Friday, 19 July 2013

'On The Beach' - the new challenge starting at Stamping Dragon Designs

Hello and welcome to my scrapbooking blog.

What glorious weather we are having!  Great for the tan but not good for the crafting. It is  so difficult to stay indoors with such brilliant sunshine when we know that it could disappear so quickly. But let's enjoy it while it lasts and collect lots of sunny day memories for future scrapbooking projects.

Today I am posting my DT project for the Stamping with the Dragon new challenge starting today 19th July. The theme is a topical one....'On the Beach'. Stamping Dragon also sponsor the challenge and provide the prize for the winner. You can find the details of the challenge here and at the bottem of this posting.

I am using the digital  scrapbook paper from Stamping Dragon Designs called ' Playtime' and I love the bright citrus colours that lend themselves well to the holiday theme.

My subject for this page is Finn our cocker spaniel. I made this Twinchie last summer when we photographed Finn in his RayBans and it seemed the ideal focus for the theme. The lime green backing paper seem to be ideal for matching with the Playtime digital kit. The background paper comes from the Pastel Swirls pack in a cool blue to add some contrast to the bright elements. I chose to use pieces of the papers  rather than whole pages as I felt vivid colours  might overpower any photo.

Using Photoshop I created some clipping masks to make chevrons and used these to 'cut' the shapes from the papers. I also used a ribbon banner clipping mask to 'cut' the large orange element to give the layout a bit of punch. I also created the scalloped circle to decorate the 'Surf's Up Dude' sentiment which was digitally cut with the photoshop cookie-cutter tool.

Some arangement of the shapes, some added text and the page was complete.  I am really pleased with this and I do love this twinchie.

Now its your turn. Time to get crafting, and once your projects are ready, dont forget to come back and link up to our challenge. The prize for the winner is a £5 voucher to the

If you want to know more about the products the DT work with & about all the Stamping Dragon news, visit us on on our sister blog, The Dragons Den..

Oh and dont forget to come and join our little family over on Facebook.
We have started a group, just for Stamping Dragon fans. We have loads of fun things going on. We have card swaps, fun challenges, games etc.... So do come and join us..

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my blog. Your time and comments are appreciated

Angela x

1 comment:

Gwyneth said...

I love the way you've used the bright colours to draw the eye in, rather than overwhelm, the image. Great page.

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