Paper Secret’s May Challenges

The May challenges have been posted on Paper Secrets. Enter any or all of the 4 challenges to be entered to win the monthly prize! One is a card sketch challenge with a twist. The twist is to use a bare chipboard piece on your project and alter it in some way. For my card, I used a Maya Road butterfly and coated it with a Viva Pearl Pen (kind of like liquid pearls). Here’s what I came up with using Webster’s Pages, new Trendsetter 6×6 papers, bloomer, trims, pins, and their sparklers from last year:

Another is a layout challenge based on a pagemaps sketch. I combined it with a “something old/something new” challenge on Sketches4All that also required you to add sparkle and dimension to your project. For this one, I went with MME’s original Lush line (the light blue patterned paper, trim and brads) and mixed it with Lush 2 (the fuchsia and navy papers and journaling spot). The buttons were also old, as were the WP and Cosmo Cricket alphas for the title. Here’s how it turned out:

The journaling is just explaining how incredulous we were when when Matthew was an infant (he was early too) and Madison was a year old (90th percentile for height and weight), how often we were asked if they were twins. Ha! 😀

The last example I have is for the stash/supply challenge. For this month, all you need to do is use 3 or more rubons on your project. For mine, I used a Kraft base, scraps for the matting, American crafts trim, yarn from my stash, and Bo Bunny rubons. Since I wanted to add dimension w/the rub-on images, I adhered them to plain cardstock, fussy cut them, then popped them up with foam dots. Here’s my example:

The overall design was a scraplift challenge on another site. The fourth challenge is a manufacturer challenge. This month’s featured manufacturer is Glitz. Unfortunately, I do not have any of Glitz’s fab products, so I wasn’t able to create an example for this challenge. Hope you stop by and join in on some of the great new challenges and don’t forget, we have a wonderful event scheduled to take place this Saturday, May 7, 2011 (National Scrapbooking Day), as well as the Scrap Your A** Off contest starting May 13th (sign up before May 12th to join in). HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! 😀

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lindy
    May 03, 2011 @ 09:41:02

    Great layouts and cards!!!!

  2. Jolanda Simons
    May 03, 2011 @ 11:43:17

    Your work is amazing and your card is so very sweet!!
    I just LOVE it.And it was featured over at Inspire me,congrats and so well deserved!!
    Love,Jolanda

    • dlwidder
      May 07, 2011 @ 13:12:18

      Awww! Thank you for the sweet comment. I was very excited to see that my card was featured there. 😀 Congrats to you on the quartly banner award! WTG!!!

  3. Nicolle Kramer
    May 03, 2011 @ 14:02:22

    All very sweet creations! Congrats on the feature of the card at websters…whoot whoot!..:)

  4. Helen
    May 04, 2011 @ 14:11:48

    Great card, love your butterfly, the layouts are brill too.

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