Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Still Scrapping...


And making good use out of my new Cocoa Daisy kit... This one was my Little Shop of Sketches submission for last week. Go here for more inspiration from my DT sistas...

A lot of the supplies used were from my kit, except for the Making Memories jelly alphas (the red polka-dot ones) & the Making Memories tiny ledger alphas (the black ones that spell out "eccentric") & the bling crystals. I finally got my sewing machine set up in my scrappy space & sewed around the circle. I enjoyed myself so much I just wanted to keep going (hence quite a few rotations,lol!) I inked & distressed the edges a lot as I've been inspired lately by a lot of this on the web.

Got the staples & the dymo out too...and left the chipboard raw this time (except for the bling) Love the filigree butterfly...These kits are very well put together & definitely stand out from the crowd, in my humble opinion.

This layout was a submission to a Recipe Challenge that called for a lot of particulars. I found this very difficult, to be honest, as it was so restricting...I had made a promise to take part so I had to stick to my word ;-) It took a LONG time but I was over the moon with the result...again, almost everything was from my new Cocoa Daisy kit, except for the glitter chipboard piece (Making Memories) & the filigree heart, heart button & 2 little heart brads...oh, and the bling! And the dark brown Bazzill...and the metallic paint & ribbon (I cut it in half & frayed it...MM again I think...)

The dymo & the staples are there again - my new faves...oh, & the masking tape - simply torn - love it...Enjoyed scratching in the still wet paint (under the journalling strips) & loved the torn out "triangle" with the crunched & distressed/inked cardstock attached underneath...my attempt at paper layering.

Recipe Ingredients


3 photos (2 have to be slanted)
3 patterned papers (1 needs to be cut out, as mine is ie. floral)

2 plain cardstock
1 chipboard piece
Glitter & bling

Rub-ons

Alphas for title

4 hearts

4 Buttons

Ribbon

Transparency

Paint or Stamping

1 Memorabilia item (ie postcard, ticket stub etc)

Paper, beige cardstock, rub-ons & big black alphas all courtesy of Cocoa Daisy. Little black glitter alphas are Making Memories. I had no ephemera on hand so cut out a little calendar of March this year & circled Jack's birthday with a fineliner...also stuck in a barcode off one of his recent clothing purchases...just for good measure ;-) I probably made it tougher than need be by deciding that I would NOT do a pretty pretty girly page. I love making unusual things work & thought if I could get a page done of my gorgeous but brooding teenage boy using bling, etc, & not have it turn out naffy I would have achieved a lot. Turns out even HE likes it...

May actually win something this time...will let you know...


8 comments:

topkatnz said...

Fantastic layouts there, well-done! glad to here that you are getting good use and loving your cocoa-daisy kits. I too, love the butterfly ...

Penny said...

Ooh, can't wait to get my hands on my kit too! Love this layout - I must say I opted out of that challenge because it seemed too "girly" for me and I only have boys. Very impressed with your interpretation!

Sophia said...

Great LO Helen...I loved it. We will be judging for a winner shortly before the weekend is here. So watch this space.

Bernadine said...

Helen the first layout is absolutely stunning. You really inspire me. :)

Jenny said...

Both are great l/os

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous Helen. You have really embraced the boys' personalities here. Hugs from Desire

Lynette said...

Beautiful...I love the second one, all the embellishments you chose and the clustering...beautiful!

jax said...

AWESOME!!! can't wait to see what your prize is - obvious you are going to win even though I don't know what the other entries look like. Very unique and obviously a "Helen type" layout.