Sketches4All's Hosted Monthly Challenge for November:

For my current/on-going November 2011 "Dessert, Coffee or Tea Inspired By Challenge 1" at Sketches4All, click here.

MIGRATING TO A NEW BLOG:

Please find me at my new blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

I'll be synchronizing blogposts here ("Let's Get Scrappy!") and at my new blog (Creo by Lady Katutz) from today until December 31, 2011.

By 2012, I'll be leaving this blog and will be residing or continuing my blogging at my new website address.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could drop by and follow me at my new blogging home at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Feel free to leave a comment or feedback as to my new blog home.

Thanks in advance!!

Kath

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"Inspire" & "Back to School" Cards Pubbed at Practical Scrappers: Back To School

It's back to school in the other parts of the world. Our country differ having our "back to school" always in June or in my case May from where I went 15 to 20 years ago.

I was able to create 2 "Back to School" Cards for a guest designer spot in 2 different sites. And this time, I'm glad that these same cards are now published at Practical Scrappers: Back To School post dtd August 31, 2011.

Thank you Kerri of Practical Scrappers!!


To view details of my Inspire Card, click here.
To view details of my Back To School Card, click here.

Monday, August 29, 2011

"Strawberry Easel Card" for Kaboodle Doodles with Challenge #82: Easel Does It! (8th DT Work)

It's my 1st time to create an Easel Card.  I have to confess I've previously shied away from creating cards.  I firmly believe that I'm more of a scrapper than a cardmaker.  This would explain why I was hesitant to do this challenge requirement with Kaboodle Doodles.  Now what did I do?  I'll let you in my secret . . . I psyched myself up and took the plunge!!  . . . or should I say I took an adventure with this challenge.  I told myself I want to be versatile and discover new things. lol

So, Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #82 is Easel Does It!.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of 2 images from The Crafty Pad Tues, Sep. 6, 2011 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Sept. 4, 2011 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

Now to show you my 1st foray into making the said card. . . I call it simply my "Strawberry Easel Card":








SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: Star Paper Corp., Pattern Paper: Cosmo Cricket “Garden Variety” Collection, Multi-Purpose Paper: National Bookstore, Digi Image: The Crafty Pad “Berry Sweet Strawberries in Frame”, Pen: Parker, Paint Marker: Zig’s Painty, Glitter Glue: Leeho, TOOLS: Paper Shapers: Provo Craft, Craft Pick: Tim Holtz.

DESIGN NOTES:  I paper pieced the digi image and used decoupage (hope I got the right term) for dimension.  I utilized faux stitching & I also made use of faux eyelets - a new technique which I learned just recently this July 2011.  I hope that's not too much faux in use. lol  For a touch of sparkle, I added glitter on the strawberry leaves.  I just love that strawberry look, don't you?

By the time this post goes live (since this is a scheduled post), the new technique I learned would no longer be new.  But still I'm happy to let you know of the new cardmaking breakthroughs I made. {wink, wink}  It's an effort for me . .  {sigh}


Anyway, do drop by Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog to view my fellow DT mates' creations . . . & do join us in the challenge fun!  See yah, there!!


OTHER CHALLENGES ENTERED:
1.  Colorful Creations CC Greetings Challenge

2.   Oldie But A Goodie Challenge #26 – Lots of Sparkle 
5.  Your Next Stamp Challenge #49 – Fruit Inspiration! 
6.  AiFactory Challenge – August Anything Goes  
7.  Aud Sentiments Challenge #35 – Anything Goes   
8.  Charisma Cardz Challenge #34 – Glitter It!   
9.  Craft Us Crazy Challenge #15 – Anything Goes  
10. Crafty Purple Frog Challenge – Aug 18: Red Hot!  
11. Digi Doodles Challenge 73 – Anything Goes  
12. Paper Crafting Journey Challenge 17 – Anything Goes   
13.  Some Odd Girl Challenge – Paper Piecing  


