Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Finally ... A Scrap Factor Victory!!!

Woo hoo - I won on Scrap Factor :D

No, not the overall competition LOL - I was knocked-out from Round 11 with this knock-out page - but my Week 12 page did win in the Playalong category!  The theme was 1,2,3 i.e. 1 sheet of black cardstock, 2 photos and 3 patterned papers.  Just my sort of thing :D

I was really busy with No.1 Son's affairs following his fall, including making space for him to sleep downstairs for a while, so I was a bit lazy with the hybrid element of my page, just adding overlay frames.  The rest of the page came together pretty quickly: black stitching to add texture, strips of paper (BG Discover, Prima Azure Beyond,Scrapworks Citrus Flourish) plus mesh, tiny alpha stickers, 2 little tags, a few buttons and Sticker Studio brick red Sassy alphas.  Unfortunately their outline showed up a LOT on the black card, especially over stitching - so I had to add a bit more of the Citrus Flourish paper and try again with new stickers (luckily there are loads on the sheet).

The photos are of two sculptures built for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.  The journalling is simply white gel pen, coloured afterwards with red and/or orange Sharpies and reads:
"An afternoon spent walking back from the floating mall at Port Vell where we'd left the kids (window) shopping: Mike & I were blown away by the Ray Lichtenstein ceramic head & smiled back at the cheeky lobster by Javier Mariscal."

The Scrap Factor competition has now moved on to the final 3 contestants ... the Semi Final with a theme of "Beyond the Page" ... their creations are here if you fancy looking/voting.   It'll be a hard choice as they are all very creative!


Maria Ontiveros said...

Great layout! I especially like the number detail.
Did you see you won the pass the book?
Please mail me your address, so I can get it off to you.

Clair said...

Looks great - I never normally use such dark backgrounds, but I may have to rethink that now :)

Alison said...

I like the black background too..and congrats on getting so far in the competition!
Alison xx

Beverly said...

very cool layout, congrats on the win :)

WendyB said...

Congratulations on the win and well done for getting into the top 5.

scrappysue said...

What a fun LO and many congrats on your win and for getting so far, yay!

JulieJ said...

This is absolutely fantastic - love it to bits.