Sunday, November 8, 2009

Lots of crafting done! WooHoo!

Last night I attended the Life on the {scrap}beach On-line Crop. OMG! It was so much fun. Lots of chat and learned a few new things too! This lovely group does a monthly virtual Crop on their Ustream channel. There are 6 challenges that we can complete and here are a few I have done thus far. I did not do them in order.
Challenge #2:
The second challenge is try something new on a layout! I just got some Tim Holtz Perfect Pearl powders for the first time on Friday so I made a mist and used it on my snowmen and bottom snow. This is really hard to photograph but I did try.

This is a close-up using super-macro feature on my camera. I have no idea how to capture this effect in a photograph so I'm open to suggestions.

Challenge #4: The fourth challenge is to create an entire layout without ever using your paper trimmer once! You can use other cutting implements, but no paper trimmers! I only used my craft knife and my Cricut. I didn't like the look of the Zooballoo cartridge Hippo as it was cut so I cut the shadow image for the body then increased my size and cut the regular image and cut off the head part. I then free cut my own snout and was much happier with the end result. I raised with pop-dots to give the dimension. This is the Fourth page in my girlfriends Safari baby mini so how fitting 4th page And challenge 4. It was meant to be.

and a close-up of the hippo!

The final challenge I was able to complete today was another page in my mini album.

Challenge #6: The sixth challenge is to make a layout about an animal. So I created a Monkey for the third page in the album. I had to free hand all the pieces but the tail. I used my celebrations cartridge and the party favor shadow cut. The branches are from the zooballoo cartridge and I just glittered them up. I still need a title but have not thought of anything clever yet.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my creations and reading my super long post! Hope everyone has a great week!


Brandy said...

This mini is going to amazing!!! Great job on all of the challenges over at the beach.

Robyn said...

This are SOOOO cute!! I love the monkey page the best!! Great job!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Thes are so cute!! I love your little critters and your layouts!!! You sure have been busy!!

Melanie Stanczyk said...

Hi there! I'm stopping by to thank you for stopping at my blog and leaving a message.

Look at your work! I love all the little animals-they are so dang cute with so much detail...and your cards-amazing!

It's nice to "meet" you!