Sunday, July 29, 2012

New Negative Space Sketch Challenge is Ready

It's hard to believe it, but it's time for another Negative Space Sketch Challenge  over at Soul Scrappers, but it is!  I figured after the very challenging challenge of hexagons it was time for something a little simpler.   For my page I used Jenn Barrette's "Love You More than Ice Cream" and Sahlin Studio's new "Paper Piercing Stitch Holes-Basic".  Of course, lately no LO of mine is complete without a little digital Gesso thrown in from Studio Tangie!
I hope you'll join me for this challenge.  Until next time... Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Queen and Double Teamed

Over at From Screen to Scrap they have a challenge where they choose a movie poster and then you create a LO based on the poster and a few additional criteria.  This month's poster is "The Queen" and the extra criteria is a cut out picture, two word title, and some pearls/rhinestones.

When you look at my page you won't see pearls or rhinestones. In my head I translated pearls/rhinestones into bling, so when I did my LO I added some glitter (secondary translation from bling) thinking bling, not pearls and rhinestones.  Oops! But I have the two word title and an extracted photo.

After I extracted the photo I thought it might be cool to tilt it and give the impression that he was pushing the players backwards.  I think it worked out well, don't you? 

As you can see my subject didn't inspire the use of bling, but when I looked at the yard marker I thought, why  So I used a glitter action to make it all sparkily goodness...heehee.

Digi Credits from Sahlin Studio:Sports Football, Varsity Jersey Alpha, Treasured Moments Freebie; Studio Tangie:Splatter Grafitti Black, AJF Oysters; Studio Flergs Glitter Action; Julianna Kneipp: Creative (collab w/Studio Tangie).

There's still time to join in the fun over at FS2S.  Until next time...Happy Scrappin'!

Friday, July 20, 2012

My Guest Blogger Project

Here's the post I did over at Stamping in Columbus...enjoy.

I know none of us hoard our paper scraps, do we? Ha ha. Okay, I admit it, I can't seem to throw away any scraps, but what's a crafter to do with all those little bits? I've recently started doing Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). These are 2.5"x3.5" cards that you can swap with other crafters or use in other projects. These are a perfect venue for using up bits and pieces.

For my project I took a scrap of the natural white paper and using the water color pencils created a background.

I crumpled it up and then accented the creases with Whisper White Craft ink. Next up I punched various size circles from scraps. I then crumpled them up before layering them to create a couple of flowers. Hmmm, what to do next? Yep, grab some more scraps and this time run them through the Beautiful Wings Sizzlit then layer. Now I have a cute ATC that I can use for a swap if I want. Or....

I could use it for a card. I wanted to keep the scene as the focus, so I just layered, and layered, and layered card stock (and created lots more scraps in the process!) until I was happy and then added a sentiment, a couple of silver brads and called it done.

Until next time...Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I'm a Guest Blogger Today

Hi Everyone.  Today I'm a guest blogger over at Stamping in Columbus.  Why not stop over and see what I've been up to this week :-)   Here's a little peak.  Until then, Happy Scrappin'!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Cows Are Coming! Snapshot 13

Snapshot 13 is up at Scrapbook Graphics.  Details can be found here. The focus is on what's happening in your life right now.  I took this challenge to heart and scrapped this page on the same day the photos were taken.  How's that for fast turn around :-)  Friday the 13th was a fun day.  A group of us from work got together and dressed up like cows and went to Chik-Fil-A for their Cow Day promotion.  If you looked sort of like a cow you got a free lunch. Thank goodness for the phrase " sort of", because we were one crazy looking herd!

Digi Credits:
Studio ViVa Artistry-Altered Girl Talk, Life Composition, Misfit, Blocked Masked, Le Reve
Studio Tangie-Cartography Set 11, CartSet 12, Tangible Plans#12 Photo Overlays
Studio Amanda Rockwell-News Transparencies
Jennifer Labre-Doodle It Frames #3

Have an abosulely fabulous weekend and Happy Scrappin'!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

New NSC Challenge for July is Up

It's time for my Negative Sketch Challenge over at Soul Scrappers.  You can find all the details here, along with a .psd template if desired.

I hope you'll join in on the fun.

Until next time - Happy Scrappin'!