Friday, 30 March 2012

Get Creative Card Challenge and Scrap THerapy MME Weatherboard Papers

Boy, nearly April already!

Almost ran out of time to get this little card down for
Get Creative's great little sketch which was flipped on its side.


Here's an array of the weatherboard papers and ways to use them from MME's 2012 release....

'On the Bright Side' has some fabulous coloured weatherboard-look papers.

Weatherboard LO #1 Image

I've woven the diagonal RED paper into the horizontal BLUE paper - so fun! (weaving is getting a bit of a resurgence!) You might wonder why there is a 'chip' cut out of one of the red pieces - that happens when I cut out the middle of a 12x12 paper if I need a small bit but the photo covered this :wink:

The little banner is a diecut from an accessory sheet which as loads of useful bits on it! Making up the banner is Miss Caroline Twine and Black Lost&Found2 Buttons

The photo has a lovely transparency over it that gives a soft white doodle effect around the edges and some decorative brads

Bigger Red Alpha
little red alpha
Label stickers - blue framed label, blue label and date ribbon label
Blue bow

Weatherboard LO #2

Again, I've used this pink gingham paper (reverse side) in a previous project and had cut out the middle to use a little piece, so now I'm using the remainder as the background paper by covering up the hole with grey and white weatherboard paper

Cutting out the butterflies and long strips of the negative leftovers (from the middle :wink: ) of this butterfly paper forms a nice element to add to the LO too.

Slicing down the side of this Fiddlesticks Journal Card is another way of double-using a product. The numbers are attached to the side of the weatherboard papers and I'll use the rest of the journal card in another project probably butted up against a photo for example

Adding some banner stickers, cream cotton lace, paper clip, small tan and cream trim and , pale blue trim with brown glitter alpha and little red alpha to finish off.

Weatherboard LO #3
Weave the orange weatherboard paper with the grey wood
works well, and ink all edges with black ink

Adding stamping for some sort of background like a script stamp (not quite the same stamp as I've used but just as good) then over stamping with another more solid element gives an interesting additive to a page.

Finishing off with: ticket rubons, buttons, banner buttons and 'love to see you happy' sticker
Flocked Hay coloured Thickers
Hope you can pop along to Scrap Therapy to join the chatter and have a go at some of the challenges.


Rachael Funnell said...

WOWZERS! you have Created some AMAZING Weather board look Layouts...
All fulled with FAB details!!

Lizzy Hill said...

LOVE how you give almost mini tutorials & great little hints & ideas...thank you SO MUCH!!! I love the diagonal LO at the top with all those yummy fat red stripes:):)

Lizzyc said...

HI.. wow.. these are stunning layouts.. the woodboard looks so real!! I love them all.. so creative.. and the weaving is marvelous!! well done..

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwww! These are all STUNNING Mandy!!! I loveeeeeeee all the wood grain!! GORGEOUS!

sandi said...

Oh wow! These are fabulous! Love the look of all of've really done a great job!

eudokia said...

amazing card!!!as for the layouts i just love them!!!i am speechless!!!
thank you for joining us at get creative!

Sofia (sofia_chry) said...

Wow!!!So lovely creations...I loved every detail!!!Thank you so much for joining us at Get Creative!!!!

sue said...

Thanks for joining our challenge at Get Creative, with your beautiful card!!
Your layouts, also, are stunning! Awesome work!

Irini said...

I always look forward to your new blog posts and I know I am going to be knocked off my socks!!
stunning work you never cease to inspire me!!!
thank you so much for your support of Get Creative!!

Dolly Daydreams said...

I couldn't agree more with Irini I'm always ooing and awing when i see your work always such a pleasure to come and visit. Great take on the sketch and such pretty colours and design. Thank you for playing with us at Get Creative and good luck.


Rania K said...

Adorable..every single creation!! Thanks for joining us at Get Creative!!

Samantha said...

Oh Jaw dropping Stunning! You have really made me fall in love with the textures of these weather board layouts! each layout is so stunning! your so talented!