14. Poodles Parlour – Anything Goes  
15. Stempelsonnen Challenge – The Fruit is Ripe  
16. Catch the Bug – Warm Colors & Paper Piecing!!  
17. The Crafty Calendar August Challenge – Hot Colours  
18. Paper Creators Crafts Challenge #6 – All About Easels  
19. Sqiuggle Stamps – Glam & Glitz  
20. Totally Gorjuss Challenge 95 – As You Like It!  
21. Creative Inspirations Paint – Lots of Layers  
22. Dream Valley Challenge 14 – Colour Theme  
23. Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 125 – Photo Inspiration 

24. Bunny Zoe’s Crafts Challenge 15 – Easel Cards 
25. Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge #41 – Anything Goes  
26. Heart Song Inspirations #13 – Anything Goes / Fave Color Combo 
27. My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #23 – “Sew” Much Fun! 
28. The Pink Elephant TPE114 – Paper Piecing 
29. Stamps R Us Challenges – Anything Goes  


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mini Magnolia Give-away at CropStop's FB Page

***CROPSTOP GIVEAWAY!*** 
(one week only)

Your favorite Magnolia http://tiny.cc/MiniMagnolias images in smaller sizes to make them even more versatile and perfect for all your paper crafting projects.
 
Do you have a favorite Edward or Tilda? Or a paper-craft project using one? Drop by CropStop's Facebook Fan Page at   
and let us know or show us your project for your chance to win one of these cute new stamps!


Friday, August 26, 2011

End of Summer Sketch-a-thon at Sketches4All (Sept 8-25)

They're spelling out FUN, FUN & FUN!!
This is all about SKETCHES4ALL's SEPTEMBER contest
starting Sept 8th and ends Sept 25th.

 Theme:  Summer, Back to School & Fall

The contest is a 17-day Sketch-a-thon with
DTs offering varied sketches from various
sketch blogs from layouts, tags, bookmark to cards.

PRIZE Eligibility:
Main Prize (a paper pad from a manufacturer):  The one who makes 8 challenges is in it for it
2nd Prize: The one who makes 6 challenges is in it for it, and 
3th Prize: The one who makes 4 challenges is in it for it.
RAKs will be given also by a number of DTs for their individual sketch challenges.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE for all works: September 25th

WHERE TO POST YOUR WORK:  
Each DT member will tell where you can post your work so please read carefully.

So come and join in on September 8th and invite your friends!! 
We look forward to see you around and enjoy your work!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

"Gondola at McKinley Hill" LO published at Practical Scrappers

I've finally got another LO pubbed / featured over at Practical Scrappers.  Drop by Practical Scrappers' Challenge Me Tuesdays: Flags Post dtd. Aug. 23, 2011.

Details of my LO can be found at a previous post here at:  
dtd Feb. 15, 2011.

Thanks Erin of Practical Scrappers!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"One Month Old" LO for Sketches4All (my 3rd DT stint . . woohoo!)

Hi, everyone!

Would like to share and invite you to my 1st hosted challenge at Sketches4All.  I've been recently been accepted as their Design Team Member together with15 other lady crafters.  My 3-mo. term started August 16, 2011.  This is my 3rd DT stint aside from Kaboodle Doodles & CropStop.  Sketches4All offers LO, tags, ATCs, card and sketch challenges.

For my 1st Challenge:  Sept 2011 Handle With Care Challenge 1, I'm hosting a thematic challenge that ranges from baby pages, love/romance pages, special loved ones pages, etc. 


Requirements:
  1. Must follow the Handle with Care theme, specifying which category your creation would fall.  Maybe a brief background of your page would help.  
  2.  Must have (1) predominant shape on your creation.
  3. Must have any kind of stitching – faux or real
Rules:
  1. Must be a new creation as of the start date of this challenge.
  2. You can submit as many creations as you so wish at Sketches4All.
  3. This can be combined with any challenge you so choose inside or outside of Sketches4All.
  4. If your LO is inspired by a sketch, please upload the said sketch together with your creation at my group's challenge discussion thread.  We would also like to be inspired by your LO with the sketch used.  You may opt to use Fia’s sketch at the Get Sketchy Group Section or the inspiration sketch I utilized for my sample LO.
  5. Upload your LO in Sketches4All gallery with a tag: Kath’sHandleWithCare1
  6. Challenge opens Aug. 22, 2011 and ends Sept. 30, 2011 (at US timezone EST) though I’m from a different or advanced timezone (Manila, Philippines) 

Winner will be drawn at the end of September 2011.  A small RAK will be provided to the winner.


