I am super excited to take part in my first EVER blog hop.. I have never done this before so all being well you should have arrived here by way of Milissa here and you will be part way through your adventure of seeing what everyone else is up to.
As you know by now we were tasked with taking some inspiration from one of the Master Forgers blogs and I chose this one for mine from Ashleys Blog over here
.....of course.. mine is very different but I hope you will find it to be recognisable from Ashleys.
I loved her delicate colouring and layering and I do love banners and needless to say- they're still right on trend- so although I have used very different colours.. I have emulated those lovely banners too and mounted each one on co-ordinating card stock. I then added the 'punch outs' from my Martha Stewart Fan punch to make the spray and added little aqua gems for droplets.
I then used a Stampin' Up stamp for the rosette beside the photos and I was just about done... how cute is this little tot (my cousins first grandchild) ???
THEN... 'cos I don't know when to stop crafting and I lose all track of time.. and mostly because I was so inspired by the Master Forgers blogs.. I created a second LO!
This time I was inspired by Lesleys blog here and chose this wonderful LO....
So I created this LO here.. which co-incidentally (!) also complies with Challenge No 3 and encouraged me to Scrap about my favourite place in the world- which in my case is my home.. so here is mine!
I took pleasure is using a few little scraps of paper and some washi and I then cut out the lettering for the title with my Slice, added flags and a wooden house, inked with a teal Dew Drop ink pad and then added some gems to the entire background and finished off with a flourish of bakers twine.
I hope you've enjoyed my efforts so thanks for stopping by... and now you should hop over to Dawns blog here
Don't forget to leave me a comment to let me know you were here and happy hopping!"
The full blog hop list will be published on the CKCB blog so if you get lost along the way, head over there to find your way back onto the hop.
It certainly is recognisable from Ashley's page, love your splashes. Thank you for choosing my page to lift too! Stunning colours and all those gems are gorgeous :)ReplyDelete
Oh fabulous scraplifts, when I get chance I'll have a proper look around all the blogs!ReplyDelete
well they are great! I am hopping along now, but will be back again for a closer look! jenxReplyDelete
Love them both Elaine xReplyDelete
I love how your title frames your photo on the second layout, and I love your banners that run all over the page on the first layout ! Beautiful !ReplyDelete
Wonderful scraplifting Elaine! Love what you've done with the banners on that first one and am in awe of the clean crispness of the blue against the white in the second. Hope this won't be your last blog hop, because you've aced your first one!ReplyDelete
It was my first blog hop last month. You have done a great job for your first time around. You knocked those banners out of the park!ReplyDelete
Two great layouts for the price of one. Great job! You did a great job with your first blog hop and really nice creations.ReplyDelete
Congrats on your first ever blog hop! Your projects are just as inspiring as your inspiration! Love the way that way it just keeps giving and giving.ReplyDelete
First off, double duty - you go, gurl!ReplyDelete
The matting of those banners on layout one was an inspired touch - it really sets them off with a nicely finished look. Gorgeous color & using up the offcuts from the stamp for the splashes was a stroke of genius! The pearls are a great accent.
Page 2 Can I please come over? What a FAB house!!! I totally agree that there's no place like home :~) The magical jeweled background, the yummy vertical cluster with that lovely loop of twine *sigh*. Love it!
Great job doing two layouts! I agree with Leslie on matting those banners - nice touch! And I love those pearls as bubbles. The bling in your second page definitely defines this as a special place!ReplyDelete
great pages! I love all of the banners on the first one and the misting you did on the second. Glad to have you participating in the blog hop! :)ReplyDelete
two beautiful layouts that are making me itch to scrapbook again today.ReplyDelete
Blessings to you from Angela
Great scraplifts, love how you can see the inspiration but you've made them your own.ReplyDelete
Both layouts are super. I love your pennant on the first one and a nice arrangement of elements on the second.The twine behind the tiny house is cute .ReplyDelete
All three layouts are great in their own way. Your style really comes through! :)ReplyDelete
Wow cool scraplifts I like how you handled each one :)ReplyDelete
I remember seeing these pages last year and really loving them! Thanks for linking up on my Flashback Friday .. I hope you'll join in again soon :)ReplyDelete