Wednesday, 12 December 2018

White with 1

The challenge at White with 1 this month is

and they've also suggested this sketch

I decided to use 2 photos of squirrels eating corn which looks like gold in the photos and probably like winning gold to the squirrels.
 They were so engrossed eating that they didn't notice the bus pulling up near them.

Searching my stash, I came up with the 2 border strips cut from a multicolour page. The alphabet has no relevance.
 Next I used a wide strip of Christmas ribbon across the centre.
I had 2 gold frames and found a journal tag in a mustard colour.The centre photo is matted on corrugated card -inca gold has been used to colour it.
Using some gold glitter stickers and 3 gold brads I completed this.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Scraproom Freaky fast formula

Another challenge means another page done . (Only 2 spaces left to fill now)
I worked with reds on a grey background for this layout of the Arctic wolves at Park Omega.
Luckily for me I had a chipboard map of Canada which I painted red. I also had wood veneer leaves.
The green tab at the top of the photo will have the date written on it eventually.

I've linked this one up to not just card challenges where anything goes.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Mystical December challenge #2

The second challenge at Mystical is to use a big photo.
I chose the group shot from our bus tour for this.
I went with the whole aqua/yellow colour combo and think it came out alright.
The pennant at the top is a sticker and stuck a bit faster than I was ready for.

Also for no reason I have done this layout of the bison at Park Omega.

Paper Issues sketch challenge

Here is the December sketch at Paper Issues.
I'm still scrapping my Canada holiday and in this case the Mountain goats at Park Omega.
I only had the 2 photos so used them instead of 3 on the sketch.
This was great as I have used lots of brown scraps as my background. I even had the bracket shaped one to put at the top for my journaling.
The long hair on the goats inspired my tassels and I went with the animal these and used leopard print alphas.
This makes 40 layouts of Canada done .

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Sketchy boards challenge

Here's the challenge at Sketchy boards this month.
I had a set of die cut border strips one of which was gold. I used that as my central strip and the negative of it as my sunburst feature.
I had very few other gold embellishments, but have used 2 other washi tapes and a tiny bow.

My feature on here is the bear button I bought in Canada.

This was at Park Omega again and we were amazed when the bear on the right stood up.
A kodak moment!

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Nobody puts baby in the corner

Paper Issues has a challenge to put your photos and details in the corners and leave the middle section bare. This isn't as easy as it seems.
I used 4 photos from our Canada trip which featured a square that was right in front of our hotel.
We ate dinner in one of the restaurants opposite it and walked through a few times so it features in my memory.

I kept my embellishments to a minimum and ran my title across the top of the photos.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Searching for inspiration

I have 3 photos to scrap and couldn't work out a design for my layout.
I looked on Pinterest.
I searched through challenges and sketches.
Finally, I looked back through my own blog until I reached February 2012 and found this.

Also at Paper Issues there's this challenge :

"We want you to create a project using an odd number of items.
For Example: 3 Photos, 1 Circle, 5 enamel dots, 7 stickers, etc."
So working on odds I started.
My background paper is an old one from Sandy Lion. I chose it because of the vertical stripes.
Next I used 3 border strips from Sassafrass Lass.
I've used one journal tag. I've also used one arrow. I used one wood veneer leaf (Canada).
Even the alphas have 9 letters!