My sample LO:
TITLE: ONE MONTH OLD


SUPPLIES: Paper: Making Memories, Star Paper Corp., Baubble Alphabets: All About Scrapbooking, Cut-outs: Making Memories, Bauble Embellishments: All About Scrapbooking, Chipboard Embellishment: All About Scrapbooking, Pearls: Making Memories, Thread: DMC,  Sketch: Elin Ahsberg of Creative Scrappers, TOOLS: Paper Shapers: Provo Craft.

Inspiration Sketch
 Do drop by and join in on our fun challenges at Sketches4All!


CHALLENGES ENTERED:

1.   Fab n Funky Challenge #86 – Stitch In Time  
2.   For Fun Challenges –Scrap page  
3.   AiFactory – Anything Goes  
5.   Craft Us Crazy Challenge 15 – Anything Goes  
6.   Paper Crafting Journey Challenge 17 – Anything Goes  
7.   Shelly’s Images – Show Us What You Got  
9.   Digi’s With Attitude Challenge 32 – Anything Goes   
10. Poodle’s Parlour – Anything Goes  
12. Die Cut Dreams #96 - Colour Challenge  
13. Incy Wincy Designs – Anything But A Card  
14. Paper Playtime Challenge #53 – Anything Goes   
15. Stamps R Us Challenge – Anything Goes  
16. Creative Crafts Challenges – Anything But A Card  
17.  The Stamping Boutique Challenge #13 – Stripes & Dots (stripes paper & peals as dots)  

Monday, August 22, 2011

"Crisostomo" LO for Kaboodle Doodles with Challenge #81 - Ribbons (7th DT Work)

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #81 is Ribbons!.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of 3 images from Karber Digital on Tues, Aug. 30, 2011 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Aug. 28, 2011 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

A ribbons challenge should be easy peasy, right?  But I guess I ran out of beautiful ideas for an LO to make.  I wasn't in the mood for a card with ribbons.  And so, I took to creating a simple and practical LO . . . I told myself why not splatter ribbons all over.  Nope, not bows but the ribbons themselves all in bright and shocking colors to me.  I set them against black with a set of 2 photos in mind plus Karber's digi image . . . . viola!  I now have an LO, though not ribbon after ribbon in layers as I originally conceptualized . . . just enough ribbons with in-between spaces for the viewer to be able to breathe-in the sparklingly bright colors. . .  I'd say simpicity and yet an attention-calling LO:
 
What do you think?  I just finished it off with a prima flower with All About Scrapbooking's chipboard swirls on both sides.  Now, does it merit the adjective . . . a bit of elegance?  errr . . . don't know . . . probably not. lol {wink, wink}

CHALLENGES ENTERED:

1.  Creative Craft Challenges – Anything but a Card   
2.  Try It On Tuesday – Anything Goes  
3.  Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Food and Drink   
4.  AiFactory – Anything Goes  
5.  Craft Us Crazy Challenge #15 – Anything Goes  
6.  Paper Crafting Journey Challenge #17 – Anything Goes  
7.  Stamp Insanity SISC73 – Anything Goes   
8.  For Your Inspiration (FYI) Challenge #12 – Photo Inspiration   
9. Digi’s With Attitude Challenge #32 – Anything Goes  
10. The Poodles Parlour – Anything Goes   
11. Challenge Up Your Life Challenge #50 – No Pattern Paper   
12. Designed 2 Delight – Anything Goes

13. Paper Playtime Challenge #53 – Anything Goes!  
14. Stamps R Us Challenges – Anything Goes   

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Thousand Sheets of Paper Give-away

Who couldn't resist a MEGA give-away?  ME!!!  I bet you couldn't too . . !

