Thursday, July 9, 2009

SM Idol Week 2

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:

Some details:

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:


Chowchow said...

This is such a beautiful layout. Good luck in the challenge Timi.

yyam said...

This is gorgeous Timi! Great job on being green too! :)

Susie Sugar said...

Oh I love your stunning layout, fantastic colours
Gorgeous designs and detail
Hugs Susie xx