Sunday, 4 May 2014

Fancy A Challenge?

Today's the day for a wealth of scrapbooking challenges - worldwide!  Thanks to {Inter}National Scrapbooking Day.  In fact I'm spoilt for choice and have been busy challenge combining to cope!

First of all I wanted to make a fresh example page for MY challenge over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog.  The post already has three of my older pages to illustrate the challenge colour palette but I had some photos of Child No.3 that were crying out to be scrapped in BLACK / WHITE / GREY and shades of ONE other COLOUR ...

Jimjams - layout detail - home-made voile flower

The girls dressed up to attend an Emilie Autumn concert and Child No.3 paid extra to get VIP access to her heroine.  I reckoned that the May sketch (#56) by Lisa over at Sketch~N~Scrap could be adapted to suit one large and one small photo and Scrapbook Generation have also got a call out for a monochromatic page ...

Jimjams - layout - FANCY - NSD challenge for CKCB

Finally I had another go with S J Crafts' Bingo Grid Challenge for May; this time using the middle vertical line of Border Punch (EK Success ledger and cheese-hole), Metal Embellishment (brads) and Torn Paper (well vellum actually).  Supplies are just scraps from my crop box plus a Webster's Pages transparency, a button, BG White Chocolate Chip alphas, some gems from my crop friend Jacqui and an old home-made voile flower I found in my craft room drawers.

Jimjams - layout detail - WP transparency

Weirdly, I'm posting this at midnight my time, but 4pm over with my friends at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog who are continuing with fun challenges all weekend. Please join them while I get some sleep!

31 comments:

kjjc said...

I absolutely love this. The colours IRL are absolutely gorgeous. The photos you used are perfect and your daughter is so pretty too.

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute layout and just love the color that you used with it just the girls look like they were going to go and have a great time!

Chidkid said...

Fabulous LO!! Those photos were just crying out to be scrapped.. The way you've interpreted this challenge is perfect!

Alison said...

Love this Jemma...and especially that you've used old stash!!
Alison xx

Julene Matthews said...

This would appeal to my purple and black -a -holic daughter! Love your work Jemma.

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

Love purple, great to see it on a layout and what fab photos to scrap

Sian said...

Could that flower be any more perfect? Those chocolate chip alphas are a real favourite of mine. They seem to go on for ever.

It must have been an amazing night out

Kerry said...

What absolutely fabulous photo's and gorgeous colour palette! What a wonderful take on the sketch , thanks so much for joining in with us at Sketch N Scrap. xx

CoventryAnn said...

Great page, love the use of grey and purple.

Sarah said...

Love her outfit and a fab layout for a fab photo! Well done on combining so many challenges in one page!! Thanks for your bonus page for S J Crafts this month! xx

Lisa in Texas said...

LOVE IT!!!! Fun pictures and I love the use of the border punch, such a creative interpretation of the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap!

Gillybean said...

Love this Jemma. Love the colours and how simple but effective the border pinch is!!

Mary B said...

wow very stylish page, and very stylish DD too

alexa said...

Love these background bits - nicely graphic with a touch of grunge - and again you gave been so creative with the challenge.

Kelly said...

What a fabulous take on the sketch challenge and loving those colors! Awesome layering too! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap! :)

artfulscrapbooking said...

Wow!! Super cute layout!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch n Scrap!!!! :) Evie

Tamika said...

This layout just screams fun and I love the colors you used! Thank you for joining us at Sketch~n~Scrap!

scrappyjen said...

well that is smashing! jx

Sura said...

Fabulous page! Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap. Surama

Heather Hall said...

Beautiful! Love the purple bow, thanks for sharing with Sketch-N-Scrap!

Brandi Matos said...

This totally rocks!! Love the colors and pics!!

Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap :-)

Lissa said...

Just so fun and I love those photos! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

Darcy said...

All I can say is that this is freaking gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us at Sketch N Scrap!

Solange J. said...

Love your three edge punched papers and how you layered them ! Awesome result with this almost monochromatic color palette... So inspiring !

Lesley G said...

Love it, that vellum is fab (might forge!) Great photos, your girl is so brave (and gorgeous!)

Becky said...

Great layout! Love the colours you have chosen :)

Missus Wookie said...

Oh this is great :)

Lisa-Jane said...

This is great! I love purple but its so hard to use in scrapbooking and you rarely see it but I think you've made this work fabulously!

Lisa said...

As you can see, I'm late catching up with posts this month. What a great page. The stars are those photos though. Super. I have no idea who emilie autumn is but I'm sure they had a fabulous time!

Monique Nicole Fox said...

Cute layout! Love the pics! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap!

Annie Claxton said...

Brilliant page, very stylish, love the colours and layers :o)