Thursday, 24 April 2008

Scraplift and stamping challenge!

This page was done for two challenges for a group on named Critique Group #3 that I am joined. The hostess sets a few challenges every month just for fun. One of the challenges is a scrap lift of another member's LO, this month I chose Kellmorris's Proud LO. As you can see my layout is very similar to Kell's, just a few changes!

The other challenge was to stamp on your layout!!! I have used a white acrylic paint and some children's sponge alpha stamps for the title! Ages ago there was a free stamp set with Scrap Book Inspirations magazine, I have cut the stamp up, probably will regret it at some point, but I knew what I wanted so I did it, lol. I used the two flowers from this set. For both the name and the flowers I painted on the white with a paintbrush, sorry no photos as anyone who knows me will tell you I get SO MESSY when inking or painting, who am I kidding, it's all the time when I am crafting, lol!!! So I wasn't going near my camera! I used the the little accents (along side the photo) from the same set, I inked them up with cats eye bronze.

The papers came from a kit, called Top Dog by Daisy Hill, that MIL kindly gave me. The card stock is bazzill.

The paw print was done by cutting a piece of card a bit bigger than the stamp, covering the card with Versa Mark, and embossing. I used Heat It Up copper! When the powder melted I added more powder and then re-heated, I done this 4 times! When I felt that it was thick enough I quickly stamped the paw print into it. I then cut around the paw print. I thought my stamp was clean, but there must of been black in still on it, but it worked really good I think!

There is a journaling tag explaining Skye's original name, (Barrooon Cluedo, the Kennel Club pick the names, Skye's name comes from the Breeder's Kennel name and then they just pick a topic, it happened to be board games, lol. The breeder's said that they are going to choose the names from now on!), and how excited the girls were when we brought her home! It is underneath the S in Skye's name. The pull part is a little dog house sticker that I place on some card and then cut around the dog house, and left a big square for the journaling.

The Embossing powder paint and papers were the only things that weren't bought at Paper Paradise!