Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Well, This Is It...... The 50 Layout Challenge

OK, deep breath Monique......

I have decided, since I have such a massively expanding pile of scrapping goodness, not to purchase any new products until I have done 50 layouts - EEEEEEEEP!!!!

Considering I average about 3 layouts a week, that means I will have to go about 16 weeks before I buy anything. I will allow myself to stock up on adhesive etc after 20 layouts.

I HAVE to do this, I have entire ranges I have purchased, and are now about 12 months old, which I haven't even touched. Not to mention HUGE bundles of favourites, again with so many papers and embies that I think I could to the 50 layouts just with them!!! LOL

Hmmmmmm, I know it is going to be tricky, Summer CHA is just around the corner, and I know Prima - one of my faves - is starting to release its summer range, but I MUST be strong! I HAVE to be strong.......
Wish Me Luck!!! LOL!!!

On the scrappy front, I did this layout for the recent SnB Animal Magnatism Cybercrop. I didn't finish it on time though to add to the samples put forward by the rest of the talented DT members - D'oh!

The challenge was to create an animal embie to add to your layout. I made a felt lion, which I blanket stitched around the outside, the face is from the Sassafrass Lass Bungle Paper range. I love that range, it is just so bright and funky!

This is what the embie looks like up close:

This layout is the first of the 50, it is a Sketch from the talented Liz Weber on her Challenge Blog "A Page From My Sketchbook". It is a fantastic site, and her sketches are always such an inspiration. Word has it that Liz is having trouble finding enough sponsors to keep the challenge going, which is a shame....... :0(

I had a bit of fun with this layout, and grunged it up a bit.... I used Tim Holtz Crackle Paint on the cogs, and inked them, too. I even added some eyelets and some string. I even used the Tim Holtz texture hammer to hammer the brads for extra texture.... I am actually happy with this, I like doing grunge sometimes! LOL!

Just a little share of a photo now, I took this one of Connor the other day,


Liz Weber said...

Thanks for another wonderful layout Monique. I always look forward to your layouts for the sketch blog. Thanks for the plug, muchly appreciated!

I LOVE your lion on your "You Are The King of my Heart" layout - how clever are you!

Linda said...

Wow, you are one brave, strong woman Niq!...lol - best of luck for your 50 layout goal...that's something I should set myself too! Love your LO's....just gorgeous - as always! <3

Hope your eye is getting better for you!

Sarah Lou said...

The lion is amazing!!! I love both lo's but that lion is soo cute! Good luck on the 50 lo's!!