And I will bury my soul in a scrapbook, with the photographs there and the moths.
~Leonard Cohen

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dusty Attic DT Inspired Challenge

So I finally made a layout, it's been weeks! WEEKS! Far too long since I've touched anything scrappy. As soon as I saw the challenge over in the Dusty Attic forum, I knew I had to give it a go! It was the Dusty Attic DT Inspired Challenge, inspired by Finnabair's style! Love her style, I have always admired it from afar, thinking jeez I could never do something like that but it looks amazing when she does it. Well this challenge made me go out of my element, WAAAAY out of my element into Finn's. =)

Here is what I came up with.





















Obviously you have to prime your pieces before going to town with your mists, well my little dilemma was that I didn't have Gesso and REALLY didn't feel like running to Michaels to buy some. So I in place of that, I used white crackle paint, then I removed my picture and totally went all out with my Tattered Angels Glimmer mists, Tattered Leather and touches of Candy Apple Red.





















This layout in real life..oh my the glimmer effect is unreal! It's divine







I had an awesome time giving this challenge a go. It was amazing to dabble in Finn's world for a while. I am sure I will be giving this style another whirl soon. Could you imagine, a rugged boy layout or a pretty pink/purple girly layout..hmm...wheels are spinning. Oh buddy!

Alright, I'll leave ya guys now.
Time for a snack and vegging!
♥ Karen

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Stuck?! Sketch Reveal--June 1st

So I have been sick for about 2 wks now...went to the doc..to find out I have Mono! Wonderful! Yay! Just what I wanted =)

So needless to say I have been keeping myself drugged up lol and sleeping my days away..in other words..not even scrapping...haven't touched any of my stuff in wks, its nuts!

But I do have something to share with you. It's the June 1st Stuck?! sketch.



















Here is my take:
For this layout I used MME So Sophie.





















Alright, well that is it for now. Be sure to stop by Stuck?!'s blog to see the others gals take on this great sketch.

Hmmm...maybe I might have enough energy sometime this weekend to get a page done, we shall see...

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
♥ Karen

Friday, June 3, 2011

Scrap That! June Reveal & Blog Hop

Hey ladies!! Welcome to the reveal of the Scrap That! June kit, along with the kick off of the blog hop. Starting today at 10 am MST and ending at midnight June 5th. So be sure to join in on the fun for your chance to win a prize!

If you have just arrived here from Janis's blog, then you are in the correct place! If not, head back to the Scrap That! blog and join us.

Today I'm going to share with you projects using the Scrap That! June "Afternoon Tea" kit, featuring the beautiful Webster's Pages "Ladies and Gents" paper collection.

Here is my first layout, the picture was taken earlier this month from our vacation to Georgia/Florida, this was taken in Cumberland Island-such a gorgeous little Island in Georgia. This layout was made entirely with the Main kit contents. =)
Earlier this week I was inspired by Tomoko to use my border punch in a new way, punch your border then crinkle it up a bit before adhering to your page...creates great dimension.



















Check out the lovely Dusty Attic clock that came in the kit! Gorgeous! I simply painted it with cream acrylic paint then touched up the edges with brown ink.












As for my 2nd layout, a more simple design with a basic flower cluster as my main touch.
Love the green and teal color combo with this one... I kept the design of this one more simple to allow the picture to be the center of focus as there is alot of greenery in the picture.





















The technique item in this kit was "flower soft", my first time playing with this stuff and oh so very cool! Great texture to add to flowers!! Here you can see a closeup of the flower soft on the blooms. Awesome, right?!
















Here's my 3rd layout using this kit. Ok ok ok first off, this color combo is sooooo not my usual type. I normally go for neutrals..um bright pink/lime green..FAR from neutrals! But you know what? I loved it!! Its so bright and fun!
























Remember, that in order to qualify for the Grand Prize of a fully loaded Scrap That! paper crafting kit you must:
1. Visit all 7 blogs on the hop, leave a comment and become a follower of each.
2. Go to the Scrap That! Facebook Page and become a friend.
3. Go to the Scrap That! Social Community and become a member.

Ok ok enough chitter chatter, you can now hop on over to you rnext blog, which is LG's blog.

We hope you all had good fun hopping with us today, thank you so much for playing along! Watch out for the Scrap That! newsletter on June 23rd to see of you were the lucky winner!

♥ Karen

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Scrap That! June Sneak

Alright, here is a little sneak of the Scrap That! June kit, just alittle bit to hol dyou over til our full reveal and blog hop on June 3rd at 10am MST. Be sure to join us for a chance to win a FAB prize!!













Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Off to work for me! YAY! =)♥ Karen

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