Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bo Bunny Souvenir and Some Pages for a Friend!

Good morning! This month Two Scrapbook Friends asked me to work with Bo Bunny's Souvenir and I admit to loving the shabby, travel worn look to these papers. I asked my BFF Carey for some of her Jamaica holiday photos so I could help her capture these special moments for her family.

My favourite part of the Go Travel Jamaica design is the little bi of cardboard under the photo.
The layered chipboard and tags are awesome that come with this line, they really created flow along the edge of the photo and help tell the story.
I used some old Scrabble letter tiles and cork letters to flesh out my TRAVEL title from the Bo Bunny Line.
Some arrows and layered pennants finished it off nicely. I hope you'll be inspired by Bo Bunny's  Souvenir line to create some of your own travel pages!

Until next time, keep doing what you love!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Inspiration Elevator November 2014: Layer It On!

Our main purpose here at IE is to challenge ourselves, each other and YOU to take the creative process to the next level;  to inspire growth and change in our scrapbooking beyond the mundane.
You can see all of Inspiration Elevator's previous challenges at on Facebook .  This month's challenge is issued by the creative Katherine Sutton. Katharine has a fabulous, eclectic style where she showcases all kinds of mediums and keeps the focus on her great photos. This month she has a  seasonal challenge to warm up your creativity this month. Here it is in her own words:

" 'cos Autumn is all about layers of leaves and layers of jumpers (in the northern hemisphere) I would like to challenge you to add lots of layers to your page....this could be layers of paints, inks, stamps, papers, glassine paper, acetate....lots of lovely layers."

Here is my take on this month's challenge.  I liked this technique based challenge very much. I have been in a creative funk and found sticking to the techniques I love really boosted my "flow". This polka dot paper from DoodleBug caught my eye at a retreat recently. The colours in brown, purple and gold seemed such a novel combination and really pulled the colours from this selfie of Adriane. I love her little dimple and all that golden light.

 I began my layers with the gold patterned paper and a piece of white cardstock. I added purple random stitches around the perimeter to outline the focal area of the design. I then layered a template and some modelling paste in in a few corners and added some glass bead medium and golden watercolour paint too.

 I layered the polka dot paper and a sticker edged sticker strip to keep the foucs on my photo. I added purple watercolours to a crinkled doily and layered it under my photo too.
A strip of matching striped paper stitched to the bottom of the photo and layered some pennant pieces on top. The subtitle sticker is actually the start of the whole title idea! A few layered buttons and VOILA: it is all done.

Here's a complete list of this month's participating designers!  We encourage you to check out each designer's creation this month, then come on back and give the challenge a try yourself! We would love to see what you create on the IE Facebook page!
Christa Uttley
Michelle Hernandez 

Until next time, keep doing what you love!

Monday, November 3, 2014

November Sketch and Challenge at Two Scrapbook Friends!

Hello! It is my turn to host our monthly Sketch & Crafty challenge!  We hope you are finding time in the cooler fall months to warm up your creativity. Let's begin with the sketch.

I created a nice, simple design that I hope you have fun using!

For the Crafty portion of the challenge, here's the scoop: Use something OLD, something NEW, something BORROWED and something BLUE! (I was inspired by my nephew who got engaged very recently!)

Here's my inspiration layout, using both the Sketch and Crafty challenge, featuring my daughter, Adriane. Her friend took these 'modelling' shots for fun and they really made me smile. In fact, photos were the  BORROWED element as they came from her iPad.
My something OLD was the brad on the title frame. I've had those lying around for a few summers and this chevron brad was waiting for something special! My something NEW was the Simple Stories line "Good Day Sunshine"  that I picked up this summer and haven't had the chance to use. (much...)  My something BLUE is the matting colour and the bits of sky blue in the patterned paper.

So! Share your OLD, NEW, BORROWED and BLUE while working with the sketch! Be creative and you can be entered into a random draw to win a $25 gift certificate to TSF!!!!

Please remember, in order to qualify and be in with a chance of winning, you must use the SKETCH and the CRAFTY portion of the challenge. Also, this month we would like you to identify the OLD, NEW, BORROWED and BLUE elements of your design. Just add the description to your blog or gallery post.

Here are our few simple rules:
  • Enter as many times as you like with each new entry showing an interpretation of both the Sketch and Crafty element of this month's challenge.
  • Each creation will gain you one entry into the draw to win.  Please enter a double page as only one entry. 
  • Proects must be linked using the tool at the TSF blog here in order to be entered to win.
  • Entries must be linked no later than 11:59pm on November 30, 2014.

I can't wait to see what you create! Happy crafting!