Monday, September 17, 2012

Come join us for Color Me Scrappy Challenge #12

This fortnight's color challenge is something fun! Fruit Loops inspired! I actually had a cup full of fruit loops while working on this challenge ;) In my defense, it was solely for the purpose of inspiration!! Check out the color combo!

I made the colors brighter, that's how fruit loops are in real life! I tried out a lot of new techniques on this layout. Well new to me, not to everyone else! 

I totally love this pic. Anurag's eyes are just so lit up! I love how happy he looks in this. I can relive this moment with this pic over and over again. He is so crazy about bubbles! I love when he says 'double bubble ' with this huge smile on his face. Even at gymboree, he keeps asking his instructors for bigger bubbles. 

I stitched around the page for the first time. Actually, I stitched on a layout for the first time. I somehow never was comfortable to do it before. It is so darn easy, I don't know why I was so afraid to do it! I made up my mind and just decided to do it. And it worked out!!

I misted yellow on the edges. I still haven't got the hang of misting yet. It looks so perfectly colored. Doesn't  have that misted look I think. Need to look for misting tutorials! 

I cut the title out on Cameo using Pacifico font and stitched the cutout on the negative. That is the in thing right now. And it was so fun to do it! I love the white on white look! Never thought it would look so good! I just wish I had the title going from bottom to top instead of top to bottom. It would have been easier for the eye?! Well I know what it says!

I embossed the chevron and the yellow dotted circles. I love the look of white embossing powder on the grey cardstock. It came out pretty cool! I stitched the tab on the photo. I cut the tab out on Cameo. It looks so cool stitched on. Next time, I should just stictch on the tab and adhere it on the photo. It will still give the same look, stitching on photo is a little difficult. Too thick.

I cut out the circles on my Cameo. I added candy pink foil paper, blue glitter paper, and embossed circles for the background.  I really wanted to use foil paper. I don't know why! I looked and looked and couldn't find it anywhere. Finally, ended up using Wilton Candy paper :-). 

I stamped and embossed the word circle 'photo love'. I am loving Ali E's new stamps my sister gave me! I Loveeeeee her stamps! They are stamping so well! My sister is so awesome:D

I added SC wood veneers, flair button from their pop off the page class kit. I am taking this class to learn how to layer. This is my first layout after reading through the first lesson of the class. I am loving it. When I was going through the pdf , I didn't think I would be able to apply it. But I was able to! I love all the layering. One thing I learnt, pop dots are your friend !

I love the green vellum paper from the Recollections Amy Tan stack. It is my favorite! I might end up buying one more stack just for this. But the colors are so fun, I might actually use it! I added silver sequins to just move the eye along. I got such fun colors for like 4 or 5 dollars! Super cheap way to embellish!

Please stop by Color Me Scrappy to see what the other designers did using this color combo as inspiration. Deadline for this challenge is 11:59 PM EST on September 30, 2012.  That gives you 2 weeks , which is plenty of time to play with these fun colors. For the month of September, Peace, Love & Scrapbooking is providing a Gift Certificate worth $15 towards the purchase of one of their amazing kits! 

 Please leave a link to your blog, so I can visit you and get inspired! I love the crafting world. We learn something new from each other everyday! Isn't that like the best part ! Thank you for visiting me!


Cardstock: Bazzill Solid White Cardstock

Pattern Paper: Amy Tan Sketchbook collection, SC scraps, Wilton Foil paper, glitter paper from Joanns

Embellishments: SC Wood Veneers, Sequins, Speech bubble pin by kikkerland, SC flair button, Orange Washi tape

Tools: Cameo, Singers Sewing Machine, Fiskars Rotary Cutter

Stamps: Ali Edwards Photo love and Paper Smooches backgrounds

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Color Me Scrappy Challenge #11

Look at the beautiful color combination for Challenge #11. It is so pretty! I love the deep red and the different shades of grey. 

The layout which I did is so new to me! I have never done a layered layout. I loved the result. It is very relaxing and fun. I love this photo of Anurag. So natural! We took this at a park in downtown Philadelphia. He was so happy and loved the place.

I used silhouette to cut out the title and the quote bubble. I had some red fabric net, I had bought about 4 years back and I added that to this layout to add some texture. I made the camera vellum envelope. The vellum paper is from Recollections Amy Tangerine Paper Pack. 

I had such a difficult time with the title though. I used red cardstock to make the title. Then didn't like it. Painted it blue. Then silver!! Then finally resorted to metallic grey, which I loved! I am happy with the overall look.

I would love to know what you think about this one! I think I am going to try and do more layered layouts. It is fun!  You have time until Sep 14th to finish this challenge. As usual there will be a prize!  Stop by Color Me Scrappy to check out the prize and see what rest of the designers made using these colors as inspiration! Thanks for visiting me! Please leave a link to your blog, if you would like me to visit you. I love all the inspiration!


Paper: Studio Calico, DCWV, Echo Park, Cosmo Cricket and Recollections
Tools: Cameo , Fiskars Rotary Trimmer, Fiskars notebook border punch
Stamps: Hero Arts Dictionary Stamp
Embellishments: Echo Park Mini Alphas, Mister Hueys Spray and some red suede twine from one of my skirts!!