A Thousand Sheets Of Paper by Amy is giving away 1,000 sheets of 6x6 papers.  WOW!!  Isn't that something?  In fact, it's a great give-away with added stamps with the sheets broken down to 200 per person.  Thus, Amy will be having 5 winners!!!  That translates to more chances for us to win.  So, hurry now to Amy's blog and join in on her blog candy give-away . . .

The give-away will be open until Sept. 23, 2011.  And the winner will be drawn on Sept. 24, 2011. =)

Monday, August 15, 2011

"A Bag" (6th DT Work) for Kaboodle Doodles' Challenge #80: Bag It! or Tag It!

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #80 is Bag It! or Tag It!.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of $10 voucher from Kenny K on Tues, Aug. 23, 2011 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Aug. 21, 2011 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

I took the easier route and went with making a PAPER BAG.  I'm at a loss with creating tags and would normally turn out simple ones.  With the bag, my thoughts went to delicious treats or pretty keepsakes to be lodged within a similarly pretty bag.  And so, I commenced on finding resources and creating (1) dainty looking bag. I utilized and paper pieced Kenny K's "Game Show Gals" digi image.  Here's what I got to show for it:

SUPPLIES: Pattern Paper: K&Company, Cardstock: Star Paper Corp., Die Cuts: K&Company, Digi Image: Kenny K's "Game Show Gals", Ribbon: EK Success, Gems: Darice.

Just need to write on the space on the digi image the dedication or sentiment to accompany the gift bag. . .

CHALLENGES ENTERED:
1.  Crazy Amigo Challenge – Free Theme
2.  Lady Bug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge #36 – Favourite Stamp
3.  Party Time Tuesday’s PTT#28 – Picture This!
4.  Stampin’ Royalty Challenge #84 – Photo Inspiration
5.  AiFactory Challenge – August Anything Goes
6.  Color Lab Color Challenge #52  (SHARE OPINION ON THE COLOR COMBO)
7.  Colour Create Challenge 77
8.  Craft Us Crazy Challenge 14 – Anything Goes
9.  Crafty Purple Frog Challenge – Anything but a Card   
10. Paper Crafting Journey Challenge 16 – Photo Inspiration
11. For Your Inspiration Challenge #11 – Photo Inspiration
12. Inspire Me Fridays 19 – Show Us What You Made?
13. Stamp Man Challenge #29 – Anything Goes with Summer Colors
14. All Sorts Week 116 – Anything But  A Card

15. One Stitch At A Time Challenge #75 – Anything Goes  

16. Craft Your Passion – ABC (Anything But A Card) 
17. Make It Monday #50 – Anything Goes 
18. Paper Creations Ink #7 – Show Us Your Flowers 
19. Paper Playtime Challenge #53 – Anything Goes! 
20. The Ribbon Reel Challenge #8 – Citrus Sunshine 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Back to School CARD for Cupcake Inspirations

Hi, everyone!  It's with great joy that I'm sharing with you a Card I made for Cupcake Inspirations (CI).  I was chosen to join the team for their Challenge #123 as their "Guest Sweetie" for the week.

I always marvel at the various cupcake photo inspirations that they post on their challenge blog on a weekly basis every Sundays.  I couldn't believe that there could be that many cupcakes carefully designed and decored for us to feast our eyes with, albeit taste. . . . and to utilize as crafting inspiration for us crafters.  I wonder how CI manage to get photos of these fabulous cupcakes.  What an arsenal of inspiration from Cupcake Inspirations, isn't it?  

Below is Challenge #123 photo inspiration:

CI Challenge Photo Inspiration

Next is my created card:

My "BACK TO SCHOOL" Card
 
SUPPLIES: Cardstock: Star Paper Corp., Paper: Studio Calico, Flower: Prima, Thread: DMC, Pearl: Queen & Co., Marker: American Craft, Sketch: Stamp Fairy, Other: Paper Clip, Chipboard Number, Digi Image, Button.


