Happy, or Hoppy, Easter scrappy friends. Today I have a layout that combines a couple of challenges, firstly the first Freckled Fawn challenge is a sketch, which is a fab sketch becuase it features items from the April kit, so very easy to follow along with as long as you have the kit, which I do becuase I subscribe. And also Ruth (aka Furry Pig) set the weekly challenge today on UK Scrappers and asked me to make a sample layout. Her challenge was to use an Easter Theme, to follow the colour palette below and to use five different embellishments.
My layout uses the Freckled Fawn April kit, Cocoa Vanilla Studio Wild at Heart papers and a Silhouette Desig Store cut file. I slightly diverted from the sketch as I changed the photo placement slightly but I used it for inspiration and as a starting point.
The challenge this month over on For the Love of Pretty Paper was to use acetate in a creative way. I have also guest designed this month for UK Scrap Addicts, and their theme in March was to use multiple photos, so I combined these two elements together and came up with this layout. The background is all on one sheet of Crate Paper Maggie Holmes acetate, which was probably designed to be cut apart, but I've used it as one sheet. Some of the sentiments however were the wrong way around, so I have either covered these up or cut them out and used them elsewhere as an embellishment. I've been using an older My Minds Eye collection kit from last year, called 'on Trend 2' which is super bright and full of fun icons such as pineapples and flamingos 😊
Over on the Hey Little Magpie Chat and Inspiration group, a guest designer Morag Cutts, set a challenge to create a layout with two interactive elements. Well this really was a challenge but I rose to it and created this viewmaster layout which actually turns, and the arrow spins too - two views below to prove it!
And finally, this layout was made using the Stick it Down March single sketch as inspiration.
There's a gorgeous moodboard challenge over at Jot Magazine this month. I always love their moodboards but this time was a valentines theme which I love more than anything so I played along. My layout background paper is from the Moonstruck Pink Paislee collection, and a whole lot of bits & pieces from the Crate Paper Heart Day collection and Crate Paper Hello Love.
This month I'm on the Single Page team at Stick It Down and fell in love when I saw the sketch above that I had to work with this time.
I knew straight away that all those circles could be a cut file and so I went looking. I found a heart border in the Silhouette Design Store (called Outline Heart Border) and resized, repeated and flipped until I had a cut file I was happy with. I cut it and then backed every heart with papers from the Moonstruck collection by Pink Paislee. Those gorgeous metallic paints are by Imagination Crafts (Starlights).
Thanks so much for looking and go and play along at Stick It Down.
Happy scrapping xx
Jot Magazine is definitely a favourite when it comes to scrap magazines these days and I have had layouts in it for the last two months in a row which I've loved seeing. Anyway, they have a lovely moodboard challenge for January and I was inspired by it.
For Anchor Down & Stay a While, I used paints (metallic Starlights paints by Imagination Crafts) and standard watercolours to make the background, then layered up using some papers by Dear Lizzy
'Saturday' collection and fussy cut some clouds from Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Endless Summer'. I also used up a few bits from the chipboard sheet of 'Cool Kid' by Crate Paper.
I have recently joined the fabulous Stick It Down design team, I am alternating between their double page team and their single page team. This month I am in double-mode therefore have a double layout to share. Such a fabulous sketch by Laura to play with.
I've used some of the new Christmassy collection by Simple Stories which I got from Hey Little Magpie of course :)
Head on over and join in with this month's sketches, the single sketch and the card sketch are fab too.
Hey there, we have a brand new monthly challenge over on the GoGo Getaway blog and this month I'm setting the challenge and it's a sketch. I love a sketch, it just sparks the creativity and is often the starting point of a great layout.
Here are a few sneak peeks of my sample layout made with the sketch. To see the full layout head over to the GoGo Getaway blog or the GoGoGetaway FB group which is where you can play along and be in with a chance of winning 1000 Hey Little Magpie points - such a fantastic prize!
Happy scrapping and good luck with the challenge :)