Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge #40


     Let me introduce youto my canine daughter, Gwennie.  Trust me that's exactly how she sees herself. {grin}  Our challenge this week at Papercraft Star is a sketch challenge.  Well I looked at that sketch from every angle and I could not come up with an idea for a card with it so I decided to give a real layout a shot.  It's been a long loonnngg time since I've actually scrapped a page and I really had fun once I got started with it.  I do so love to scrap.
     I started off with a plain sheet of kraft cardstock.  I used a splotch stamp and some sepia ink to add some interest.  I picked up the plaid paper at Joann's just for this layout.  Hubby sweetly let me have a few minutes to shop since I hadn't been to Mobile in forevah.  I was specifically looking for papers at J's and woohoo they happened to be on sale.  It's a very small store so not much selection, but we don't have one at home so it was different stock.
     Anywoo, I cut the circles out with my handy dandy plate and bowl.  What scrapper doesn't have those in their stockpile.  LOL  Besides those staples I dug out a bunch of supplies and tools that don't often see the light of day.  Deco scissors, texture plates.  It was just fun to play!
     I found those cute little paw prints online, printed them out, cut them out, covered them with matte Glossy Accents, and added them to the page.  The heart is chipboard covered with microbeads, and look closely at that long cream strip on the left.  There are teeny tiny embossed doggie paws on there too.
     Hope you like the layout of my baby girl.  At twelve she's not really a baby anymore (84 in doggie years!) and suffers with arthritis, but she's my pal.
     Hope you decide to play with this layout and have some fun too.  Get your projects linked up by 9:00 EST on Sunday for a chance at this months Grand Prize from The Scrapbooking Cottage.
     Happy Wednesday!



Supplies

Papers:  Recollections, Paper Pizazz, Great White photo paper
Stamps:  Inkadinkado Somerset Alphabet, Martha Stewart Requiem Font Alphabet, All Night Media splotch stamp
Inks:  Colorbox Ruby ink, Stazon Jet Black, Versafine Vintage Sepia ink, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress ink
Tools:  Nestabilities Lacey Circles (S4-293), Standard Circles Large (S4-114), and Labels One (S4-161), Fiskars Texture Plates, Fiskars Scallop scissors, Bow Easy, Crop-a-dile
Miscellaneous:  Martha Stewart Garnet Micro Beads, Glossy and Matte Finish Glossy Accents, Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint, Offray ribbon, metal G from my stash, Recollections brads, chipboard heart from my stash

13 comments:

  1. beautiful layout of your sweet baby girl Tracy, I love the colors and interesting details!

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  2. YAY for doing a layout!! It sounds like you had a great time putting this one together! Why wouldn't you...it's fantastic! I love green on kraft! The photo of Gwennie is perfect! So, I guess we should be seeing more layouts soon, right Tracy? :o)

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  3. Gwennie is just adorable!! I love this layout Tracy and it's so nice to see one from you!! You did an excellent job, I think you should scrap more often ;)

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  4. This is a fantastic layout Tracy. I think Gwennie would be proud to be the subject of such an awesome page! I love everything about this page.

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  5. Tracy, how fun that you created a layout! Keep 'em coming....you create them just as wonderful as you do cards! Gwennie takes a great photo! Our pets hold such a special place in our families - they deserves to be featured in our layouts too!

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  6. Oh she's adorable, Gwennie! She's a Golden Retriever, right? (I'm not that familiar with different dogs' species). Your LO is so pretty and those paws! Such a great embellishment!!

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  7. Nice to meet you Gwennie! That is also the name of my baby (the one I spoil so much, my husband calls her my favorite), her name is Gwen. Your Gwennie is so, so, cute. I just love labs, they are like little angels. Your layout is so cute!

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  8. This is such a great layout, Tracy! I love the kraft with the plaid paper - so tailored and wonderful use of the sketch!! Love it!

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  9. This layout is so great! I just love the plaid paper and that Kraft cardstock...yummy!

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  10. There is nothing as good as a doggie, nothing.

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  11. What a wonderful layout! I agree, you should do them more often, you are great at it! I love your attention to detail, there are so many cool things to look at. I love the doggy paw prints. Great job Tracy!

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  12. Awwww Gwennie is such a beautiful fur baby. Love the adorable paw prints and the red heart. :)

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  13. Love the layout! It is so beautiful!

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