Sunday, 30 January 2011

Sunday Challenge at 'The Studio'

Today is my last challenge as a design team member for 'The Studio'. I've loved being part of the team and met some really lovely people too. I'm sad to be leaving, sniff, sniff. So here is the final challenge: The little challenge to go along with your sketch is to use a handmade embellishment in your design. I decided to use some of the October Afternoon that I've been hoarding since their new ranges look fantabulous once again :) I went with 'Seaside' to match the photo but used shaped stickers instead of squares. I made the 3D starfish for the handmade embellishment element. First, I drew around some of the Studio Calico Wood Veneer Stars from the ScrapaGoGo January Kit.
Next I scored from the point of each arm of the starfish all the way down to the v directly across from it.
Then I folded the creases that run from each point of the star to the centre so that the crease came up in a peak. The creases that ran from the v to the centre were creased downwards to create a valley.

Finally I inked te starfish before sticking them on to my LO with glossy accents. There's an odd butterfly towards the top of the page because I got paint smudges on the paper and couldn't come to terms with it :) I know that these things are supposed to come in threes but two starfish and one butterfly equals three in my book ;) Connor wanted to help me stick the starfish on so he put the small one on for me, pushing it down and saying 'it's all flat now!' Great!! Those ink smudges will just remind me of him though. I enjoyed this challenge- thanks Amanda.

The CHA has finally arrived and Team GoGo are there putting together kits for the next 6 months. They've got some sneaks for you on the blog today. 'Grab it' day is on Tuesday and you could win your favourite 'Grab it' by leaving a comment on te blog here and you could win My Mind's Eye products from the CHA here.

And, as I mentioned above, October Afternoon's new lines are added to my shopping list :)


Rosie (Freycob) said...

Oh Rebakah! This LO is absolutely perfect! I love the bright summer colours and the bunting is a great feature. Good idea with the home made starfishes.


Sam Ball (aka sammyb) said...

Gorgeous layout, those hand creased stars are divine xxx

Totally know where you're coming from re the paint smudge... I'm the same !

Teresa said...

I love your hand made stars. Yes I sometimes get small ink smudges and have to adapt them into something. I recently scrapped a photo of my son hold his newborn baby and dropped something right near his mouth and had to adapt it to a speach bubble!!

Helen Ann said...

Gorgeous layout, the starfish are fab and love the bunting

Hel xox

Craftyangel said...

love the layout, love the bright and lively feel :)

Allycat x said...

Fab LO and love those stars!