Saturday, April 9, 2011

April Challenge at Creative Accents!!

It’s that time again!! Time for another challenge at Creative Accents! And this time we’ve got a new challenge blog too!!



You can check out all of the fabulously creative DT’s work there for inspiration, and link up your work too!

So, onto April’s challenge! I had a hard time with this one, but it wouldn’t be called a challenge if it was supposed to be easy! It was definitely out of my comfort zone, but it’s good to stretch your creative muscles and jump out of your norm every once in a while! So anyway, enough of my blabbing….on with the challenge!

Here’s the pic…now, the challenge is based on this, you can use all or one of the colors and you get extra points for using a tag!


So, for all of you who know me or who have seen most of my scrapbooking, you’ll know that pastels are not my favourite things to use…but once I got into it, I had a lot of fun, and I quite like the way it turned out! Here’s my take on it:


I used a sketch from The Scrappiest for this LO.

Here’s some close ups:


For the background I used white bazzil cardstock and sprayed it with 4 different colors of Glimmer Mist, then stamped it in a couple different spots with a Tim Holtz stamp. The tags are cut with a Tim Holtz mini tags set and I used this super fabulous crepe ribbon (available at Creative Accents) on the tags as well. Both the ribbon on the tags and on the layout were cream coloured originally and I coloured them with the ever so amazing Distress Stains!! I heart these stains!! they’re amazing!! I used concord and peeled paint on them, and I’m loving how they turned out! The loopy border is a new Lifestyle Crafts die that I fell in love with too!



The Easter egg is another new Lifestyle Crafts die that I had to have! I cut it out after I covered it with score tape, then added doodlebug glitter to it.

There’s my take on the challenge! I hope you join us and try it out!! It’s the perfect time for these colors too! Get some of those spring layouts done, or make some Easter cards and challenge yourself to do something different!!


Tanya S said...

Wow your layout never cease to amaze me...this turned out awesome!!!There are always so many little details that just make me say"why didn't I think of that??".Great job hun!!

Hill Top Creations said...

Lovely lay out very well done, Take Care

Anonymous said...

I always look forward to looking at your blog to see what you have created! Another amazing Layout by you!! Love it!

Jennifer said...

Great take on Liz's sketch! Loving those title tags! Thanks for playing along @ The Scrappiest. :)

ms.espresso said...

All that agony (LOL) and it turned out fabulous, girl! I love how the inky background mimics your colourful Easter Eggs... and how you sneaked in a bunch of Tim Holtz stuff on your project, too LOL.

Anonymous said...

Very nice Sarah, you got skills girl! What a fantastic layout and love all the deets.......phenominal!

Lynnda Hosni said...

WOW Sarah... this is so pretty and fun layout!!...I love this one... hugs...xoxo

Graphicat said...

I just love your layouts Sarah! this is gorgeous! PAstels are so not my thing either! LOL Great job!!

Liz Chidester said...

Really cute Sarah!
Thanks for joining us at The Scrappiest!