Thursday, May 15, 2014

2Crafty Sponsoring Scrap Around the World's Anniversary!

This month, challenge blog extraordinaire Scrap Around the World turns one, and to celebrate this milestone, they're having a big anniversary bash, with lots of prizes! The 2Crafty design team and resident guest designers were invited to serve as guest designers for this fun and festive event.

Take a look at this fantastic mood board:

Here is the page I created. I made another page for my mom's book. For those who don't know, my stepdad died the day after Christmas. I'm writing the journaling as if Ed were speaking to her and tucking those stories into an envelope adhered to the back of each layout.

Here's how I interpreted this challenge. The title obviously came from the image, and the multicolored title inspired me to use different colors in my title. The colors were inspired by the mood board. The balloon image inspired several elements on my page: the gold-glittered frames mimic the gold-dipped balloons, and the paper at the bottom reminded me of balloon strings. The doily came from the image with the packages, as did the ribbon on the frame. I used the bows on the shoes to inspire the use of the wood button.  The icing on the sweets led me to use mist in the background. I found a yellow paper that reminded me of the paper in the gift picture.

Here are some details. I used several pieces of 2Crafty chipboard. The starburst below is called Funky Snowflakes. I think it's fun and festive and celebratory, almost like a firework, and perfect for the message of this page. The background papers are by Cosmo Cricket. The other papers are all by American Craft (Dear Lizzy).

These wonderful Polaroid Assortment Frames were the basis of my page design. I painted them with acrylic paint and then brushed glue and sprinkled gold glitter over part of them, to mimic the balloons in the mood board.

This little cluster was inspired by the foliage at the top of the Moodboard. That fluffy flower is by Martha Stewart. The yellow bloom is by Prima, and the button is Dear Lizzy.

I cut apart a chunky chevron from the Chevron Bits to make three chevrons.

As I said, there are prizes galore to be won during this wonderful celebration, so I hope you'll play. And be sure to check out the awesome pages by the 2Crafty designers.



Lizzy Hill said...

Your Mum is gonna weep, & laugh at the same time when you give her this album, I reckon:) Loving the gold...especially on that starburst - & you got sooo much inspiration from the mood board...it looks FABULOUS:):):)

Murphy's Law said...

Love the page and you totally rocked the inspiration board and your mom is so going to treasure this album.

Lizzyc said...

How very special, and how lovely this layout is.. love the pops of gold sparkle!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is so elegant and beautiful, Debbi! I love the soft color palette, and your pops of gold are brilliant! Love how you used the snowflake chippie...does really look like fireworks bursting with the gold stars you used. Love the touches of gold glitter on the frames and chevrons. And that cluster of flowers is beautiful!

dstandard said...

Such a fabulous page Debbi! Love the background work and the pops of gold!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh this is beautiful!!! I totally am loving the gold dipped look!!! Awesome!

Val-Belle said...

Another arty layout filled full of gorgeous detail. Love the glitter on the chippies.

Eila Sandberg said...

As Lizzy says, your mum is going keep this album close to her heart. Just like the album for Michele, this one is created with the love that only you have. It fills hearts and minds, warms when there is no warmth to be found and gives hope and happiness when life is difficult. This is BEAUTIFUL Debbi!! xoxoxo

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