Having some fun

Friday, October 11, 2013

Well, I just finished 2 classes in a row at BPC, Stashbusters Anonymous and Art & Science.  I have to say, those classes are two of the best I've ever taken.  As busy as I've been, they were a good excuse to stop and take a few minutes for myself.  I'm glad I did. I wasn't always able to keep up, but I got great new ideas, I tried new things, and I had fun.  I even created some new favorites.  Here are two of them.

This was a sketch challenge from the Art and Science class. I don't use a lot of smaller photos on my pages. I stick to my 4x6 photos for the most part.  I did not take a lot of creative license, because I was enough out of my comfort zone with the small photos.

Embellishment ideas came from Scrap Our Stash. They are using a tic-tac-toe board this month.  I chose to use washi tape, twine and decorative pins. I used a new border punch , then sewed the twine through the middle of it.  I love the feminine feel of the page, the floral papers supporting the subject of the page. Also something different for me.



This next one is for the final Art & Science challenge, creating a LO using embellishments in a visual triangle.  Athough the class has ended, I wanted to finish anyway.

As a result of this class, I joined Citrus Twist kit club for 3 months.  The theory being that I can stretch my creativity by using limited supplies.    The reverse theory is I'm not sure I'll like what I get so I don't use kits. Ok, challenge accepted.  

Again, my brain is on creative overload.  I needed a starting point. Sketches.  This one I landed on is October Week 1 at Let's Get Sketchy.

The kit arrived with a few things that no, I wouldn't purchase for myself. But after taking this class, I wasn't afraid of trying them.  I didn't look a them with my usual immediate thought of "nope, yuck, not going to happen".  Therefore, you see the flair and doily on my page.  I have more stuff from the kit. I'am actually looking forward to seeing how much I can do with it. Stay tuned, I may be on to something here....

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. Come back soon. I've got a lot of stuff I want to work on.

Supplies-Lovely Tulips
PP & Die Cuts-Crate Paper, Twine-Doodlebug, Punch-Fiskars, washi-Glitz, CS-Bazzill, enamel dots-MME, decorative pins-random, ink-Colorbox, Alphas-Thickers, mist-Heidi Swapp

Supplies-Just Chill
PP-Pink Paislee, Carta Bella, Die cuts-American Crafts, Fancy Pants, Flair & Doily-Citrus Twist, mist-Tattered Angels, Heidi Swapp, Alphas-MME, Thickers, wood veneer-Studio Calico, Washi-October Afternoon, ink-Colorbox, Prima, VersaMagic


22 comments:

  1. Love your layouts -- especially the second one. Good for you trying new things and stretching -- I hate doing it, but it always feels so good afterwards LOL. I was really intrigued by the Art & Science class -- good to know you recommend it.

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  2. Your LO turned out gorgeous ! I'm so happy for you that you used things you normally wouldn't like right off the bat. Way to go, I can't wait to see more LOs with you kit!

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  3. Great layout - love the misting/paint - thanks for playing at Let's Get Sketchy!

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  4. Devra, both of these layouts are awesome! I love the grid design in the first one, and the photos are stunning! I love what you did with the LGS sketch. Those products are gorgeous. I was part of a kit club for awhile, and I have to say, I used products that I would normally not buy, but it was kind of fun and I ended up really liking the products after I put something together. I sure wish I had taken those BPS classes. Anyhoo, thanks so very much for sharing with us and joining with us at Let's Get Sketchy!

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  5. Brilliant take on the sketch, Love the papers and how you turned it in to this fab LO. Thank you for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy :)

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  6. WTG on using those small photo's, I'm not normally one for that either! Great layout design and I hope our tic tac toe challenge helped with your choice of embellies. Thanks for joining in with us at Scrap Our Stash. xx

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  7. Lovely layout Devra and great design to showcase the different varieties of tulips! Also great way to add the twine to your layout! Thank you so much for participating in our Tic Tac Toe Challenge at Scrap Our Stash!

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  8. Great layouts, both of them! Thank you so much for playing along at LGS and SOS!

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  9. lovin the chill page and such fun paint!!! sooo glad you played along with LGS!!!!

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  10. Beautiful layouts! I love the paint on the second one!
    Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

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  11. Great take on the sketch, thanks for joining us at LGS!

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  12. Nice work, Devra! Your right---seeing the tulip layout I would not have thought it was yours! Turned out beautifully though! Good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone! And thanks for taking the tic-tac-toe challenge at SOS!!

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  13. That is so beauitful Debra! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!

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  14. Love the colors and patterns! Awesome work with the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy!

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  15. Love both layouts, especially the flower one! The design is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at SOS!
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  16. Oh what beautiful layouts!! I love them both and how you used up your stash items! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash! :)

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  17. wow beautiful pages! Thanks for joining us at Lets Get Sketchy!

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  18. I love your beautiful layouts Devra! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

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  19. Beautiful page. Your classes really paid off! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

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  20. Beautiful pages! great take on stash challenge! Thank you for playing with us at scrap our Stash!

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  21. Great use of stash! And gorgeous pics to scrap! Thanks for playing at Scrap Our Stash!

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  22. Love them both Devra! They are awesome!!!

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