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30 June 2014

Some Challenge Entries

This is a very quick post to show two challenge entries, before they close! 

The first entry is for June's Scrap the Boys. the challenge was to scrap a 5"x7" photo or larger. I went through some old photos and found a few to choose from. The one I decided on was a 6"x9" photo of my son playing soccer taken over 10 years ago. I had just learnt the sunburst technique and thought it would lend it self perfectly to this layout. So, here it is:

I used all Close to my Heart products on this layout. The Patterned paper is from the Ariana paper collection, as is the green cardstock. I used black cardstock for the base and stitched the stars and border along the edges of the sunburst using the stitch guide ruler.  I used two stamp sets - Love Life (for the stars) and Framework Alphabet for the title.  After stamping the title, I coloured in the letters with watercolour pencils, and then stitched around them. it wasn't a difficult layout to put together, but I think the result was very effective.

Here are a few closeups.
The sunburst
Close up of star stitching and stamping

Close up of border stitching

Largest star - stamping and stitching

Close up of title

The next layout is from a sketch (#271) by Jenny Evans for Creative Scrappers. I loved the simplicity of this sketch and stuck pretty closely to it, other than that I used two photographs, rather than just one. (Apologies for the quality of the photo, but it's late at night and the lighting is bad.)

Once again, I used all Close to My Heart products. The cardstock and patterned papers come from the Timberline pack. I stitched some more using the Stitch guide, and the canvas letters and metal embellishments were from an embellishment pack I was able to purchase on special during June. Here's a close up of the canvas letters and some of the stitching. 

Hope you like my layouts!

Till next time, happy days!