Friday, June 24, 2011

Marika - same on same and quote!

Hi Amanda,
Just sending you my layout for the same on same and quote challenge. Sorry about the crappy photo . purple on purple flowers and the punched border 3 times layered. Loved this photo of Bellas egg collecting in her dress in the freezing weather last week. lifted from the cover of ST August 2010.
Thanks Marika

Oh love the sensational colours in the title Marika. Your same on same flowers are great - just a subtle accent!! And that big photo is awesome - so cute!!  Great to see some new scrapping on the ol' blog!

thanks for joining in.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sue- same on same challenge

My example of same on same very minimally by using the graph to do the journalling on....Papers used in this layout were 100 days of summer by Simple Stories, black spotty Echo Park, alpha stickers October Afternoon Rocket Age range...and random rubons..

Sue - Scrap this quote..

I found my source of inspiration for this months Scrap this quote challenge....when these Ali Edwards stamps arrived in the post....i thought 'you dooofa'.....and it wasn't the reason i bought the stamp set in the first place. I thought this quote would go with any picture and just capture the wonderful moment of everyday.

This is my first scrap page for some time, and i struggled with putting it together...but it is a photo of dear little Mace helping packing up from camping...just a wonderful ordinary everyday moment!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Queen's Birthday ...

It's my birthday and you can scrap if you want to!!

So let us know what
  • you plan to scrap
  • what you hope to achieve in the scrap room
  • any scrappy stuff that is going on for you this weekend!!
I am working on Amanda's tone on tone challenge and hopefully Sue's inspiring quote challenge!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

When you were ...Meredith's layout challenge

Take a look at this fab journaling and layout ...

June 11 DU - Dear Me image

From: Pip Prosser 

The Australian Women's Weekly  has a feature each month about a celebrity reflecting on their life and giving advice to their 16 year old self ... take a look at Ita Buttrose and her thoughts ;-)

Looking forward to your roughly 16 year old photos (give or take a year or two) and your journaling!!

PS ...

You may decide to hide your journaling and that's okay!

Scrap this Quote challenge

I thought i would challenge something different this month instead of a sketch..............

"Scrap this Quote"...

I saw these words somewhere....don't ask me where...not sure if it was in a magazine, on a blog or just where, but i liked them sent them to E2C's very clever graphic design artist Amanda and this is what she came up with...oh magic.....hope this inspires you like it does me!!!

So go use these words- either as part of your title or part of your journalling or just a quote on a fabulous page.....i can't wait to see what you come up with!!


June Challenges

Well i think this month your challenge cup may well runneth over!

Meredith, Sue and myself have had inspiration overload and there are some awesome challenges that will be posted up here on the ol' blog during the month of JUNE.

Amanda's Challenge.

this is in response to a trend that i have spotted popping up all over the place.


here are some examples i have stumbled upon lately. The layering of paper elements of the same colour as the background is evident in each one:

Keisha Campbell

or this one by Michelle Burry who uses journalling strips in the same kraft as the background…..

and finally this gorgeous layout in the latest Creating Keepsakes really made my eyes pop - by Davine Fiero (if you follow her blog link there she also has another example creating clouds and a scalloped border using the same technique)  Those big kraft on kraft scalloped circles is what i am on about here!! What an awesome and yet subtle accent!

So pull out your punches or scissors and get some same colour on colour happing. It doesn't need to be kraft or white card stock. Just same card or paper on top of each other.

And nope i am not meaning a simple monocromatic layout here….. pfffft any doofus can pull one of those together. I am thinking punches, fussy cutting, home made bits and bobs from paper layered on to the very same paper/card base.

Go forth, create and show us how you go!

Sandra - Tucked in

Hi Amanda!!
Well would you believe it??
I actually got around to doing an E2C challenge
I have been rather slack in that regard lately.
I loved the 'Tuck' challenge and when I saw it this layout came to mind....and it has been floating around there ever since! lol
This is a photo of my late father in law.
Love the angle of the photo...considering the era, the angle is pretty funky!


Wow wow wow Sandra. You know what i love the very most about this layout? It's that it is full and yet maintains a sense of space. LOVE all those yummy tucked ephemera, bits and bobs. You do vintage so well Sandra!! Also adore how you picked a white lined pp backing instead of kraft or another darker / aged colour - it really makes the whole layout striking and so very eye catching.

It's wonderful to see your work on the e2c blog again :) Thanks!