Tuesday, October 27, 2009

August Page Challenge

Every month we have a Scrapbook page challenge at Scrap Arts . The challenge for August was
Only One Black & White photo
Only One Patterned Paper
Only One 3D element
Hand written journaling

This was really a challenge for me. I'm not great at Scrapbooking to begin with, I prefer cards. I found this picture of my grandmother and decided it would be great for this challenge. I usually like more pictures on a page. When it is just one I have trouble filling the space. I stamped some green flourishes on the green card stock, they are hard to see but they are there. I used my Alphalicious Cricut Cartridge for the lettering. The journaling was handwritten, but I blocked it out for the picture. I used my Fiskars "Elegance" edge punch on the patterned paper. The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Porcelain line.

The challenge page for October is due by the 31st. I haven't even started it yet. It should be much easier for me though. I can use more than 1 photo in it LOL. The rules for this months challenge are

  • 1-3 vintage photos
  • stamping
  • inking
  • one distressing element
  • hidden journaling

I'll post it once it is finished.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sneak Attack

I just love this Dragon stamp by Stamps Happen, Inc. The image is so big it just barely fits on a regular size card (4"x5 1/2") doesn't leave much space for anything else. I colored the image with my Prisma markers and then used my glitter gel pen on the wings.

That poor unsuspecting ribbon is about to get pounced on by a Kitten!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

An upset Kit?

She does look upset, like whatever she was looking for wasn't in the box. However, she is just yawning because she got tired trying to destroy all my work. LOL

Vintage Postcard kit from Crafty Secrets

I finally had some time a few weeks ago to sit down and play with one of the Vintage Postcard Kits from Crafty Secrets. I of course decided on the Halloween one. My favorite time of year. Although it comes with a great stamp set included, I decided to use some of my other Halloween stamps. The kit comes with six postcards and six images to decorate them with and 12 little chipboard shapes with 12 images as well. I chose this cute cat image for the front, I punched extra holes along bottom with my cropadile and set in some black eyelets & attached the chipboard shapes with thin black craft wire. I edged all the sides with black chalk ink & added some orange ribbon with a web pattern as well as some black satin ribbon.
On the back side I inked it up with some blue inks and stamped with a spider web stamp from Inkadinkado. I stamped the spider with black ink and then covered him with fun flock, I also covered the backs of 2 of the chipboard shapes with black fun flock. I stamped the Happy Halloween with Silver ink.

Last but not least...

I actually finished this about a month ago but forgot to post it. The final card for my Fall card class. People really like this set of 4 cards so I am offering the class again on Nov 1st @ Scrap Arts . The rest of the samples are already posted