Friday, August 16, 2013

No Patterned Paper Challenge ~~ WHAT?!! =)

So, every month over at the CKCB, the DT has a challenge.
Mine this month was QUITE the challenge for me.
But it wouldn't be much of a challenge if it didn't challenge me right?

So I took this challenge head on.  
I gave it some thought,
and broke out the masks and mists and went to work.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this picture of my little gbabe,  Sir Cuteness.
I did some lovely retouching of the original, and got this very
lovely vintage look.  

I LOVE this Tim Holtz music note mask and had so much fun doing this
background.  I love doing this kind of thing.  I misted it with Heidi Swapp
Teal and Gold Lame and the two make a lovely combo.  

Added some little banners.....

Look at that masking detail.
I love that mask.

And these lovely tags are a technique I learned from the lovely
Ashli Oliver over at The Purple Mailbox.  She is one of the most
creative people I have ever "met".  She is amazing!!  If you don't
know her work, please head right on over there and check her out.
She is truly an amazing artist and an even more beautiful person.

Just wanted to give ya a close up of this adorable little man.
I mean seriously.  He is just THE CUTEST!!!!!

He was 4 here and definitely a cutie pie =)

So there you have it.
All twined up and ready for our scrapbook.

And then I made this one.
And I tell you, it looked darker on my iPad.
On here it looks SO light.  Sorry about that!!!

So I took a dark red piece of cardstock
and started adding some Washi.
Look at this Washi.  The glasses are just so stinkin' cute.
It is MME, btw.

The "You are Fabulous" sticker is on a tag that has a chalkboard technique on it.
I need to do a tutorial on that.
So easy.
So fun.
So great.
Yes, I like that technique =)

For a little more added texture and interest I dry embossed
my layered cardstock pieces and then wrote on the black with
my white pen.  I added some stitching.  I love stitching!!

OH this chipboard mustache, is just FANTASTIC!!!
I painted it with black gesso.

And there you have it.  Another fun LO!!

This was quite the challenge, but I loved it!!!

So won't you join in with us? 
And when ya it up.
We'd love to see it!!

Have a Blessed and Beautiful,
Krafty Kind of day ~~ dawn


  1. We must be twin daughters of different mothers, lol!
    I thought I could pull of an Ashli take on the prompt, too, but it was NOT successful (I will persevere, thought :~) & I have twirly twine on my page.
    AND I meant to use some embossing folders for texture but forgot all about it.
    GOLD STAR for doing two, and so wonderfully well!

  2. I NEED that mask, thought you'd cheated at first and used patterned paper - love your pages :)

  3. the gold and teal is a gorgeous combo