I started this post last week but realised it was little pointless given I couldn't post any pictures at the time. So we took a pretty paper party break for a few days and now I have a few prompts to catch up on!
Prompt 4 - Dots and stripes
This photo was taken back in March at my grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary. It's the first family photo we took after finding out I was pregnant with our second child, so there are 4 of us present, even if the youngest is only 5 weeks gestation!
The background cardstock is dotted swiss by Bazzill Basics Paper and the patterned papers are from Echo Park's Walk in the Park range. I love these papers and the elements stickers included in the collection pack. And how fab are those glittery pink Thickers?!
Prompt 5 - Rough around the edges
Not a great photo, I'm afraid the light here isn't great. I have a bunch of these photos of Isaac exploring the grass in our garden but haven't scrapped them yet. Similarly, I have the collection pack for this paper range (Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety, if you were wondering) and I've only made 1 layout with it. This class is turning out great for using things up! I also used a tag and some felt border that I've had for ages. And that little button embellie was being saved for 'something special'. Like my boy isn't something special! (Besides, I have plans to buy more and I can't do that if I still have the originals, right?!)
The challenge was to do a bit of distressing, not my usual style but not completely out of my comfort zone. I sprayed the cardstock with Studio Calico Mister Huey Dark Calico mist, distressed the edges of the papers and inked the edge of the photo matt, to help it stand out a bit more. I also used a felt border for a different texture. Incidentally, this is a scraplift of a layout by a friend of mine and it's based on prompt 1 - paper strips (I think!)
Prompt 6 - Print it out!
The printable elephants on this card were a friday freebie from Little Musings ages ago and aren't available anymore. I coloured them with Promarkers (grown-up felt-tips!) and used just a scrap of some American Crafts paper to matt it. I'm not a hydrid convert, I'm afraid; I can't be doing with all the colouring-in or cutting-out. I also don't think it looks quite the same as proper printed papers and embellishments - unless the scrapper is really talented, you can tell what was printed out at home. That said, I have the rest of a sheet of elephants and another of birthday dinosaurs that I would use to make cards or on the occasional layout. And it's always good to try new techniques!
Don't worry, I haven't forgotten about prompt 1 but I haven't given that card yet (and I know the recipient reads my blog) so you'll have to wait a little longer!!