick reminder of what to do if you are joining in: Create a layout using the DT pages for inspiration. We hope you will let us share your finished layout on this blog. You also need to become a follower (if not already) of this blog to be considered for the prize.
First this month is ...
CRAFTY EDUCATOR - LIZ
CHALLENGE NOW CLOSED ...
but please continue to add your scraplifts to share - we love to see what you do and it gives inspiration to others.
I have just received this brilliant layout from Jill of Cardinal Colours, Jill provides us with all the wonderful prizes here on Scrapology. The cupcakes were made by DT member Anita for the birthday's of our mutual scrapping pals Liz and Wendy. What amazing colours (cake and layout)!
You have until 5th March to enter this challenge. The winner will be announced on 7th March.
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This month we are scraplifting the work of the talented Laura Buckingham. (See her blog - Lazy Dynamics.) Laura was taught this layout at The Cardinal Colours Retreat last September, it was great fun to create, so we decided to share her ideas here. Lots of different border punches were used on these layouts.
About Laura: "Hai, I'm Laura. I am 28 and just recently got married *yay* I live with my husband in London and generally spend my time wishing I had more time to be a crafty, scrappy type. I like donkeys, cheese, llamas, lolcats, mushrooms and scrapbooking.
I wish I had a pony, but I don't. I wish I liked tea or coffee, but I don't."
From Laura's blog entry about the retreat where she says: "The second layout I taught was all about being BOLD and ways to use a sharpie pen in your scrapbooking. Every class member was given a permanent sharpie pen as part of the class kit and we journalled on our photos, outlined our thickers and used the pen to add details across the page. This page used the very bold but ultimately gorgeous vibrant colours of the Cosmo 'delovely' range... plus a couple of Jennie Bowlin butterflies thrown in for good measure!"
This is the sketch we have made from Laura's layout.
The next two layouts were made at the Cardinal Colours retreat during Laura's class.
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.
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The prize winner for the best layout will be announced on 7th March. Please check for a new post on this blog in a few days for details of the fab prize Jill has offered for this month's scraplift.