Monday, July 26, 2010

White Doily

Simply White
The challenge for the next two weeks is for you to create a WHITE LAYOUT...meaning your layout should be all white. Beige and off-white is allowed and we will also allow you to use one other color but please use it minimally. Another requirement is that you should use a doily on your layout. Here are samples made by our very talented design team.

Helga- This is a layout that I enjoyed making. It is the first time I used an all white layout. I never expected that it would turn out so attractive.

Amanda - I kept it simple with a distressed cream/white/gray background and collage and metal elements.

Kimmy~ I couldn't find a traditional paper or crocheted doily, so I used a Basic Grey scrapbook "doily" which I cut into a more traditional doily shape.I layered transparency & embossed paper inked with silver over the subtle but classy effect of the white letters on white. I created the flowers from a ruffled fabric ribbon which I gathered.

Michelle:  This challenge took the guess work out of the color scheme. And being restricted to one color made the paper choices easy!  I created a mat out of a cluster of paper doilies.  I used corsage pins to tack the trim into a ruffle, and more trim to create a flower.  The frame of buttons completes the vintage feel of this LO.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Challenge #68 : Slideshow & Winner !

So sory for waiting to announce the winner and thank you for join my challenge. After much delay, here's the slideshow and winner.

The winner is........................................................

Davi !!!

It's very difficult for me to pick one because all cards and layouts is beautiful were so creative and beautiful. I love davi's choice the color, ribon and  all things. Davi, please let me know your address and I'll send the RAK for you.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Challenge 70 - Slideshow and Winners

Thanks to everyone for their patience. After much delay, here's the slideshow and winner for our border challenge. I found that iPads are great for some things while on vacation, and blogging just wasn't one of them.

As usual, everyone's layouts were so creative and beautiful, it was hard to pick a winner. And the RAK goes to ...

Issa Virtucio-Lucido !!!

Please send us you addy so I can get your Die-namics dies out to you.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Challenge #72 - Reflection (7/5/10)

I challenge you to use a reflective surface on your layout, card, or project. For example, you could incorporate Heidi Swapp's shaped mirrors (birds, hearts, etc.), small mosaic mirrors from craft stores, mirrored cardstock, old sunglass lenses, etc. or make your own surface from aluminum foil. The challenge is to use the reflective surface creatively and effectively to tell your story (and to photograph the finished page effectively!).

I used reflective tape (which I embossed) metallic silver paper, a metallic silver overlay, a metallic butterfly accent, & some mirrors (behind my letters, my green shirt was reflected in them when I took the photo.)

Loved this challenge so much I made two LO's.  For the first, I used four-plies of heavy duty aluminum foil and ran it through an embossing folder.
On this LO, I used some round little mirrors from the craft store to accent the squares of paper (geesh, it's hard to photograph mirrors!).