Fancy ARTastic DT Scrapbook Layout

Isn’t it dreamy? I’ve been wanting to scrap these photos for a while and this month’s inspiration at ARTastic challenge blog was the perfect starting point. Our inspiration was called Abstract by Robert Klippel:I was inspired by the white background and the combination of colours. The challenge was to use pen. And what’s better than pen? Sketch pen!

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Flapper Girls ARTastic DT

I have been hesitating posting this layout, because I’m not sure I’m 100% happy with the title. I look at it in real life and it looks fine, but in the photos, it is barely legible because it’s so shiny and it needs movement to stand out. Otherwise, I love the way this page turned out. The challenge over at ARTastic blog this month was vintage and/or children. The inspiration was this art piece called The Kite by Ethel Spowers:Obviously not having any children in my life, I chose vintage. Generally I find it difficult to do vintage style and make it me. I was stuck on a photo to use for something vintage, until I remembered that my dance troupe did a flapper inspired choreography.

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Koi Fish SID DT Scrapbook Layout

This is my last post for the Stick It Down challenge blog design team! I used this awesome sketch by my team member. I knew I wanted to do a layout about our koi. We have a pond in our condo and these fish have been around for longer than Dylan and I have been together. They stayed for a while in their pond back in Kingston, but then moved up to Ottawa recently. Unfortunately, they have all passed away now. They lived a good long life and I wanted to commemorate that. However, I could only find 3 pictures that I took of them. We are looking forward to getting new baby fish soon, and I vow to take more pictures of them!

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Time Spent With Cats Is Never Wasted – SID DT Scrapbook Layout

This month’s sketch at Stick It Down is a pretty mixed media background with lots of the same word repeated over and over.

It also make me think of using a large title and I’ve been wanting to use a large cut file ever since I upgraded from my Silhouette Portrait to a Cameo 3! Continue reading

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Crushing It – ARTastic Scrapbook layout

This month, the ARTastic challenge was to use pops of red, and the inspiration was Wild Poppies by Kenneth MacQueen:

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Adorbs SID DT Scrapbook layout

This totally adorbs layout is brought to you by Stick It Down’s single page sketch this month, which is a horizontal design with three little hearts with thread, a small vertical photo, and clusters framing from the sides. Of course I ended up moving a few things around to make everything fit, but I really liked the starting inspiration.

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Up Up Up & Away ARTastic DT Scrapbook Layout

I’ve been excited to scrap pictures from this hot air balloon ride for forever! So when I saw the inspiration and challenge assignment at ARTastic, I knew it would be perfect for this. The inspiration is this abstract blue and white painting called An Image of November by William Rose.

The criteria was to use a stencil. Since the painting is abstract, it really is up to interpretation. I see a cloud city, which reminded me of being up in the sky. I also took inspiration from the colour scheme- blues and whites and pops of gold.

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Backstage SID DT Scrapbook Layout

This was a fun layout to make. It is for the Stick it Down challenge blog, based on this sketch:

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Paris in Love ARTastic DT Scrapbook layout

I’m in love- with this layout, with Paris, with Dylan…. and this layout for the ARTastic design team really was a labour of love. It took me about 7 hours to make- it involved a lot of hand stitching, mixed media, backing tiny cut files, etc. The inspiration art was Carousel Delight by Karen Pierce:

Isn’t it gorgeous? I love carousels, they are always so pretty. This reminded me of a beautiful carousel that I photographed at Montmartre in Paris, so I decided to scrap that. The challenge was to use butterflies. I had a picture in my head of how I wanted this layout to turn out, and I’m happy to say that it came out very similar.  Continue reading

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I love You more than Ice Cream SID DT Scrapbook Layout

Such a yummy layout :D. I had a lot of fun making it too. The sketch this month at Stick It Down Challenge blog was this one:

I had also recently seen a layout on Pinterest where they used circles coming off of one gelato cone and between the two I thought I’d make a page about ice cream and how my husband and I say “I love you more than ice cream” to each other.

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