Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A2Z Scraplets Easter Challenges

This weekend I participated in an old style cybercrop run by A2Z Scraplets with a number of challenges being presented over the weekend and due by 9pm last night. It was the first one I'd participated in in ages. They used to be the norm when I first started scrapping and luckily due to the poor weather we stayed home Easter Sunday and Monday so I was able to get 6 of the 10 challenges done. It was great fun and got the creative juices flowing. So sorry for the long post but here are the 6 layouts I produced:
**All challenges included the use of at least one piece of chipboard**

Challenge 1 was a sketch challenge:

And here is the sketch it was based on:

I included an A2Z Scraplet monster on my page, which I painted white and added detail with black pen.

Challenge 2 was to include a hexagon on your page

I stencilled some hexagons using paint. I included a chipboard fence on my page.
Here is a close up of my cluster including a Charms Creations super star.

Challenge 3 was a tic tac toe challenge

I chose the left column and included chevrons, embossing and mixed media on my page.

And here are some close ups: 
I added beads and Viva Decor texture paste to my layout.

I heat embossed the top of my chipboard letters. Originally, there were painted blue with white embossing but then realised the photos were more black/grey so swiped black ink over them which gave them a more grungy feel and fitted in better with the page.

Challenge 4 was a colour challenge

And here is my page:

And a couple of close ups: 

My cluster including a chipboard bear and a Rainbow Splendour felt bow.

I used an A2Z Scraplet chipboard title which I painted yellow.

Challenge 5 was white with 1 other colour. I chose gold.

I had some gold and white project life cards on my desk so used a couple of them and found some other gold bits and pieces.

Some close ups:
A Charms Creations X and O

Some beads, gold thread, a tag and some die cut gold foil card.

A project life card, with some beads and gold thread.

Finally, Challenge 6 which was to do a layout about yourself.

I must admit by this stage I was feeling a bit scrapped out and don't really like the stamping on the finished layout as it was a bit rushed.

Anyway here's some close ups of the clusters including Peterloo flowers and some chipboard scrolls which I sprayed with black Dylusions. However, I sprayed them in a box lid that had some old Lindy's Stamp Gang green spray on it and the Dylusions loosened it so when I swiped up some of the surplus ink with my chipboard the green got onto it. It actually ended up with quite a nice effect.

If you've made it to the end. Thank You

Judith xx

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