Saturday, September 3, 2011

Layout #47 - September Creative Accents Challenge

Are you ready for a brand new challenge over at Creative Accents Challenges? Here it is:

And here is what I came up with!
I worked super hard on this one, I really wanted it to stand out for my first project for my new Design Team position! I used one ribbon to make my photo frame (love that ruffled ribbon, now I'm almost out!) I chose brads and grungeboard as my embellishments - brads to anchor my photo frame and to decorate the patterned paper in the upper right corner, and a Grungeboard swirl (cut in two) and a "6" inked up with Distress Ink, brushed with Perfect Pearls, and then coated with Glossy Accents. I loved that piece of Webster's Pages patterned paper, I bought it at Creative Accents last time I was there with this photo in mind, but then I was stumped - I did NOT know where to go from there. Finally, I decided to trace and cut a matching piece of American Crafts paper to mirror it. I didn't have anything suitable for a background, though, so I made my own by stamping my Hero Arts background stamp in Versamark ink on white paper, heat embossing with clear embossing powder, and then painting over it with a Perfect Pearls/water mixture. It didn't turn out as bright blue as I expected, but after living with it for a day, it's kind of grown on me! A bunch of super sappy journaling, and my page is done! Here's a close-up of some details:
I'm also entering this page over at Scrapbooker's Anonymous, who want to see you use chipboard on your creation. Hopefully Grungeboard counts, because I'm really low on chipboard! Enjoy, and I hope to have you join me this month over at Creative Accents Challenges!

Supplies: Webster's Pages and American Crafts patterned paper, Bazzill and Close to My Heart cardstock, Hero Arts stamp, Versamark ink, Ranger/Tim Holtz Grungeboard, Distress Ink, Glossy Accents, and Perfect Pearls, 7 Gypsies brads, Close to My Heart embossing powder, unknown ribbon
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18 comments:

  1. Looking Great Roxy Welcome to the Team.. Take Care

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  2. I love all the details, Roxy- can't wait to see your pearly resist background in person :) So glad you've joined our Seriously Creative Design Team!

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  3. Very nice job - and congrats on your new Design Team membership! I love all the colours, and I agree, that ruffled ribbon is gorgeous!

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  4. This page is fabulous Roxy! I really like all the details you put into it! The ribbon frame is awesome and I looove the cool resist background! Welcome to the team can't wait to see all your creations!

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  5. Great job Roxy. Looks like your stint as guest designer is going to be a fun one!

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  6. Oh, this is fantastic! The ribbon around the photo really draws your eye to the picture and great use of that chipboard! Thanks for joining in the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

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  7. I love your page! How cool to use that ribbon around the photo...great idea. So glad you joined the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!
    Lydia

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  8. I think grungeboard does indeed count and I love how you used it on you layout! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous!

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  9. grungeboard definitely counts.. it's just as lovely and I need to use more of mine. =) This is really wonderful. you did a great job for your new DT. That ribbon as the frame is awesome. I like the split circle too.
    thanks for digging in your stash and playing along with us at SA! =)

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  10. Gorgeous layout Rox!!! I love the ruffled ribbon frame and your homemade background!!! You always put so much into your layouts!!! Congrats on the DT!!! I must have missed that announcement, sorry ):

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  11. What an awesome first project Roxy - gorgeous layout, and I too, am loving that ruffly ribbon!

    Hugs, Carole xxx

    p.s. will email you later!

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  12. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Scrapbooker Anonymous.

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  13. Loving how you embellished around your photo and that green scalloped paper! Congratulations on the design team position!!Thanks so much for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous!

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  14. What a gorgeous first LO for your DT,love the grunge board. Thanks for playing along with us at SA.xxxxxx

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  15. your new DT should be thrilled- glad you shared it with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous

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  16. Love it ..this is so beautiful... congrats on your new Design Team membership! And thank you so much for playing along with us over at scrapbookers Anonymous... hugs..xoxo

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  17. This is BEAUTIFUL! I Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the way you did the diecut paper! Thanks so much for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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