Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Friday Everyone

I just love Friday's, its like the week has finally come to an end and you can just kick back and relax.  Although I'm not really sure that ever happens but one can try.

I will try and make this post short and sweet, I just wanted to share with you my layout I did for over at Colorful Creations "So You Think You Can Scrap" Challenge we have going.

We are now going into week 12 so I'm looking forward to seeing what our next challenge will be when it goes up tomorrow.  In the meantime this was Challenge #11

Each week the challenge seems to get a little harder.  Mostly because they require more than 2 photos and I simply don't have that many and the limitations of product use can be very challenging when your used to using what ever you like.  Of course you can bend the rules or should I say exert your artistic rights, however if you don't want to be eliminated then the challenge is then to stick to the rules.


Occasionally yes there are and for some and this is one challenge site that does stand by the guidelines set, which then challenges you to step out of your comfort zone and maybe make you pull back a little when it comes to product use and challenge you that little more by creating something that is visually pleasing to the eye.  So maybe these pages are not all arty and loaded with product but I am enjoying the challenge and its been great to use photos that probably wouldn't have normally been used.


4 Photos (can be colored or b&w)  - done
Black & White ONLY - done
Quilling - little arrow heads on the string from the hot air balloon
Masking - dusty attic chipboard 
Paint - black paint on the hot air balloon
Swirls - doodled using a Crafters workshop template
6 Brads - little black ones right hand side
Handwritten Journaling - done
Make your own layered 3d embellishment - stamped a hot air balloon image and layered it on top of the chippie
stay true to the sketch - done


I decided if I had to use black and white only I would try and incorporate some colour with my photos.  Bare in mind my kids were not born in the digital era so photos are not dime a dozen. I was fortunate enough to have my sister in law snap happy with her camera when we visited in 2006 so these photos worked beautifully.

I was really happy with the overall finish of this page even though its on the simpler side of scrapbooking for me.

If you would like to see what the other 20 members did for this we would love for you to pop on over to Colorful Creations and check them out.

Thank you to all that stopped by recently and left me your wonderful comments on my previous post its always a joy to know others appreciate your work.

Bye for now

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  1. This is great! You have done an awesome job with this tough challenge! Love your double layout!

  2. Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the way the pics 'pop' against the dark background!

  3. Your work is STUNNING Fi!! You did a fabulous job masking and these photos are AMAZING!!!! Truly a wonderful page :-)

  4. A double pager! Go you!! Looks excellent!!! Love the striking colour scheme. I did a double myself last week would you believe...