Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Scrapology - July Card Challenge

This months card challenge on Scrapology has been set by Claire Bell and she challenges you to make a card on the theme of 'School's Out!'

For my card I found a vintage image at freevintagedigistamps.blogspot.co.uk which I altered slightly in PSE to say 'Schools out for Summer!'

I printed the image on photo paper and then matted and layered this using patterned paper scraps from Scenic Route and a sheet of cork. I embelished the card with a bow made from some genuine vintage seam binding (inherited from my Nan) and an 'A+' brad which I've had for quite some time - I think is from Pebbles Inc.

Pop on over to Scrapology to see all the cards that the design team have made and have a go at making your own card to celebrate the school holidays, summer and continuing hot weather.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Scrapology - July Layout Challenge

This month on Scrapology we are scraplifting layout made by our own design team member Linda, which uses  many different mediums together on one layout. Linda's layout was inspired by a sketch by Emilie Chamel for Merly Impressions so we challenge you to create a MIXED MEDIA layout taking inspiration from Linda's layout and Emile's sketch. 

I will confess, Mixed Media doesn't really rock my boat and I struggled with my layout but now it's finished I sort of like it. It's very simple but that's OK by me.

Last year, my daughter took part in the Red Cross 'Dance Make Your Move' Dance Competition. Her small village school got as far as the Regional Finals and I decided to use one of the professional photos taken at the competition on my layout. The dance had a military theme and I thought this would suit a grungy layout.

I used white Bazzill cardstock as my background and as I didn't have the right colour of glimmer mist needed for the layout I created my own mist by mixing some green acrylic  paint and water in a spray bottle. It worked perfectly creating just the right amount of mist and paint drips I wanted. I also stamped a chicken wire design using black ink onto the layout and dry brushed some black acrylic paint round the edges. The photo was inked round the edges and mounted with 3D foam on top of a small piece of camouflage paper. Title lettering cut from black cardstock on the Craft Robo, alphabet stickers and a scattering of a few sequins finished the layout.

Here's Emilie's original sketch .....

..... and Linda's layout.

Hop over to the Scrapology blog to see all the teams layouts and to find out how you can take part in the challenge.