Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Scrapbookers Paradise Challenge

I have decided that I am going to try to blog more this year.  It is my goal to post something 1-2 times per week (instead of once per year!)  I am going to use it to showcase what is happening in  my life both artistically and generally.  I hope that you can find inspiration and something interesting to bless your day!

So I will start with a challenge.  I havent done a Playing in Paradise for a while and thought that I would attempt to do another one.  I have been working on a mini album of selfies taken from our 3 week European adventure (which I am going to showcase in a future blog post when it is done...should be sometime next week if all goes well!).  The album is all 4x6 pages with 3x3 intagram style selfies.  Here is one showcasing one of our days in Rome outside of the large building at Piazza Venezia.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on it.  Being that it is much smaller and not square, I was challenged with changing it to make it work...

This little 4x6 card is packed full of Teresa Collins Far and Away goodness.  It has multiple pattern papers from the 6x6 paper pad and stickers.  I cut the letters from a gold glitter paper and added the same glitz behind the sticker with a 1.5" circle punch.  I used a Fiskars 2" scalloped circle layered under the sticker and circle.  I also did hand stitching down the left side with gold thread.  I used different ends on the paper pieces with banners, diagonal and straight edge to provide interest. All the edges are inked with Black Soot Distress ink from Tim Holtz and a Navy SEI ink pad.  I am loving using more than one color on the edges to make it look more distressed.  I stamped the location with Studio G alphabet stamps.  In this album I have let go of perfection and let my stamping being crooked and crazy! To finish it off, I used Heidi Swapp Color shine in Gold for some ink splatters and an office date stamp for the date.  I didnt know if the small layout could handle this sketch, but I am coming to like it more and more as I look at it.
Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. This is fantastic! I love how you've adapted the sketch for your paper size. The papers are beautiful and there are lots of great little details to admire. Thanks so much for Playing in Paradise with us this month!

  2. Thank You for playing in paradise with us. Ah, to go to Rome!!
    Look for a new challenge tomorrow!!!

  3. You did a fabulous job of adapting the sketch to fit your album. Love the hand stitching detail - it pulls everything together beautifully! Thanks for playing in the challenge with us and CONGRATS on winning! Looking forward to your Guest Designing with us next month!