Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Your creation can be a card, scrapbooking LO or a 3D project.
The most important thing is to
THINK OUTSIDE THE SQUARE
Most of my scrap pages have dimension but the ways I have added extra dimension to this page are:
* I have heat embossed some of my images which adds some great depth.
* I have also used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up some of my squares on the layout.
* Ink the edges. I have used my Black Stazon ink to edge everything on the page including my photo. Swiping the edges of your photo with Black Stazon adds great depth (especially when you are not matting your photo).
I have gone for a bit of a grungy look with all the black ink on the page. I am not quite sure about all the crazy sponging around my title ...maybe it will grown on me. I traced around a template of a Top Note die from the Stampin' Up website using my Black Stampin' Write Journaller around my title as well.
I used some of the stamps from the Just Rugby and Just Cricket sets for a random border stamped with Black Stazon across the bottom of my page. These stamp sets are just perfect for scrapbooking and making cards for my boys.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out all the awesome entries at Just Add Ink.
Cardstock: Kraft, Basic Gray
Ink: Versamark, Black Stazon, Basic Black
Stamps: Just Rugby, Just Cricket, Defining Alphabet, Big Deal Alphabet
Paper: Urban Oasis
Accessories: Stampin Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponges, 1 3/8" square punch, Corner rounder
Friday, February 19, 2010
And a closer view of the card front.
Other: Ribbon (retired)
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I chose Pink (Pink Pirouette to be precise). Once again I have used one of my sister-in-law Shelley Wendt's gorgeous photos, this time of my youngest niece Miss Briannah.
Here is my entry:
I stamped and heat embossed a corner detail using the Frames with a Flourish Stamp set.
I used 3 different sizes of circle punches to make my flowers. The punched circles were crumpled and sponged with Pink Pirouette ink before being adhered together with dimensionals. I used white half-pearls from the Pretties Kit for the centre of my flowers.
I made my black and white background paper using the Damask stamp from the Friends 24-7 stamp set. I used my trusty stamp-a-ma-jig so that I could stamp the images fairly evenly. Leaving the stamp-a-ma-jig in place also meant if my image didn't stamp clearly I could re-stamp before moving it (and yes that happened several times).
I had a lot of fun with this challenge and I adore this photo of Briannah - pretty and wild at the same time.
Thanks for stopping by
Stamp Sets: Frames With a Flourish, Friends 24-7, Defining Alphabet
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Patterned Paper: Bella Rose
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Versamark
Punches: Eyelet Border, 1 3/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle, 1" circle, Butterfly, double slot punch
Other: Pretties Kit, stampin sponges, stampin dimensionals, pink taffeta ribbon, Flower Button (Button Bouquet), Stamp'n'write Journaller, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun
I just realised that I hadn't shared my entry for the 3rd Just Add Ink Challenge.
I missed the deadline for this one but I am really pleased with how my card turned out.
It was a sketch challenge:
And here is my card:
I have used the Good Friend Stamp Set stamped on the back of my patterned paper and cut out so that I could paper piece the little birdy. He is such a cutie.
The sentiment has been stamped then punched out with the large oval and layered onto the scallop oval and curvy label punch (hello my name is Lisa and I am a punch-a-holic lol).
Stamps: Good Friend, On your Birthday
Ink: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray, So Saffron
Paper: Sweet Slumber Specialty Paper
Cardstock: Sahara Sand
Punches: Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Curvy Label, Scallop Edge
Other: Baja Breeze Stripe ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Crop-a-Dile
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Each month they also host a challenge. This month the challenge is to use the word "Love" in your layout. Click here to see the challenge post.
I have also used a fantastic sketch for my layout by Rachel Ricks over at the Scrappy Side. She has some fantastic layouts on her site. Here is the link to the sketch I used.
And here is my layout:
I loved the little clouds Rachel used on her sample layout so I have used them here to. Thanks for the inspiration Rachel.
Here is a close up of some of the detail:
Deb Godley took these super cute photos of Sam for me and I absolutely love them (and the little munchkin of course). Thanks Deb!
Thanks for stopping by
Paper:Sweet Slumber Specialty Paper
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red
Stamps: Defining Alphabet
Punches: Scallop Edge, Heart To Heart
Other: Crystal Effects, Timeless Type Chipboard, Sponge Daubers, Chocolate Chip Marker, Stampin Dimensionals
Friday, February 12, 2010
This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is a colour challenge.
At first I was a little hesitant about the colour choices...none of my favourite Designer Series Papers came in these colours so I was a little stumped until I discovered a sheet of Bella Bleu paper that had a soft yellow swirl on it. When I sponged this paper with More Mustard Ink I was delighted with the effect it produced and that became the pleated feature of my layout.
For the script flowers, I stamped onto the Bella Bleu DSP with the En Francais Background stamp in Basic Gray ink. I then punched out scalloped circles and scrunched them before adding to my layout. I was inspired by the vintage book paper I have seen used elsewhere but I wanted a more scrapbook friendly version.
The double stitched ribbon makes it so easy to create a ruffled look on your page. I have just pulled the stitching tight and secured at the back of the ribbon.
Here is a closeup of the sponged DSP. I was so happy with how this looked. I can't wait to try it out again on some of my least favourite papers.
Photo credits for the gorgeous photo of my niece Tammisha go to my sister-in-law Shelley Wendt. She takes the most amazing photos.
Thanks for stopping by
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
My mum snapped these pics of hubby and I at my brother's New Years Eve bbq. I love how casual and happy we look together.
Here is a close up of some of the hearts:
I am really loving my heart punches at the moment. Actually I love all my punches.
Thanks for stopping by.
Designer Series Paper: Candy Lane
Stamp Sets: Friends 24-7, Big Deal Alphabet
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa
Punches: Heart to Heart, Full Heart, Curly Label, Scallop Border
Other: Close to Cocoa Ink, Chocolate Chip Marker