Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas Card

I made this card using the sketch by Michelle McClung for the "Avast! It be a bit sketchy..." challenge for ScrapStreet's Pirate Crop:


Supplies: Paper: Kelly Panacci (Sandylion Sticker Designs), BasicGrey, Chipboard: Kelly Panacci (Sandylion Sticker Designs), Watercolor Pencils: Staedtler, Marker: Color Workshop (P&M Products), Ink: Marvy Matchables (Uchida of America). Tools: Stamps: Studio G, Bracket Shape: Journal Tag by Anna Griffin.

I am also entering this card into Christmas Card Challenges #49.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Roller Skating Party

ScrapStreet is having a month long crop! By completing challenges and participating in games you can earn tickets for a prize drawing at the end of the month!

Come join us (blinkie by yours truly) :

I made this layout for the "Take what ye will challenge: Go scour the magazine or the gallery, find something that catches yer fancy and claim it for your own...arrrrrr!"

Roller Skating Party

Supplies: Paper, Chipboard: Cherry Arte, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Rub-On Alphabet: Scrapworks, Mist: Maya Road, Transparency: 3M, Pens: ZIG Memory System (Kuretake), Sharpie, Font: Bradley Hand ITC. Tools: Circle Cutter: Fiskars, Masking Letters: American Crafts, Maya Road, BasicGrey, Scenic Route Paper.

I used "The Monkey Pack" by Heather Gerrits as my inspiration. I loved all the circles for my theme and the masking for the title. OK, I completely scraplifted it :D.

Monday, November 1, 2010

October Published Work

My Bee-autiful Larissa

Digital Supplies: Kit: Boo-tiful Fun - a ScrapStreet Collaboration featuring Jill D-Zines (ScrapStreet), Brush: Obsidian Dawn, Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4, Font: Tektron Pro.

Design Notes: I wanted the antennae to stick out from the photo, so I removed part of the photo background using the rectangular marquee tool and the eraser tool. I used a small soft brush eraser around the antennae. For the background I used two papers. To make the design fade away from left to right, I applied a layer mask to the top layer and dragged the linear gradient tool accross the paper. The top paper blending mode is set to Multiply with an Opacity of 45%. I used some rolled paint brush strokes to create a mask. With this mask I cut out the black paper behind the photo.

Tooth Fairy

Supplies: Paper, Felt Stickers: BasicGrey, Rub-On Alphabet: Scrapworks, Bling: Heidi Swapp, Marker: Color Workshop (P&M Products), Font: Corbel, Other: thread. Tools: Other: sewing machine.

Design Notes: I cut along the design on a strip of patterned paper to make it look like a punched border or even a small banner, and then I inked the edges with a marker. I thought it looked a bit like a row of "teeth" so it would enhance the theme of my page.

Halloween Favor Baggies

Digital Supplies: Kit: Boo-tiful Fun - a ScrapStreet Collaboration featuring Jill D-Zines (ScrapStreet), Template: Janneke Smit, Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4, Font: Tempus Sans ITC.
Supplies: Photo Paper: Staples, Ribbon: Offray, String: Making Memories, Ink: Rubber Stampede, Adhesive: Tombow. Tools: Hole Punches, Scissors: Fiskars, Other: scoring tool, ruler.

Appel Flappen

Digital Supplies: Kit: Peace, Love & Happiness by Libby Weifenbach Design (Sweet Shoppe Designs), Font: Tahoma.

Design Notes: Appel Beignets are a traditional Dutch holiday treat. My husband, and many other people, call these Appel Flappen instead, hence the title. I placed the photos in such a way that there is a bit of a white space path from the start to the end result. To further identify the steps in the recipe I used large numbers, which double as embellishment.

All these were published in the October 2010 issue of ScrapStreet Magazine.