Monday, July 11, 2011

Chelle's Card Kit Reveal

Scraptures Card reveal 1

I am doing the card kit this month for Scraptures and here is my first card..what a struggle for me.

I did so many techniques on this card..mainly cause I didn't have a plan. Well I did but kept changing it after doing something.

I started out with a 6x3 piece of white paper and stamped random large and small strawberries and coloured them in. Decided I didn't want the full piece so I cut it in half.  Then thought it was too plain so stamped the strawberry plant on it...after masking each of the strawberries.

Then thought it was too busy so I tried making a card background..didn't like that and threw it in the air in disgust.

 DH laughed at me and looked at what I had. Suggested I find a way to colour the background on the strawberry stamped piece with blue. So I took my distress ink and wiped it on some packaging and searched for my paintbrushes..that ended up being on my desk...and sprayed the ink with water. I coloured the background with Stormy sky and I loved it.

I cut a 2.5' piece of the Bo Bunny coffee stripe paper.

Then played with 3 different card bases. Went with kraft but too plain..stamped the strawberry plant twice with versamark.

Wrapped the coffee stripe with homemade bakers twine (see how here) and attached the whole piece to the card base with Tombow adhesive.

 I then used a black pen to edge the stamped piece and pop dotted it off the card. I stamped the sentiment with blue staz on ink on to some clear acetate and adhered it to the stripe paper with my mini xyron. Later I remembered the Maya Road country home flowers and picked the green one to go on. It was adhered with Beacons 2 in 1.

All that for such a simple looking card.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Scraptures July Kit Reveal and Wally's Challenge

Here is what Wally, aka Laurie, did with the July scrapbooking kit and her challenge. If you are interested in the kit, head over to the store and check it out. What a great way to get new, co-ordinating scrapbook supplies every month!

1st Edition of Scrap~tures Sizzling Simple Summer Sketches Challenge
Welcome to July's Sizzling Simple Summer Sketches Challenge...we all know that summer time is a busy time so I was hoping to make things a little simpler for you by giving you 4 weeks of sketches for you to complete some scrapbooking during this Summer month...

this week...

I am so excited to bring to you a Sizzling Sketch from Sassy Lil Sketches... We are certainly special because Cherie from Sassy Lil Sketches has let me post this sketch a day earlier..As they are not even posting this on their blog until here it is....

And here is my Take on the sketch...Of course using July's Kit...The Echo Park Summer Days has been such a fun kit to work with and I love that I can show case my boys last day of school and their official start of summer for them.....

If you complete this sketch Cherie mentioned to me that if you post your layout on their blog you could have a chance to win this months prize off of their site.... check out their site for lots of inspiration...

Please check back next Wednesday for another Sizzling Simple Summer Sketch...

Thanks for joining in and I can't wait to see what you all create....


Stay tuned for Michelle's card kit reveal...I just love her card!