And the Card Sketch by Stamp Fairy, I utilized for this Guest Designer Spot with them:

Inspiration Sketch I utilized

Drop by Cupcake Inspirations for more inspirations from the Sweeties. And if you'd like to be a Guest Sweetie just indicate GDT beside your name when you link up your creations with them.  =)


CHALLENGES ENTERED:

1.   Daisy Doodles Challenge #39 – School Time  
2.   Heart Songs Inspirations Challenge #10 – Back to School
3.   Incy Wincy Designs #106 – Something Old (pattern papers & digi image) / Something New (embellies)
4.   KB Cute Monday Challenge 24 – Anything Goes Using A Digi!
5.   Scrapmaster’s Paradise Color Combo #112
6.   Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #25 – Back to School
7.   Colour Q Challenge #97
8.   Crazy Amigo Challenge – Free Theme

9.   Crafts and Me Challenge #47 – Make It Count! 
10. Little Darlings Challenge 5 – School Days!  
11. AiFactory Challenge – August Anything Goes
12. Colour Create Challenge 77 – blue, green, white, red & brown
13. Shelly’s Images Challenge – Back to School  
14. Paper Crafting Journey Challenge 16 – Photo Inspiration
15.  Craft Us Crazy Challenge 14 – Anything Goes 
16.  Inspire Me Fridays 19 – Show Us What You Made?
17.  My Sheri Crafts Challenge #66 – Back To School 

18.  Creative Inspirations Challenge #66 – Back To School  
19.  One Stitch At A Time Challenge #75 – Anything Goes   
20.  Catered Crop (FTR18) – Recipe (I had 5 items from the recipe: a) primary colors plus dirt brown, b) back to school stamps, c) buttons & thread embellishments, d) tie ribbons on your buttons technique, and d) a back to school theme.)  

"Carol & Kath" LO

I'm sharing with you a double-page LO I created of my trip with my friend to Angkor Wat and Saigon. . .

I'm entering this to For Your Inspiration Challenge 11 with an Inspiration Photo of Angkor Wat.  I have a photo taken at the exact same spot with the same view as shown in the Inspiration Photo.  Hope to get it scrapped in the future.  For the meantime, feast your eyes on my very simple but bright 2-pager:

My double pager entry

FYI Challenge #11 Inspiration Photo

Thursday, August 11, 2011

"Inspire" Card for CropStop Challenge Blog (my 2nd DT stint)

Hi, everyone!  I would like to let you know that I was accepted as Creative Team (CT) Member of CropStop Challenge Blog.  This is my 2nd DT stint aside from Kaboodle Doodles.

I would like to share with you a CropStop 10% off with no min purchase required discount code for August 2011:  CTCH-2 .  Use the discount code when checking out your purchases.  To shop at CropStop, click here.

My CT work submissions starts in the month of October but I took the liberty to submit (1) project for the month of August 2011.  My term starts August 2011 to correct the confusion and I'm currently learning the ins and outs & the duties and responsibilities as part of CropStop Creative Team.  So, watch out for my CT works in October!


SUPPLIES: Cardstock: Star Paper Corp., Pattern Paper: Studio Calico, Image: Meljen's Designs, Glitter Glue: Leeho, Pen: Parker, American Craft, Adhesives: Elmer's, Zots Singles Medium,  Zots Singles Small, Sketch: Gloria Stengel of CropStop, Other: Sentiment, Paper Clips, TOOLS: Craft Pick: Tim Holtz.

DESIGN NOTES:  I made use of faux eyelets on my card.  Tutorial of this technique will be featured at CropStop on Tuesday -1st week of October 2011.  So, there's more to look forward to on October aside from my CT Works.  Stay tuned!

Inspiration Sketch

Winner of the "Back to School" theme - Challenge #32 will be announced Fri., August 19, 2011 at US timezone (EST).  

