Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rachel's April Results

For Marieke's April photo challenge, I made a simple Easter card using some of Tammy's stamps and tools. I've never tried stamping a scene before. Seriously fun:

I have also been dying to make dry embossed clouds (I have a layout idea in mind involving kites) so I was happy to get some practice at that.

As for the extra credit, it doesn't exactly count, but I have to share a snapshot of the layout I made at the Scrapbook Expo Class last month, taught by Linda Sturdivant of Close to My Heart:

I'm not sure what photos I'm going to use yet. I love the Magnifique line! That is all.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tammy's April Results

I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I saw Marieke's challenge picture for April. I had seen this post by Betsy Veldman a while back and knew I had to use that concept for my Easter cards. After seeing Marieke's picture I knew I wanted to blend them. As you can see from Betsy's post, my card is not an original but I love the challenge colors and those speckled eggs. Here is my take:

I also wanted to make the card in purple for my niece so I thought I would show you that one as well. Thank you Theresa for the gorgeous "dingleberry" ribbon :)

And here is one last picture of them together. Again, I apologize for the sideways pics!!

I'm looking forward to see what you all come up with. I didn't get a chance to work on the "bonus" card. Maybe later this week...

Friday, April 8, 2011

Marieke's April Challenge

There is also an extra credit portion to this month, too. :-)


Okay, so the guidelines are pretty simple for this one.

1. Look at the photo.
2. Think about how you can use your supplies, any of your supplies - yes, that's right, ANY of your supplies - to incorporate the colors, textures, or themes into your project.
3. Make your item.
4. Oh, and have fun!

I wanted to do a nod to Easter, but wanted to avoid the pastel color theme from last year. Not so popular. Live and learn. I'm pretty sure that was everyone's least favorite kit by far. So, I picked this photo which features eggs, but manages to avoid the Easter palette.

Here is an example of someone else running the same kind of challenge recently on their blog: Get Picky. I love how the last one looks so similar to the photo in color and theme. So pretty!

Extra Credit

It hit me like a ton of bricks tonight that I had access to some awesome photos to use as inspiration for a project. When I first started thinking about this assignment (about 4 months ago), I knew I wanted to use a photo that would fit into the Easter theme without being too Easter-y. I got stuck on the idea of incorporating a photo with eggs and I got tunnel vision. But, I know an awesome photographer and I would really like to include one of his photos in this challenge. So, this part of the assignment is for extra credit. We all usually end up making two projects anyway, so I thought it'd be fun to mix it up a little. Use the following photo as inspiration to make a card or layout. The same guidelines posted above apply here. Anything goes.

This gorgeous shot is by Anthony Langford and can be found on Anthony's blog, AntTree Blog.