Sunday, March 15, 2009

Scrap Idol - Sketch Challenge

This week for scrap idol we had to use a sketch from pencil lines sketch blog. Plus use 2 of these techniques-stitching, distressing, stamping, paper piecing, painting, or paper tearing. I stamped (of course), distressed, and hand stitched, as usual.
My week was super busy so I didn't even get started on my layout until about 9 pm Saturday night and the pages are due by Sunday at midnight. If you know how long it takes me to scrap a page then you know this was tough for me.
Here's the result...

Cardstock and Designer Series Paper:
I used some scraps from the Pink Flamingo paper pack (113976).
I also used the Raspberry Tart paper pack (113975). Love those pinks and greens!
The Kiwi Kiss with the white dots and the flower pattern are from the Kiwi Kiss Pattern designer series paper pack (112161).
I used Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, and Pink Pirouette cardstock to coordinate with the designer series paper.

Die Cuts from the Big Shot:
Yep, you guessed it, I used the Top Note die (113463). It's awesome! Did you notice it hidden under the title?
I also used a different flower this time. I used the Flower Embosslits die (114528) to create my large flowers on this layout. The embosslits are really neat. They cut and emboss at the same time!

To create my little green flower I used the Boho Blossoms punch (110711).
I used the Scallop Edge punch (112091) to edge the Pink Pirouette cardstock.
I used the Slit punch (104388) to make the scallop edge on the Rose Red strip poking out on the left side.
TIP: Punch the Slit punch side by side to create a scallop edge.
To make my Top Note shape look like it was torn out of a notebook I used the Spiral punch (108341) and the roughed it up a bit.
TIP: To make the Spiral punch edge look torn from a book simply stick your scissors in the square wholes and pull out through the slits a few times.
I wrote the date on a tab punched with the Round Tab punch (108340).

I used a variety of On Board chipboard letters all from the Loads of Letters set (112084). It really does come with loads of letters. With 3 sheets of chipboard, each with a different design and font, including multiple letters, you get plenty to use to create great titles on your layouts and projects. The chipboard flower center used in the top right corner also came from Loads of Letters chipboard set.
The number 1 came from On Board Timeless Type set (112083) which is the only chipboard set from Stampin' Up! with numbers.
TIP: To color the chipboard I simlpy colored over them a couple of times with my Stampin' Write Markers (105541) in colors to match. Love my markers!

"You are One of a Kind" stamp at the top right is from One of a Kind (113624).
At the bottom of the Top Note die cut I used the swirly stamp from Frames with a Flourish (113496). This set is so versitle I use it almost every page.
I also used an oldie but a goodie. I used the old journaling block stamp on the Top Note die cut.
You get a sneak peek! The adorable deer and owl used on my layout will be available to order April 1st. No fooling! This set is so sweet. The cutest little woodland critters I've seen in a long time. In this set you get a tree, bunny, deer, and owl. At only $14.95 you have got to add it to your wishlist! You can find this set and lots of other fun new products in the new Mini Catalog coming out April 1st!

I made my own paper clip embellishment! I used the Build-a-brad kit (109108) and then attached the brad to a regular paper clip. Ta da! Cool, huh?

Non-stampin' Up:
The buttons are from Wal-Mart.
Embroidery floss probably from Wal-Mart. I've had it in my stash since my 12 yo was a baby!

I'm nervous about being voted out this week. The other ladies really rocked this sketch and their pages look great. Wish me luck! I find out Tuesday if it's my turn to go.

Don't foget to send your orders in before the end of the month if you want to earn free Sal-a-bration goodies. The month will be over before you know it and the items in the Sal-a-bration catalog will never be offered again!


Kimmy said...

I love that notebook edge punch!

~Day~ said...

Beautiful! I just got that spiral punch and love it! TFS!

Jayne said...

Love love love the distressed edges! CUTE!

The Walker Family said...

wow! you are one of a kind!

Melissa said...

Rachel - this scrapbook page is absolutely gorgeous - I can see why it takes you so long. I love how you used the big note under the title with the spiral edge to. Also the destressing was well executed.

Amy said...

Another great page Rachel! The distressing works really well with this page. I LOVE the embossed flowers! Awesome and the paperclip you made. You are so creative! The new stamp set with the deer is so cute. Can't wait for that one!

roxybonds said...

You rocked that LO this week :)


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