Saturday, 15 November 2014

Scrapology - November Card Challenge

This month design team member Karen Leonard has sent the card challenge on the Scrapology blog. Karen is challenging blog readers to create a card using colours found in a specific image from Design Seeds

I created a 5"x7" card featuring a free vintage image downloaded from the Internet.

I used various papers which were free with craft magazines, satin ribbon, paper flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, adhesive pearls, a paper tag and the sentiment was from a QVC kit.

Here's the image which the card was inspired by.

You can find lots more inspiration on the Scrapology blog and full details of the challenge which runs until midnight on 15 December.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Scrapology - November Layout Challenge

This month the Scrapology design team have been inspired by a layout by Brazilian born scrapbooker Carmen Crosseti Henriquez . Carmen's bright colourful layout featured hearts so this months challenge to blog readers is to create a layout inspired by Carmen's original layout and incorporate hearts or some other repeated shape into your design.

For my layout I used a photo of my cat, Tux.

I used a variety papers from BasicGrey. BasicGrey were once my 'go to' manufacturer for most of my layouts but over the years I've fallen out of love with their collections, but for this layout the papers seemed a good choice.

The hearts were cut on the CraftRobo and stitched to the layout with the sewing machine.

The wording was printed on an ink jet transparency and stuck onto the page. A scattering of flat back pearls and homemade enamel dots finished off the layouts

Here is Carmen's original layout .......

..... and of course, Lynn's sketch.

Please pop over to the Scrapology blog to see the rest of the teams layouts and to get full details of the challenge.