What a jam-packed weekend it's been! I've got just enough time to reflect on a few highlights, before it all starts all over again :)
I've been dying to share this layout with you for a while... It's my May DT layout for 123 Challenge blog. The criteria this month are
I'm so pleased with the way this one has turned out! I was inspired by the amazing British street artist, Banksy. I tried to recreate his effect, using a couple of processes...
I wanted the layout to have a 'quick and dirty' feel, (lol) and for the title and image to be key. The background is a sheet of Simple Stories 'Urban Traveller' chevron/concrete which is perfect for my 'wall'.
Next I chose a graffiti font and cut the first part of it with my Cameo. For the word 'Happy', I printed the text onto some red Basic Grey scraps and hand-cut it out.
As I mentioned, I wanted minimal embellishment, so I've gone for a few simple chevrons, cut from a sheet of Dear Lizzy, Lucky Charm, which I sewed on with my sewing machine. This Greatest View 'Classroom Rules' badge is a perfect match! I've literally taken a piece of paper out of the bin, stamped it with a notebook stamp and used it for my journalling.
As for my little chicken, well, it would've been a whole lot easier if I was able to print on a 12x12 at home. To solve this problem, I started off by 1. scanning the actual paper (so I could get the effect of being printed/spraypainted directly onto the background. 2. I then gave the image a stamped effect in Photoshop and overlayed it onto the concrete image. 3. I printed this out onto photo paper (regular paper would've worked fine too) hand cut it out, and adhered to my page.
The balloon was also created quickly out of a scrap piece and I drew in the string.
Next time, I might just take my paper down to Officeworks or something, lol!
Hopefully we will see you over at 123! There are some great prizes to be won and you have until the 31st May to get your entries in.
What a day - the sun is shining and in a few hours, I am going to be whisked away on a surprise adventure, by my wonderful friend for my birthday!
Before the festivities begin, I'd love to share with you (and especially you, Denise van Deventer!) my layout for the May challenge at Once Upon a Sketch. It's a great sketch and we'd love to see your entries!
As it's a two image sketch, I've chose to use some pics which I have been wanting to scrap for ages. There is no mistaking my two are related - at age two, they look like they could be twins!
I've started with some gorgeous 'Scallop' paper from Glitz's Unchartered Waters. I've used both the (backing) of the Imaginarium Designs chipboard letters as a stencil and the alphas themselves.
I treated the chipboard with two shades of Color Shine (Gold Lamé & Sweet Cherry) and similarly, I tried to create an Ombre effect with Mustard, Georgia Peach & Sweet Cherry). I was able to create a sort of pinboard effect and tuck a few bits and bobs into the Cross Hatch, by snipping parts of it.
This month, we ask you to include a number , ANY number, on your layout. It has to be VISIBLE on your layout and it can be in your title or part of your journalling. It can be a date, an age, a house number, an anniversary, the number of children you have, the number of pets ....anything you like. But please make sure that there is some explanation through your journalling, somewhere on your page or blog about what this number means to you.
Your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch