Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Scrapbooking with Green is Child's Play

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I am always looking for new sources of inspiration. Recently, I saw a little badge at the bottom of my friend Devra's signature for Child's Play Challenges. I had not heard of it so I decided to go check it out. It doesn't disappoint. Who wouldn't be inspired by children's toys!?!? From colors to packaging, they have inspiration for everyone!

This week's challenge centers around green slime. What child didn't( or doesn't currently) love that green slippery stuff?!?! It immediately brought to mind the creepers from my son's Minecraft game. They are a tall blocky mess of green! I made a layout for SNR magazine earlier this summer, and I had to make my own creeper from clay. As far as I know, there is not any Minecraft themed scrapbook papers out there.Before now, I haven't shared my full layout with the creeper in place. I figured he was perfect for this challenge and decided to reveal it today.

Minecraft by Christy Strickler
Supplies| Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants; Watercolor Crayons: Faber Castell; Clay: Sculpey; Gel Medium: Liquitex; Other: Acrylic paint, Stencil; Title is hybrid from

I used watercolor crayons to blend the green blocks. My goal with the repeating block motif was to emulate the use of blocks in the game. Creating custom accents is the perfect way to theme your supplies to support your story.

More Green Inspiration:
Scrapbooking with the Color Green from Get it Scrapped
Green Layouts 

I plan to play along with future challenges over at Child's Play. I hope to see you linking up too.
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  1. Fun page Christy and perfect for the challenge!! Love that fun little paper clay creeper you made!! :)

  2. What a GREAT take on our "Green Slime" challenge! So glad to found us and showed off your creativity. Thanks so much for joining us at Child's Play!

  3. glad you found us and joined the green slime challenge

  4. Great job, love the watercolor blocks. Thanks for playing at CPC!! Hope to see you again.

  5. Nice idea for doing the Green Slime challenge, I like the color blocks.
    Thanks for joining us at Child's Play.

  6. so glad you found our challenge blog!! my 2 kiddos are into minecraft too- might have to "steal" some of your fabulous ideas!! Thanks for playing along at Child’s Play Challenges =) Tiffany

  7. Oh minecraft - my son would love this LO - one of many addicted to the game. Great idea to link it up with slime - the little creeper is perfect!

    So glad you have found us! Thanks for playing along, can't wait to see more of your work.

  8. Hey Christy! So glad you checked out CPC! I love the green blocked and all the mediums you used to create them. My son will be jealous if I show him this! Hope you come back for more challenges!

  9. I love what you did the with background. So neat! Thanks for joining us at CPC!

  10. lovin your fun page and all the great!! the lil guy on it, is adorable!!! thanks sooo much for joining us at Child's Play!!!!!