Saturday, November 10, 2012

Our Family Moments - Challenge Layout

Happy Saturday! We left DD at Nana's last night to allow DH and I to go celebrate my birthday with a movie and dinner. We were still in bed by 9pm, so I was up bright and early at 5:30am for a bit of me scrappy time! I was able to finish this layout I've been working on for days.  It is another layout for our Aruba book.

I used a sketch from Let's Scrap and played along with their Scrap Your Stash Challenge #22.
The challenge was to use 2 patterned papers, 4 different colors of cardstock (I used white, navy, blue, and yellow),10 eyelets or brads (I used 21), 10 die cuts/stickers -

either from your stash or you can cut them with your machines (I used 6 quickutz letters, 6 quickutz pendants, 2 strip stickers, 3 dimensional letter stickers, a dimensional journaling sticker, 2 circle diecuts, 2 butterfly chipboard diecuts, and a swirl) and some inking on the layout (I stamped the "moments" title and inked the edge of the entire page).

I also played along with Scraping Everyday Miracles SEM's challenge #22 FAMILY TIES...meaning to create a project about your family.
The Scrap Twist: To go along with the "tie" theme..use some ribbon on your project.  Well I did better than that, I used the blue ribbon in my banner, the seashell ribbon in my banner, and even added the little brads with twine to represent "ties".

As you can see by my journaling, I tried to showcase my feeling for my family and the gratitude to which I feel for my blessings.

The banner was a new one for me. Oh I've used banners, but never with so much layering and textures. I went outside my comfort zone with this one to play along with the ScrapFit Step Class 10 challenge: to create a layered banner with at least 2 textures. I started with some old Magic mesh from my stash, added riboon, seashells, pendants cut with my quickutz, added alphas with distressed stickles, then layered chipboard, diecuts, dimentional stickers all on top.  Oh, and I added brads at each of the pendant tops and used pop dots on every other pendant to add depth. This was my first time joining in with a ScrapFit challenge and I really had fun with it!

Finally, I used the pendant and alpha diecuts to play along with The Studio November challenge - to use a diecut. 

It was more difficult to combine these challenges, but I found it made me think more about the layout before I started sticking everything down.

Materials used: paper - MME and scraps from my stash; quickutz - khaki alphabet and pendants; stickers - MME Stella Rose; layered stickers - MME Stella Rose; stickles - scattered straw; ribbon - unknown; brads - unknown; pop dots - Forever in Time; chipboard - CTMH & unknown; journaling tag - CTMH; ink - CTMH Goldrush; stamps - CTMH; bookplate - BasicGrey; brad ties - unknown.

I hope you like this LO and I hope you are inspired to join in with the challenges above!  Have a beautiful weekend!



Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Gorgeous! The aruba banner is so beautiful! May I know how did you adhere the 'tie'...that looks like metal to pretty! Oh, I 'follow you' today and will always do :) Thanks for the inspirations :)

Lynn Le5 said...

Wow! Great layered banner and very lovely blog!
Thanks for sharing with us at ScrapFIT

Ashley Horton said...

This is a stunning double pager!! Love your use of the sketch and the colors look great! I am so glad the challenge stretched you to step out of your comfort zone with the banner, and it turned out really awesome!! I l love the small shells you worked into the banner!! Such a great idea! Thanks for working out with us @ ScrapFIT!!

Cara G said...

What a beautiful "Family" layout Jessica. Love the fun banner and the "ties" with the fasteners & brads. Great job! Thanks so much for participating in our challenge this month at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!

Sherri said...

I simply adore this layout, what a fabulous vacation you all must have had. Love the story of your date night, I can still remember those times when the kids were little, and all I really wanted to do was sleep :) It goes quickly, don't forget that.

Felicity Ives said...

What a stunning layout! Ooo, I love it when I can pore over a project and just find more and more to look at! Your banner is stunning! Thanks for sharing @ SEM xx

Marjolaine said...

Gorgeous layout, fabulous banner! Thanks for joining us at SEM!

blsd2scrp said...

love the many details of these layouts! I really love the banner! thanks for sharing with us over at SEM!

Nicole Brenna said...

I love the banner and that is a double page layout! Really wonderful!

Svetlana Austin said...

what a beautiful double-pager! so many pretty details in it and you scrapped all these special family moments so nicely! love what you created!

Tracey Gregory said...

Wow! amazing amount of details! Thanks so much for playing along at SEM!