November 12, 2008

Gracious

The challenge says:
The challenge this month for Scrapper’s Warehouse is as follows-:
1. This is a 12 x 12 Layout.
2. The colors to be used for this LO are- Black, Royal or Navy blue & Creme.
3. A B & W pic must be used- any size.
4. The LO must have Ribbon or Lace or Ric Rac or all 3 featured on it.
5. Charms, Flowers & Butterflies are also to feature on the LO.
6. At least 1 circle & 1 heart are to be present on the LO.
7. Your Title must be distressed in some way.

“Gracious”–[adjective] exhibiting courtesy and politeness; “a nice gesture”

I like this quality in my DD. I have seen and heard from school teachers over 2 years now about this quality in her which is very much appreciated in her by other children as well. In fact her teacher told me yesterday about one such incident at school and I was extremely proud of my DD. Yes, it definitely needs to put it in as a scrap page for her album.
Description of the layout.

1. I used a black background out of the black, navy/royal blue and creme colors in the rules. So my background paper is from Pink Paislee Office Lingo range.
2. Secondly I wanted it to have some texture on it. So I used Heidi Swapp Damask stamp on Blue Bella ink and stamped randomly on the background paper and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. So now the paper has a texture which is royal blue in color and very subtle.

3. Now I want to use the minimalist approach here. This is because I want the focus on the photo and the title and the journaling.

4. I used Kaiser Squadron Major paper both sides here for the layout. All the pieces are hand torn and inked with Bella Blue ink.

5. I have used a piece of scrap from Karen Foster paper from my stash and a journaling tag from K & Co Blue awning journaling pad, stamped them using Heidi Swapp Damask Stamp with blue ink and heat embossed using the clear embossing powder.
6. I have used the Kaiser Squadron Major and kaiser Thrill Seeker Explore papers and cut different size circles and layered them using double sided foam. I added a button in the middle to finish it off. Here I have flowers to match the layout. I have also added a Green Tara black flower with a circle in the middle and a blue heat embossed heart shape layered on top.

7. The butterflies are appliqué work pieces from spotlight. The charm butterfly is from my DD’s old bracelet.The flourishes are from my stash.
8. The title is from K & Co blue awning chipboard stickers which are distressed using Bella Blue ink.

Enjoy the closeups and leave some feedback if you like in the comments.

Thanks for looking

Hugs
Gayatri

November 11, 2008

Curly Locks………

This layout I made for www.tearbears.com.au challenge in www.debscreations.net.au
The challenge says:
to use lots of RIBBON
but… it must NOT LAY FLAT… twist it, twirl it, twine, it do whatever,
but it must NOT lay flat on your layout
must also inlcude: a single photo, buttons & stitching.
Description of the layout:
1. The background paper is from Basic Grey. I love the paper because of the dark green colour or olive colour with some water color effect on it. Just beautiful. I am starting to like Basic Grey. I love the Scarlet range and Urban Couture range too.
2. The photo is my DD when she had her latest hair do. all curls and layers. Oh I just love it. But you know when I was little I had the same curls and I hated it!!!!! I remember my mom telling me that it is just beautiful, all the curls……….. but I wanted it straight!…………
Now it is myelf saying the same thing but…………. fortunately my DD loves curls too.
Glad she like it. No fights over that for now!
Got carried away!!!! OK, no distressing on the photo, just matted on black cardstock.
3. I made a flower with the American Craft Pink Ribbon. Love the shine on them and the texture is great too. It does not easily get scrunched at all. I have also used a circle cut out of transparency, placed under the ribbon flower to lift the flower and a button in the centre of the flowers to add contrast. I also used green and pink ribbon and twisted it and attached it around the purple and the piece of crate paper.
4. The rest of the flowers are from my favourate Green tara and Heidi Swapp. The tiny flowers are from Bella chipboard stickers.
5. The flourishes are from my stash. all of them had couple of showers of purple and green Glimmer Mist.
6. The journalling pad is from Bella Journalling pad. The title tag is from my stash which also received a shower of Glimmer Mist and dried using heat gun, after the title was stuck on to it.
7. Stitching is obvious around the corners of the pattern paper and I have added white beads to it as well. There are other places in the layout, where I have hand sewn for added interest.
Enjoy the closeups and the layout and please leave your feedback in the comments.

Hugs

Gayatri

November 8, 2008

Mr!………… Damn Age is getting to me!…………..

This layout is for Deb’s challenge #2 on www.debscreations.net.au

The challenge says:

………………..Scrapping to Music Challenge!!!……………..

With this Challenge, I give you the Song title & you must scrap a LO using the name of the song as your title! The song Title this month is…………………….

MR DAMAGE BY THE ANGELS

you can use anything you like for this layout Ladies anything goes, so have fun be get creative.

Description of the layout:

1. Dark brown card stock as the base, which is distressed on the edges and inked with Versa color black ink.

2. A piece of pale blue card stock is roughly torn by hand into a medium size rectangle. I used Versa color pinecone and pale yellow inks and dabbed them around the blue torn cardstock placed on one side of the background brown card stock.

3, I have used only one pattern paper here. Kaiser Mocha paper. I cut it into a medium sized rectangle , distressed the edges and inked them using Versa Color black ink. I have used the damask side up for this piece. Another smaller rectangle piece of the same kaiser pattern paper is used. This time, the Mocha side up, I have hand torn, curled and inked the edges using Versa Color Black.

4. I have stamped the rest of the brown card stock with Heidi Swapp Damask Stamp with Versa Color Pale Yellow ink.

5. The photo is also distressed and inked on the edges using Versa color Pinecone ink.

6.I cut out 2 circles and2a flower shapes from transperancy sheet and used them as a layer between Green Tara flowers. The flowers are held together with brads.All the flowers are inked randomly using Bella golden ink pad.

7. Kindy Glitz Aqua is used to give texture, glitter and shape to the circle and flower transoerancy cut outs.Similarly the flourishes are also given glitter and texture using the Kindly Glitz.

8.Rub on is from my stash, golden sparkly flourishes are from Bella, the journalling tag is also from Bella journalling pad, Golden circular frame from my stash, felt die cuts damask is from SEI

9. I have interpreted the title to be used a bit differenlty. Instead of Mr. Damage as it is, I used it as ” Mr.!! Damn Age is getting to me!”. Journalling says “am getting wrinkly, hard to read tiny words, getting layers of chin,multitasking is hard and many more. Damn! age is getting to me”.

Enjoy the some close ups of the layout.






Thanks for looking

Hugs

Gayatri