Sunday, August 14, 2011

Stuff 2 Scrap August Challenge & A Card

Quick post before I collapse in was such a lazy day, which allowed me time to make this layout. Can't wait to have more days such as this! (**so lazy I started this post after midnight last night and gave up, adding pics this morning! Man was I tired!**)

I decided to play along at Stuff 2 Scrap, my favorite source for innovative chipboard, and this month they want to see what you can make using the color scheme they provide.


I am finally to point in Andraia's album that Patryk is born! Yay! (Took me long enough...) here's my take on the color palette, a photo of Andraia holding Patryk the day after he was born :) :
I used papers from a kit I just received from We Scrap, a great kit company on Etsy. I used the yummy Crate Paper Pink Plum papers and a journal sticker along with the Pink Paislee Ambrose alpha in coconut contained in the kit (which I can't wait to play with later today!) I added piece of MME Lime Twist for a pop of turquoise, and love how well it goes with the other papers!
On the Crate Paper journal sticker, I used October Afternoon Mini Market alpha stickers, a white bracket sticker from the PP alpha, a pretty shaped black and white journal spot from the We Scrap Kit, and finished it off with a chipboard heart from Stuff 2 Scrap which I painted over (Eco Green Crafts white acrylic paint), doodled on with black pen, and finally decided to adhere the red twine around it using my Helmar 450. That little square/circle embellie is just the patterned papers punched and layered.
Look at that chipboard element, the cluster of squares, also from Stuff 2 Scrap, which I also painted white and adhered with Helmar 450. I love how invisible the glue is when it dries! I penstitched the alpha stickers because they just looked too plain, and framed the left side of the photo with black and white decorative masking tape.
I am sure you all know by now I make my own mist sprays, this one is made with EcoGreen Crafts acrylic paint in raspberry, water, and Micropearl Pearl Ex powder.

Here's the card I promised to show off as well, made for my future sister-in-law, presented at her bridal shower on Saturday. There was scrapbooking going on at the shower, so of course I was in heaven :)

I used my Ultimate Crafter's Companion to make the envelope out of tan cardstock, using pearls, some Prima flowers, and a random journal spot on the front with my Basic Grey alpha stickers for her name.

Webster's Pages papers, random lace and trim accented with Diamond Stickles, Tim Holtz "destiny" charm, blue twine, DCWV Marriage vellum quote stack, Cricut Heritage flourish accented with Diamond Stickles (love how the black paper made the Stickles appear gold!)

That's all for now...I did pull all the stuff for my giveaway out to photograph, so stay tuned for those to be posted a bit later. I have to take Rileigh to the doctor as her finger is infected...she bites her nails, and bit one so bad it got infected :( I haven't seen her biting her nails since we discovered the infection on Friday, so I think she's learned her lesson :) We've been trying to soak it and my ER nurse mother has come by to poke at it with a needle to help drain it, but it isn't getting any better...time for antibiotics!



Anita Tillman said...

your layout is delicious! I love the misting and use of decorative tape (I am totally addicted to this stuff at the moment!)and of course love the use of the Stuff2Scrap chippie - love this one! thanks for joining the challenge! Anita

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh Khristen this is FANTASTIC!!! Love your use of the colour and those black and white elements you have used have really set it all off! The paintwork looks awesome and that chippie cluster is just the cutest! I love how you have used it! Very inspiring work. Thanks sooo much for playing along with us at Stuff 2 Scrap!!! :D

Rachael Funnell said...

WOWers Khristen!! Your Layout is Superb... I love how you have worked with the Colors!!!
And the Stuff 2 Scrap Chippie looks Awesome on your layout!!!
Thanks heaps for playing @ Stuff 2 Scrap......... xx

melsanford said...

Beautiful layout and gorgeous cards :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Colleen B. said...

Such a fab take on the challenge, gorgeous use of the colours and love how you have added the Stuff 2 Scrap chippie at the corner of your photo! Thanks for playing along @ Stuff to Scrap :)

Lisa Amiet said...

This is so lovely Khristen! Love your misting and the colours are delish!

Princess Lu the Scatterbrained said...

Love the misting here and the chippie of course! Great layout and thanks for joining in with Stuff 2 Scrap's challenge!