Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Happy First Anniversary PS!

This week over at Practical Scrappers we are celebrating the blog's one year anniversary! I feel so fortunate to be part of the Practical Scrappers Design Team and a top-notch challenge blog as well!

We have a whole bunch of fun challenges going on this week in celebration of this big event and hope that you can join us by creating a project and linking it up at the blog!  The challenges for this week include creating one or more projects that fall into these categories: 

1.  Use your number one favorite product.
2.  Use just one photograph in your layout.
3.  Use the number 1 or word one on your project
4.  Use just one embellishment, but as much of it as you'd like (i.e. flowers only)
5.  Do a project about a first (ie first tooth, first birthday, first anniversary etc. )

For my Design Team project, I chose to use just one photograph and create a black and cream layout that features red accents using Webster's Pages Bloomers and Pure Poppy cardstock.  Because I didn't have a chance to participate in the weekend sketch from July 16, I used it to inspire me for this layout.  It's such a fun sketch... I just couldn't NOT use it at some point. I simply replaced the three small photographs with a banner in keeping with my one photograph layout. 

I used patterned paper from October Afternoon and also created a third pattern by stamping Vintage Cream paper in black ink using a Hero Arts background stamp. I used that "Patterned" paper to create the florishes and the banner as well.  Then I inked them all up with Distress Ink to match the other "vintage-look" patterns by October Afternoon.
Although it is difficult to see in this photograph, I added the work "Senior" above the title and wrote a bit of journaling, "Cydney with her bodyguards, May 2010" using a silver gelly roll pen. 
Hope you join us for these fun challenges and Happy Anniversary Practical Scrappers!

Supplies Used:
Papertrey Ink
Vintage Cream and Pure Poppy Cardstock
October Afternoon
Thrift Shop Collection Patterned Paper
Webster's Pages
Hero Arts:
Flowing Flowers & Leaves Background Stamp
Jet Black Archival Ink
Antique Linen Distress Ink
Cindi Loo Cartridge
Calligraphy Collection Cartridge
E 31 Sketch Marker
Black Craft Thread
Paper Studio
Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

4 Scrappy Comments:

Catherine Marie said...

Great layout! Love the flower trim! I have some brown that I haven't used yet! But I am dying to use it!

Kristina H said...

I love it, really beautiful....funny that we just did Black, White, Red and Prom at the same time....kinda Twilight Zone!

Love it...love you!

Kim said...

I love this!!!!Those Webster's Bloomers are so beautiful! Love the banner too!
Great job!
Kim xXx

Corinna said...

This is beautiful. I loved it when I saw it on the designer's blog. Love the red roses you used for a bit of color. Very elegant!

(fellow PS DT member)

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