Come & join in on the fun! Good luck!!

CHALLENGES ENTERED:
1.   Crafty Catz Challenge #94: Back to School
2.   Floweret Challenge #6: School
3.   Pattie’s Creations Challenge #27: Faux or Real
4.   Raise the Bar Challenge #69: Anything Goes
5.   The Stamp Man Challenge #28: Stitching
6.   Stamp Something – August Digi Day Challenge
7.   All Sorts Week 115 – Red Card
8.   Catch the Bug Challenge – August Anything Goes
9. Ellephantastic August Challenge – Add Some Layers  (GDT)
10. My Sheri Crafts Challenge #66 – Back To School
11. One Stitch At A Time Challenge #74 – Use A Digi
12. Cupcake Craft 154 – Sew Mad
13. Daisy Doodles Challenge #39 – School Time
14. Heart Songs Inspirations Challenge #10 – Back to School
15. Incy Wincy Designs #106 – Something Old (pattern papers) / Something New (digi image)
16. KB Cute Monday Challenge 24 – Anything Goes Using A Digi!
17. Paper Creations Ink Challenge #6 – Stitching Theme
18. Crazy Amigo Challenge – Free Theme
19. Crafts and Me Challenge #47 – Make It Count!
20. Little Darlings Challenge 5 – School Days!
21. The Paper Shelter Challenge #26 – Real or Faux Stitching
22. AiFactory Challenge – August Anything Goes
23. Art Impressions Stamps Challenge 27 – Favorite Technique (Faux Stitching)
24. Colour Create Challenge 77 – blue, green, white, red & brown  
25. Shelly’s Images Challenge – Back to School
26. Paper Crafting Journey Challenge 16 – Photo Inspiration  
27. Craft Us Crazy Challenge 14 – Anything Goes

28. Catered Crop (FTR18) – Recipe (I had 5 items from the recipe: a) primary colors plus dirt brown, b) back to school stamps, c) paper clips embellishments, d) faux stitching technique, and e) a back to school theme.)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mini Magnolias NOW in CropStop Store!!


 Mini Magnolias are in CropStop store!

 Your favorite Magnolia images in smaller sizes to make them even more versatile!


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

2 LOs & 1 Card Featured at Nikki Sivils Blog

It's time again for Nikki Sivils Blog Feature:  Showcase On You! by Julie Tucker Woleck. This time I have 2 LOs & 1 Card featured on Julie's post dtd. Aug. 9, 2011.  They are as follows:

1.  Thinking Of You Card -  used scraps of my "We Are Family" stash.  A tutorial can be found at another site by Rochelle Mae Bien's "Let's Make Greeting Cards".

SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: Star Paper Corp., Pattern Paper: Nikki Sivils’ “We Are Family” Line, Border Strip: Nikki Sivils, Sentiment: Nikki Sivils, Digi Image: Fresh Brewed Designs, Rhinestones: Queen & Co., Journaling Pen: Parker, Thread: DMC, Colored Pencils: Colleen, Sketch: Tess Davis of Colorful Creations, TOOLS: Paper Shapers: Provo Craft.

2.  Mosque LO - used "Something For Everyone" Paper Line.

SUPPLIES:Papers: Nikki Sivils, Alphabet: American Craft, Flower: Prima, Crystals: Prima, Stickers: Nikki Sivils, Journaling Photo Corners: Nikki Sivils, Pen: Parker, Distressed Ink: All About Scrapbooking, Sketch: Brenshevia Baker of Colorful Creations, TOOLS: Decorative Scissors: Soft Canary.

3.  Wat Pra Keo LO - used "Something For Everyone" Paper Line.

SUPPLIES:  Paper: Nikki Sivils, Star Paper Corp., Alphabet: American Craft Thickers, Sticker: Nikki Sivils, Stars: Mabo, Thread: DMC, Lace: All About Scrapbooking, Flower: Prima, Sub-title: Dymo Tape, Journaling Pen: Parker, Sketch: Scrapbook Challenges, TOOLS: Decorative Scissors: Paper Shapers, Soft Canary, Glue Shot: Stanley.

