I made it to Week 2 of the Scrappin' Moms Idol Search. The challenge is called Reduce-Reuse-Recycle. Here are the requirements:
Reduce - Create a layout using limited supplies. Use only 1 cardstock and 1 patterned paper for your design.
Reuse - Use an item more than once on your layout. This has to be the exact same item, i.e. use the same button 2 ways -- as embellishment and as a stamp
Recycle - Recycle or re-purpose a scrapbooking item on your layouts. Example of scrapbooking materials includes, but it not limited to, packaging of scrapbooking items.
And here is my take:
How I applied the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle requirement in my design:
REDUCE - I used one Bazzill cardstock as base of my LO, matting of the photo and journaling strips. This was made possible by cutting the middle portion of the cardstock. I also used one Inque Boutique patterned paper (both sides).
REUSE - I reused the abaca mesh - as embellishment and as a stamp. I used it to stamp around the border of the cardstock and photo mat with brown ink.
RECYCLE - I recycled part of the packaging of Fancy Pants School Days Box Set (scallop with holes and used it as border.
Materials used: Bazzill cardstock, Inque Boutique patterned paper, American Crafts thickers, Jenni Bowlin Bingo Card (ADORE) and ticket, Prima Say it in Crystals and flowers, Others: fabric,paper and rubber foam flowers, artificial leaves, lace, abaca mesh, pearls and blings, DMC thread, distress ink, Versafine ink, Uniball pen, glitter glue
Techniques: distressing by inking the edges, tearing and crumpling the paper then inking the creases, hand stitching, stamping using abaca mesh
Journaling: Nothing is so sweet than seeing you dressed this way at the tender age of three. You were so young and innocent yet you exude the grace and beauty of a true princess.
Here are the ladies who made it to Week 3 and that includes me: