Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Challenge #173 - Rosey

Happy Easter everyone!

I hope everybody had a lovely long weekend and enjoyed the good weather - despite Sunday afternoon being very wet and dismal where I was.

I made this card for the in-laws. I made slits in the white card and threaded the yellow ribbon through to make the cross. It is stuck loosely on the back so that there was space to tie the centre with baker's twine beneath the flower, without it pulling the card out of shape. My Silhouette cut the greeting. Such a simple design, yet quite striking.


In the UK Mothering Sunday is the fourth week of Lent, which is two weeks before Easter, so I thought I would share with you the happy card I made for that too. The misty coloured part in the corner was made by sponging colour in layers through a doily. The greeting was done on the computer this time.


And finally, I used the resulting very pretty doily mask as a background for this quick Easter card, after adding a few more colours to balance it out. Waste not, want not!


See how easy that was? Now show us your card creations to be entered into the prize draw at the end of the game. Make sure you link back to Scrap Whispers so that your followers can join in as well if they wish - this challenge is open to everyone, not just the main game players.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Challenge # 173 Create a card


 Christina has a knack for using embellishments and bringing them together to create gorgeous layout!  For this next challenge I’d like you to focus on her title 'happy" and create a card for a happy occasion. Think out of the box! The rest is up to you!


Thursday, 17 April 2014

Challege #172- Nilsa

Nilsa here bringing you my take on this fun challenge! First, I will admit I have always admired Christina and her scrapbooking style! She is one talented girl and fashionista!
Three details from Christinang 's layout I used- bunting (banner), this was actually a black and white picture( I colored the picture with my copics), and last polka dotted paper. And I had  FUN! I might decide to add some more stuff to this layout!


Join us for this challenge and your name will be added to our end of the game drawing! HAVE FUN!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Challenge 172 - Georgina


Hi everyone - Georgina here with my layout inspired by Christina! I chose to create a layout with strips of paper (top right), a page from a book (or paper inspired by the pages of a book lol) and a white cut out paper (with the polkadots) - Christina has a really individual style and I tried to capture bits from her layouts to make mine. I also added some flair and hand writing as Christina uses those a lot in her work too. I loved the stripes of paper - great way to use up random leftovers. Might do this on a card!

Hope this has helped inspire you today

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Challenge #172 - you choose!


Welcome back to our challenges! Here is Christina's first fun-filled LO for our inspiration.

 

Wow - what a lot of detail Christina has given us here to look at here. There is just so much going on. As this is the first challenge of the game, we're going to give you an easy one:

Choose 3 features from Christina's LO, and create a LO of your own using them. For example:
- stitching, bunting, paint
- fancy photos, diagonal stripes, roses
- date stamps, polka dots, book pages

Or have a really close look at all that amazing detail, and pick something that you think nobody else will have noticed. Please make sure you tell us what you've chosen.
Enter your challenges into the Challenge Entries page at the top of this blog, and you will be in with a chance of winning our mystery prize at the end of the game. If the Linky isn't working, please add your entry to the comments.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Our Guest Designer for this game is...

Christina Padilla! Welcome to Scrap Whispers!



Christina used to be a member of the Blue Crew, which is the Design Team for Scrap Jazz. As usual, we asked her a few questions about herself.

How long have you been scrapping and how did you get started?  
I've been scrapbooking since I was an early teen. It was magazine clippings and stickers and birthday cards and memorabilia. I really got involved in scrapbooking as we know it today after the birth of my first son in 2001.

How would you describe your scrapbooking style? 
It's hard for me to pin point my style. I would have to call it eclectic. Sometimes I like clean lines and other times I like to cluster. I put music on, start creating and let my mood guide my style.

What do you prefer making 12X12, other sizes, mini albums, home d├ęcor, all these?  
8.5X11 is my favorite, but lately I've revisited 12X12. I make cards and have made mini books as well. Layering is my favorite thing to do. I love to mist, staple and cluster embellishments. I usually use 1 or 2 pictures per page and focus on my title work. I like to mix patterns and colors as well as paints and inks.

Which techniques seem to work best on your pages? 
Misting, inking and painting is really fun to do. I love to get messy on pages. I really make a mess on my work area but I always love the end results!
Do you like trying new techniques or do you tend to stick to your own style?  
 I like to try current trends and techniques. I love to try new things and incorporate it into my own twist.

What styles do you like to look at in other people's work? 
I admire everyone from Vilna Furstenburg to Maggie Holmes. They have such a gorgeous unmistakable effortless creativity. 

What are your main subjects?
My main subjects are my children. I also like to scrapbook about the things I'm currently loving from my favorite lipstick, food or music.

What is one craft item you can not live without, and why? 
Glue dots are essentials for me. I used them for everything. Placing a button, adding a ribbon or tag. I have to have them on hand in order to create.

Tell us one random thing we didn't know about you?  
I was a Twihard. Yes, loved all the Twilight books and movies. It was quite an obsession for a while. I even had a Scrapbook/Twilight blog called The Paper Cut. I must be honest, my heart still skips as beat for Edward Cullen. lol


Thank you! Christina will be providing us with our inspiration LOs for this game, and for our weekly challenges. Check out her blog, Pieces of Me. She can also be found on Facebook and Instagram as Paperdoilies.

Our first challenge of the game will be posted next week, so do come back and check it out. Every entry into our weekly challenge will be put in the hat for a mystery prize draw at the end of the game. We will start our team game next week too so watch out for that as well! :)

Saturday, 29 March 2014

And the winners are...

As always, we used Random.org to select our winner for the weekly challenges, and this is what we got:


And that is our lovely Kelly! Here is her gorgeous LO.
I'm sure it will make her day if we all drop in and leave some love on her blog.


Congratulations Kel, your prize will be winging its way towards you very soon.


And the winning team for this February/March game of Scrap Whispers, as chosen by our Guest Designer Jenn K is...

TEAM NILSA
Manda K
Kaz M
Kelly R
Angie O
Amanda K
Gizzy

CONGRATULATIONS!

Please e-mail Georgina with your postal addresses so that your prizes can be sent to you.

Here is what Jenn had to say:

"I absolutely loved all of the layouts, and hope to have time to comment on each one individually soon! There are many standout designs in each group.  

I loved how much Team Georgina changed the layout, and the way each scrapper made the layout uniquely her own. 

I loved the way Team Rosey made the contrasting paper strip on the large square a focal point. 

However, I am going to go with Team Nilsa because I love that the clustered background shapes continued through all of the designs, even though they underwent many changes along the way! 

Everyone did a great job, and I am thrilled to have inspired such lovely work."


Thank you so much, Jenn, for judging our teams, and for giving us such wonderful inspiration throughout the game. We hope to see you back playing with us as soon as you are able. God bless you and yours.