Thursday, April 11, 2013

Girls Day Out

What's up?  Well today is Thursday so that means that I have a Colorful Creations - So You Think You Can Scrap Challenge to inspire me.

This week the challenge was to make a layout and to:

Make your own patterned papers (no pre-printed papers allowed)
Make your own washi tape
Make your own paste
Make your own pinwheel

Here is what I came up with:

I personally like to start off with a sketch to help inspire me to get me started so I went to Let's Get Sketchy and grabbed their current sketch challenge sketch to use.  I'm not sure if I qualify for their challenge since I am entering this in the SYTYCS challenge too.  I will try and see what they say. lol

Here I have sprayed the lace with the Glimmer Mist.
Here is the paper after the lace was taken off.
 (I used a Purple Pansy Glimmer Mist so that you can see the pattern better)

I started by laying a piece of lace over the backside of a piece of Luxury Centura Pearl 12" x 12" Printable Snow White Cardstock and then spraying it with Jingle Bells Glimmer Mist.   After it dried I made some texture paste out of acrylic paint, baby powder and glue.  I spread it on through a stencil in two corners and then set it aside to dry again.  After that dried I sprayed the paste areas with Solar Gold Radiant Rain Shimmering mist.


I used a Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic - Flying Colors -swirl stamp and made two of my patterned papers. On one of them I stamped with VersaMark ink and then added clear embossing powder.  And for the other one I used the same stamp but just stamped with Sunshine Yellow Ranger Adirondack Brights ink on the yellow paper for a tone on tone look that is subtle. 


I grabbed my new 6x6 Embossalicious Embossing Folder - Lattice and embossed the teal paper strips.  I just love the great texture it gave.

I made the washi tape by laying a piece of clear tape on top of some green tissue paper and then trimming it.  Next I ran it thought my Xyron machine to make it sticky on the backside.  Not the prettiest tape but good enough to fulfill the challenge requirements! lol

And finally we come to the pinwheel.  I think pinwheels are super easy to make.  Just cut out a square of paper, find the center and cut in most of the way from each corner.  Then all you have to do is grab on corner and fold it into the center and continue doing this with the other 3 corners.  I actually made a large pinwheel to start but it didn't work for me so I grabbed a couple of pieces of scrap paper and made these two little tiny pinwheels.  I just glued down each folded corner piece and then added a brad to the center.  And layered one of them on a flower.  I like the two little ones much better than the one giant one!! LOL

I will let you know if I make it to round 15 of the So You Think You Can Scrap Challenge tomorrow.

Thanks for looking!!

Until next time...happy scrapping!



  1. first off, I think your blog is too cute, I love the colors, so bright and happy, made me smile, and your layout is just as cute, the embossing is a great touch! thanks for sharing it with us at lgs!

  2. Love what you did with the background paper! How awesome! You did an awesome job with the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy!

  3. That background paper is wonderful, and I love the colours you've chosen. So glad you linked up with us at LGS.

  4. Love the beautiful flowers and background, great job with the challenge, thanks for joining us at LGS!

  5. Love the background work! Such a lovely page! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

  6. great colour combo and great take using the LGS sketch

  7. Great job with the sketch! Very pretty background paper! Thank you for joining us at LGS!

  8. Love what you did with the lace...beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

  9. Pretty LO!! Love it!!
    I love using lace and mist too,doesn't it give such an awesome pattern!!
    You really rocked this LO!!
    Love it!!

  10. Super cute! Great job with the sketch. Thank you for playing along with us at LGS!

  11. Great take on the Sketch! Thanks for playing along with us @ LGS!

  12. I wrote a comment but it is not here so here I go again. I love the colors and the pin wheel flowers. I love what you did with the lace and with the glue. You go girl..... Keep it up.