Monday, September 20, 2010

Black & White Layout for a Challenge.

"Family Memories"  Here is a layout using up some scrapbooking stash.  Scraps of paper, an old arrow chipboard that I covered with paper from an old dictionary.  I used the same dictionary to create the 3 homemade flowers, I used a punch to punch out the flowers, then I inserted a homemade flower in the center of the lower one and added a pearl.   It's hard to see the 3rd flower since I made it tight and small so it would fit in the center of another flower.   I used 2 flowers from my flower stash, a clear button, some thread, a piece of canvas sticky back that I cut in half.  I also used my Close To My Heart stamps to stamp around the edges, I inked one part of the Maya Road pom pom  ribbon w/ black stazon and left one small piece of my pom pom ribbon white.  I used a few of Martha Stewart pearls, a brad and a small tag that says, "Family Memories".  This is a picture of my brother, his wife & step-son, a "New Beginning"  for him, they just got married at
the time of this picture.  He became a husband and dad all in one day!  It was fun using up some "Unused" stash.  The Maya Road pom pom trim was the only new product I used.  I am giving this layout to my brother and his wife to frame & hang in their new place.

Challenges I entered this layout in:
Ginger Snap Creations  Punches (used for 3 flowers)
The Wild Flower Patch Stripes (paper)
Alota Rubber Stamps  Handmade Flowers (I made 3)
Simple doodles  Color me with Dots (polka dot paper, dot ribbon)
Practical Scrappers  Ribbon (used stazon to color white ribbon)
Scrappy Frogs challenge  Flower Power (home made flowers)
Robyn's fetish challenge blog  Keep It Simple
Stampin Sanity  One Layer Wonder (technically I did use only 1 layer of paper under the picture)
10  Belli challenge  B themed embellishments (button, black, brad)
 11  Scrappekammeret  2 different pattern papers & 1 text (paper & text on dictionary flowers)
12  Lexi"s creations  Use a photo
13  Alphabet Challenge Blog  U for unused stash (paper, flowers, clear button, chipboard)


  1. Great layout! Love the embellishments and the black and white color scheme gives it an elegant look. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

  2. Wow what a layout! Love all the different parts; and the elegant black&white. Great picture!
    Thanks for playing at Scrappekammeret.
    Hugs Guro

  3. Beautiful layout. Love your handmade flower and the pom-poms. This is a lovely picture of your family. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

    Please join our sister challenge Scrapping With I Did It Creations sometime.

  4. Nice page, like the simple and fun border at the edges very much. Thank´s for joining IDIC!

  5. I love this layout so beautiful. The colour scheme is superb!

    Thanks for joining us at IDIC xx

  6. Cute! This is a great layout. Check out all those challenges!

  7. This is a great layout, a brilliant picture and I love the clean and simple look to the page!! Thanks for joining our photo challenge at Lexi's creations this time and good luck, love Jacky xx

  8. Fantastic! I love the feel of the muted colors and placement of the elements - awesome LO! Thanks for sharing with us at StampInsanity!!

  9. Love it!!! This is linked up over at the Alphabet Challenge blog, but I don't see it listed in your challenge list?? But Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge, it's a gorgeous layout!!

  10. Beautiful layout...
    Thanks for joining our special launch challenge at SCSC, and good luck with the draw

  11. Very cool! Good idea to color the ribbon to meet your needs too! I also like your dictionary flowers and that border around the edges.

    Practical Scrappers

  12. Fabulous layout and your handmade flower is the perfect touch :D thanks for playing at LC

    hugs Lexi xxx

  13. what a beautiful page for a beautiful family!! thanks for joining us on SD :)

  14. This is a fabulous layout and I love the momochromatic scheme. Thanks for joining Lexi's Creations this week. Come back soon.

  15. Great LO, love the black and white! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  16. Pretty LO. Thanks for joining our challenge at I Did It Creations!

    Katja (IDIC-DT)

  17. a fab layout, it works really well in neutral colour! Thanks for joining in our Keep it Simple challenge this week at I Did it Creations! Gemma :)

  18. Lovely LO :)

    Thank you for joining us at IDIC :)

    Hugs Gurkiss

  19. Great layout and great picture on it! It's amazing how little color you need to make a great project!

  20. What an awesome layout! Love the colour combo, and straight lines of the layout! Thanks for joining us as Scrappekammeret,

  21. Ooooh, how pretty!!! What a beautiful picture and the black and white layout showcases it perfectly!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!

  22. A beautiful LO!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrappekammeret!
    Anette :)


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