Sunday, 6 October 2013

Stuck?! Sketches' October 1st Sketch & ScrapFriends' Yummy Scrap #17: Color Palette Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone! Can you imagine?!? No baby yet!! 40 weeks, 4 days and still counting... So what have I been up to? Scrapping of course!! Thank God for online challenges - they've definitely helped me pass the time since the beginning of my maternity leave.

When Laura Whitaker posted this sketch over at Stuck?! Sketches, I instantly knew I was going to do something with it. Here it is:

One of my favourite things to do with a sketch, is to flip it around to see if it works in any other ways. And of course, this time was no different. I had a few horizontal pics I wanted to scrap that I could choose from so here is how I flipped it:

I also fell in love with SCRAPfriends' Yummy Scrap #17 - Color Palette Challenge:

And voilà! Here is what I created:

I know I've said it before, but I just LOVE how color challenges get me to think outside of single collections like I used to. On this layout, I actually used three different patterned paper manufacturers (Sassafras, Crate Paper and Basic Grey), but actually used paper pieces from four different Basic Grey collections - Kioshi, Hello Luscious, Origins, and Hopscotch. So that's six different paper collections! FUN!! I also added some bits and pieces of Heidi Swapp, Stampin' Up, Tim Holtz, Webster's Pages, Prima, Tattered Angels, Evalicious, and DMC floss using Bazzill Basics stitching templates. Oh! And those yellow circles were embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Oh! And Laura from Stuck?! Sketches was kind enough to feature this layout on their blog!! Exciting! Check it out here.

Happy scrapping!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Creative Scrappers: Sketch #252

Hello, again! Well, I'm officially 40 weeks pregnant today and still no sign of baby so I thought I would blog a bit to keep my mind busy. This time around, I was inspired by Jenny Evans' sketch for Creative Scrappers:

Isn't it fabulous? Great for scraps and totally flippable, too! Here is what I came up with:

Lots of Echo Park - Note to Self on this one, with some Studio Calico, Stampin' Up, DMC floss using Bazzill Basics stitching templates and Tattered Angels. Thanks CS, for another great sketch and inspirational reveal!

Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Let's Capture Our Memories: October Color Spot

Hello! Hello! I was so happy when Let's Capture Our Memories' owner, Isabelle Perreault-Doucette asked me to design a layout for the first LCOM Color Spot a few weeks back. She chose this awesome Design Seeds' color combo as inspiration:

Isn't it awesome and absolutely perfect for this time of year? Also inspired by a Melinda Spinks design, here is what I came up with - a Valentine's Day layout!

Another layout with lots of manufacturers, I used some Heidi Swapp, My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, Fancy Pants Designs, Bazzill, Prima, Tim Holtz, Tattered Angels, American Crafts, Studio Calico, DMC, Imaginisce, Sizzix, EK Success (their Circle Scissor Pro is AWESOME!), and unknown buttons and paper clip.

Oh! And actually, LCOM is having a a challenge on its forum where members can upload projects with anything relating to time on them. Come on over for some fun!

Happy scrapping!