Friday, September 21, 2012

Kraft It Up September Challenge

You have just over a week to get your entries in for the September Kraft It Up challenge. This month we have a colour challenge, which initially made me do a double-take because I wasn't sure if I could make the colours of green, black, white and Kraft work, but here is what I came up with, and I actually love it....

My beautiful and talented friend Tracey Thorne sent me one of her photos which just worked perfectly with the brief. Here are some detail shots....

And here is the colour palette required for the challenge....

All the other Creative Team members have done an awesome job on this challenge....check them out here.
Thanks for looking and happy scrapping! Get those challenges in!!!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Words Or Whatever (WOW) Colour Challenge

Suzanne and the Design Team at WOW chipboard have come up with a colour challenge of cream, aqua and purple. Check out these talented ladies' examples here. I love those colours but found them quite hard to scrap with.
As soon as I saw the colours, I thought of these photos of my daughter Elise which I have actually scrapped before a couple of years ago but was never totally happy with the page, and as these are some of my favourite photos of her at that age, I decided to have another go.
Here's what I came up with...

One of the required elements (besides the colour combo) was to use some WOW chippy and I chose these cute little butterflies. I painted (not sprayed) them with Mr Huey's opaque white mist, then coloured in some detail with a couple of Marvy Markers and finished off with Paper Tole 3D gloss (thanks Lisa Warren for introducing me to that product...I love it!)

Looking at the finished layout, I have to think I was heavily influenced by the amazingly talented Lou Nelson, and while I could only hope to be as talented as her little toe, the horizontal mist drips and minimalist title have to have been a subconscious influence from Louise.....thank you for constantly inspiring us would-be's totally rock!

Thanks for looking....more really soon as I have had a wonderful creative weekend with the gorgeous Tracey Thorne and have some more to share.

Thanks for looking. xx