Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Challenge 7

Challenge 7 this week was hosted by Sunshine Studio Scraps. It was a nice easy challenge to do when it's 40 degrees in Melbourne! We had to downlaod a lovely mini kit called Sunrise Special and use all the pieces in LO.

Here is my entry:

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Challenge 6

Challenge 6 was hosted by Inspiration Lane and was a roadblock, meaning only one of us could do it. So I happily volunteered to scraplift one of Sharon's LO's as she has so many wonderful LO's to choose from! The twist was to flip and rotate it.

Here is Sharon's original LO:

And here is my lift of it:

All supplies from Boy's World by Sara of Sweet Blossom Designs and the template is from the Get Boxy Set 1 by Sya's Blueprints.

I can't believe we're half way through the race!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Oops, nearly forgot to post my Challenge #5

Hi everyone, here's my submission for Challenge #5 which I nearly forgot to post on here!
Like last week, I did a bit of a collectic, collagey layout which I think is a bit of fun. I just loved that red frame and then found the other ones in CRD's amazing collab kit from her Recent Block party so that's what started me off.
FRENCH CARNIVALE COLLAB kit from Christina Renee Designs
UNITED COLLAB kit from Coralie (glitter splat and bling circle)
THAT'S AMORE from Cinzia Loosemore (wordart, tag, heart)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Challenge 5

Challenge 5 was hosted by Anita Stergiou Designs and we had to use three photo fames but no photos! Let me tell you, I found that trickier than I thought I would. But after some careful thinking I came up with the perfect idea for me at this time:

Yes, for those of you who don't know, I'm expecting our 4th child! Unplanned, unexpected and a bit of a shock for about 5 seconds, but then the excitement took over!!

Supplies - Everything from the Oh Baby january collab kit from Snap and Scrap except the following:'sweet' frame from For the Girls kit by Elemental Scraps, green outer frame from Fan kit by Digi-crea, valentine brushes by Jason Gaylor.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Whew, I found this week's challenge by Tangie Baxter Designs to be quite a stretch! However, I'm happy how it's turned out.

I used a lot of bits and pieces for this LO:

  • Alpha from Country Life and old photo mat by Vicki of A Work in Progress
  • Sepia with Colour Photo Basics Action by Melissa Renfro of Scrap Girls
  • Paper, glitter swirls and flowers from Cottage Chic by Flergs of Scrapbookgraphics
  • Beads, frayed heart and ribbon from Wedding Treasures by Sharlene Hudson of Charlie's Digiscraps
  • Staples from Cool Change by Brianna Cox of Scrap'it Designs
  • Paint splats from Fairchild by Britt-ish Designs
  • Dirty overlay by Nicole Seitler of Sugarplum Paperie

Challenge #4 for Sharon

Here is my Challenge #4 layout which is part of a Heart & Soul challenge that Tangie Baxter issued. I love ecclectic and collagey type layouts yet I don't do them very often. It's nice to make a bit of a mess and still look at it as being arty. We then had to journal something from our soul, something that inspired or moved us. So here it is, my take on this fun challenge.


LIFE IS ART by Aja Abney & Michelle Godin - the bulk of the layout uses this kit which I just loved for this challenge (from Scrap Artist)

ISABELL by Anja J (the doodle heart)

SUNNY DAY by Aja Abney

CORRUGATED CIRCLES by Amy Martin (from The Lilypad I think)

Font Century Gothic

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Week 2, Challenge #3

It's Sharon here and I'm posting my layout for Challenge #3 (see above).
As Pene has said, we had to scraplift our own layout using the exact same wording/title/journalling and photo.

My scraplift is of the very first layout that I posted at DST back in March 2008 (see below).

For the new version of the layout, I have applied some dreamy effects to the photo as per a tutorial on Jessica Sprague's blog. I have taken off the original word art and created the same titling using fonts and alphas.

I have used SO IN LOVE kit from Designs by Tater.

Fonts are Vivaldi and Century Gothic.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Week Two - Challenge Three

Just took a breath after the last challenge and the next one is up!! This challenge was hosted at GottaPixel. We had to scrap lift our first LO posted in a gallery of our choice.
I chose this LO from my gallery at Jessica Sprague, it was the first LO I ever made in Jessica's Up and Running with Photoshop class.
This is my scrap lift of it using Lavender Mint-berry Cream by Brianna Cox of Scrap'it Designs and Frames with Flourishes No 2-3 by Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Challenge #2 submission

After much discussion amongst the racers, here's our challenge #2 submission and week 1 is down! Only 5 more to go!! The cabin fever theme threw a few people but our layout has been verified! Phew...
For this layout, Pene and I had to both make a contribution. I provided the photos and Pene set the layout up for me to finish off.


Papers - A Work In Progress AUTUMN DREAM and Sweet Blossom Designs AUTUMN DREAM

Fonts - Chiller and Travelling Typewriter

1) eyelet - A Work In Progress AUTUMN DREAM
2) negative strip - Digital Scrapbook Place WELCOME GIFT
3) index tab (includes stitching) - A Work In Progress COUNTRY LIFE
4) glitter splat - A Work In Progress AUTUMN DREAM
5) journalling notepaper - A Work In Progress AUTUMN DREAM
6) acrylic button - April Staker ALMOST FORKS
7) paper swirls - Amanda Rockwell LOVE
8) grungy leather strip - Amanda Rockwell LOVE

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

First challenge layout by Sharon

Hi everyone, it's Sharon here and I'm posting up my first ADSR4 layout from Hummie's Challenge. This is going to be so much fun racing around the digi world, being issued with challenges, collecting our prizes for completing our challenges and then hoping we make it to the end of the 6 week stint! Pene and I have got each other to keep us both motivated and inspired. Plus there's a few of our cyber-buddies from Snap & Scrap that are also racing with us. Anyways, here's my first layout for you all! Click the image to go to the ADSR Gallery where you can view all the credits - I have used a few kits from Jofia Devoe.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

And we're off....

Woo Hoo! The first challenge has been posted at Hummies World.
We have to 'tear' a photo - I've torn papers using templates, but never torn a photo digitally! So I have learnt a new technique and scrapped two layouts - my first LOs in about a month! This is the one I'II be entering, and you can see the other on my blog.

I've used Brianna Cox's gorgeous Pretty Grungy Kit, and the little butterfly trail is from her Flutter By Me kit. And the lyrics are, of course, from Guns and Roses - gotta love them, even if they are a bit boganish these days LOL!
***Please note that I've updated this LO with some journaling as one of the lovely volunteers at NDIS noted that I hadn't followed the rules - song lyrics were not enough! So thanks for the heads up bunnynose (the voulunteer) and please make sure you read the rules!***