December 20, 2013

Destination Italy - CMS #52

My take on Color Me Scrappy #52.

I'm going to start out by saying that this LO did not turn out the way I had envisioned in my head.  I find it quite frustrating when this happens.

December 10, 2013

Discover - Scrap Friends

Oops, I missed the deadline for the November sketch for Scrap Friends.  I thought I would share it anyway...

My mother-in-law rode our bikes across Michigan this summer.  A total of 362 miles in 6 days.  I believe it was on day 2 that we came across this bridge.  I'm not exactly sure where we were at, but I thought it was just beautiful.

Lots of texture on this page.  I used modeling paste for the chevrons.  The feathers, I cut out with my Silhouette Cameo and then stitched them on in rows.

I didn't want the frames to take away from the photo, so I left them white, but angled them to make them pop.
The coolest part of this picture, in my opinion, was that it was someone's driveway.  It leaves something for the imagination because we couldn't see the house.
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Joy - 123 Challenge

Oh, how I loved this challenge!  123 Challenge does a great job of putting together their challenges!  This time around, they have:

I have these fabulous silver sequin bows that I had every intention of using, but when I started to go through my papers, this red and yellow really jumped out at me.  It ended up being a bit more muted than I wanted.

Needless to say, the silver bows just didn't match.  There is a bow on my page, but it is very small and made from baker's twine.

So, to get my metallic requirement in there, I used gold paint splatters on the page.

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December 07, 2013

Me - Challenge YOUrself

I'm so excited to be a part of the Challenge YOUrself DT.  Today is the first reveal.  If you followed my link from the site, welcome!  If you are a regular follower of my blog, be sure to check out the newest challenge blog.  The concept is truly unique.
Challenge YOUrself #1: Behind The Lens
Create a layout using a self portrait or selfie AND list a minimum of 3 random facts about YOUrself.
I started this page by first taking about 50 selfies in the bathroom mirror.  In this pic, I cropped off my bathroom mirror frame as well as my camera, in which I was holding in my outstretched hand.
I also took this picture after I went to the hair stylist and had full make-up on.  Isn't that terrible!  This challenge blog is going to force me to be in more pictures, which is really what it should be.  Why do I have to participate in a challenge blog for this to happen?  Sad, isn't it?

I start out most of my pages the same way.  I search through my box of scraps to see what tickles my fancy.  I had this concept in my head before I started, so I knew the scrap sizes didn't need to be huge.
I laid them out and then found my BG.  Before gluing, I thought it looked too square (ha ha), so I added the circles with black marker and the stamp of the torn paper.

I have great handwriting, but seem to write on a slant, so I decided to type my random facts about myself.

Then I added the embellies...

Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you all create!  Have fun!