Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Two in One Day

Today is the last day of March and there were a few "first of the month" challenges left on Scrap 'N Chat to do before the new April challenges come out tomorrow. And since I am playing the role of leisurely woman today, I am hitting all that I can.

I combined the One Little Word challenge with the Weekend Blitz challenge. For OLW we were to use the word "close". My quote is a great one by Elizabeth Bowen,"Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day." I thought it was a great quote to go along with the gorgeous flowers I saw on my recent trip to Savannah, GA.

The Weekend Blitz challenge asked us to get messy and create our own patterned paper with misting paint and a splatter technique. I extended the technique by dragging a fork through the paint as well. 

On the Color Challenge, Diana gave us a color palate to work with:

and here is how I interpreted it:

And my final layout for today is the Double Dawg Dare Ya Challenge. We had to use spray mists, bows and arrows. I found this sketch in a Creative Keepsakes magazine from March/April 2010. I loved the design and felt it would really compliment the Girl Scout Patch..

Until next time...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Trying something new is a good thing

This weekend we were challenged to make a mosaic piece to add to a layout or card at Scrap 'N Chat. I had never done one of these before, so I checked out the Tim Holtz website for a tutorial. I started off small making a heart with scrap paper and a die-cut shape. I then added some dimensional medium to make it stand out. I really like the way it came out, so I have a feeling I will be making a few more. Come over to Scrap 'N Chat and see what other kinds of challenges we have available this month.

Until next time...

Friday, March 16, 2012

Weekend Blitz, Part 1

Over at Scrap 'N Chat, we are having a weekend extravaganza to kick off our new scrapping website. Part 1 started tonight and we have other fun activities in store for the rest of the weekend too. Stop by and see what we are doing. And while you are there, sign up to join the fun and become a part of our community.

Tonight's project required three 3x3 photos and included this sketch:

My interpretation came out like this:

I wonder what you could do with this sketch!!!

Until next time...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I'm not taking any flap about it...

Welcome to our first ad/art challenge here at Scrap ‘N Chat!!! (applause inserted here) Thank you for joining me this month. I am Resa, your host. Welcome to Fantasy Island………………… oops! wrong intro!!

I have been having fun with this category for a couple of years now here and there and everywhere and love to find a way to take a different spin on this category. This month is no exception. So without further ado, away we go….

You know when you get your favorite magazine in the mail and it has all those flaps that hide things. 
Maybe it’s a perfume sample.
Maybe it’s a coupon.
Maybe it’s information from the surgeon general on the healthiness of the product.
Here are a couple of examples:

Whatever the case may be, there is a flap there hiding something, just waiting for you to open it.

So for our challenge this month, use a flap. It can be anywhere on your page hiding additional photos, or a long journaling prompt, or statistics on your current height, weight, whatever you want. Just show us your flap and don’t give me any flap about it. 

Until next time...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

I had some spare time... I did a sketch challenge. This one is from the *NEW* scrap forum, Scrap 'N Chat.  This is a pagemaps sketch posted on the Pebbles blog. This was the very first sketch challenge to get all our feet wet on the Scrap 'N Chat site.

 I love these photos of the boys making scary faces. 
Until next time...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A fist full of fun from February

I have had lots of photos to scrap in February, but little time to get them posted on here. So here is a sampling :

Until next time...

P.S. With the closing of my usual scrapbook challenge site, I have found another place to play. They are just starting out but I am looking forward to the change. Join us: