Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Scrappers Island Week 2

Everyone who completed the challenge from week 1 was able to continue on to this week's Scrappers Island challenge on the Two Scrapbook Friends forum. This week we were given another fabulous sketch by Karan Gerber to base our layouts on, with the additional challenge that we had to get creative with our title. That meant that we had to create a "mixed media" title. For me that was the biggest challenge, but I am quite pleased with the results.

The photos on my layout are from a day Samuel was outside playing in the rain. He was quite pleased to tell us "It is raining again" -- hence the title of the layout. The journaling (on the umbrella on the lower left) reads: Sam loves getting into his raincoat and boots so that he can play outside in the rain. He's quick to tell us it's raining again. June 11 2009.

I used the fabulous Basic Grey Lime Rickey line for this layout. I had a lot of fun with the colourful and fun papers. I hand cut the birds from the paper and pop dotted them, adding Stickles for the eyes. I also used one of the border element stickers from the line (yellow one). I hope my friend Mellissa will be impressed with my Basic Grey efforts :) Instead of using a scalloped edged paper, I cut two half circles of different patterned papers, then surrounded them with umbrella tops I cut using my Quickutz Revolution and umbrella die. 

To create my mixed media title I used the following:
I - clear plastic sticker with added Stickles and outlined with black marker
T - Pressed Petals Scrap Metal
I - Martha Stewart chipboard letter doodled with black marker
S - Doodlebug sticker outlined with white Signo ink and covered with Glossy Accents
R - Scenic Route die cut letter, pop dotted and highlighted with Glossy Accents
A - chipboard disc (unknown) distressed with sandpaper
I - metal brad (unknown)
N - Scrabble tile (unknown)
I - K and Company Que Sera Sera metallic letter
N - American Crafts Remarks cardstock letter sticker accented with white Signo ink
G - Maya Road naked chipboard letter inked with ColorBox Cats Eye ink, outlined with Gelly Roll Clear Star pen and covered with Glossy Accents
A - felt letter left over from Samuel's first Christmas stocking, outlined with white Signo ink and highlighted with Stickles
G - American Crafts Thickers foam letter doodled with black Zig marker
A - American Crafts Thickers vinyl letter outlined with Gelly Roll Clear Star pen
I - Pressed Petals Scrap Metal letter
N - diecut paper letter (unknown), outlined with white Signo ink and covered with Glossy Accents

I had a lot of fun with this challenge and hope I am still on the Island for next weeks  challenge.

Thanks to Karan Gerber for the sketch and to all of the wonderful ladies from Two Scrapbook Friends for running Scrappers Island and offering us these great challenges.


Deanna said...

Girl this is awesome! I hope you link this up for the use 10 things challenge cause you certainly covered that too! tee hee

Joanne said...

This is an amazing layout Heather! You put so much work into the details and I love the photos!

Regan said...

love love love!!