Sunday, 10 May 2009

CCSR Limited Supplies Challenge #4 - TY Beckie!

Some of you know that I resisted rubber stamping for a long time, as I had an inkling it would be an expensive hobby - well, more expensive than all the other stuff I do. But I fell in love first with Sugar Nellie and then Whiff of Joy stamps, and since then I've been neglecting my scrapbooking

You may also know that my biggest scrapbooking influence comes from a wonderful lady called Beckie Dreyer. Her beautiful layouts are totally inspiring and she's a lovely person to boot. 

I was so chuffed to see that she has joined the DT over at the CCSR Challenge blog, so I now have 3 of my favourite inspirational ladies in one place (Kath, Clare & Beckie)

Anyway, Beckie has given me a bit of a kick up the bum to get back into scrapbooking, so after a 6 month break this is what I came up with... (btw, thank you Beckie, that was the kick up the bum that I needed)

This week's challenge over at CCSR is DIY patterned papers, so I stamped the CCSR doodles butterflies  all over a piece of pale turquoise cardstock in blue papermania ink pad and heat embossed with clear papermania embossing powder. I cut the patterned cardstock to size and distressed and inked the edges, then attached it to the top left corner of a 12x12 piece on ten'tations core'dinations card that came in a do-crafts goodie bag a wee while back.

I layered the photo of Willow with her face painted as a butterfly onto yellow core'dinations card and added 3 turquoise brads from the new papermania embellishment trios (free in the current do-crafts goodie bag) then attached it to the bottom left of the patterned card square using 3d foam tape.

I roughly sketched a wavy line in pencil down the right hand side of the page as a guide for the title. Then attached Doodlebug Loopy Lou adhesive cardstock letters to spell out the title, using the pencil line to line it up.

I added some paper flowers and buttons from the papermania embellishment trio and some papermania shimmer dots to some of the flowers.

The journalling spot was cut from the same turquoise card stock, the edges were distressed and inked as before, and the butterfly was stamped, heat embossed and cut out - then attached with 3d foam tape. 


Beckie Dreyer said...

Love it Debbi, the butterfly stamp is just perfect for the layout and such a cute photo! Way to go and lady keep scrapping, stamping and making cards. Hey we women are multitaskers!! Hee Hee!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous layout Debbi.

Hugs Riet.x

shellshearer said...

fab layout hun, not got into scrapbooking yet...but I love my stamping xx

dawnmarieg said...

Oh Debs this is beautiful, what a great pic of Willow. Love the butterfly stamp you have used to make the background paper and I love those letters you've used too. Beautiful. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous layout Debbi, and you picked the perfect stamp for the picture! Thanks for joining in the fun over on the Stampin' Chic Blog. Love, Clare x

scotspanda said...

fabulous page hun, love it :o) the colours are just right for the picture


Amanda xxx

PS thanks for the stamped images and the GG :o)

Meahni said...

Love that photo! Great page. Only turned on my PC now, I had a great day, hope you did too and got spoilt, as it should be ;-)

Kath said...

gorgeous the colour combo and great background the cutie pie pic...and listen to Beckie....keep on scrapping
Hugs Kath xxxxxx

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