Friday, May 6, 2011

Scrappy Friday: More Creative Crew Challenges

Morning Everyone, I have a couple more samples for May's Creative Crew demo challenges on Splitcoaststampers. Even if you are not a demo, you can always see the challenge cards by searching "creativecrew" in the gallery.

This month's DSP/color focus challenge is inspired by Elegant Soiree DSP, use neutral cardstock with a splash of color. I love this neutral look; it is so elegant! An extra step is to use naturals or confetti cardstock rather than Whisper White or Very Vanilla.

I thought the Elegant Lines embossing folder could look like sea waves, so it was an easy pairing with the Sail Away single stamp from the Summer mini.

I tried to make a less frilly bow, so perhaps this could pass as a masculine card.

Stamps: Sail Away; Paper: Naturals White, Crumb Cake; Ink: Soft Suede; Accessories: Brads, Neutrals Collection button, Early Espresso baker's twine, Baja Breeze seam binding, Elegant Lines embossing folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

The scrapbook focus challenge is to make a vintage scrapbook page using black & white or sepia photos. Fun idea! Personal bookkeeping: it is week 18 of Project 52, and I've created 25 pages.

I had hoped to make a real life, hold-in-your-hands, cardstock page. But it wasn't meant to be. It is rather easy to put together a vintage page with My Digital Studio. There are so many vintage and distressing options. In this case, I only had to use Love Letter DSP, which is already quite distressed.

These are photos of my grandmother and father. I have several more photos, passed down to me after she died, and you can just see the adoration on her face. This is the same grandmother that passed down to me her sewing machine, sewing box, and dining room table which my club ladies stamp on. I think of her often!

MDS elements: Love Letter DSP, Cherry Cobbler Scallop Trim punch, Black zig zag stitching, Red corduroy button, Black grosgrain ribbon knot.

Thanks for stopping by.

15 comments:

Nancy said...

Lovely sail away card, the neutral palette is very elegant with just a touch of the blue ribbon...gorgeous.
I also love the layout of your grandparents photos and what great memories you have of her, very nice indeed!

snowcountry311/gayla said...

clean & fresh-love it. TFS

Louise Brown said...

Beautiful card with all the layers. Love you put ribbon on the card and it still looks masculine.
TFS

Kim P said...

I love your sail boat card! I never thought to use the elegant lines folder to mimic waves...genius!!!

Yapha said...

Love the card! And that scrapbook page is absolutely spectacular! How lucky you are to have those photos.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Love the card but I LOVE your page!! You know me and vintage photos! lol Just beautiful and precious!

angelswhostamp said...

What a good memory of your childhood you have created. I'm not a scrapbooker but I cherish the one my sis made for me. The sailing card looks too good not to CASE!

Elaine said...

Really gorgeous! I love it. I'm a new follower; I really like your style. :)
http://createNstamp.blogspot.com/

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Great projects, Heidi!

Adriana Benitez said...

Gorgeous card and the page is wonderful. Love that the page is pretty on it's own but doesn't draw away from the special photos - perfect!
Kinda interesting that I just wrote up a blog post about my grandmother... you have great timing ;)

Jen Timko said...

I really love that card! Wow!! And it is totally fine to have that bow on a masculine card! :-) What an amazing scrapbook page!!

Tanya Boser said...

Gorgeous card! Love the feel of the white on white. And great page too, with the story of course:)

Shelley said...

Fabulous projects! Love the story with your scrapbook page and the card if wonderful!

Mickey Roberts said...

What a beautiful page for your grandparents! I never thought of the Love Letters DSP in terms of Vintage pages, but it's perfect! Your sail away card is just gorgeous. You really hit it out of the park using the elegant lines embossing folder to make the waves. Awesome!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

The card and the page are amazing! That page is just breathtaking!