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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April Prima BAP Challenge

Well, I had these great Prima Life in Colors papers in my stash that I recall buying on clearance for fifty cents each :) I also had some amazing Prima embellies left over from various past Scrap That! kits. Add a Prima sketch and some Dusty Attic chipboard and a layout seemed to instantly appear. I had used a DA clock in my last project and this large one was calling my name, LOL.

I love this picture of my boys from a few years ago, they are about 3 and 5 years old in this one. My youngest loves to wear orange and the oldest still loves blue. These papers are a perfect representation of these kids. They were giggling on the couch when I snapped this picture. I've been scrapping so many pastel layouts lately that it felt good to go to the "dark side".

Here is a close-up of the wonderful Prima flowers I layered... I love those feather flowers! I just used plain old acrylic paint on the chipboard.

And here is the awesome sketch...

Lastly, here is this month's pick and palette challenge which I didn't submit for but maybe some of you want to give that one a go.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 11, 2011

My First Pion Design Layout

Actually, this is my second Pion Design layout but the other one is not due to reveal on Creative Scrappers until April 23rd. OK, so now that I am retailing Dusty Attic, I have been dying to use the skeleton clock faces (BTW I have a few of these in stock, just e-mail me).

For this layout I used the gorgeous Fairytale of Spring collection. I wanted to scrap this photo of hubby and I on our wedding day with my mom and dad because the green tones of the papers were perfect. A little distressing, a doily, some Dusty Attic chipboard and a few flowers from my stash then voila a fast yet elegant layout. I used the Color Room palette #36 as inspiration for this layout.

On the Dusty Attic chipboard I simply used some chalk ink. Here is a close-up.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back on the 23rd with another layout using this gorgeous collection (hint: the soft pink in this collection is to die for!).

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Creative Scrappers Sketch #151 reveal

Time for another Sunday Creative Scrappers DT reveal. I think I scrapped this layout the very same day I received the fabulous sketch created by Nicole Nowosad. I was so excited because I have had in mind to do a layout using my daughter's little shoes for a shadow box... and this sketch was the perfect push to get it done. The papers are a mix of old SEI Mimosa and BG Porcelain from my stash. A special thank you to Tara Orr for spotting me the Zva bling too (so hard to find in Western Canada).

This is my daughter at about 4-5 months old and it is my fave infant picture of her. The flowers are Prima, the butterfly from Michaels and oh the shoes... one of the best baby gifts received.

I couldn't resist using Dusty Attic chipboard (French Window, available in my Etsy shop) and some delicate lacing to compliment the overly girly layout. I used TH crackle paint on the chipboard.

Here is is awesome sketch used for inspiration, you may want to give it a go yourself!

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the Creative Scrappers team did with this great sketch!

I'll be back soon with my first Pion Design layout in a day or two so stay tuned :)