Monday, March 2, 2015

Game On! with Scrapbook Challenges and Calvinball

It's the first Monday of the month which means a brand new sketch from Scrapbook Challenges. It also means I am on day two of Calvinball. Now, most times, I try to get DT work done fairly well ahead of time. This time,  I might just have saved a few assignments to complete a bit closer to the deadline. Why you ask? Well, obviously for the points. More importantly, they give me quick inspiration for my pages. If you need a little quick inspiration for some Calvinball pages, look no further than Scrapbook Challenges.

The wonderful thing about Scrapbook Challenges is that there will be challenges posted throughout the month. You can create a layout, get a point for Calvinball and submit your layouts to the Scrapbook Challenges blog for their monthly prize drawing. It's a win-win scenario! Now that we have a game plan, let's start sharing the inspiration!

I Adore These 2 by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers; Wood Veneer, Vellum: Cocoa Daisy; Letters: American Crafts, Evalicious; Die Cut: We R Memory Keepers;Ink: Versamark; Other: Ribbon, Doily; Based on Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #430

I had been looking for a way to use this water color paper in a layout. Using a pattern like this can be tricky if you don't want to cover certain parts of the design. SBC sketch #430 allowed me to place most of my pictures and page elements to one side which left the parts of the patterned paper I liked best visible. I used just two photos instead of the recommended four photos in the sketch. This made my page feel a bit unbalanced. To put the weight of the page back in my favor, I moved the journaling to the right side of the ribbon. I also scattered vellum hearts( barely visible) along with silver sequins in a zig zag throughout the left side.These help form a sort of column that balances out the page.

Now it's time for me to make sure my layout is posted to the SBC challenge link up and in the Get It Scrapped Calvinball gallery.   You have throughout the month of March to play along with the Calvinball and the SBC challenges. Don't forget to share your layouts!

Supply Options
All supplies originally from the February Cocoa Daisy kits.

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  1. Great use of that watercolour paper - always tricky to balance using it and showing the pattern too.

  2. I agree, these watercolor-type prints are difficult to use. So why do I keep buying them? lol!! I may have to scraplift this sketch, to hopefully put some of those more difficult papers to use!

  3. Wonderful page! Might be my all-time favourite of yours!