Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Winner of paper pleating challenge!

Congrats to Jenni!

She is the RAK winner for this challenge!

Thanks for sharing you beautiful projects with, it is always such an honor that you play along with us!

Jenni, please email us your mailing address so we can get a box out to you!

This is also my last post as a Playground Girl, life has gotten a little more hectic for me in the last few months, and I have had to make some tough choices. I have loved having the opportunity to play with new techniques and make new friends, thank you for that!

Happy Creating!!!!

Becky Olsen

Monday, November 17, 2008

Challenge 32 - Paper Poking


Ok, I could not come up with anything more clever or catchy. ;) My challenge to you this week is to use a needle to poke holes into your paper. Do it freehand, do it with a sewing machine... however you like. The result is a subtle design element that is fun and FREE.

Here is what the team did:

JEN: For my layout, I made a spiderweb with poked holes. First, I drew my web design lightly with a pencil on the cardstock. I then sewed over the lines with my sewing machine, which was not loaded with any thread. Lastly, I erased the lines. I have to say, it was really fun!

PAMELA: Pamela punched one big circle, then went back and forth from the 1st hole to the 15th, to the hole to the right of the 1st, to the hole to the left of the 15th, and repeated from there. Try it!

DEBORAH: Deborah stamped onto a scrap of vellum paper and used that as a pattern to poke holes for her snowflakes.

PALOMA: Paloma punched holes into circle rings, and she further separated the individual words with punched lines.

This challenge is being hosted my http://www.scrapperie.com/, a monthly kit club. The owner, Sandi, has graciously agreed to provide the RAK for this one - an October kit of goodies.

To take a look, go here: http://www.scrapperie.com/boutique/images/oct08ext.jpg. I used one of the October kits to make my "Widow" layout.

You have 2 weeks.... submissions are due on Sunday, November 30th at midnight. Have fun!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Slide show and WINNER for Challenge #30 with Guest Hostess... Wendy Rago!

Thank you ladies for ALL OF YOUR FAB ARTWORK!!!

It was a seriously tough decision, and after considerable deliberation... I have chosen...

AMANDA BERENS as this challenge's WINNER!!! GORGEOUS... Amanda... SIMPLY STUNNING work!!! (Please e-mail DT member Pam Palmarini at pamelapalmarini@hotmail.com with your addy, and she will pass it on to me, and I will get you your beautiful BAD GIRLS kit!)

Thanks again everybody, for pushing the 3-D "envelope" so artfully!!!

All my best... Wendy Rago

Monday, November 3, 2008

Paper Pleating

I love the textures that you can get from paper, in the past we have treated fabric like paper, so now we are going to treat the paper like it is fabric!
The challenge this time around is to pleat your paper. You can achieve quite a few looks by doing this, and it adds a wonderful texture to your projects!
I used the paper to make more of a deep ruffle, It made a really fun frame for one of my favorite pictures of my niece.

Jen used a double pleat that looks like a great bumpy ribbon, and the benefit is that it matches the other papers perfectly and the cost was minimal!

Here Deb used it as a beautiful pop of color to transition between the elegant diecut paper and the darling pictures of her daughter in the same color! So bright and happy but still in the vein of her theme. Such a great way to compliment the colors in your project without having to find the perfect color of ribbon, LOVE it!!!

Paloma used pleating for the bats wings, so clever! And for the colorful strip under the haunted house for a great pop of color, super fun!

Pamela pleated the papers that run down the side of her photo, and then sewed over them, which is a great way to adhere them permanently.
I will be providing a RAK that will consist of FAB new patterned papers so that you can continue to play with this technique, and a few other yummy goodies to help put it all together!

Have fun, and to be considered for the RAK, you must leave a link to your project in the blog comments.

Thanks for playing!!!!