Good Morning Scrappers! I am off out this morning to get some chores done but first I need to get a couple of layouts posted for challenges that have looming deadlines. First up is "Our Double Blessing" for The Paper Variety here. This one's due in by the end of today so if you want to play you need to vavoom!!
How could I miss this challenge when it is all about flowers? I mean really...how hard is that?! Not hard at all! Especially when you combine the challenge with a great sketch from the flower experts PRIMA & a stunning colour scheme from the colour experts at Colour Combos Galore!! A winning permutation there surely...So remember to add THE PAPER VARIETY to your reader for great challenges with awesome prizes to boot :)
I used the colour combo up this week at Colour Combos Galore. Isn't it gorgeous? Still time for you to get your entries in - you have up until Wednesday night so about another 36 hours to go...The standard of work in this gallery is amazing - prepare to be inspired!
There is always a twist to these challenges too, inspired by the photograph provided - this week it was to use embossing & texture so I used Bazzill swiss-dot paper (which you would have NO IDEA I had judging by the photo but believe me it is!) plus frayed ribbon, tulle, mini-bloomers & gauze all to get that texture going plus some staples, inspired by the boot buckle, and spotted paper inspired by the buckle-band.
For my sketch I used the Prima BAP which you can find here. You have until the end of the month for this one...A great excuse to chomp through your Prima to clear out some space for their awesome new offerings...Every month Prima give you the opportunity to have your work showcased on their blog, in the form of a sketch and now a colour-challenge too!!
Seeing I am mad about Crate Paper of late & still waiting for my new releases to arrive, I decided to play along on their blog here too, to use up some of my "Vintage" Crate LOL...(well I did add a touch of "Restoration" there just to bring things up to date :)
And here is my take on the Crate Paper Sketch which you can find here. They also have a monthly colour challenge too so hop on over there now to make a screengrab of that for your "to do" folder!
The printed paper is also REALLY OLD Crate paper (the cicle embellishments are Crate Paper Restoration to- die-for line!) (That just means my heart skips a beat when I see anything from the Restoration Line :))this lovely site over here for some time now. WHITE WITH ONE.
Each month they have a challenge up to use white together with one other colour - pretty inspired right?! They also add a little twist - this month it was to use TWINE so that's easy hey 'cos by now we should all have a few colours of that awesome stuff in our stash. Here I used Martha Stewart's twine in the perfect combo (gren & white) but combined it with string - and you all have that so no excuses! You have until the end of April for this one so plenty of time.
So add White with One to your readers too 'cos simple colourschemes always look the shizzle, monthly challenges give you loads of time to complete your layout AND awesome prizes are to be won!
Close-up photos, details & supplies list to follow soon! Have a great day everyone!!