Thursday, August 25, 2011

Scrapbook Dreams – July Challenges

It has come to my attention (naughty me) that I have not blogged my layouts for July for the Scrapbook Dreams challenges! What’s with that!

In my defence, it has been so cold in my “office” that I have been spending as little time in here (away from the heat pump) as possible.

So. here they are:

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The theme was “Attitude of Gratitude”

And the sketch challenge mid- month was this one:


And my take on it was:


DragonsTeam Tag It On - Travel

Although Frankie was wee bit naughty, giving me the heads ups on this weeks theme, I resisted making my tag until the theme was published.  Pop on over to the blog Here, and check it out.

As usual, the rule is to use at least one real stamp and I used seven!  Jolly pleased with myself, I am. LOL

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My tag was coloured using Aged Mahogany and Peeled Paint Distress inks on a foam blending tool.  The stamping on the tag was done with Black and Sepia Archival Inks, stamps from Tim Holtz and Crafty Secrets.

Pilot Edwin was stamped onto water colour paper with Archival and coloured with various Distress inks and a water brush.  I popped him up on foam for extra dimension.

Diamond Dust

I have discovered Diamond Dust and I just love it!  Sprinkled into a clear dimensional product, it give a real lift to cards, projects and layouts.   I used Chrystal Effects this time and I do find that because I printed my own PP on an inkjet, that it changes the colour of the ink underneath.  I do have other dimensional products that don’t do this so I must remember that for another time.

With the amazing snowfall we had just last week, I couldn’t help but use it on a winter time layout.

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The PP is one of the Digital Collection ones from Websters Pages.  I love having a colour A3 printer although I would love it more if mine was able to print out a 12 x 12 borderless.  Never mind, I am learning to love the “frame” around the edge, lol

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tag It On – Childs Play

I have discovered a really fun blog that involves tags and challenges!  I pull up each new challenge post and think to myself - “I would love to do that one” – but somehow the week passes by and I miss the opportunity to make and link a tag for that weeks theme.

Huh! – Did it this week though!  Yay Me! You can visit Dragons Team by clicking here. The theme this week was Childs Play and this is what I came up with.


The rule is to use at least one real stamp and mine is from Paper Bag Studios.