Friday, 17 June 2011


For this month's challenge at White with 1 we had to use Red and White and Circles. I embossed the red cardstock with the cuttlebug circle emboss plate and then inked it with white ink. I used a circle for the journalling and another for the date.

THE COLOR ROOM Palette #62

Well, I really am not a fan of orange I must say...and finding the scraps in my stash was certainly a challenge. However, I did find some and they worked perfectly with these photos of Zack with all the pumpkins he grew.


Again I liked the colours in this palette. I had planned on working with some beach photos but the colours just didn't work so I have ended up with the layout below...


I loved the colours in this combo and challenged myself to a layout thinking it would be relatively easy...but it wasn't. No matter hard I looked, I just couldn't find the right red. I ended up using a stamp pad to colour some white which I punched a border from. The biggest challenge in these colour challenges is finding the exact colours. Near enough isn't good enough, as where is the challenge in that?
I had the sketch drawn in my journal so I have no idea where it came from. Sometimes I draw my own in there and sometimes I draw ones I like. I must start writing the source now I plan on putting layouts on my blog.
So I finally found some colours and put together the layout below.

Friday, 3 June 2011

How Much is Too Much Challenge - #172

This week celebrates National Geek Pride Day. Now, I know we all have a little geek inside of us. Let's scrap about it! Show us in a layout something that's a little geeky about you (or a loved one)! We'll be using prime numbers on our layout.

2 photos
a 3 word title - (consisting of rub ons and stickers)
5 different patterned papers
7 stickers - (journal tag, the border sticker under the main photo and 5 in the word 'geeky')
11 metal items - (1 metal corner, 9 metal brads and 1 metal phrase)
13 buttons

I must say, when I first read the challenge I thought "OMG! 13 buttons"...I hate buttons, have done since I was a child, wouldn't wear anything with buttons. I'm not that bad now thank goodness. After the initial shock of the buttons I began to think about photos...stress...I have no idea where most of my photos are from when I was younger because we moved 5 years ago to build our house (which is almost finished), but my photos are in either the shed or the container somewhere. So, after some consideration and searching, I found this geeky (but very cute) photo of my son when he was 21 months old.
I am happy to say that the buttons weren't so hard to do and the metals came together easily too. I enjoyed the challenge and was able to use up some more things from my stash that would normally still be sitting in the drawer.