Thursday, December 30, 2010

December Papertrey Pages challenge!

So, the challenge was to create a page the size of which you do your layouts. I do 12 x 12, so this is what I made. I needed a one page layout to 'match' a page I made before, this is the one I mean.

I drew a grid with a Limepeel Prisma marker, then stamped Overall Sam from the Quilter's Sampler Addition set in Memento black.

Colored with all of the Prisma and Copics I had that I thought would match the first all over page I did. Lastly I stamped all along the edges of the Limepeel grid with the 'stitched' stamp from Faux Ribbon; it helped to make the page pop a bit more.

When I was done, I didn't like how the photo got lost on the page, so I filled in around the edges with pieces from 2008 Bitty Dot papers.

When I had it done and in the sleeve next to the other page, I realized I needed to cut it down and mat it the same~ so now the little edge squares are a funny shape, but lol, that's ok!

The layered title is cut in Blueberry Sky from the Cricut cartridge New Arrival...

... and the finish of the sentiment is from the Quilter's Sampler Sentiments.
Christmas is over, and I was so happy to have both of the scrapbooks I have been working on finished enough that I was not embarrassed to wrap them up as 'just a wee bit unfinished' gifts. My childreen accept that of me. Some of the last pages I never photographed. One I even finished at 2 am December 23rd, lol, and wrapped them both at 5 am Christmas morning. I bought matching photograph holders, and loaded in all of the photos I had sitting on the desk that I hadn't used in layouts. There are at least 5 more sets of pages I want to do, and will continue on my monthly challenge pages!


Lee Anne said...

Wow! You have hit one out of the ballpark. I am going to have to step up my game for the next challenge. This is absolutely beautiful. What a lucky baby to have such a beautiful scrapbook!

Kristii said...

Sooooo cute!!! I just love the patchwork feel!!!!

christy compton hall said...

This is amazing, Beth! I love using Quilter's Sampler, and I do have some baby pages to work on so you're giving me great ideas!

Jen Carter said...

Wow Beth!! That is wonderful!! What a great page you created and all the coloring you did...fantastic! Something to be proud of for sure!!

Inkyfingers said...

This is surely going to be an heirloom page, Beth. I love the way you have created everything from scratch and that is a really cute baby.
Carol x

Belinda said...

Love the patchwork look! SOOOO cool! Fabulous!

ashjoy said...

That is adorable!