It's time for another Scrap Our Stash sketch challenge! This one is extra challenging, as it combines a sketch and a color palette. I'll admit I struggled getting started with this one, but it got easier as I progressed and I'm happy with the results. This photo is from a trip to the Oregon coast last December, which has become a yearly pre-Christmas tradition.
Your challenge this month is to create a layout inspired by this sketch and the color palette below. You must use three or more colors from the palette and the only other colors you can use are Black, White and Kraft. You still have a couple days left to link up your layout by Feb 27th.
I followed the sketch pretty closely (substituting one of the photos for a journaling card) and all of the colors in the palette. As you can see, I went heavy on the pink and light on the green. I used a heart cut file from The Cut Shoppe and a variety of inks to create a watercolor effect. Here's some close-ups.
Here's a layout I shared on the DCWV blog today! I've been wanting to scrap these photos of Jayden's 35th birthday for awhile and I love how this turned out. Inspired by the Choose Your Own Adventure books from my childhood, I create a day of surprises. At each stop he got to choose from a set of handmade scratch-its with clues. The lottery ticket he picked revealed our next destination. These included Screen Door (a delicious brunch spot), the nickel arcade, ceramic studio, and roller derby. It was such a fun day and we were fortunate to have beautiful weather for January.
I used the new DCWV Chick Chat Stack to create this layout. It's just my style - bright and bold. I cut strips of six different papers and fanned them around the center. I matted the center with one of the linen papers that come in the stack. I printed the photos in black and white and popped them up for depth. I also fussy cut arrows to help transition between the stops and photos. I used my cameo and a wood veneer to create the title.
Now for some close-ups...
It's time for the Oscars! When folks were excited about the Super Bowl a few weeks ago, I just kept thinking it meant the Oscars are around the corner. Usually we host a party at our house, but this year we're headed to a friend's house where we will eat our childhood comfort food (ala Boyhood) and dress in our best pajama chic. In addition to my love of movies, I love games. So I've created two games for tomorrow's party - a bingo game and a game predicting the winners. I crafted these envelopes which hold our ballots and bingo cards. If I'd thought ahead, these would have also made great Oscar party invites.
The envelopes were really just an excuse to use all this fabulous sparkly DCWV paper, which is perfect for an Oscar party. Bows have been popular in paper crafting lately and I didn't realize how easy it is to make my own. I used my newly acquired envelope punch board and a youtube tutorial to craft these.
DCWV Supplies used: Glitzy Glitter Cardstock Stack (envelope), The Shimmer Stack (scallop circle), and The Cardstock Stack (bows - double sided and foiled).
It's my second month sharing layouts for Scrap Our Stash! While this Portland winter has been pretty mild, we've had some intense rain as of late. It's perfect for scrapbooking and movie watching. Every year I try to see as many of the Oscar nominated movies prior to the awards ceremony. This weekend we did a double feature of Still Alice and Whiplash. Woah. Both were intense movies. One had me in tears throughout. I would have been in full blown ugly cry if I'd been in my own home. The other had me squirming in my seat, clenched up into a ball, or hiding under my sweater. Both left me contemplative and still ruminating on the stories and performances days later.
As for this SOS layout, I spent a couple days imagining this design, but I didn't have time to scrap. When I finally got around to making this it turned out much differently than I had pictured. I just went with with it, as it came together quickly. I'm a slow scrapper so I love when things come together easily. While I'd imagined the layered half-circles turning out much differently, they turned out to be my favorite part.
For the first Scrap Our Stash challenge of the month, use an item from your stash representing the first letter of the word washi. Here's what I came up with...
W: wood veneer
I started with gesso and watercolor before adding stamping, ink splatters, and stitching. I love these layered papers and embellishments, especially with all the gold accents. Here's the closeup.