Sunday, April 11, 2010

Crafty Critter's Virtual Stamp/Scrap Weekend

Our blog group held a Virtual Stamp/Scrap weekend this past weekend and we had 5 challenges to do.

This is my layout for the challenge that I put out for our group.

These pictures were taken when we were at Sea World in San Diego last summer. We surprised the boys by buying these hats and having the hat seller take them to them (they were sitting in the splash zone... and we weren't!)

It is a little hard to see in this photo, but the pictures are matted in green and there are green dots on the patterned paper and there is yellow streamers in Carsyn's hat and a yellow ribbon and yellow brad.

VSD #3 Challenge #2

Ok.. I know a lot of you are going to hate me.. but I'm challenging you to make a scrapbook page. I'm pretty sure just about everyone scraps... (even though some of you haven't in years!) and if you don't.. then adapt this to a card.

Please use the following sketch.

Please make sure you use a stamp on your layout.

And since our theme is spring, please use the colours green and yellow somewhere on your layout... stamp, paper, embellishments.. etc...

I am also challenging you to enter your project into a challenge blog... You can enter it at the Scrap and Stamp Saturday blog (that's where the sketch is from) and/or wherever you choose.

Here are my layouts for Challenge #1

These pictures of my boys were taken on the beach... it wasn't a tropical beach, but we consider where we live paradise.

We weren't allowed to colour our stamps... so I used a Versamark pad and stamped the stars all over the pages.

My one embellishment is the chipboard circle with the star on it.

I crimped the three strips of paper to make a border for the photos.

Here is what the challenge was....
VSD 3 Challenge #1 - Paradise Inspiration

It's an inspiration themed challenge with a recipe to go along with it.
Create a card, page, or 3D project designed around this picture:

Ahhhhh, do you feel like you are in Paradise? Look at the great look of these rocks, their grooves and shapes, the green landscape behind them and of course, the beautiful crystal clear water!

I would like you to design your project around this photo. Then, follow a few little requirements (recipe):

~ Only 1 embellishment
~ somewhere on your card use a crimper. If you don't have one, manually get the look of crimped paper/card stock by accordion folding it, then laying it out on your project.
~ Last but not least....NO COLORING! GASP!!!!!! I know right? But, isn't that why it's called a challenge? Get out all those solid stamps and colorful ink pads. Or, just use a sentiment as your main focus. It's totally up to you, but you can't color your image.

This is my layout for challenge number 5.

1 Image
2 ribbons - the thick brown stripes are ribbons
3 layers... under the photo are three different mats

VSD Challenge # 5...

This is my card for challenge #3.

I made a layout last week using a similar picture. I had an extra so I thought I would make a card and send it to our aunt, whose house we were staying at when Carsyn fell in love with these little birds.

VSD Challenge #3

VSD #3 - Challenge #4 - Greeting Farm

Sorry Melanie.. I just ran out of time.

Great challenge though.. and I will try and get it done and post it later.


marsha said...

Fantastic layouts Moria! These were some darn good challenges.


Jennifer said...

Awesome layouts Moira! I love to see what you create. You're super talented at it. Hugs!

Tracey said...

Moria, I am just overwhelmed with out beautiful and creative ALL your layotus out. You have inspired me today and can't wait for the next time I can sit down and scrapbook.

You are so awesome!!!

Melina said...

Great job on the challenges girl! I still have to get mine done and look at you knocking these out of the park!!!! :)

Melanie said...

WOW GIRL!!! You did an amazing job during the VSD. I love to see you take the card challenges and turn them into scrapbook pages. Great job!! ((Hugs)) -Melanie

Colleen said...

Great layouts Moira! I love the first one especially:)

Lesley said...

You really rocked these challenges, great job!

Regina said...

you rocked the challenges! all of them are fabulous. thanks for playing along at SSS

April said...

I'm not sure what I like more...I like them all soo much....great job on the challenges!