Saturday, March 22, 2014

scraplift challenge with Cocoa Daisy: going up

Hi guys!
We recently did a scraplift challenge at Cocoa Daisy -- and it was so much fun! The challenge went like this... we were divided into two teams, and the first person made a layout, which was then sent to the second person, and that person lifted it and sent it to the third person. And so it went on until each person had lifted a layout. We couldn't share our layouts until the whole process was done and complete!

You can see the completed layouts posted here at Cocoa Daisy.

I shot a quick process video for my page. I was a little stressed because we had to lift and send our page on in no more than 48 hours and I'm a very slow scrapper. BUT, that's why I love challenges like these, because a deadline is a good reason to get things done!

If you watch the process video you'll see I made a few small changes after I was done filming to finish up the layout as seen below... I stitched around the edges of the page, added journalling, and I didn't end up putting on the blue metal Basic Grey flower embellishment. Instead I put a stick pin and sequin through the water colour bow, like I did for my page delicious, because I liked the little embellishment so much and wanted to use it again. I like repeating elements like this through my albums.. not only is it fun to use something again that you like, but I think it gives an album a sense of continuity. 

I cut the laurel wreath out using my Cameo, and just left it plain white. I used American Crafts cardstock for this one. The cute little fabric scrap tag was included in a gift from citron faire, the Etsy shop run by the lovely Tara Anderson. OH, I just remembered... that's where I bought the fabric for this page, too! :)

Here is the journalling... which does contain several typos that I plain to fix. Just had to get this page photographed while there was still some light out!

Here is the little embellishment cluster with the layered heat embossed stamping underneath.

This is the little "recorded" stamp from the Teresa Collins stamp set that I mentioned liking so much in the video! It turned out better -- more clear -- than I thought it would, once heat embossed. Happy surprise! 

Another look at this embellishment and stamping cluster! I love the way the watercolour bow looks set with a stick pin and sequin! I sell these watercolour bows in my Etsy shop, and the stick pin and sequin are both Teresa Collins' products. 

I left the threads sticking out up behind the star and flair! I was going to trim the threads down but I loved the way they stuck up and floated around. Ruby Sky's hair did the exact same thing when she was a baby. :) People used to slow down and smile when we were out walking and they drove by. :)

Linked up at Paper Issues


Jill said...

This just may be the push I need to stop hoarding my flair/badges and start using them!

Jill said...

This just may be the push I need to stop hoarding my flair/badges and start using them!

Vintage and Vogue said...

Great layout and wonderful video!