Monday, August 8, 2011

"Buon Giorno" (5th DT Work) LO for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #79: Primary Colors

Scrapping with various printed pattern papers, I suddenly felt at a loss when I saw this week's challenge requirement.  It's a good thing that my winnings from previous month's challenge has arrived.  Chosen items from my winnings were primarily Christmas papers & Baby Girl-themed papers . . . though with a mix of other miscellaneous papers.  This is where I got to use one of the miscellaneous papers from Robin's Nest.  So, on to the challenge!!

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #79 is to Make Use of Primary Colors.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of 4 images from Meljens Designs on Tues, Aug. 16, 2011 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Aug. 14, 2011 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.   Below is my submitted DT work:




SUPPLIES: Paper: Robin’s Nest, Star Paper Corp., Foam Letter Stickers: All About Scrapbooking, Digital Stamp: Meljens Design, Digital Flourishes:  Cheri Wenger of MyGraphico, Acrylic Stamp Sentiments: Studio 18, Other: Ribbon, Sketch: Rochelle Spears of Colorful Creations, TOOLS: Glueshot: Stanley, Paper Shapers: Provo Craft.

DESIGN NOTES: The challenge being the use of primary colors . . . I made a quick research and found out that these are composed of 3 colors: red, blue & green for a painter's perspective.  For color printing, the primary colors are: red, blue & yellow.  So, I decided to combine the 2 perspective and came out with 4 primary colors to play with: red, blue, yellow & green.

Inspiration Sketch by Rochelle Spears of Colorful Creations

I started with an inspiration sketch by Rochelle Spears at Colorful Creations and modified it to suit my photos' and paper dimensions.  Though what I had were 4 big photos instead of lots of smaller ones, I decided to fit it all in leaving out many of the sketch elements, thus, making it my own.  I matted my photos as one big photo and adhered it on Robin's Nest - Jean paper.  I then bordered it with bright red ribbons pleated on both sides meeting at the center.  I had my title on top and the 3 stamped sentiments in bright yellow to call attention together with the digital flourishes.  As finishing touches, I chose Meljen's Lazy Susan Buggies (flowers) Image placed at the center of the layout.  This image was printed in cream cardstock  . . . bordered in black ink . . . triple matted in blue scalloped paper, red and green papers.

Viola!  A simple but a calling attention LO. . . Though simple it took some time to finish the ribbon pleating together with the  . . . ouch . . . ouch. . .  accidental applying of hot glue on my fingers . . . ouch . . . should not be in a hurry doing that!! lol  But I was satisfied with the outcome. Just love the ribbon pleating technique.  The base paper is new & the swirls are old images. =)

NOTE: The photo was taken on my parent's anniversary celebration.


OTHER CHALLENGES ENTERED INTO:
1.  Colorful Creations' Monday Mixer - Twisted Blueprints
2.  Sketches 4 All - "Did You Miss A Destination?" Challenge

3.  Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #129 – Favorite Flowers (digi stamp are flowers)
4.  Cooking It Up With Katie #69 – New, Old & Favorite Technique  (new background paper, old My Graphico Swirls & Favorite Ribbon Pleating technique) 
5.  The Pixie Cottage Challenge #81 – A Time to Learn (ribbon pleating technique) (not sure if they accept LOs)
6.  Paper Crafting Journey Challenge #16 – Photo Inspiration  GDT?  (used the photo inspiration colors)
7.  For Your Inspiration Challenge #11 – Angkor Wat Photo Inspiration (used the colors) 
8.  Pals Paper Arts Celebrity Color Challenge (PPA 105) – closest colors I have  
9.  Challenge Up Your Life #49 – Anniversary

10.  Incy Wincy Designs #106 – Something Old & Something New  
11.    Passionately Artistic  - Linking Party
12.    Riley & Co. - Oceans of Fun