Welcome to our October challenges! This month we are focusing on techniques, hopefully we can help you try something new, or revive a old technique you haven’t used for a while. Our DT girls have some great inspiration for you, so I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s take on these up in our Facebook gallery albums.
Louise here … October we are focusing on techniques.
One of my favourite ways to use patterned paper is to tear it.
I’m challenging you to use torn paper on your layouts.
For this month I’m using the Uniquely Creative “Drive & Fly” collection.
In my stash, I’ve had these photos of Hubby with his various cars over the years, so I’m putting them on layouts and getting an album together.
I’ve also had some fun with the Nuvo Crystal drops to create a fun stenciled background.
Can’t wait to see your take on “Torn paper” for this challenge.
Good morning folks, Julie here
The theme for the month is “Challenge Yourself”
and the challenge I have set is to use the Glad wrap (plastic wrap) technique.
If you do not know of this technique I show you how it is done at the beginning of the video below.
I have used this technique to create the background for my layout.
The featured product for the month is patterned paper and I am using
The sprays I used for my background are:-
Glimmermist – Pumpkin Spice, Sandy Beach and Iridescent Gold
Dylusions Ink Spray – Lemon Zest
Chalkboard Spray – Firefly
Perfect Pearls Mist – Mandarin
All of the patterned papers have had the edges inked using a black ink cube.
The grid papers are cut 3 1/2″ x 4″.
Each of these 6 rectangles were then matted onto
from Wall of Frame
paper and then matted these onto black cardstock.
I also cut one of the larger frames from the Wall of Frame
paper to hold my journaling.
Using Lifestyle Craft’s Nesting Flower die I cut four layers from Home Grown
After I had inked the edges I scrunched them up to add some interest and dimension.
Art Glitter glue was used to attach the layers to each other.
One of the small wood buttons
in the centre completed each flower.
I cut some leaves from the Family Ties
paper using my Memory Box Cottage Leaf die.
I had also fussy cut several flowers from the Home Grown
to embellish the page.
and punched one of the long edges on the Family Ties
using a Matha Stewart punch.
These two strips along with two of the larger fussy cut flowers
create a cluster at the top left area of my page.
A small fussy cut flower is attached at each end of my banner.
I also added a blue gem
to the centre of each pennant.
I have heat embossed the chipboard before attaching it to the layout.
Here is my process video that shows how to do the “Glad wrap” technique
I have used an assortment of sprays for this but you can use all sorts of media,
magical, perfect pearls, acrylic paint, the choice is yours.
Can’t wait to see what you create
Please upload your entries to the correct album in our Private Facebook Chat Group by 11.55 pm, 31st October 2021 to be eligible for the prize.
The prize is by random draw. This month’s prize is an Stencil set.
International entries are welcome, however, due to international postage cost, the prize is a little surprise in the post.