Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Celebrate ...You

Recently Shelli Gardner, CEO and Co-Founder of Stampin' Up!, started her own blog. You can find it here. On it she has announced her first Creative Challenge, for any project - using the word 'Celebrate'.

I decided that my entry would be a 12 x 12 Scrapbook page...and here it is:



All materials I have used are available from Stampin' Up! The background cardstock is Certainly Celery textured 12x12 cardstock. The next layer is Pretty in Pink cardstock and has been faux stitched around the edges using a paper piercer and white gel pen. The next layer is a piece of Spring Fling DSP. There is also a strip of Whisper White textured cardstock across the centre, and the photo frame is So Saffron cardstock. the 'celebrate ...you' sentiment has been made using On Board Lots of Letters Chipboard - coloured white using white Embossing Powder (three layers) and then Heat and Stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds.



The three flowers are from the On Board Blossoms and Basics Chipboard and have been covered in Spring Fling and Spring Showers DSP. The flower centres are decorative silver brads from the Styled Silver Hodge Podge set available in the current Stampin' Up! Spring Mini Catalogue. The flower stems and leaves are Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon.

I have pierced the So Saffron layer using a paper piercer and have also sponged the edges in So Saffron Classic Ink, and mounted the whole thing up on Dimensionals. The embellishment on the bottom left hand corner of the photo is an Aluminium Edge tag and has covered piece of On Board Blossoms and Basics Chipboard on it. Again, the DSP is Spring Fling. The beautiful girl is my daughter :-).




The Challenge is open to anyone...so if you'd like to participate...start creating! This challenge closes on 31st August...plenty of time left, and you need to leave a comment on Shelli's blog so she knows you've particpated.

All the best,
Sam.

9 comments:

sarah_j_k said...

Sam this is just GORGEOUS!! Everything just works beautifully on this layout - fabulous job!

S x

Michelle said...

What a beautiful layout! I love everything about it! Do you mind if I link to it in my Friday blog list?

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Sam... another GORGEOUS creation.
Great Job!!!

Sarah
xx

Karen said...

Hey Sam - this is soooooooooo pretty! You have done a super fabo job on this one!!

Karen
xo

Tamara said...

That is totally beautiful! You photographed it so well too--I always have a hard time capturing the dimension in a photo.

Tanja said...

Sweet! Love it!

tracy said...

dont you do gorgeous kids? lol....looooove the layout. So simple but the layering is spot on. My eyes just ate it up! If you know what I mean :)

Makeesha Byl said...

Oh wow Sam, So exciting to see you back into blogging!!! AND I don't know why you gave up scrapbooking as you are super good at it!!! I love this page, a beautiful job.
You take care and good to hear hubby is looking after you well :)
Love Keesh x

Ellen said...

This is super cute!