Sunday, August 8, 2010

Retreat scrapping

I've been retreating this weekend with some friends and had such a blast. I had some dt work that needed to be sorted out for Just scrapbooking and Lime Tart and once that was done and dusted I played around with creating for a few challenges.

Sweet cat dreams

Our Reenie sound asleep in her basket.

I love Missy Lou but this green paper was really giving me challenge.

I hot Mama.

I ended up swipping the green paper with white paint and ink as it was too stark for me. The photo is of friend Yvonne taken a few years back. She challenged me at the retreat to scrap it for her. She has been scrapping for years and has always included a punched out frog on her layout and her grandies love looking for them so when I finished it I added a frog for her. You can see him sticking out from under the flower spray.

After struggling with this when Lou said as she was working on a layout that she needed to think outside the box I challenged her to do a layout with her cricket. lol it was like I asked her to pull her teeth out a defiant no. Anyway Yvonne and I were joking with her about it all and we started to play little tricks on her. Turning of her cricket a few times and the like. Well we decided to hijack her gypsy when she went and had a shower. When she came back there was a ransom note on her chair. It was so funny watching her trying to work out who we had passed it onto. Hope you still love me Missy Lou.

I'll share my Lime Tart projects once they go up in the gallery.

Little Lou.

I have been promising Lou for a while now that I would scrap her up a tag and here is the start of it. I am going to pop her into a insert and embellish the outside a little. I have done this up for a challenge blog I stumbled across called 7 kids collage fund challenge blog. The challenge was to use pink and dots.

Here are the colours I used to colour Lou.

Skin-EOOO,EOO,E01,R11 and so E11 as eye shadow.
Here dress, shoes and flowers were all stamped on patterned paper.

Hi card.

This one I did up for a challenge over at Anya ink. The challenge was to created a card using black, white and 1 colour. I was really struggling with what to do for this one until I decided to go with shades of brown as my one colour.

Here are the colours I used.
Hair- C3,C5,C7,BV29

From our house.

The latest challenge over at Hero Arts is to create a back to school or keep in touch project. I just love the scene I created.

Here are the colours I used.

Bird houses (L to R) all with a blender swipe to give them a worn look.
BG 93,BG95,BG97 (and flowers)
Birds E50,E51,53

Well that is all from me for now. I'll be back tomorrow to post my ASJ layout which went live while I was away. Till then as always thanks for popping in, any comment and happy creating.


Sassy said...

WOW! I would say it was a very successful retreat, too. YOu hit the colors dead on for the page with the the blend of colors used...and your cards are too cute.... the one with the Anya stamp and the Hero Arts are my favs but all are super nice.

Darien said...

SO Amazing work!!!! Your fist lo Is Stunning!!!!! Awesome colors!!!!!!!!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! These are ALL GORGEOUS J1!!! I loveeeeeeeee the lo's and the cards!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lean said...

lovely work great lay-outs with cool pictures.Sweet cards.

Jocelyn said...

Love all of these creations.....the kitty LO is just sooooooooooo cute!!! Look at those gorgeous cards!!! You are amazing!!!

Wishing you a great day sweet friend!!!

sarah said...

you always know how to make all flowers look good! i'm soooo jealous. ;)

happy day to you, my friend.


aussiescrapper said...

Oh Julie, wow, you are amazing, those layouts, whatever challenge they cause you, turn out just magnificent, you are so naughty doing that to your friend but I bet this made for a brilliantly funny time at the retreat, your friend will love the layout, how cute is those little flipper frog feet too. The cards as usual divine, hope Missy is well. Love Melxx

Tara said...

Sounds like you had a fun and creative weekend!

Emma said...

wOw Someone has been a busy girl. Love the scrap LO's, they are just gorgeous! Such a cute image on your AnyaInk card and I love the black ribbon you have used, just adorable. Thanks so much for joining us over at AnyaInk!

Julie said...

Your pink and polka dot card is so cute!

Thank you for joining the 7 Kids College Fund challenge.


Manuela said...

Great work! You made fantastic card for 7KCF! ♥

Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog. ^_^


Delphine said...

Amazing creations, Julie! And I love your black and white card! Great choice for the extra colour and your card is really elegant! Thanks for joining us again this week at Anya Ink! Hugs Delphine xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous colour combo and love the detail. Thanks for joining us at 'Anya Ink'.

Sue said...

Ohh sorry forgot to mention ALL the other cards are gorgeous too!

Annika said...

Oh my, you have sure been busy!
Wonderful card in pink and dots. Beautiful colouring and layout and I love the crisp design.
Thanks for playing at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog, hope to see you back next time!

Lisa said...

WOW some really gorgeous projects! Thanks for joining us at 7Kids Challenge!