Thursday, 23 July 2009

Do you like challenges?

When I started scrapping, I hardly ever did any, but now I think it helps to give a bost to my creativity. You can either follow the brief literaly or go on your own direction. Here's a couple of examples.

The theme was to go with this week's PaperPlay Challenge (my turn this week). But the style was inspired by a challenge @ DesignerDigitals. What I came up with is not even digital, but you can see where I got the inspiration from.

I painted my own papers, I stamped, I punched and cut paper out. Completely outside my general style - I enjoyed the "messiness" - since Celine Navarro's class I am much more willing to get painty and dirty.

* Paint: Anita's All Purpose Craft Paint
* Stamps: Hero Arts (alpha), Autumn Leaves (botanical)
* Butterfly punches: Martha Stewart

The next one used a sketch by Jenn Olson in the Studio Calico blog. I tend to follow the sketch closely. After all, it was the design that appealed to me and I want to keep it. This layout was no exception.

At the bits and pieces are from the Studio Calico kits.

* Patterned Paper: Lost for Words - Sassafras
* Chipboard Stickers: Basic Grey
* Tickets: En Route - SEI
* Font: GF Halda Normal


Karva said...

WOW these Lo's are stunning, well done. I love the simplicity of the paperplay one but I love the structure of the 2nd one.
Well done :)

minerva said...

love the stars and overall whimsy of the design on your Paperplay challenge entry this week.

eva birdthistle said...

Love how you are stretching your creativity! Love the fact that you are making your own papers :-)