Sunday, October 15, 2017

Love

Hello friends!  I did this layout for CSI Design Team.  I have this sweet photo of my granddaughter Kenzie when she was three.  Please join us in some fun here at CSI!!


Please see the challenge:

 


This is how I solved this case:

The Scheme:  I used all 5 colors
The Evidence:  Polka Dots, Butterflies, Texture Paste, Sprinkles
The Testimony:  Love - Be Your Beautiful Self


Please see the close-ups!



Here you can see the various papers and micro beads - plus the beautiful flowers.


I used punches on the outside of the paper and you can see the stencil  plus modeling paste which I then added watercolor.


Again you can see the layers and micro beads.


I added various layer behind the photo.

Here is a list of items that I used -

Martha Stewart punches - Deco Fan and Arch Lattice
Tim Holtz - Leaves die cut
Prima - Flowers; Stencil
Michael's - Love (word); Small blue Micro Beads
Prills - Bronze Micro Beads
Stampin' Up - The Background Stamp
My Stash - Papers, Modeling Paste

Thank you for looking and have a great day!

Hugs – Ginger
 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Baby Blue Eyes

This little one is my youngest grandson Jaxson.  I did this layout for More Than Words.


The word inspiration is Delicate and we had to use fabrics.


Our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.
The challenge is open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages only.
Make sure to carefully read our instructions below.
Word Inspiration - DELICATE
Creative Challenge - FABRICS
What does the word DELICATE inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the actual word somewhere on your project 
or simply be inspired by it.  Since, as you are aware, words 
are an integral part of our challenges, we want to know 
how this month's word stimulated your creative process, 
so please do explain in your blog post how it inspired you!

For our creative challenge this month, we ask that you incorporate on your project some type(s) of FABRIC! You can decide to either do some lacing with your favourite satin ribbon, include a lovely piece of vintage lace, decorate with some burlap or even go trendy by adding a touch of denim. Dress up your project in whatever textile your creative heart fancies!

VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER ABOUT MTW RULES!
To be eligible to win, you have to incorporate both requirements of the challenge, 
the word inspiration and the creative challenge.
Just look at our designers' projects and descriptions as examples.

You must also include our board image as well as a link to our blog in your entry post.  AND you may combine our challenge with no more than 2 other challenge


(http://morethanwordschallenge.blogspot.ca/)

Here are my close-ups:


You can see here I used various papers, fabric, lace, and leather.  I used these flowers by Prima.


I used my computer on the Baby Blue Eyes, a stamp and stencil for the background then added watercolor and the sprinkling of color.


I also added the blue and bronze micro beads to the background and the flowers.


You can see here all the layering that I did.

This was a great challenge.  When I noticed the word Delicate I could not think of anything more fitting than a picture of a baby.  They are so delicate and sweet!  

Thank you for looking and may you have a wonderful day!



Hugs – Ginger

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tennis

Hello my friends!  I did this layout for the design team at CSI.


This is my sweet granddaughter Paityn.  Is learning how to play tennis.  However she really does not like it and would prefer to just stay home.  But her parents think otherwise.

Here is the challenge:




This is how I solved the case:

The Scheme:  Used all 5 colors
The Evidence:  Floral Print, Flowers, Leaves
The Testimony:  Tennis - Do your best; believe in yourself; make it happen

Here are the close-ups:






Isn't she lovely!

Here are the items that I used:

Metal heart - Hobby Lobby
Papers - Prima- Authentique
Butterflies - Michaels
Flowers - Prima & Michales Arts & Craft
Leaves - Tim Holts Die cut

Thank you for looking!


Hugs – Ginger

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Fearless

Hello friends!  I did this layout for More Than Words Challenge.  I love their challenges.  This one was grunge and you had to use the word Fearless.

This is my layout.


I love this photo of my Mom.  She passed away two years ago but I thought of this black and white photo would go perfect with grunge.  This paper I found and I thought it would work.

Here is the challenge.

September 2017 Main Challenge
FEARLESS & GRUNGE

It's September, and in the North, people are saying 'Where has the Summer gone?!' 
and in the South, people are happy that it is finally Spring!  
Wherever you are though, September is a great month to scrapbook,
 so hopefully you will join in on our new Main Challenge!

