Tuesday, 13 May 2008

What a Scrap !!

Well, I got in gear and did some scrapping yesterday.

First for the
UKS May week 2 challenge by the Doodlebugs. They said:

1. We would like you to base your layout on the attached sketch - 10 points
2. We all love using stamps now and again, so incorporate stamping in your layout - 5 points
3. As it's May, we decided to indulge our love of ribbons. So get creative with your ribbons - 5 points
4. And finally, as we are the DOODLEbugs, we couldn't leave out doodling!!! - 10 points

After inking a piece of yellow Bazzill with green and orange Versacolor inks, I:

1. flipped the sketch over ~ 10 points
2. stamped 3 journalling blocks next to the photo using green versacolor ~ 5 points
3. taped (on the back) lengths of yellow check and green ribbon ~ 5 points
4. doodled fake stitching swirls on the right and continued it around the photo and journalling ~ 10 points

30 points claimed for The Ruby Snippers
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Here's my Lo for the
UKS May House Challenge which is:

THEME : MY FAVOURITE PLACE / TECHNIQUE : STITCHING

I've copied this from the description I put on UKS:

I've gone for a totally diferent take on this challenge.

In the mid 70's, Dad and I went through a life changing experience and after that my favourite place was to be anywhere he was. The photo shows the award ceremony with Dad and I centre stage.

I've hand-stitched the frame around the photo, the star and the spiral. The background is white card coloured with 3 versacolor ink pads. The scroll and lettering were made with yellow paper. I used a pen to add fake stitching to the letters and inked the edges of the scroll with versacolor.
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Last but by no means least, heres a scrapping challenge LO I did on the
DoCraft site set by a member.

We were allowed to use:
* 2 pieces of plain card stock
* 1 piece of patterned card stock
* 1 photo
* 2 different ribbons
* and nothing else

Well, I finally got my head around it and came up with this for which I used:
* dark red bazzill for the base and a small piece of green card to matt the photo
* 1 piece of 6x6 patterned paper (instead of card stock) from a K & Co paper pad. I cut this up and used it for framing and as embellishments
* photo of a hill/mountain near Burnham-on-Sea that Mum and I used as our landmark when we were on holiday there
* brown and burgundy ribbons layered on the green card to frame the photo
* that's your lot

Challenge met and thoroughly enjoyed too

Well done if you got to the end of this post and thank you so much for looking

7 comments:

Juliet said...

You busy little bee Sarah. Gorgeous work - love the photo of you with your Dad.
Juliet xx

bubblegum said...

Wow Sarah your L/O are fabulous, love the hand stitching - very effective. ;) :) The first L/O is great - love how you have turned the sketch. :)

Debbie x

Joani said...

These are lovely, you sure were busy!xx

Lea said...

Lovely layouts Sarah! I love the first one.

Sian said...

Wonderful LOs, the first one is gorgeous with all the bright colours.
Second one, aren't you a neat sewer! Fabby photo ;)
Third, lovely LO again, and what a gorgeous photo.

Mellie said...

Wow what patience for that hand stitching. Looks fab. Well done, great LOs

Mellie said...

Wow what patience for that hand stitching. Looks fab. Well done, great LOs