The boys have been gone to prep up the deer hunting area all weekend and Angel has been gone with friends and working so it's just been me and my loyal pooch, Winchester! I've been busy doing challenges and online crops, fitting a layout to work with this one or that one and I got quite a few done.
The first one I'll share with you was called a Recipe Challenge. Liz shared it at Birds Of A Feather Kit Co. It required that I use bright colors, a banner, a home made tag and 2 photo's. In doing it I discovered that I have a hard time working with the color purple. It's of my 3 kids way back in August of 2001 and journaling reads: I say 2 & ½ , because you will notice that at the kid’s tea party all 3 kids have a cup of juice in front of them, but when it came to the dessert that Angel and & Rick are enjoying (oh so daintily!) our little man Brandon
has pulled way back!
Lisa asked us to distress a layout! This was a toughie for me but I took the striped background paper, misted it and then rolled the edges. I am very partial to pictures but well, I sanded and inked the edges of them! TOUGHIE! Every spring Allan has the kids clean and spiffy up the boat. Because heaven forbid! We can't put a dirty boat in the water, even tho it has been covered up all winter!
Heather wanted us to dirty up a layout. So I did a layout of two dirty boys! Jay and Rick = Handsome Dirt. The circle in the bottom of the paper was part of the paper, I cut it out, backed the larger sheet with cs and popdotted the circle to the paper to make it stand out.
Liz had a sketch challenge, and as soon as I saw it I thought....maybe I could make that background paper with a picture. So I changed one of the pictures of Rick and Steph to B&W and printed an 8 x 10 of it on a transparency. Used it as a matting paper and then finished the layout like usual. I kinda' like how it turned out!
Krissy's challenge was to scrap an inanimate object and while sometimes I feel like I would qualify for that sitting here in front of this screen so long, I chose to scrap the pictures I had taken of my flowers a few weeks ago. My husband had gotten me a new Canon D60 Camera last Christmas and I haven't tired of playing with it yet. Those flowers were great subjects! I kept the layout "simple" to better showcase the flowers.
I did a few others last week, but of the ones that I've shown you today, which one do you pick as your favorite?