Sunday, June 26, 2011

ScrapbookSteals Crop Challenges

Scrapbooksteals recently had an online crop/chat and with each one they do, they issue challenges to be completed for prizes. Here are the challenges and my entries:

Challenge #1: Mid Week Mojo #48

Here's the sketch:

And here is my layout:

This layout contains one of my new favorite things...kraft paper! I seriously never used it before this week and since I created this layout, I've used it two more times. Can't get enough! I'd been looking for a cute way to scrap these two pictures and this sketch fit the bill. So cute!

Challenge #2: Number Recipe (1 die cut, 3 colors of spray mist, 5 patterned papers, 7 brads and 9 buttons)

Here's what I created:

This seriously has to be one of my favorite layouts ever. Not just because I'm thrilled with how it turned out, but I also LOVE all of the papers used. First and foremost, kraft. :) Then I used some papers from MME Stella and Rose's Hazel line and MME 29th Street Market. They're all right up my aqua, brown and pink color-scheme-of-the-moment alley.

Because they're hard to see, I'll tell you that for the three mists, I used these Glimmer Mist "flavors," Route 66, Granite and Vintage Pink. I didn't want to alter the colors of my papers very much, so I basically used "clear" colors plus some light pink. I'm happy with the effect.

Challenge #3: Summer Fun

For this challenge, a project had to be created using this picture as inspiration:

This is what I created:

I thought the color scheme of the card was very lemon-limey, which seems very summery to me.

Challenge #4: Gender Swap

For this challenge we were to create a layout using opposite gender collections/papers. For instance, if I was scrapping my girls, I'd use more masculine papers. If I was scrapping my nephews, I'd use more feminine papers. Unfortunately I did not have time to complete this challenge, but I plan on doing this in the future!

Challenge #5: Bonus Sketch!

This challenge was to create a layout using the following sketch, which was done by Melissa Dehne...

I combined challenges 2 and 5, so here is the layout again...

I flipped the sketch on it's side in order to use a horizontal picture. It turned out so cute (if I do say so myself). :)

I love being "challenged" so I can't wait for the next crop!


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