Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Scrapdragons Challenge #18

I've actually been getting some scrappy time lately, so just for kicks I thought I'd pop over and play in a little Scrapdragons challenge. This week's challenge was to scraplift one of the previous DT layouts. So I chose this one by Jennifer from challenge 17:

And this is what I came up with after lifting her layout:

When I saw her layout I thought of this picture, because it has a 12 inch width and I knew it would span across a page. So I went digging through my paper stash and grabbed this polka dot sheet and washed it with some gold ink to give it the same color washed l ook as Jennifer's page. From there I wanted to make scallops across the top of the page like she had done, but decided I really wanted to use gold ribbon, so I punched holes and threaded the ribbon through to make ruffly bunches instead. It looks a lot better in person than in this picture. Just trust me on that! I cut out flower stems from gold paper and hand stitched details on them, then added the flowers with button centers and ran the lace across the bottom of the photo. I love this lace! I'm almost to the end of it and I'll be so sad when it's gone! But I keep using it because it's beautiful!

The title I cut with my Cricut and Jasmine cartridge, and then I felt like the bottom of the page was a little naked, so I machine stitched some swirls, then inked them and added glitter glue to make them sparkle. Then I decided to add a smidgen of journaling, using a bracketed piece of chipboard reminiscent of the journaling label Jennifer used in her layout. Once I had the journaling I added some Prima crystal swirls and a couple flowers with button centers and voila! it's done! Here's a closeup of the journaling grouping:

I have to say... I'm really enjoying getting the time to play again! I've missed it terribly so.


Scrapdragons said...

wow love your take on our challenge. Beautiful LO!!


Angie said...

This page turned out soooo pretty!

Jennifer said...

This turned out awesome! It's lovely and beautiful. I am completely honored you lifted my layout and boy did you create a masterpiece!!

Benga said...

adorable LO, very pretty!


Laura S. said...

Please email us your mailing address at scrapdragons so I can get your prize out to you!!