The entries are great and I can see that choosing a winner is going to get harder as you talented ladies have a go at the challenges.
Black & White and Purple - Just stunning. Drop me an email Kirsten, I have a copy of the Innovations Magazine to send to you.
Don't be daunted by a double layout. As you may notice the sketch actually has five photos, but I have only used three. I have filled the other two spaces with embellishments instead. You could also use these spaces as journalling spots too. I have similar photos to keep the flow of a double page, but used different types of embellishments on each page to symbolise the 'well done' by using stars and the foliage for our country environment.
I thought that I would up-the-anti a little with a double page. Remember to email your creation to email@example.com by Sunday 5th July 2009
TIP: When doing double page layouts. Both pages should flow from one to the other.
Good luck and I will share my example with you on Wednesday.
I came across these instructions for making a mini pizza box. So I gave the flowers and brads a good showing on this cute little card set. I have used Green Tara Flowers in pink and chocolate brown as well as some heart, loopy and 5mm round brads. All these are also available in store.
Have a great week and stay warm. A new challenge will be set tomorrow and I will post my example on Wednesday. Tuesday will see a more tips for using paper flowers.
Issue No. 2 has some beautiful layouts in it (including one
TOP TIP: Distressing...takes on many forms. Something as simple as swiping an ink pad around the edge of your paper or cardstock. To wetting the edges of your paper with a cue tip or fine paint brush and rolling the wet edge towards you with your fingers. Sanding/tearing and crumpling your papers are other ways you can distress your papers. For those of you with Cuttlebugs, Emboss your papers first then sand over the embossing to expose the white core is a great easy way to distress.
Stay warm & dry.
Have a great weekend.
TOP TIP: in these harder time of economic doom and gloom, when choosing papers for your layouts, choose papers that you can use to create your own embellishments. Adding a little Dimensional Magic to a hand cut shape or using some foam tape will give your layouts a whole new look.
I will be bringing you a new challenge each fortnight and all will keep you creative and motivated. As Fiona said you have to be in to win.
Over the weekend I stayed inside and organised all the brads that arrived from America. Some very cute little Tutu's for your dancing girls, Lady bugs for spring layout and Tools for the handy men in your life. Some other brads along with spots and striped papers by Heidi Grace will be added shortly. I have purchased some Heidi Swapp products and they too will be in the shop soon.
Here's a wee look at what's coming ...
I have recently made orders to replenish stock. Cardstock colours and Kaisercraft pearls. The Innovations issue No. 1 is back in stock, so if you missed out you can order this now. The next issue is out early/mid June. Another great looking magazine and this one has Julia's layouts in it too. Keep a look out for them.
Julia will have another challenge for you soon. She has come up with some great ideas for the coming challenges and of course there will be great rewards!