We had rain -- lots of rain! -- this morning, but now it has quit and the sun is trying to shine. I spent the morning working on a new layout for the Cramfest "Horticulture Class" at ScrapbookDeals4U. The challenge was to use a flower cluster, ribbon or trim, and sparkle. Now that's MY kind of challenge!
I used a sketch from Pencillines for this one:
And because I didn't have any colored swirly bling, I colored my own. I used alcohol ink and my Tim Holtz applicator with a square of felt:
I just used a few drops of the ink and dabbed it over my bling; I added ink and dabbed until I got the shade I wanted.
I did this outside on a scrap piece of paper because I can tend to get a bit messy!
And this is what I ended up with.
From this ....
I mentioned that I was a lucky winner in the Construction Season Challenge at Willow Traders; and last week I received my prize! It was from The Scrapping Spot and contained not one, but TWO kits of paper and goodies. Aren't these beautiful?
The papers are the fabulous Jillibean Soup; two alphas and a big bag full of goodies!
And the papers in this one are by Harmonie, which I had never seen before. I am in love with these designs and colors!
... to this !
Had to open these up and play with them right away! This was for the LEO #10 challenge -- scrap a "then" and "now" comparison. I used Sketch #38 from 52 Sketches...52 Weeks:
The photo on the left is my youngest daughter at about age 2. The right hand photo shows HER daughter at age 1 1/2; I took that photo a couple of months ago. My daughter took one look at this and said, "Oh ... my .... God .... it's almost spooky how much she looks like me". Um, yeah - I have been telling her that "she looks just like her mommy" since the kid was born!
And this was for LEO #11, to use stitching on our layout. I pulled out my sewing machine and zig zagged away. (I also used the same sketch just because it was so much fun!)
The photos are from a recent trip to an area orchard with my mom. I look forward to early fall each year because it means Tanner's is open for the season.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend :)