Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Craft Warehouse Design Team Assignment 1

For our first DT assignment we were given one of the new lines from the new company Authentique.  I received "Blissful", the yellow line.  This would have been the last color pallet I would have selected so I'm glad it's what I got as it was more of a challenge.  We also received coordinating die cut pieces and stickers from the line and ribbon from American Crafts.

Assignment 1.1 - 12 x 12 layout, using multiple pattern paper, ribbon, some of each embellishment provided and must include one paper alteration technique. 

I began thinking my paper alteration technique was going to be fussy cutting flowers out of one of the pattern papers.  However, I wasn't liking the results and ended up creating a ribbon type flower using strips of pattern paper.  I did use one fussy cut flower with the two postage stamp icons on the bottom left.  One of the nice things that Authentique offers is the backside of their die cuts have a coordinating pattern on the back so you can use the front or the backside, which I've used here. 

Assignment 1.2 - Create a Card or Tag using at least two of the pattern papers, two embellishments and the unity stamp provided.

I chose to create a pocket card because I thought it would showcase the papers well.  I used black cardstock to create the base.  I stamped the bird stamp on the gray and yellow papers and cut around the scallop on the yellow and around the circle on the gray. I used to of the die cut icons one on the outside and one for the sentiment on the inside.

Assignment 1.3 - Create a layout using several papers, Tattered Angels glimmer mist and resist chipboard.

For this layout I started  by glimmer misting the entire 12 x 12 piece of resist chipboard.  Loved the look until I went to use it with the paper.  I don't own a lot of dies to die cut the cb so I tried tearing a piece.  It started to bend and crease when I started to tear it so I ended tearing and crumbling it to give it a distressed look.  I didn't like the mustard seed glimmer misted chipboard with my paper choices so I ended up running my black VersaFine ink pad over the top.  The result, a subtle hint of glimmer through the black ink.  Love the look.

Thanks for looking.

~ Michelle ~

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Story of Us

Week 7's challenge for My Scraps Got Talent was to create a layout based on a sketch and using a song title off of Taylor Swifts new album "Speak Now".  I had  a stash of the new "Blissful" line from Authentique and a ribbon flower I had created and just had to use. 

Here's the sketch -

Here's my layout -

Cardstock is Bazzil Basics, PP, stickers & icons / dies from Authentique's "Blissful", Ribbon from American Crafts.

Thanks for looking ~ Michelle ~

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My Scraps and More week 5 challenge

It is week 5 of My Scraps got talent over at My Scraps and More,  This weeks challenge was to create a layout using a picture of yourself.  I was dreading  this one as I don't like to scrap just myself.  But then I came across a wedding photo that I hadn't scrapped yet and it was easy from there.  I'm trying to keep my wedding album in the purple theme since that was the color of the bridesmaids dresses and flowers.  I've had the embossed floral paper for several years so I was happy to be able to use it here.  I've also tried to use items left over from the wedding on the layouts for the album.  On this layout I used a heart charm from a card we received, the flowers are leftover from some of the wedding favors we made and the journaling card is extra from the cards we had for guests to leave notes for us on. 

My Scraps and More week 4 challenge

The challenge for week 4 of My Scraps got Talent over at My Scraps and More was to create a layout using product from just one manufacturer.   I decided to try out the My Mind's Eye Lush goodies I won over on the Craft Warehouse blog.  I've always thought these were fun papers but never really new what I would do with the flocked paper.  But I wanted to use this line because I had coordinating papers, ribbon, brads and chipboard alphabets to work with.  I kept it pretty simple and just added a title and a few embellishments.

The mini challenge this week was to create a card using some of the scraps from the layout.

Here is my layout and card.

My Scraps and More week 3 challenge

So I'm a little behind in my posts but our computer is back up and running finally.  So, the week 3 challenge for the My Scraps got talent at myscrapsandmore.com was to create a 2 page layout using papers that you would not normally use together.  I had a hard time with this one since I usually create single page layouts.  I used photos from my daughters first fishing trip out on our boat.  I combined some fishing / outdoor themed paper with paper from a spring stack of paper and cardstock.  I tore strips of blue glitter cardstock for the water and fussy cut out elements from the fishing patterned paper. For the title I used a variety of white chipboard letters from Close To My Heart and added touches of embroidery floss and rhinestones. 

Here's my layout