Thursday, March 27, 2014

The End is Near - part two - Supreme Scrapbooking tournament


So I won't lie, this challenge has been a bit of a roller coaster ride, it even included a few tears and gnashing teeth as I tried to figure the constraints of the rules... here are the rules for part two:

Layout size: 
two pages of 30,4cm x 30,4 cm

Theme
This is me!

Number of photo’s
Minimum of 4 differents photos in total

You must use:
Title: This is me!

All the objects that you choose in step 1 must be used on the project, no other embellishments are allowed!

All the sheets that you choose in step 1 must be used on the project, no other paper is allowed!
(at least half of each sheet you choose needs to be used by you!)


You may use:
White gesso only, as long (part of) the objects and paper are visible

* All techniques that you like (but no ink and paints and so on!)

Selfmade embellishments made out of your objects and/or papers
* A pen or marker for a journaling (max 20 words) - you dont have to do a journaling!

* glue, 3d tape, gluedots


You can not use:
* No other embellishments then the ones you choose in step 1
* No other papers then the ones you choose in step 1
* No ink, paint and so on
* No stickers, thickers, rubonons
* No glitter glue and so on


Just to refresh your memory here is what I had to use:

Here is a few things I did to transform my materials into my embellishments. 


 To stretch my white cardstock I gutted it. This gave me a base and white mats for my photos. I new with all this colour I was going to need those mats to make my photos pop. After all, photos are what is the most important element of scrapbooking.


To transform my paper towel I wetted it with water and a bit of Mod podge and embossed it with an embossing folder...this is similar to cold pressed paper making and gives you a beautiful handmade paper finish.


With the inner part of my paper towel roll, and my toilet paper roll I cut it into thin strips making loops and then glued that into a star burst. 


With my birthday candles I cut them into different sized chunks and gave them a shot of heat. I then used my finger and squished them into discs.


With my roll of streamers I adapted a technique that Leica Forrest taught me- I soaked the whole roll in a watered down solution of gesso and water. I had to separate that roll while wet and let dry. This gave it an ombre finish. I then created a very full ruffle all the way around my base sheet that I cut down a bit to make room. I then placed booth on top of my white gutted paper.


You can see what that looks like here. You can also see how I cut bias strips of the bandanna and made ruffles for my page. Also how I used gesso to soften the edges of everything with a dry brush technique.



My page is super thick!!! and crazy! Here is a numbered guide to where each recycled object went.


1)  white cardstock
2) a left over rolls of streamers
3) toilet paper tube
4)broken frame
5) Popsicle sticks
6) paper towel roll with only one partial sheet left
7) broken tape measure
8) leftover birthday candles
9) Pink Envelope
10) Black curling ribbon
11) Bandanna - ( it was a farm party)
12) blue and orange napkins
13) plaid paper plates
14) orange pattern paper
15) black polka dot paper
16) red XO paper
17) Black school ruled paper


Sunday, March 23, 2014

The End is Near!!!

Well I really can't believe it but I have made it through to the final round and it's a two part challenge!!!

Welcome to our grand finale!
We started with 212 participants in round 1 and now there are only 10 of you scrapbookers left.
The last challenge is a supreme scrap challenge!
This challenge is a challenge consisting out of 2 steps.


Step 1:
1. Collect at least 10 different materials/objects that you would normally throw in the trash!
So collect stuff that you can’t buy in a store as a craft element/embellishment.
Examples are: labels of clothes, paperclip, aluminium foil, napkin, piece of cloth.


2. Collect a minimum of 4 sheets of scrapbooking paper size (30,4 x 30,4 cm)


3. Posting your choice:
Make a photo of these objects and the sheets that you choose and post them in this thread before Tuesday, March 25, 21.00 CET  Monday, March 24, 20.00 CET (on request of one of the finalists)
Number the elements and the papers and write this in your post.

We will tell you about the rest of the challenge after you post the photos!
Please make sure your photo is there in time in order to proceed to step 2



I feel pretty lucky that yesterday we had a birthday party at our house and that meant lots of crazy fun left over stuff for the recycle bin to choose from! Here is my photos of my items that I have choose:

1)  white cardstock
2) a left over rolls of streamers
3) toilet paper tube
4)broken frame
5) Popsicle sticks
6) paper towel roll with only one partial sheet left
7) broken tape measure
8) leftover birthday candles
9) Pink Envelope
10) Black curling ribbon
11) Bandanna - ( it was a farm party)
12) blue and orange napkins
13) plaid paper plates
14) orange pattern paper
15) black polka dot paper
16) red XO paper
17) Black school ruled paper

Now we just have to see what we have to do with them!!!


