Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Scrapbook Challenges Next Top Scrapper Round 2 "Makeover"/Get Picky Challenge}





Hello out there!  Hope your week is shaping up nicely...Things are starting to wind down here with the kids finishing school on Friday.  Chelsea is back home & driving me crazy already...watching the KarDOUCHEians {as I call them...}all day, wanting to "look for a job" but not able to rise before noon due to the time home the night before!!!  Aaaah...17 & footloose & fancy-free {I'm quite envious actually...}
So the challenge over at Scrapbook Challenges rages on {we are into week 2 of 4} & the challenge was to be inspired by an older layout & rework the concepts of it in some way.  I took the one above as it had a photo of both my daughters in it & I had 2 new photos in my current folder, ready to scrap, that were the same orientation (one landscape/one portrait).

The idea was obviously to improve upon your efforts, which I think I did.  The finalists announcement hasn't been made yet so I'm not sure whether I made it into the next round or not yet. 
Supplies:- DREAM STREET (Baylee's Garden - Garden Grass) backing paper.
                 TREASURES        (Tickled Pink) Pink cardstock around edge.
                 GIRLS' PAPERIE(reverse side of Green Brocade - Paper Girl line).
                 WEBSTER'S PAGES (Secret Garden - Your Life. Beautiful line).
                 PRIMA MARKETING (Pink Pearls).
                 LITTLE YELLOW BICYCLE (Glitter alphas).
                 AMERICAN CRAFTS (white glitter thickers).
                 PILOT (Hi-TecPoint fineliner pen - Pink).
                 COLOURBOX (Toffee) ink.

I live in fear & dread of fussy-cutting (for some strange reason) but really...no need to stress...with a nice, tiny pair of embroidery scissors one can cut accurately, quickly & easily.
Inking the edges in mid-brown gives a better look than nothing at all.  I used up a whole sheet of patterned paper which meant I could layer it over itself, which I did by raising the next layer using foamcore (a plastic based board sold here) that trounces foam dots/pads because you just cut it to size - slightly smaller than the paper you are "raising" & there is no sagging.  LOVE the stuff...

As it wasn't against the rules of the competition to combine my entry with an inspirational prompt I also entered this layout in the "Get Picky" challenge that is still running.  The only rule for Get Picky challenges is to use more than one photograph & the current challenge is to draw inspiration from the photo - or the Audrey Hepburn quote contained therein.I love this quote & have had a section of it in my blog side-bar for some months now.
I've wanted to do this scallop-punch layering for a few months now so took the opportunity here.  I punched 10 strips,inked them for some definition, then layered them up on top of one another.  Simple.  A bit time-consuming, yes, but so worth it don't you think?!

15 comments:

Smitha said...

Love this layout!! And love your blog too:)

Stefanie said...

They're both great.
Best of luck.

Alia said...

Loving the layering!!! I love layering punches!! Super pretty!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh WOWIE!!!, stunning layout, love both of them, the lace punch is just gorgeous, I love making them too!

topkatnz said...

Wow - you are rocking those edge punches! Love the first layout especially:)

aussiescrapper said...

Wow what a stunning layout, I mean both of them, but wow the 2nd for Get Picky is amazing, I love the layered edge strips. gorgeous work, your daughter is the splitting image of her mum. beautiful. Melxx

lizzyc said...

absolutely worth the effort.. how beautiful is that layout!! stunningly pretty!!

Diana said...

Gorgeous. Love the title and the sentiment behind it. And great photos too!

MARILYN said...

Hi Helen!! Your first LO is pretty but your makeover is GORGEOUS, I love the photos(beautiful girls) and the layering. Congrats you are now in the top 10, Good luck my friend in the next challenge!!
HUGS!!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Thanks girls! Yup I made it into the 3rd round so the pressure is on now LOL...oh well...someone has to win & there can only be one winner so I can only do my best & HOPE for the best...pray for me will ya?!

Nikki xx said...

Your layouts are so very lovley Helen. I especially love that layered punch effect too:) That line in the quote was also one of my favourites! Thanks so much for joining us at Get Picky :)

Celeste Vermeend said...

Beautiful... Really lovely...

Christine said...

Oh Helen, these 2 layouts are completely beautiful! I love the way you have layered the decorative borders and your pics are so pretty, what lovely girls you have!

Lynette said...

That is a stunning rework...that was what I was trying to tell you a few posts ago...your scrapping has really become more and more beautiful in these past few months.

Pearl said...

yeah ! lots of eye candy here , hun !!! JUSt beautiful each one - loving the different details !!!