Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Sweet Girl loves to Read

Challenge #19 for Challenge Me Happy was to create your own emblishments.  I had received my March Scrapbook Circle Best.Day.Ever kit full of the latest Dear Lizzy (which I just love) and other fabulousness and had an idea of what I was going to do.  I also had seen this great idea from Sketch Support with the use of banners.  It was Add On Sketch #15, so I modified it to make it work with my layout.  I created the banners and put them together to go "into" the Dear Lizzy chipboard shape, like a vase.

I thought I would try something slightly different too and that was use my new Studio Calico Mr Huey spray to give a splatter look on the base paper.  I really like how this layout turned out.

Also, should let you know that I had a little help for the title.  I knew what I wanted to say but just couldn't find the right words.  So asked the person who the layout was about for ideas and the title came straight from her.  So just had to use it.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Ssssh show us a secret..

After completing the masking challenge for Challenge Me Happy (click here for post) I was inspired to do another layout with another mask.  It was a Heidi Swapp tulip mask.  I found these 2 photos of my daughters that weren't taken at the same time (I think there was 2 weeks between them).  We were doing some baking and I asked them to smile.  They both gave me the same pose and tilted their head the same way - just classic - so of course had to scrapbook them.  In completing the layout I realised that wasn't much room for journalling - which tied in well with the Southern Girls Challenge #19 to do something hidden.  I created a journalling tag and slipped it behind the top photo.  To do this smoothly I raised the photos so that the tag would slide in easily.  I used papers from the Crate Paper Random collection thickers from American Craft and letter stickers from October Afternoon.

While we were waiting

Challenge Me Happy's challenge number 18 was to use masking.  This is not something that I often do but thought it would be abit of fun to play with.  I've got heart masks that Heidi Swapp did and they do get used - just not very frequently.  So I used Silver Spun Tattered Angels Glimmermist to bring the heart out and I also traced a smaller heart mask for my journalling to match my daughter's heart on her sweatshirt.  Everything else came from a Studio Calico kit.