Saturday, October 17, 2009

What a week!

Last time I wrote, I was telling you about the upcoming crop. Well the crop is over now and the tallying has been done for prizes and such. Here are the three challenges I offered up for the weekend and my sample layouts:

For this challenge I wanted people to use the birthstone colour "bling" from whatever month they were capturing in their layout.

I chose these photos of gd's first photo shoot (I was the photographer) and since she was born in August and the shoot took place in August, I used peridot for the butterfly and the trail.

This layout was all about distressing. Some folks are distressed about their birthdays so I used some heritage photos (my grandfather, my father and myself) to create a distressed "heritage" layout for gd's scrapbook.

I used a lot of distressing techniques including sanding, ripping, inking, aging, Ranger Industries "Rock Candy", fabric and metal. I really like how this one turned out!

This challenge was all about numbers. Pretty simple. Use a number (i.e. the candles on your cake) in the title of your layout.

I chose this sweet photo of my ds and dil on their 1st anniversary this summer. The Bo Bunny Calypso paper, flowers and rub ons added to the fun, summer feel.
My final challenge was to create a masculine birthday card. I find it easy to make "pretty" cards but doing boy cards is a real challenge! This is a card I made a while ago but it worked perfectly for this challenge and for the time constraints I was under at the time.

I also did a game. I love the easy "guess how many" games at crops so I decided to do one for this crop as well. The person who came closest without going over was "inspiredscrapper" and she has a RAK coming her way in Monday's post!

I was sorry I couldn't be around the crop more. I did have a great time getting ready though. I love the push to create.

Happy Scrapping!

1 comment:

  1. I had fun doing the flower estimate....
    now bingo started out so good, but I forgot I was trying to make a line.....
    Can we get a recount on the flowers????just sayin LOL