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Supreme Scrap Tournament part Four!!


Well I made it to round Four!! That means I am in the 20 finalists...only one more round after this one. I have to say I am enjoying the challenges and meeting all the women on line from around the world. This round the challenge was extremely hard for an inky painty girl like me!! No Stamps even!!

Layout: 
dubble page layout 
Size layout:
2 pages of 30,4 x 30,4 cm (12 x 12 inch) 
Photos:
- eight or more 
- no duplicate photo's 
Theme:
free
Colour:
free
You must make:-  Make hidden elements on your pages. Minimum of three
-  The hidden part of the elements should not be visible at first sight! It needs opening before we can see the hidden inside. 
-  Size of the elements is free
-  Place of the elements on the pages is free
-  Type of the elements is free. The three hidden elements may be of the same type. But you can use 2, 3 or more different elements. Your choice.
-  Think of flaps that can open, elements that can turn, secret elements that you have to pull out of their hiding place. 
-  It is ok if a pulling mechanism is visible. Such as a piece of paper, a fiber or ribbon, a brad used for turning a wheel.
Not to be used: 
- All kinds of ink (including spray ink and misting ink) 
- No paint of any sort  
- No stamps 
- No gesso
- No chalk 


I did like the idea of hidden elements and I was inspired by a card made by Lynne Mizzera that I saw on her blog and made 10 pop up elements...Under each of the photos.


Each pop up says the life lesson I have learned from the person in the photo....basically this page is about how each person has inspired me to be a better person, like how this contest has inspired me to be a better scrapbooker.

Here's a few more close ups....of course pictures never do any layout justice but I think I am smitten with pop ups!!
I also used Rub-ons to get the look of stamping with out any ink!It was a great way to incorporate a little textural layering. With no pen being used I resorted to my favourite Dymo labeller to make the sayings. The paper, flowers and stickers are Prima...lots to fussy cut from this pattern and I did. I love the little circles popped up in spirally wires!


Thursday, March 6, 2014

March Sketchy Challenge!!


I love this months Sketch Challenge on the Canadian Scrapbooker Website... Here is my take on it.
When I saw this paper from Graphic45 I knew exactly what photos I was going to use with them!

For more info on my layout and the Sketchy Challenge contest go here: http://canadianscrapbooker.ca/sketchy


Monday, February 24, 2014

Supreme Scrapbooking Tournament - Round Three



Well it's amazing but I made it through to the next round. I placed third in my thread but there is an unbelievable amount of talent in this contest and I will be lucky to make it to the next round. 

I am loveing the challenges though! This is the next one:

General: 
Make a scrapbooking layout with lots and lots of doodling on it.

Pages: 
- One. 
- Format 30,4 x 30,4 cm (12x12 inch)

Theme: 
Free 

Colours:
Free

Photos: 
Minimum 4 photos 
No photo’s with people (foreground or background) or parts of people on them. 

Use:
- You will have to add doodling ON 2 of the photos. (exactly 2 no more no less)
- Add a handwriten/doodled title directly on the layout 
- Add a handwritten journal of minimum 20 words directly on the layout. 
- All doodling must be hand doodled!


Not to be used: 
Flowers in any form. So no flowers on your LO. Including your papers and photos and doodling. You can't even doodle flowers on your layout. You can doodle anything else. 
Alphabet stickers, alpha thickers, diecut, punched alpha, handcut alpha, stamped alpha, punched alpha, alphabet using a stencil or any other alphabet embellishment.


Allowed: 
- Cutting machines and punches are allowed except for alphabets and flowers.


I used very little product in this round...Mostly pens! 
I started by drawing my doodles in pencil and then went over them in permanent ink pens in different thicknesses. I added a little water colour paint and some charcoal shading. I love how this looks like spray painted graffiti!

I used a lot of old school techniques in this layout! Including adding my journaling as a border.

Well if nothing, this contest has me blogging more!! Good luck everyone and thanks for your support :)