Well hello there.....are you snowed in?
Here in Ontario we're in the middle of a
minor major snowstorm so what better day than to be 'online' huh?
I have the perfect thing to keep you company. You won't even have to leave the house!
The Two Scrapbook Friends 'Let's Connect' Online Crop is starting, well......right NOW, and runs for a whole week, so get yourselves over to the Forum and join in the fun!
Before you go though, let's talk challenges......mine to be precise.
As the theme of the crop is in reference to the various forms of social media, each of the DT were assigned one of the most common forms, to gear their challenge around.
Lucky old me was handed......Facebook!
So for my challenge.......a recipe of sorts.
Below you'll see a list of ingredients. I've taken a few of the most common elements associated with Facebook, alongside which is an explanation of the technique/embellishment you are required to include in your creation.
I would like you to choose 3 (or more!) 'ingredients' for your recipe and include these on your card, layout or whatever other ingenious creation you would like to dazzle us with!
Here are your options:
Facebook: Include a photo/digi/stamp that is a close up or head shot. The 'Spotlight' technique would also qualify for the card makers amongst us.
Wall: Use something to create a wall (stencil/embossing folder/die cut blocks or shapes).
Post: Use journalling somewhere (strips, computer/handwritten, or a sentiment).
Like: Use a favourite tool/embellishment.
Tag: Use a tag.
Friends: Include photographs of friends or some reference to the word friends in your title/sentiment.
Poke: Include an arrow or pointed finger (like one of those cool vintage hand images with the pointed finger that seems to be popping up everywhere!).
Albums: Use 3 or more photographs/images/stamps.
Music: Use a song title or lyrics in your title/sentiment/journalling. Or you could even go literal here and use musical notes on your creation.
Games: Include some reference to a game such as in your photo's/image, title, journalling, embellishments.
For my sample I used 6 ingredients:
See if you can find them!
Did you get them all?
When I look at this layout now it looks pretty simple, but it was one of those 3 day layouts, know what I mean? The one's which start off well, then get very complicated, take forever to finish, then look as though you whipped them up within a half an hour!
Not the case people!
With having to wait for the drying time of first the texture paste, then speckled paint, the hand cutting and matting of every photo (basically because I didn't trust my Slice (or rather me!) to cut off any ears in the process!), then layering/popping them in sequence, the individual gluing of every alpha as they didn't want to stick to the textured background, and then hand sewing for half a lifetime......took a little longer than the average page!
Still all worth it in the end I'm sure......another page for the book.
Here are a few close-ups.
The textured wall background with a little splattering .........Note to self: Use a 12"x12" stencil in the future whenever possible, especially when covering a whole sheet of cardstock. I'm sure this would be much easier than trying to paste, re-position, paste etc. etc.
The hand cut photographs, some of which are 'popped' for a little added dimension.
One of my 3D button hearts and a couple of pins.......always like these......pretty! Oh and don't forget that stitching.
Well that's about all.
Just a few deets about the Crop challenges before I leave:
1. All entries must be newly created for each individual challenge, and posted to the Two Scrapbook Friends Forum no later than 11.59pm on February 18.
2. Remember to post your entries in both the Two Scrapbook Friends Gallery, and in the individual DT challenge thread over on the Forum.
3. For my particular challenge, remember to include your chosen ingredients in your post, along with your creation.
I hope you have fun with this one.
I'll be back here on Monday as I realize I've been a bad blogger this week.........had a few DT projects to be getting on with so I have a little catching up to do.
See you then and have a great weekend.......remember......bend at the knees when shovelling!