Barb challenged us to be inspired by Lilacs - For this challenge,shewants you to feature a "lilac color" on your project. You may use any shade of purple, lavender or pink. (White isn't included, Barb feelsthat's just too easy ).
For this challenge I would like you to be inspired
by the beautiful shades of blue skies we love so much. Shades of Blue are so
trendy right now. From the dark Navy to the lightest pale Teal blue.
So for the what's new part of the challenge -
Let's look at what is trendy right now - like layers, ombre, journal
cards/spots, tags, vellum, stitching (machine/hand), stamping, cameras, cutout
(title or backgrounds), even rub-ons (are making a big comeback),
misting/droplets, watercolor (with watercolor paints or mists), and flairs.
I would love for you to create a project using
shades of BLUE and 1 or more of the What is Trendy mentioned above.
my challenge is to use paint in some way on your project.If you mix two colors to make a new one, or mix your paint
with white to make it lighter or tone it down, so much the better. Get creative
-- spray it, fling it from the end of a brush, drip it .... just have fun with
o when I first heard we were going to do Spring, guess what
I thought of? Yup an actual Spring and out came the wire. Today we are going to
focus on wire. I made my title out of colored wire. Twisted strands of wire
together on the strip of pattern paper at the bottom. Then what would the
gorilla be without wire springs popping out? Use your creativity and let's see
some wire on those projects.
Sketchy Saturday 5-4
Alterdiva challenged us to:
Today's challenge revolves
around the change from Spring to Summer. I am re-using (yep I said it) re-using
a sketch that I have previously used before. I loved it so much that I
re-purposed it! And the challenge involves using a little Spring and a little
Summer. I want you to create a layout that involves some elements of both. In
my layout, I used a pastel background and patterned papers with a summer photo
and summery weather themed chipboard! To re-use the sketch, I simply angled the
layout itself! Hope you like!
Sunday Inspiration 5/5
I challenged you to:
I love this time of year...the
flowers are blooming and color is everywhere. Mother's Day is fast approaching
so I challenge you to be inspired by flowers, color, and mom and create a
layout or 2 cards.
Don't forget to upload your creations for a chance to win this month's prize. Be sure to check out this week's new challenges!
This week I chose this lovely layout by ANNIE C. as the Layout of the Week:
The details that caught my attention were the color combinations, the beautiful wings and heart in her background, and her title work. It all adds up to one fantastic layout! This is just one of many beautiful layouts by Annie. Please visit her gallery at Cookin' Up Creations and leave her some compliments!
Here we are again traveling around the world. Check out our fun destinations this week.
Tuesday Jo took us to _________check back later for details, my computer is missing the words.
Wednesday Jan took us to Switzerland
Thursday Annie taught us about Japanese pop art
Friday Barbara shared chevrons and cameras with us down Route 66
Saturdays sketch with Tamara was to create a card with a bird, butterfly or tropical flower.
She used a bird to compliment this card
Our Sunday inspiration was from Jamaica where we learned about all these pretty colors from Cassie
Have fun catching up your passport and completing some pretty fun layouts. Hope your travels give you good luck with the monthly contest. Complete a layout and you will automatically be entered to win a valuable prize!! Go to it!! and Create!!!
I have the pleasure of choosing this week's Layout of the Week, and I've chosen this layout by Cookin' Up Creations newcomer RESA!
I loved her sunny yellow and cool turquoise color combination; her great collection of borders; her use of the circles and her choices of patterned paper. I also liked her arrangement of photos in a film strip style. What a beautiful and eye-catching layout! Please visit the Cookin' Up Creations gallery to leave Resa some love; and do check out her entire gallery of work. Awesome! If you haven't checked out our Blue Plate Special challenges already, come on over to the Cookin' Up Creations forum! Our April theme is "Around the World in 30 Days" -- we're finding inspiration in places all over the world. Resa created the layout above for a challenge inspired by the sun, sand and water of the Caribbean island of St. Croix. For every April challenge that you complete, your name goes into the drawing for our April "Dessert Tray" prize. So grab your suitcase, your passport and your traveling shoes, and come on over!
We hope you are enjoying our trip around the world...
This past Tuesday we were challenged to use the technique of using the negative of a diecut by Tammy...and here is her amazing layout!!
On Wednesday, Annie asked us to have fun with the British invasion and use something from Britain as our inspiration...plus use the following elements on our project:
Pop something up (photo(s), lettering, embellishments, etc).
Do some misting or droplets
Use some Washi tape
Use some wood veneers
Mix Title letters.
Here is her British inspired layout...
On Thursday, Barb took us to Hong Kong and because outdoor dining is very popular in Hong Kong, to use a photo or image that has something to do with eating outside. (It can be a barbecue, your kids eating popsicles on the porch, anything that involves eating outdoors). AND .... Because Hong Kong has a tropical climate, use colors that remind you of the tropics.
Here is her wonderful layout...
For Friday's Focus, Tamara asked us to use a world on our layout...here is her layout which includes the cutest globe in the title!!
On Saturday, Cassy was inspired by the maps that help us get places...and gave us this sketch to work with...
And didn't she do a great job with it??
And on Sunday, Michelle gave us photos from Bavaria, Germany and asked us to use them as the inspiration for our projects...
Here is her layout featuring a local German town near her...
Keep checking back for more inspiration as we continue our trip around the world...
The Layout of the Week goes to our very own Barb P. She create this beautiful layout with the new Amy Tangerine Collection. I love the Title and pop of color. She also create a folded banner for her date to sit on.