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30 June 2014

Some Challenge Entries

This is a very quick post to show two challenge entries, before they close! 

The first entry is for June's Scrap the Boys. the challenge was to scrap a 5"x7" photo or larger. I went through some old photos and found a few to choose from. The one I decided on was a 6"x9" photo of my son playing soccer taken over 10 years ago. I had just learnt the sunburst technique and thought it would lend it self perfectly to this layout. So, here it is:

I used all Close to my Heart products on this layout. The Patterned paper is from the Ariana paper collection, as is the green cardstock. I used black cardstock for the base and stitched the stars and border along the edges of the sunburst using the stitch guide ruler.  I used two stamp sets - Love Life (for the stars) and Framework Alphabet for the title.  After stamping the title, I coloured in the letters with watercolour pencils, and then stitched around them. it wasn't a difficult layout to put together, but I think the result was very effective.

Here are a few closeups.
The sunburst
Close up of star stitching and stamping

Close up of border stitching

Largest star - stamping and stitching

Close up of title

The next layout is from a sketch (#271) by Jenny Evans for Creative Scrappers. I loved the simplicity of this sketch and stuck pretty closely to it, other than that I used two photographs, rather than just one. (Apologies for the quality of the photo, but it's late at night and the lighting is bad.)

Once again, I used all Close to My Heart products. The cardstock and patterned papers come from the Timberline pack. I stitched some more using the Stitch guide, and the canvas letters and metal embellishments were from an embellishment pack I was able to purchase on special during June. Here's a close up of the canvas letters and some of the stitching. 

Hope you like my layouts!

Till next time, happy days!


Anne P said...

The sun burst is fabulous and I LOVE The stitching on your stars and the title. But then again I do like my stitching :) Thanks for playing along at Scrap the Boys.

Rikki Graziani said...

This is amazing love love love everything. Thanks for playing along with STB's

Nancy said...

Hi, Francine! It was lovely to hear from you. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
These layouts are fabulous! I really like that sunburst technique, and all the pretty stitching on the stars!
Have a great day! :o)