Sunday, May 23, 2010

Challenge #69 - Scraplift

Have you ever had "scrappers block"? You know... where you sit down with the intention of doing some scrapping, and you just sit and stare blankly at the page? Well, I have! (in fact, I have had a nasty case of it for quite awhile now). When I am stuck, one of my favorite techniques is to do what is lovingly referred to as "scraplifting."

This week, let's go ahead and scraplift. I found this fun layout on Deb's blog, and it made me want to pull out my goodies. Let's see your take on her layout. Take what you want from it.... maybe the photo placement, maybe the color scheme, maybe the embellishment placement. Show us your interpretation!

The challenge ends in 2 weeks, on Sunday, June 13. As always, there will be a RAK given out to someone who participates.



I really liked the simplicity of the design, so I stuck to the basic layout. Instead of placing a scalloped edge on the right side of the photo, I did one on the left. Instead of the vertical title, I placed mine horizontal. I also kept my embellishments very simple, although I placed them in a similar way.

I rotated the sketch and chose to focus on the large flower.



I kept the relatively simple construction of the original, using just one sheet of 12x12 patterned paper and one 3.5x12 strip of patterned paper. I moved the strip of embellishments to a location behind/overlapping the photo and created the overlapping portion of the strip from layered stamping and rubons.


I stayed true to this sketch. I loved Deb's simple design accented with clusters of embellies.


I really loved the layout. It has inspired me a lot!


Natalie Elphinstone said...

what a great page to scraplift. I sure had fun doing this challenge. You can see my entry in all it's detail here:
Thanks for the challenge.

mica said...

I love scraplifting. Here is my page.

penny said...

Here's mine:

Fern said...

Beautiful job ladies!!
Here's mine