Along with a fabulous challenge, we have a surprise for you...
a new amazing manufacturer has joined our sponsor lineup
and thanks to them, we can offer not 2, but 3 random prizes this month,
along with our usual list of merit and mystery prizes...
So definitely extra incentive to play along!
Our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.
The challenge is open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages only.
Make sure to carefully read our instructions below.
Word Inspiration - FEARLESS
Creative Challenge - GRUNGE
What does the word FEARLESS inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the actual word somewhere on your project 
or simply be inspired by it.  Since, as you are aware, words 
are an integral part of our challenges, we want to know 
how this month's word stimulated your creative process, 
so please do explain in your blog post how it inspired you!

GRUNGE is defined as a deliberately untidy and uncoordinated style. Whether it focuses on dark colours, a distressed or stained look, punk graffiti, messy designs, one thing's for certain... you have to not be scared of taking risks.  So be fearless and let's get grungy!

VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER ABOUT MTW RULES!
To be eligible to win, you have to incorporate both requirements of the challenge, 
the word inspiration and the creative challenge.
Just look at our designers' projects and descriptions as examples.

You must also include our board image as well as a link to our blog in your entry post.  AND you may combine our challenge with no more than 2 other challenges.

(http://morethanwordschallenge.blogspot.ca/)

Please see the close-ups!

 





This was the first time I tried doing a layout in grunge and I rather like it!  Thank you for looking and have a great day!


Hugs – Ginger


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Together

Hello friends!  I did this sweet layout for the Design Team at CSI Color Stories Inspiration.  I love everything about this challenge.


This picture is so dear to me.  It is my granddaughter Paityn and her little brother Jaxson.  It is so sweet.  
 
Here is the challenge:



 

Here is how I solved this case:

The Scheme:  I used all five colors
The Evidence:  Polka Dots, Flowers, String
The Testimony:  Together - On the tag it says:  This is my sweet granddaughter and her little brother.  She is so sweet and gentle with him.  They are sitting underneath a large tree and the breeze is so calming.  I love days like this.

Please see the close-ups!

 
I added various flowers and used a die-cut for the leaves.


You can see here the various layers of papers that I used.  


I cut out a circle, added flowers, and used a die-cut for the word together.  I also used micro beads.


Again you can see the papers and this sweet little butterfly.

Here is a list of products that I used.

Papers - Various papers in my stash
Corrugated white and brown paper - Michaels
Butterflies (Large ones and small one) - Michaels
Martha Stewart Circle Cutter
Flowers - Michaels -
Tim Holtz - Die Cuts Leaves
Prima - Micro Beads

Thank for for looking and have a great day!

Hugs – Ginger

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Painting

Hello my friends!  I did this layout for the Design Team at CSI.  This is my granddaughter Paityn and she loves to paint.  So her mom signed her up at Painting With A Twist this summer.  She did extremely well and we are all so very proud of her.


Here is the case:


Here is how I solved this case:

The Scheme:  I used all 5 colors
The Evidence:  Stripes, Triangles, School Theme Stuff
The Testimony:  Painting

Here are my close-ups!


I used a stencil and cut out the triangles and just placed them throughout the layout.   I also used twine and various flowers plus added leaves.


I used twine to add the letters.


I cut out this banner, added the stitching and then Paityn.



I printed off my computer this easel but I added this paint brush.

Thank you for looking and may you have a great day!



Hugs – Ginger

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Winner

Hello friends!  I did this layout for the Design Team at CSI.  


This is my granddaughter Kenzie at a swimming party after they won their basketball tournament.  That is the medal she received.  She was the number one scorer for her team and we are so proud of her accomplishments.

Here is the challenge from CSI:



Here is how I solved this case:

The Scheme:  I used all five colors
The Evidence:  Fags, Banner, Twine, Triangles
The Testimony:  Winner - On the tag behind her photo it says:  We are so proud of you Kenzie and your team for a job well done this season in basketball.  Each one of you played an awesome game and the medal says it all.  We love you and your accomplishment!

Here are the close-ups!


I used corrugated cardstock to place the photo on and then used twine around it.  I also added micro beads and twine to so I could pull the tag out.


I used flowers, and chipboard and painted the ends red.


I tore the white cardstock and placed it on this paper.  I cut out the triangles and added the letters to spell Winner. 


I used a stencil, watercolors, micro beads, stamp, and flowers!

Here is a list of items that I used:

Bazzell white cardstock
Chipboard - SA Crafters
Butterflies, Beads, Twine - Michaels
Stencil - Prima
Stamp, Watercolors - My stash

Thank you for looking and hope you have a wonderful day!




Hugs – Ginger