Monday, August 20, 2012

August Uglies

So... I joined the "UGLIES" at again this month... I took a break from it for a while because my daughter asked me why I was wasting my time trying to work around paper I didn't like when I have so many nice papers???  Good question... but I think it is the challenge, makes me think outside the box for my layouts. 

These are the "uglies" I received from Debbie
As soon as I had them out of the tube I knew exactly what I wanted to do and I have been wanting to make a page like this for ever!!

Loving you ... every season - pics of my baby girl when she was younger.  (left over pics from other scrap booking pages) 
I used CTMH inks to drop and brush across the white page and then a large purple square with the smaller pattern papers for the blocking 

the american craft thickers didn't photograph too well... they are shinier in RL.  
made my own embellishments from the pattern paper I was using 
used my white gel pen for stitching 
here is a couple of shots of the purple ink i dropped and smeared on the white card stock 

and again my final layout... which I must say turned out pretty great!!!  
Maybe I will try again next month???

I was also inspired by the following challenges:

my time to craft - Christmas (top right)
the crop stop - atg 
milk coffee challenge - halloween (bottom left)
little scrap pieces - stitch it 
crafty boots challenge - bird (top left)
go fish - summer (bottom right ) 
southern girls challenge - chip board 
the pink elephant - make your own embellishment 
sentimental sundays - fall (bottom right)
catered crop - distress
Sending hearts...