Friday, 21 March 2014

Stamping Dragon - New Challenge 'Bling It up'

Hello and welcome to my Scrapbooking Blog.

My post today is my DT Scrap-pge for the new challenge starting today over at the Stamping Dragon Challenge blog and the theme is Bling It Up.

The fabulous Stamping Dragon  Designs are the sponsors of this challenge and offer  a voucher for the winner to be spent in the Stamping Dragon on line store.

I have chosen to use the latest kit from Stamping Dragon called 'Home Tweet Home' for my background  and complimentary papers and embellishments.

How to 'Bling Up'  a digital was a bit of a challenge in its-self, but using my Photoshop photo-editing tool, I created some pink diamond swirls that ties in with the colour palette from the  ' Home Tweet Home' kit.

Don't forget, although I am creating this layout in a Digital format, you can still print, cut and lay out your scrap- page  in a similar way using traditional scrapbooking methods.

The subject of the Scrap-page are my lovely In-Laws on their wedding day, cutting the cake and looking so young and happy. .

My background is the lovely distressed green paper in the kit with a strip of the pink patterned paper to add  some contrast colour. Trying to keep the focus on the photo, I added some butterflies and my digital diamond swirls to add a bit of Fizz to the layout, together with a home-made digital lace border created by combining some Cookie Cutter shapes to form a lace band.  The oval frame also came from the Photoshop options and I just coloured it to blend with the papers and embellishments.

Pop along to the Stamping Dragon Challenge blog and check out the amazing DT projects to inspire you.  soem great Teamie makes to see here.

So now it is up to you. Remember to check out the rules and link your entry back to the challenge blog and one more thing...join in and have fun !!

Thanks you for stopping by to read  and comment on my blog. Your comments are always appreciated.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Stamping Dragon New Challenge - Let's Go Green!

 Hallo All and welcome to my Scrapbooking Blog.

I'm afraid that the job got priority this week and crafting had to take, not quite a back seat, just sit off to the the side but still in my eyeline sort of position. If you follow my drift.. 

My post today is my  digital DT piece for the new challenge over at the Stamping Dragon Challenge Blog - Let's go Green and the paper pack is called 'Luck of the Irish'.  Stamping Dragon are our great sponsors and the winner of the challenge gets to shop in the on-line store with a 5 GBP voucher!


I've chosen a photo of my Mum, Auntie and myself during a day out in Dublin taking the delights of the Guinness Gravity Bar, where you a free pint at the end of the tour... Result !!! As you ca see from the smiles we were a happy bunch as we sat  in the bar with fantastic views across Dublin City, sipping Guinness.

I love the mixture of the dark and light greens. I selected the  block colours for my  background / base as I felt the photo had already a lot going on in it. Using my photo shop Cookie Cutter feature I created a Clipping Mask to make the row of shamrocks and used the green tarten buttons from the digi-kit to add interest.  A strip of the multistripe paper was cropped to create the support for the photo and the thin band of orange from the Playtime Paper Pack  added a dash of colour.  I added  three  more buttons to the top right -hand corner  and a larger shamrock to act as the tag that is slotted behind the photo.   It was a great day and this photo is a great memory. And that's what scrapbooking is all about.

Don't forget that although I am creating this page digitally, the papers and embellishments can be printed and cut and punched as desired and used in the traditional scrapbooking  way.

Now it's your turn. Check out the challenge blog and be inspired. Don't forget to check out the rules and remember to link your entry directly back to the challenge blog. And of course Good Luck!

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