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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Scrapbooking Challenge and step-by-step tutorial ...

Hello wonderful ladies! It has been a while since I posted here, but I thought I let you know about a Scrapbooking Challenge for the this month: June 2011. The Scrappassion International Blog has chosen this challenge for you:

Take the advertisement shown below as inspiration for your layout.

You can choose to be inspired by certain colours, the design with the 8 rectangles, shapes like the swirls and butterflies, pictures of angels, coke bottles, whatever really. You can also choose to get inspiration of one of the eight pictures, the words (like Love, Play etc.) This challenge really has no limits!

Once you have made your layout, please send an email to Ria before the 30th of June.

This is the layout that I made. I based it on the colours of the first and third picture. I also used these pictures to look at the design and used lots of swirls.

This month I wanted to create a so called 'hybrid layout', which is a layout with combined traditional (paper) and digital scrapbooking elements. The digital elements are 'freebies' I downloaded in 2008 (yes, three years ago)! They are designed by 'The Ettes' and you can find their blog HERE.

Since I just cannot use Photoshop well, I decided to go back to my all time favourite : Microsoft Publisher. I first added a picture of Emma and placed that in the middle of my document. I added a title across the photo. I used shadow to make the letters stand out more. I added some swirls. I 'picked'some colours from the swirls and changed my font colours to make it match. Then I printed the whole sheet, which looked like this:

I carefully cut around the swirls and letters to make it look like this:

I printed another sheet with swirls, which I wanted to use to further embellish my layout:

Here is a picture of what the printed and cut swirls look like:

Using dark green cardstock as a background, I added two shades of orange and some white to create a colourful page:
I adhered the photo and swirls:

Using three different punches, I punched butterflies and flowers. Did you know that Tan has punches for sale at 45% discount. Click HERE to see what's still available!

I added my punched shapes to my layout, added some more pearls and done!

Happy scrapping! Love,



Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [01 Jun 10:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Pearl Maple said...

Very pretty, like the inspiration and results