LO challenge on Scrapping Friends

Getting back in the saddle….

I was recently invited to join a FAB group of girls in a group over on MSN called Scrapping Friends. MSN groups are alot different than the yahoo groups i am used to but I am getting the hang of it little by little. OF COURSE i wanted to check out the challenges and found weekly LO sketch challenges. so here is the first one – a Got Sketch from previously i believe:


i really lke this sketch AND i had some pictures sitting on my table of Trev’s chinchillas. they had been sitting there since before i went to CKC and i was at a loss as to what i wanted to do with them. Then i brought this sketch down and i thought hmmmmm i think i can do something with this. so i started playing and this is what evolved:

I took the colors from the pics and while i would not have normally put them together i think it works well. threading water punch along the bottom. Title and upper left corner design are cut from the new cricut storybook cartridge – OMG i love this one!!

I used versamagic ink which i just started stocking on my website and i really love it. The bracket here is a studio G stamp – a little notorious for being a bit difficult to stamp because the ink beads up but you can see here it works beautifully with the thick & creamy versamagic ink. In addition the ink does really well on textured paper too!


Next up is the grungeboard pieces – i chose a lock and key (and that is what the smaller title says) because we used to let them run around the basement til they started getting into the treadmill and chewing apart the wiring. now they don’t get out much 🙂 grungeboard comes a lightish gray color. using the same versamagic dew drop ink pads i first colored the grungeboard completely in a light color then went over it gently with a darker color to make the details of the pattern show up well. the versamagic covered VERY WELL i am pleased to report. hhhmmm as i look at it i realize i need some little brads on that lock 🙂

The next detail i want to point out is to show you what NOT to do. the border across the top is a series 18 studio G stamp. you can see on one side (Bottom) the stamp is clear and looks like little twigs but on the other side (top) the detail is lost. this is because i put TOO MUCH ink on the stamp and then i also pushed too hard when stamping.

Tomorrow i will post some pics from CKC (FINALLY) and then this week i will get back to my tutorials AND some blog candy! i got a few extra goodies for y’all at CKC plus i got a CHA gody pack from tsukineko and i already have a lot of the products so i am passing them on to you!! i am not sure how i will be doing them but be sure to stay tuned!!!!!!

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One Response

  1. Marti~ I just wanted to tell you that your chinnies are so cute. I almost got one but then the rest of the family told me, no more! But someday…I want one. Great Layout too. I love the colors

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