15 September 2009

Scrap Pile creations

Gill has started re-stocking the Scrap Pile store and there are new goodies being added all the time.  This month in my design team pack I was able to play around with some gorgeous  papers from GCD Studios.  I loved the elegant motifs and the texture of the flocked and foiled papers.


I decided to have a bit of fun with the black & white, so I scrapped another older photo and added some lime green to funky it up a bit:

# Colour Create ~ Challenge #27 ~ neon green and black
The lime green accents are all items from my stash - FTI ribbon, Kaisercraft paint, Kaisercraft stamp, Prima flower

I've also had my eye on these 7Gypsies papers for a few months now, and I decided I'd love to try them for myself:

I played around with these for a while, and did lots of paper-cutting, stamping and distressing:

# Simon Says ~ Oriental theme
I didn't have any 'oriental themed' stamps but I did make the most of the chinese ideographs on the patterned paper, and themed the whole layout.  I used Kaisercraft stamps from the 'Flora & Fauna' set.


  1. WOW Karen!! Your Chinatown montage is GORGEOUS!!!! It looks like you put a lot of work into it....well worth it!!! It is beautiful!!!! Thanks for playing along with our challenge & my Friday Freebie!! Good luck!

  2. Karen the Chinatown layout is fabulous! I just love the handcutting to frame the photo, and I think the papers suit the theme really well. It is just stunning! I love the lime green touch in your other lo using the gcd papers too - one of my favourite colour mixes.

  3. Great work with the black and white, and that Chinatown montage is awesome!

  4. Beautiful pages! :D

    It was nice seeing a picture of you as well! ;)

  5. Oooh la la is right! Love that layout, just gorgeous Karen. :)

  6. oooh i think the chinatown layout is the bomb karen!!! nice job!! xo

  7. Oh WOW stunning layouts especially love the first one, amazing.

  8. Oh my goodness ,, these are all fantastic ! i love the chinatown montage ! brilliant idea ,,, absolutely stunning !!

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x

  9. wow Karen your layouts are amazing...love how you used this weeks colours...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
    Mina xxx

  10. Wowee Karen stunning work!!

    Krissy xx

  11. oh wow Karen!!! What bearutiful pages!!!! I love the one for Colour Creat! Love the blk and white photo with the colors!!
    Thank you for joining us at Colour Create this week.

    hugs, janny

  12. OMG You've been super busy, girl!! Loving them all! Especially love the top black and white ones, and that montage is awesome!!!

  13. Wow, your layouts are so beautiful. I adore the black and white one, such amazing detail.

    Thank you for joining us at Colour Create this week (and Simon Says Challenge too !).


    Jo x

  14. Stunning layouts Karen, I especially love the first it's awesome. I also love what you've done with the colours for CC, the neon green really enhances the black and white photograph.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at CC.
    hugs Heather xx

  15. Hi thank you for joining in with my candy good luck! Loving your scrapbook pages ....gorgeous.
    PS I dont think you fav' present is dorky, hubby is taking me away for a couple nights to leeds from tom & insisted I get a spa treatment while we are away!

    Helen x

  16. Thanks for taking part at my 'summer candy'! Good luck!

    Saskia :)

  17. These are amazing pages. A fabulous use of the challenge colours. Great design and detail. Thank you for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge.
    Sharon xx

  18. Fabulous layouts, they will be fab keepsakes.

    Thanks for joining Colour Create this week

    Di xxxx


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