A new challenge is up at Scrap Your Crap. Create a project that uses 50% of your old stash and 50% of your newly acquired scrapbook materials. I am so glad to be part of the DT of SYC. The challenges never fail to inspire me to dig in to my stash and find the need to use them. I have been holding on to DCWV Alphabet Stack for years. I have scrimped on using them for that perfect layout until I could not use them anymore for being outdated. This month's challenge at SYC compelled me to utilize them. I mixed it with patterned papers from EP Victoria Garden, Webster's Pages Western Romance Line Dance, stamp by La Blanche Stamp Item 1225, stickers from The Girls Paperie Vintage Whimsy and a template by Crafter's Workshop. The combination turned out fine (I like it!) and the pictures of my Godchild Julia is perfect for the layout.
How could you go wrong with this lovely Sketch? The cute pictures of my Godchild Julia afforded some inspiration as well. The brick background is a current favorite. I bought a brick template by Crafter's Workshop from Lasting Impression (LSS).
The mini flowers are from a friend, karen Ngo, who bought it from Bangkok.
My second term at Sketchabilities begins now with Sketch 62. As usual, I am so excited with Karan's Sketch so despite the hectic schedule of the yuletide season, I still got my mojos working. Head on to Sketchabilities and you will know why.
I have to apologize though for failure to take a list of the materials used. As far as I remember, I used Fancy Pants and Echo Park for my patterned papers, Lily Bee Designs for the rub-ons, Little Yellow Bicycle for the overlays, among others.
I believe that most, if not all, scrappers consider buttons as staple in every scrapper's stash. These are one of those we hoard first when trying to build up our stash. But for some reason, they are often forgotten owing probably to the never ending releases of new embellies in the market. In fact, I have seemed to have abandoned them, thus, the dust accumulating on jars upon jars of buttons.
It just an excellent idea that Scrap Your Crap came up with a challenge to find creative ways to use buttons in a layout or project.
This is what I came up with:
I used yellow buttons to create the rays of the sun. I used lesser embellishments than usual to highlight how buttons can themselves be used as the highlight of a layout. I love how the LO turned out. The colors are so vibrant (loving my own, of course!)
Please head on to Scrap Your Crap and you will be glad you have now the reason to use those buttons which are just sitting in the containers begging to be used.
I am excited once again to share with you my take on Karan's Sketch # 61 for Sketchabilities. As usual, the challenge sketch provides ample inspiration to come up with a well-made layout as the sketch itself provides guidance on where to put just the right amount of embellishments.
I did some misting here using a Prima mask. Stamped on musical notes stamp (the info on manufacturer will follow) and embossed with fine glittery embossing powder. The overlay which says "sweetest day" is from Pink Paislee. Made some fussy cutting also to add to my Prima flowers. Owing to my messy work area, I could not recall anymore the pp used. It was taken from a kit prepared by our LSS.
Thanks for looking and hope to see your take at Sketchabilities.