Rockstar Attitude – dt layout for the SWAT neon challenge

Each month, SWAT (Scrap Warriors Advanced Training) offers 2 “Drills,” which are challenges that are posted on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, a “Basic Training,” which is a tutorial, tip or technique post on the 2nd Saturday, and a “Special Op,” which is an off-the-page project posted on the 4th Saturday. All challenge entries are due by 11:59 pm EST on the 28th of the month the challenge is posted.

For Drill #11 the challenge is to use NEON colors on your layout, card, tag, altered project, etc. Even if you don’t already have a bunch of this trendy color range in your existing stash, you don’t have to run out and buy a bunch of stuff. Just check your supplies and you might be surprised by what you find! 😀 I didn’t think I had anything neon except for 1 neon orange washi tape that I received in a Freckled Fawn grab bag. I was surprised to find that I also have a white and neon yellow striped one and a neon green acrylic spray paint sample that was sent to me from Liquitex. 😀 I also found a variety of neon trims and a few patterned papers but did not end up using those on my project. Sorry my pic didn’t capture the colors just right, but here’s what I came up with:

I took a piece of white cardstock and layered the orange washi tape in strips across it, then trimmed to size. I repeated the process, but made sure to match up the stripes for the yellow and white tape, so now I had created my own neon papers. 😀 I used those 2 pieces to mat my photo of my oldest son, Taten. Isn’t he cute? This pic was taken a couple of years ago at his grandmother’s house. He’s now a full blown teen with the attitude to prove it! 😉 lol

Materials:

American Crafts black and white cardstock
Prima stencils
TCW stencil
Liquitex acrylic spray paint
Liquitex white acrylic ink
Liquitex silver acrylic ink
Dusty Attic chipboard title piece and winged guitar
Viva Decor Inka Gold
Webster’s Pages trim
WP dazzle me gems

TFL! To see the other dt projects for inspiration and to enter the challenge, which is due by 11:59 pm EST July 28, 2013, CLICK HERE!

S.W.A.T. Red White and Blue Blog Hop

Welcome to the first
S.W.A.T Design Team Blog Hop!

Today S.W.A.T is welcoming the new design team with a Blog Hop & Challenge. I’m so excited to finally be able to announce that I’m now a part of this talented group of ladies and look forward to sharing projects and new techniques with you! 😀 If you are not joining us from the S.W.A.T. blog, please CLICK HERE to begin the hop.

For our first challenge we were given this color palette:

Here’s my example for the challenge:

Materials:

Little Yellow Bicycle Saturdays papers, stickers, chipboard, overlay, pins, tickets
Webster’s Pages trims (Yacht Club, All About Me and Spring Market)
Prima masks
Modeling paste
Golden course pumice gel
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals
Distress Ink

So now its up to you to create something using the colors Red White & Blue and link it up at S.W.A.T for a chance to win this pretty, Pink Paislee prize pack.

All entries must be received by July 28th 11:59PM EST

My CLUE WORD is: FIREWORKS

Now remember the rules for playing! You MUST be a follower of each S.W.A.T Girl’s blog and leave a comment on each blog
You MUST also be a follower of the S.W.A.T blog.
You must email your quote answer to: swatscrappygirl@gmail by Monday July 1st at 11:59PM EST for a chance to win one of the highly coveted, completely sold out, warehouse box kits by Webster’s Pages, which was generously donated to S.W.A.T for our hop by Brandin O’neill (I just adore this woman!).

This kit has a retail value of $131 and is filled with 25 sheets of their fabulous papers (there’s even 6 sheets of their mid-season release, Citrus Squeeze), 2 book markers, 14 sparklers and/or whimsies, fabric tickets, quick picks, 3 sheets of stickers, a 6×6 perfect motif paper pad, pin block w/pins, a flower pack, 3 journaling card sets, 4 trim packs (which includes new releases!!!), 4 of their new washi tapes, and 12 new release mini bags from New Beginnings and Modern Romance! You can read more about this amazing kit here on their website: Warehouse Box Kit

***Added BONUS challenge from me:****

If you incorporate any type of masking or stenciling on your project, leave a comment on this post on my blog with a link to your project. One randomly chosen winner will receive this fun prize pack full of Creative Imaginations Studio Basics 101 summery goodies from me personally:

This kit includes 12 papers (2 each of 6 designs). 4 of the designs are single sided because they are glittered specialty papers. 2 of the designs are double sided papers. Also included: 12×12 sticker sheet, 5×12 sticker sheet, epoxy stickers and 1 packet of 69 diecuts. For your chance to win this great kit, don’t forget to complete the red, white and blue challenge and link it to the sidebar on the SWAT site by July 28th 11:59 pm EST, incorporate some type of masking or stenciling (store bought or homemade/improvised stenciling accepted) on you project. Then post a link to your project in the comments here! 😀

Now head on over to ***LISA’S BLOG*** and check out what she has in store for you! And just incase you get lost here is the lineup.

Alison Day

Becci Manies

Bev

Claude Campeau

Deborah Johnson

***you are here —> Doris Widder <— you are here***

Lisa Peeples

Michele Kosciolek

Nicole Laha

Nicolle Kramer

Venetia Holbrook

Lanette Erickson

Every Wall is a Door Art Journal Page for SKWAD September Inspiration Challenge

Each month, Scrapbook Kits with a Difference offers 2 challenges. One is an Inspiration challenge and the other is a lovely sketch. For the challenges, you can choose to create a scrapbook layout, card, mixed media project, altered art, etc. You are welcome to create whatever you’re inspired to make! 😀 For the Sept. Inspiration Challenge, I decided to go with an art journaling page. I saw the door, the pink wall, the bricks, and took it in another direction. I had trouble deciding which quote to use. I had narrowed it down to either “Every wall is a door” by Ralph Waldo Emerson or “Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door” by Coco Chanel. Both had their merits, but they send different messages. Since Tracy Weinzapfel is the artist who first got me interested in starting to art journal, I put it to a vote in her facebook group. The Emerson quote won unanimously and I’m glad. I like the positive wording better than the more negative approach of the other quote. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

Watercolor art journal
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos
F-C Design Memory Craft PITT artist pens
F-C Design Memory Craft Big Brush Stampers pens
Webster’s Pages Storytellers Alphas
Stazon ink
Unity Stamp Co stamps
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Prima Mask
Gesso

September’s Inspiration Image:

TFL!

August 2012 Class Kit for SKWAD – Autumn & Time to go Home

For this month’s Class Kit at SKWAD (Scrapbook Kits with a Difference) I was sent some lovely Bo Bunny Forever Fall papers to work with along with a batch of fun coordinating embellies! So, with this kit, you will receive photos as examples of 2 layouts and a bonus tag (which can easily be converted into a card), all the materials to use, and step by step instructions on how to create the pages and tag. Here’s what I came up with:

To check out all the August 2012 Class Kits created by the fabulous dt, CLICK HERE. While you’re there, be sure to check out the Limited Edition kits and NEW designer kits! 😀

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