Challenge #1 - Joy posted a video tutorial to make your own paper chevrons and at first it seemed a bit intimidating but once I got started it was actually quite simple and fun! LOVE the way it turned out:
Added some faux stitching to the edges of the paper chevrons to make them pop a bit more.
I added a little bit of silver washi tape under the title area to make it stand out a bit more and blend with the silver star on the "shield". Very happy with how it turned out!
With this layout I doubled up on challenges (two birds, one stone!) and used the October 2013 Sketchy Challenge sketch for Canadian Scrapbooker. Here is the sketch:
As you can see I tweaked it a bit ;-)
Challenge #2 was to paint with mists, and I ran out of time to get this one done, but will definitely try this technique!
Challenge #3 was to create a monochromatic layout and this is what I came up with:
Other than the embellishments I used only cardstock, mist and washi tape for this layout. So love the versatility of washi tape!! My collection is definitely growing!
Challenge #4 - Pick a Pin and do it!! Fleur challenged us to pick one of our pins and do it! I chose a technique that I have been wanting to try - stamping with pencil erasers! Here is the original photo I had pinned:
And this is what I created - and it was FUN to do!!
Challenge #5 - Copy This Pin - Barb posted a layout that she had pinned on Pinterest and had wanted to copy, so she challenged us all to copy it. Here is the layout we had to copy:
And here is what I did using Bella Blvd's Trick-Or-Treat collection (yes, again!) and my daughter's Zombie Princess pics from last Halloween:
Being that the whole theme of the crop was to be inspired by Pinterest, I decided I wanted to try another technique that I had pinned awhile back, it was a circle collection of brads as a main embellishment and looked sooooo neat! I gave it a try and LOVE how it came out!!
Challenge #6 - You will have to tune in later this week because I used the Let's Scrap sketch that doesn't debut until tomorrow ;-)
There was also a pre-crop sketch challenge posted to the Scrapbook Nerd Facebook page earlier in the week. Here is the sketch:
Loved it! And here is what I came up with, getting some old photos of my son and my Dad together:
Tried some Stazon white ink right on my photo and think it's a neat look! Kind of chalky.
Well now that was a good and long post for today! Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to say hello in the comments so I know you were here :-)