Sunday, 17 February 2013

17th Feb - No Papers

Today we challenge you to create a layout with no pattern paper and get creative with washi tape!
Do you find it hard not to use patterned papers? What can you do with washi tape? We would love to see! The design team have come up with some great ideas to inspire you.


I enjoyed not having to use patterned paper. It makes you think about what you are adding to the page. I love using washi tape so that wasn't hard! I used my orange border washi tape under my photo and created ruffles in it to add texture, I also used more washi to add banners/flags to my page too!


This was such a fun challenge to complete.  I've used lots of washi tape in long strips behind my photo's and then filled in the spaces with different stamped images.

I believe that a year ago I really would have had problems with creating a page just with Washi Tape! But today - no problem at all! Washi Tape is all over and I even could select several greens from my collection to fit the photos and page! Scary!

Inspired by a sketch from PageMaps

Here are a few things you can do with washi tape: use it as patterned paper stripes for your background, cover chipboard with it, make your own paper buttons, make your own flags  by attaching washi to ordinary paper clips, cover office paper clips with washi.


I have been having Silhouette problems lately (just can't get my cut settings right even when I follow what the program tells me to use!), so I decided to use this to my advantage.  I made a border for my layout and knew that my Silhouette probably wouldn't cut all the way through the paper.  I was right!  So, I used a few different colors of mist to color around the edges of the page.  The mist showed up darker where the cuts had been made and ended up creating a really cool effect


As we weren't allowed patterned  papers I had a big play around with ink and paints on my page - spritzing, then with water and running it around my page, then added some layers of washi tape and fabric too - it was great fun.


Instead of PP I went wild with different masks from Crafter's workshop, Washi tape from You Do and stamps of my own design. I am pretty happy with the matching of the cobblestone paving and the mask. The title says Cinema date with Alva.


Between the stripes on my shirt and the stripes on my son's tie, I knew I wanted to create a striped effect with layers of washi tape for my background. To add an unexpected twist, I added the wide ombre green washi tape to bring out the vintage coloring in my photos. Who needs patterned paper when there's washi tape to play with?!

We would love to see what you can with washi tape and no pattern paper so please link up your creations!

Monday, 11 February 2013

January's Winner

The winner of January's challenges chosen at random is .....
This was her lovely entry!

Jenny wins some great goodies from Yo Do. Jenny, please email me (makeandcreate with your address and I'll pass your details on.

Thanks to everyone for joining in, it was great to see your lovely creations!

Don't forget we are back Sunday for another fun challenge!

Sunday, 3 February 2013

3rd Feb - Love

As it's now February and Valentine's day is only a couple of weeks away we challenge you to scrap about love but there's a little catch, you have to use at least 5 hearts on you layout! 

Here's what the new design team created!
 This layout is about my love of crocheting and the photos are of some of the blankets I created! 
I went a bit heart crazy, many more than five!

The 'love' theme was perfect for me to scrap book about these photo's - our anniversary of last year - I've included lots of different hearts - stamping, punch-out's, glitter hearts, wooden hearts and stickers.

At least five hearts?! Hard task for me! So of course I added more than five on my layout!
My niece Ronja (14) is totally in love with nail varnish and when I visited my brother's family last December she and her sisters were sitting on the balcony and painting their nails in bright red. Even my nails got painted that day!

By keeping the hearts small, and adding masculine elements as the moustashes, this layout didn't get too feminin, even if the hearts are pink. My oldest son before his very first prom.


A layout about love had to be about my husband, so, as he's reluctant to have his photo taken, I decided to use this one of our hands taken at our wedding.


I used a Studio Calico sketch to make my layout.  The sketch can be found here.  I don't typically scrap with a lot of hearts, but I found this layout prompt to be a lot of fun and I'm pretty happy with the end result!


I went for lots of little hearts on my page - I stamped and punched some hearts out and used pink paper on a boy page which I think must be a 1st, but with the theme of love I figured it was an opportunity to use some :)

My daughter got a late Christmas present from some good friends who went to Disney World... As soon as she saw these glue on Disney Princess Nails she was in love ♥ To bad they fall off so soon. Anyway I managed to catch a few photos were she still have all ten nails on ♥

I used PinkPaislee London Market, flowers and sugar dots from YouDo, wood veener from Studio Calico, bling from Prima. Bakers Twine, Masks from Crafter's Workshop with distress ink, a Tingeling Sticker and shapes cut with the Silhouette.

Please link up your layouts in the side bar for a chance of winning a prize, we would love to see how many hearts you use for this challenge!