20 March 2011

Cybercropping, Part 1

I might be a bit optimistic making this post a "Part 1" - but I'm really hoping to finish off at least one more layout this weekend and make a "Part 2" post too!   This weekend I played along at Scrap Boutique - one of my favourite Aussie forums.  It's the first cybercrop I've managed to participate in for ages.  The last few times, something has popped up at home or work, and I haven't finished the challenges.  The theme is "Out of the Comfort Zone" and it really has been!  Soooo, here's what I've done so far.  All can be clicked to enlarge:

Sonia set a sketch challenge, with a twist that at least one major element had to be out of my comfort zone.  For me, that's the purple.  I also resisted the urge to add machine stitching, so that was a challenge too:

I used:  Bazzill cardstock (from my daughter's stash... makes a nice turnaround!), Glitz Designs 'Distressed Couture Floral' patterned paper, Blueyedezines flowers, Bella chip alphas, May Arts ribbon, unk brads), Green Tara lace.

I added the lace for:
# Lollipop Crafts ~ Challenge #30 ~ Make it with lace

Amanda set a style challenge, which was basically to scrap a layout in something other that my usual style.  For me, that was paint.  I used lots and lots of paint (Kaisercraft 'Mango' and 'Dusty Pink' on a gesso base, with 'Sunkissed' Smooch Spritz over the top).  It took ages to dry!  Then, I raised the bar a bit and used NO patterned paper, NO storebought flowers, and NO storebought alphas.  I did manage to stash-stomp just a little by using the last of a scrap of ribbon and a handful of FTI brads:

And a little closeup of my painted background and handmade flowers:

And because everything about this layout was my choice, I'm also submitting it at:
# Paper Cutz ~ Challenge #83 ~ Your choice


  1. Awesome - love the hammy! and love what you did with the lace - thanks for playing with us at Lollipop Challenge and good luck!

    Crafy Hugs,

    Juelmarie - Lollipop DT

  2. Oh how goreous are these two layouts, I love the purple background, you rocked that challenge barrier and how gorgeous is the second, love the doodling and of course how cute is Harriet after her bath.......Love them. Melxx

  3. girlfriend, i LOVE these pages. i giggle over the WEIGHT and your shared discomfort with PURPLE (but you TOTALLY rocked it), and that second page is just ALL KINDS OF up my alley! love the colours, love your fabby doodling, and i do love the guineas! :) it's so much fun to learn about your little family!


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