Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Guess who is Guest Designing for How Much Is Too Much??!!!

Yep....yours truly!!! I was excited and honoured to be given this opportunity by Anna-Karin - thankyou. I get to design for 2 challenges throughout July.  If you haven't heard of HMITM, go there now & check it out - twice a month, challenges are put up that encourage you to use your stash - new and old, based on certain criteria. The criteria for my challenge are:

Challenge 175: Stars and Stripes Forever
Here in the U.S.A., we're celebrating our Independence Day. In honor of that, I'd like you to use
** elements that include STARS (embellishments, patterned paper, etc.) and STRIPES (ribbon, patterned paper, etc.)
** a flag or banner accent
** and to play off the date we're celebrating, July 4, 1776, use:
•7 - brads
•4 - four-word title
•1 - photo
•7 - labels
•7 - seven-sentence journaling
•6 - patterned papers
My layout is below:

Living in Australia we do not celebrate Independence Day - but I focused my layout on my eldest daughter overcoming her challenges & being a star and the layout came together easily. I incorporated the challenge criteria as follows: "You Are My Star"

I covered chipboard stars in glittery patterned paper, and added strips of striped patterned paper at the bottom - a mix of Crate Paper, We R Memory Keepers, Scenic Route. My banner accent was hand stamped in a rainbow palette of distress inks using a great stamp I found in my stash (I can't remember where it came from:( ) - but it was a ticket/journalling tag with a star flourish - I have used it whole in black as part of my title. I cut triangles from it for the banner. The brads include glittery ones as part of the banner, and a cluster of Crate Paper ones near the journalling.

I clustered a mix of 6 red-based labels mounted on a black chalkboard label from Pink Paislee to make a whole journal block. upon which I told my story in 7 sentences.. My patterned papers are as described above plus rainbows to back the title (from Sassafrass). Additional elements included the black glitter chipboard alphas from Pink Paislee - plus some of the swirly brackets from the same pack, and some black pearls.


Cathy said...

Congrats on your GDT spot Belinda!!WOW gorgeous LO.. love the glitter touches with and the yummy colours!! :)))

Fi said...

Hi Belinda, Congrats on being featured member and I love the page you did. I love the idea you went with to create your page the picture of your DD is sweet along with those cute curling banner. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anne P said...

Totally AWESOME LO Belinda and congrats on the guest DT spot.

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