Monday, April 1, 2013

Love to Scrap Challenge: Layer it

Hello scrappy friends, I hope you had a great Easter!

Love to Scrap's embossing challenge just ended and the winners will be posted shortly. Today is the start of the next challenge - using layers!

The Challenge
For Love to Scrap's third challenge, you can make any type of project using three or more layers of paper plus an image. I thought a layout would be perfect for this challenge. I used a piece of white cardstock as the base and then two layers of patterned papers from Doodlebug's new Take Note collection for the additional layers.

The Details
I started by looking for a sketch layout challenge and found this sketch from Paper Secret's blog.

I really love the design of this sketch but ended up changing the orientation to better accommodate the digital stamp I chose to work with from our sponsor for this challenge, A Day for Daisies

I selected a stamp entitled, Love Angel, to incorporate it into my layout by having the angel scatter hearts over my photo. I needed the angel at the top of the page so it just made sense to rotate the sketch 90°. I printed out the digi stamp, colored it with Copics, cut it out and adhered it to my layout. The hearts are punched from a Creative Memories border punch. I really liked how the stamp tied in so well with the rest of the layout. 

I have a hard time controlling mists and sprays, so mostly I avoid them. This time I decided to attempt it because there are some splashes in the sketch and it would make a nice contrast to the floating hearts.  I tried about three or four times to get larger spots instead of a fine spray before I was satisfied with the results. I ended up only pushing halfway down on the nozzle and then taking out the spraying tube and just dabbing a few spots on manually. 

There were some mini banners in the sketch which I replaced with some days of the week stickers. For the finishing touches I layered on the decorative and alphabet stickers, mostly from the Take Note collection

Just when I thought I was done, I remembered that Paper Secrets always add a twist to their challenges, and this one is to add chipboard onto your layout. I dug through my mini stash of leftover chipboard pieces and found a word that finished off my title. It was a plain chipboard color so I painted it with some white craft paint so it would pop among all the rainbow colors. 

Join the Fun
For more details about the challenge and to see the rest of the design team's projects, please see today's post on Love to ScrapThis challenge is open for two weeks, so get your entries in before Sunday, April 14 at 3 P.M. PST. If you have any projects with layering and an image on it, just link it to today's post. 

The winner will receive a $12 gift certificate for A Day for Daisies digital stamp shop. 

I'm entering this in:
Challenges 4 Everybody: #17 Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenges: #12 Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend: Anything but a Card

Thanks so much for stoppin' by,


Unknown said...

Your layout is lovely, it's such a sweet photo, and I love your misting! x

Patter Cross said...

Super fun sketches and great layout. Love your splattering!

Unknown said...

Love the bright colors! Fun sketch!

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Your page is fun and colorful! The splattering added a great effect.

Crystal Schneider said...

Your layout is so bright and happy.

Pam W. said...

Great layout. Especially love the angle with hearts! Colors are beautiful too.

Erica said...

Great colors!

Fleursbydesign said...

Loe your take on the sketch and the layering :)

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Love the bright colors and the digi stamp really goes with it. Nice job.

lisaplus6 said...

oh my goodness gracious!!! that layout is adorable!! loved finding you through the Two Peas link up for today :)

Anonymous said...

absolutely love your work you have done here
thank you so much for sharing it at Creative Corner Challenges this week
Love Mel

Julie said...

This is just beautiful! What a lovely page - that Angel scattering hearts is just too cute!

Thanks for joining us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our Anything But a Card challenge.



Valerie said...

Hey, Michelle:
What a lovely layout. I heart it.

Kristi B. said... cute! <3

Jenn Bedient said...

Love your layout! The floating hearts are too cute, and the splatters look pretty cool, even if you had to dab for the larger ones :) Very cute!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a fabulous day!

- Jenn

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