Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Featured again!

Wow!  Things are looking up in Scrap Land!  Today, my LO "Make Life Beautiful" was the featured gallery fave for Color Combos Galore

Stuff like this really makes my day.  I feel like I'm finding my niche in the scrapworld.  But it hasn't come without so much inspiration from all of my fellow scrappers out there.  I feel that I have much room for improvement.  There's a lot of creativity out there, and I give props to all of those gals out there who share their ideas and their inpiration.

I'm hoping I have the chance to do some blogging AND scrapping this weekend.  If the weather isn't pleasant, perhaps I will.  If it's sunny, it'll be time for shooting...which is really my passion.

While I'm here I may as well share my last project from last weekend.  I made a page based on the MCS Feb Sketch Challenge.  The sketch is by Julie Bonner:

And this is what I did with it:

It's a series of pics of my DD and my nephew.  She helped him get his Hot Wheels truck out of the ditch.  That is why I used the title "The Weaker Sex?".  A little sarcasm, perhaps?  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Weekends are for scrapping!

It's the weekend again!  So that means I get busy with scrapping.  This weekend will be the only weekend in 2 weeks that I may get the chance.  The weather is starting to become more spring-like allowing for more out-door family stuff.  I love to scrap, but sometimes being in the house makes you go a little squirrel-y.  On the flip side, getting out means more photos.  Good thing, because I'm running out of material. LOL.

I was able to get 2 pages done, with a third on the way.  I have it laid out, I just need to put it together.  For the first page, I used my own LO idea with the Color Combos Galore Challenge palette #182.

So, there's the palette.  This is what I did with it:

I realize that the photos don't really go with the "fashion" theme of the challenge.  But as I said earlier, I'm running out of material.  Also, the colours are soft and I wanted the photos to reflect that softness.  Perhaps for next weeks challenge, if I have the time, I'll be able to step up to the "fashion" plate.

For my second page, I used both the LO and color scheme from The Color Room Palette #48. Here's the palette:

Now, here's what I did with it:

I did a little bleaching.  (That's the spritzing in the background.  I used bleach).  The chip elements are K&Co that I bought some time ago at Costco.  I processed the image with Florabella Actions and Textures (love them!!)

I hope you enjoy.  I also hope that I can get that last page done today....and posted too.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Oh Happy Day!!

I'm so excited!!!  I finally attained a personal "scrap" goal, and that was to be a feature on a scrap site!  The Color Room featured my page "You Are My Sunshine" for last week's palette! 

Yellow can sometimes be a difficult colour to work with, in my opinion.  It always works for small splashes, but when you use it as the main colour, it has the danger of becoming overpowering.  To balance it all, I wanted to keep the embellishments a little more on the subtle side.  Just like make-up: if you're going for the smokey eye, you don't want your lipstick too'll look too overdone.

Getting this recognition isn't going to make me stop, however.  There's a new palette every week.  Maybe I can get the chance to become a Guest Designer somewhere sometime.....