Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Round Three of Card Diva Supreme Tournament 2014

Good Morning Peeps,

Well here we are on round three. The card challenge is all about doodling. There can be no stamping, no cutout images. No flowers and the only Alpha characters on the card have to be hand drawen.

So I have taken this challenge and ramped it up....I got out my copper sheeting and stylus and doodled and Zentangled to my hearts content.  I then heat stressed the copper, rubbed some black ink to accentuate the designs and last but not least got out my turquuoise embossing powder to accentuate my butterfly doodles and the writing.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ok here is my card submission for the Supreme Scrapbook Tournament 2014 Round two.

Card: Monochromatic in 3D

  • Theme:                  You can choose your own theme

  • Colour Card:           The monochromatic color scheme for your card is up to you

  • Card dimension:     Free

  • You must use:        The card has to have 3D elements. This can be a stepper card, a 3D dimension when opening the card (like pop-up elements)

  • You can not use:You are restricted from using black anywhere on the card, including: pen lines, any kind of ink or paint, journaling or any other element.  There is not to be black on the card. You can not use brown to antique elements unless brown is the colour you choose for your monochromatic colour scheme.   You are not allowed to use cutting machines.

  • You can use :           Use any store bought or home made embellishments that are in your colour scheme 
    You are allowed to make your own as long as you don't use a cutting machine to make them. Only scissors are allowed for these cut elements.

  • Enter your photos:
       Enter 2 photos of your card if necessary to fully show what you have created. For example, a photograph of your card closed and one of your card open. 
       Taking 2 photographs is NOT mandatory.

So with out further adeu

My color palette was once again browns ranging from tan right up to that lovely dark walnut distress ink and embossing powder.  I also used a lot of Frayed burlap ink .  I apologize that about the lighting in the photos as it was well after sunset so no daylight to help.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Round Two of the Supreme Scrapbooking Tournament

Good Morning Scrappy Peeps!

 Happy Valentines day to you all!

So it looks like I have made through to round two of the tournament. Thanks to my voters I did much better than I anticipated so once again a heartfelt and humble thank you for your belief in my work.

For this round of the tournament we were required to do another double page layout in a monochromatic scheme of our choosing. There could be NO BLACK....seriously that is my go to color....but no black it must be to qualify. Then they tossed in a minimum of ONE black and white photo (the only black allowed). In addition to all of that at least one photo must cross both pages.   I wasn't sure if it had to be the B&W but as luck would have it I was able to do two crossing the page.

Memories of a Puppy

 So I chose browns as my Monochromatic color scheme. Which is right up my vintage style alley anyway.  So once again I scrapped from the stash only having to reprint the one puppy under the table photo to meet the B&W criteria.   The background paper is actually re-purposed cardstock from a stack of paper that got a wee bit soggy and warpped but you can hardly tell at all after I was done.   I used a lot of my Ranger distress inks on what started as Beige background. Frayed Burlap, Walnut, Vintage Photo and with my Copics I brought in the Dark Umbra for the writing.

I am a texture girl and I like lots of it in my work. So to do so and keep the Monchromatic theme was a bit of a challenge for me. However, the stash did not fail me . Twine, and wooden beads allowed me to create a creative dog collar for this little girl with the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Alpha Tiles were perfect with the assorted browns used. I matted MIA on a Chocolate brown scrap of cardstock to make them pop.

 I like to make dog collars on my page but I didn't have the proper color buckle or leather so again out came the beads along with the Tim Holtz Bronze jump rings and Muse Tokens  - from which I chose Unique and Thoughts.....because the photos of my Son showing such tenderness and vulnerability with this puppy was unique and not something many people get to see. Thoughts because my head is filled with thoughts about how this poor little thing is doing and what sort of life did it end up living with its careless owners. 

I found some material like stuff in my stash of scraps and I liked the airy feel it gave along with added texture. It is under both vertical photos on the edge of each page..

Well that is it for now. I will be back in a bit with my Card submission for round two as soon as I sort out in my head just what and how I am gonna do it. LOL

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Supreme International Scrapbooking Tournament 2014

Good Morning Everyone!  Yes here I am once again popping in to share some creative bits.  These two pieces are for the International Supreme Scrapbooking Tournament of which I am lucky enough to be one of the 12 members on Team Canada. I might add that I am in the company of some very talented ladies that ensure Team Canada is gonna be a force to reckon with.

This event goes for eight weeks  and there were be several challenges to be completed until we are down to a head to head competition. The tournament is starting out with 200 people world wide. At the end of this first challenge only a 100 will move on.  There are two divisions a scrapbooking and mixed media group and a card making group.

Our first challenge for the Card Divas as we are known is to make an ATC (Artist Trading Card) that represents a quote or pharse aboout home.  The restrictions were that it had to have the quote/ saying about home visible on the card, no flowers, no spray inks no images of a house. Nothing cut from a machine.

So for my piece I have pulled out the scraps of Graphic 45 papers, Rangers Stickles and Distress Inks, Tim Holtz Gears, and beaded chaain, I am not sure where the clock image came from as it was a scrap too.

The Scrapbooking Divas had a home themed challenge as well, it had to be a double page spread with the theme of 1000 steps from my home. It must contain a minimum of three photos, no spray inks and must contain a minimum of 50 words of visible journaling.

So my take away from this is that of the 1000's of photos that I take in a year...very few are outside my house in my neighbor hood. In fact I had to go all the way back to photos from 1998 to do this project. I will have to work on that.

So for this challenge I used Candian Scrapbookers Super stock white cardstock, Rangers Distress Inks, Tim Holtz trims, Making Memories Rub on Letters ( now there is a blast from my stash, lol), Sizzix brick die, and window box die from the Tim Holtz collection. Oh and my Trusty Zig writer.

So I am proud to say that every single bit of this was from the stash (my goal in this challenge is to use up what I have and only replace adhesives). A word to the wise.... don't let your 6 month old puppy hang with you unless you want to change your whole design. After spending hours cutting and trimming out the bricks I left them on the table and went to the bathroom. Pleases note that I was not smart enough to lock up the puppy and as a result found my self short a few brick pieces and of a much different shape than I had intended.  Upon reflection I think Caine did me a favour but I wasn't feeling it at the time.

The title is Looking through My Windows