Friday, September 16, 2011

The dawning day

Another week has whizzed by and I just don't seem to get to my scrap room at nights these days. .... to tired most nights. So today I am going back three weeks to some creations made at Raincliff at the Embellish It Crop.

Tania had included lots of challenges over the weekend including supplying us with a Kaiser Kit to create with.  I opted for a layout with the lovely bright papers.  Another challenge was to include sewing on the page so I stitched some leaves onto the layout with the templates and cotton which was also given to us from a sponsor.  We were very spoilt.

I used a Martha Stewart flower punch for a border. 
A closeup of the stitching.
Another challenge was an altered background.  This was really going outside my comfort zone as while I consider myself creative I find altered backgrounds usually require artiness (which is challenging for me). However with only 2 hours left to go until the challenges closed I had no time to ponder and just had to 'DO IT'.  I took a newly purchased Dusty Attic border and used it as a mask and sprayed some plain card stock with Glimmermist.  It ended up my quickest page to date at 1 hour 20 minutes.  I used the back of the DA template so will be able to use it on another project. 
The photo was taken from our laundry door (and is the ever changing view we have most days from our Kitchen window).  I was playing around with the landscape setting on the camera which knitted three shots together.  The punch is my favourite EKSuccess one and the leaf flourish is "Flourish with a Bling" available from Embellish It. The black alpha are Tim Holtz.

Another challenge was to include a beach or snow photo.  This was the closest to a beach photo that I had with me.

While most will probably be settling into watching the big game tonight I think I will take a look in the scrap room and try and get inspired to finish a couple of projects planned last weekend.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for the comments received this week.  They are truly appreciated.

Until next time......    Have a great weekend.


Rachel F said...

LOVE your landscape layout Diane - does not look like it was a challenge for you at all. Just stunning!

Embellish It said...

I never saw that sunrise layout Diane. Well done, isnt it fun going outside your comfort zone once in a while (especially when the results are great!)Thats the idea of the challenges - to challenge!

Trace said...

Fantastic layouts Dianne and what an amazing view you have.

Joanne said...

Well done Dianne!!! 1hr 20 thats soooo impressive. Awesome photo and layout!! You will have to show me sometime how you did that