02 May, 2009

NSBD Challenge

Today is the big day. National Scrapbooking Day. Yea! Get on over to Pages In Time http://pagesintimestoresite.ning.com/forum/categories/fun-and-games/listForCategory and join us for some Challenges , Games and Chat. The Design Team Has Been working overtime to put this day together for you and if you run and look you will see that we did an awsome job too. You Can Win Prizes. The one with the most points at the end will win a $10 gift certificate to the Pages In Time Online Store and then each of the challenges have a small individual prize that you could win. See mine below.
So here is my Challenge for you today. This is a Sketch I made for you all and there is one little Twist. I would like you to use some acrylic somewhere on this. You can make a Card or a Layout with this, whatever you have time for. I did a layout and you can see it here, below. You can use any type of acrylic, store bought, overlays, plastic packaging or milk cartons. Just get it posted over at Pages In Time in the gallery and in the corresponding forum discussion and then leave me a comment here too please by Midnight Monday the 4th and I will enter your name in the pot for a prize from me. This is the prize I will be giving out. These are some altered papers that I have made that make great backgrounds for cards and layouts, some fun stuff in blues and greens. Sorry about this photo but it was dark when I got these all together and it still is dark. There is also some of my hand made flowers a couple of hand made background stamps, these are so much fun I'll have to tell you more about that another time, some ribbons and a few patterened papers that go with everything. Have fun and good luck.

Plastic packaging is the best and what a great way to recycle. I just discovered milk cartons work well too.You can cut the plastic with sissors, paper cutter, and Big Shot or Cuttlebug. You can stamp on it, draw on it, run it through your Big Shot or Cuttlebug with the embossing folders and you can use Alcohol Inks on it. Theese are some of the pieces that I used for the flower bases.

This is my finished layout based on my sketch. I love my spider so much I named him Skip. LOL We have a million of these and sometimes they even come in the house. Not the best place for spiders. Here is a close up of smoe of the flowers I made for this. There will be a few like this in my prize.

I cut a large scalloped circle from a left over plastic wrap from a scrapbook kit I hac bought at Costoc last year. You can find plastic covering almost everything these days. Anyway I cut a smaller circle mask and then used alcohol inks to color the edges.

A close up of Skip and some of the flowers.

Don't forget to leave me a comment here when you upload your photo over on Pages In Time so I can enter you in the drawing for my prize .

Have Fun And I Hope To Hear From YOU Soon.


Aphra said...

Melissa, this is a fabulous technique! Can't wait to get at my milk jugs with the scissors! Your page is amazing...the members will surely be inspired. And your RAK is certainly worth playing for.

Barb said...

This is a beautiful layout! I LOVE all of the layers and textures... just fantastic.