Tuesday, 20 August 2013

August challenges at Home and Scrapped.......

Into August already...... where is the year going to?
 
The Home and Scrapped DT have provided us with another great range of challenges for the month and yee ha.... I have finished them all and it's not even the end of the month yet.

Bec gave us a messy challenge to start with, this challenge is a texture and mixed media challenge. I would like to see your layouts with lots of texture whether it be
- texture paste,
- gesso
- crackle medium, or
- lace
- muslin
- feathers
-stitching
- beads
-sequins
I am sure you all have some of the above and if not get creative with your STASH. Paper can be crumpled, embossed and crimped.
This is what I ended up with, a background created with texture paste and gesso then worked over with Faber Castell Gelatos, direct to page and mixed with my fingers. I wanted the effect to mimic the texture of the rocks in the cave. Some crumpld tissue paper, washi tape, corrugted cardboard, mesh, muslin and string all add to the texture. Really loved playing with this.


Amy B decided to have a go at making her own sketch  just doing it using Word. There is room to use scraps of PP you have lying around in your stash. Here it is,
And, here is my take on  it using free papers from a magazine a little while ago.

This month is STASH BUSTER month at Home. So Joy wanted us to dig out some of the gear we have been keeping for that special layout, or just because it was nice or we could use it - so - we had to use it for this month of challenges.
 
Joy's challenge to us for this month is a 'Scraplift'. A scraplift is taking another person's design and copying the layout and position of all the accents, but using your own photos and stash.
She wanted us to 'lift' her creation and make a page for our own album.
 
I chose to stick close to the design of the layout and kept it clean and focussed on the one photo. Even though the paper is busy I found that it actually worked as the white Gi stood out from the photo an brought your attention to it.

So glad to finally use with paper range from Kaiser that has been in my stash for a few years now.

Thanks for looking and Happy Craftin'

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