Tuesday, 31 May 2011

SCRAP CAMP - 27th - 29th May 2011

Well what a fantastic weekend away. Scrap, scrap and more scrap...oh and eat. The food was delicious as usual.
We were given a challenge sheet that was optional to complete over the course of the weekend. I challenged myself to completing them all and managed to do all but one, which I intend to do in the next few days when time permits.

We were to complete:
3 x colour combo challenges
2 x sketch challenges
1 x How Much is Too Much challenge
1 x Combine all challenges


Colour Combo taken from the Color Room - Colour Palette #45

Layout of Marnie's first day of 'real school' and Zack going into Grade 3. Both kids in one place finally.


Colour Combo taken from Color Room - Colour Palette #26

A photo taken of my daughter one afternoon for no real reason.


Colour Combo taken from Colour Combos Galore - #177
Sketch by Page Maps

Layout of a family day out at Dreamworld.


Sketch by Pencil Lines.


With this sketch I also combined the How Much Is Too Much challenge. I shouold have followed the colour combo as well and that challege would now be done. Not to worry, I can get some more photos scrapped.

Sketch by Pencil Lines.
How Much is Too Much:
3 x Patterned Papers
3 x Ribbons
3 x Metal Embellishments
3 x Flowers
3 x Swirls
3 x Stamps
3 x 3 word title

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Challenge #171 Build-A-Bike

How Much Is Too Much Challenge

May is American Bike Month. Biking is good for you and the environment. Not only is it green, it gets you off the couch, into the lovely spring weather. You burn calories and save money. Many towns and cities around the country are having events to particpate in this celebration. This was the inspiration for my challenge....as well as some 'encouragement' from my friends.

The challenge was:
1. To use your favourite colour - I love pink and purple so chose to use pink as the basis for this challenge.
2. 2 circles for wheels - I have stamped and punched out 2 circle embellishments.
3. 2 photos.
4. 3 or more metal embellishments - used 2 metal flowers and 1 metal phrase.
5. Ribbon for handlebar streamers - I have folded them at the edge of one of the photos.
6. A flag or pennant - I have made a hanging flag as part of my title.
7. Something shiny for the reflectors - I have used some bling.
8. An image of a bike somewhere on the page - I have used a tiny penny farthing stamp amongst the flourishes on the right hand side.

I have only just started doing some challenges with some encouragement from my friends and the technology of Skype. The 'blog' thing is totally new to me...but I am sure I will manage it..LOL.