Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Challenge 25!

Time for a new Friday challenge!  

Hello, everyone! It's Sandi here today sharing another project with the awesome new Stowaway Collection (Newly expanded embellishments will be available 3/20). You are sure to love these papers, die cuts and stickers! The blues and browns of this range are so versatile and lend themselves to many themes, not just travel. 

I decided to do a "boy" page because I had this great new photo of one of the grandsons printed and ready to be scrapped.  "Boy/guy" pages are hard for me, so this was a chance to stretch myself. 

I've used a sketch from the Stuck on U Sketches challenge blog. Sketches really take the guess work out of designing once you get comfortable with them. I decided to go with lots of banner strips as layers, distressing of all my edges and some misting using my Prima Gears and Dylusions ink spray. And in lieu of my usual mass of flowers, I made a rosette and adorned it with a single flower atop a simple bow. Then I tucked some random cheesecloth here and there.

My vellum quote is from the Itty Bitty Box (Babies, Kids, Family) and is mounted with offset brads on a small piece of the brown paper with tiny polka dots .. love that paper! Above it I've used some random embellishments from my stash. Lastly, I added my title (from the Stowaway chipboard Die Cuts) at the bottom using some foam squares for dimension.

All in all, I'm pretty happy with my page even though it's a bit outside my "design box." I definitely can't wait to dig into these yummy papers and create something else!

Now, the challenge details are listed below but I also wanted to share a Pinterest link I found that has lots of cute rosette ideas: Rosettes  

Quick Quotes Products:
Baja Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Itty Bitty Vellum Quotes - "Babies, Kids, Family"
Stowaway Collection, 12x12 papers, Die Cut Chipboard (Available 3/20)

Other Products:
Dylusions Ink Spray, Melted Chocolate, Prima Mask, Gears, Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares, Petaloo Darjeling Dahlia, Misc twine, Distrezz-it-all, Kaisercraft Peals, Chocolate, ATG, Glossy Accents

Let's get creative!  We can't wait to see what you share with us this month!!!



Friday Challenge 25:
  • Create a project and include a paper accordion / pleated flower, rosette or medallion.  
  • You can create a layout, card, mini album or altered art, just include a paper accordion / pleated flower, rosette or medallion on your project. 
  • Of course we would LOVE to see Quick Quotes products used on your project, but it's not a requirement to play. 
  • You may use any products to participate in the challenge.
  • No back posting allowed, projects must be newly created for this challenge. 
  • One entry per person, per challenge please.

We can't wait to see what you create this month!


Challenge begins today and is open until 11:59 pm PST on 3/25.

The 'Top 3,' as chosen by our Design Team, will have bragging rights with a 'Top 3 fave' button to display at their own blogs + everyone who participates will be entered to win the prize for this challenge.

Prize = $25 gift certificate* to shop at !!!

Use the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post to link up your project!
  • Don't have a blog? You can also link to a photo in a gallery like Photobucket or
  • InLinkz will ask you for the direct link to your project, not just your blog address.
  • Click on your projects specific url and copy/paste it to link up.

(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and want to play,
you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate does not cover shipping costs
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Lynn said...

I love how you used this collection for a boy layout! Your elements and design are fabulous! Love the challenge!

Barb Craft said...

Love this layout Sandi! This paper line is one of my favorites and the way you added the red looks amazing!! The perfect boy layout! Great challenge too!

barb :)

Donna said...

Fun challenge and I love this layout, such a fun boy page!

Dana Tatar said...

I love this page Sandi! I love that you used this collection for a topic other than beach/vacation! The red mist looks fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration! =)