Thursday, 10 July 2008

This Thursday... challenge

When I was asked to be guest designer on This Thursday... I felt really honoured - little old me as a guest designer alongside ladies with such incredible talent! I am predominantly a digital scrapbook designer as you all know, but I started my crafting life making cards about 5 years ago. When I received my challenge item - stamps from Cherry Pie Art stamps, I was forced out of my comfort zone. I've only used stamps for words really before and it's not something that has previously appealed to me. However, I really enjoyed being forced to think outside the box!

The challenge was opposites attract and I decided on two approaches for the stamps I received - the first was a simple card (which seemed the most obvious using stamps) and the art stamps lent themselves perfectly to a very simple black and white theme!

Then, with the kind permission of Cherry Pie Art stamps, I scanned the stamped impressions and used them for a piece of hybrid art - a digital scrapbooking page. I love the way they turned out - it's definitely something to consider for digital scrapbookers with a stamp stash! Take a look at Cherry Pie Art Stamps - they are absolutely stunning!

Finally, as a third project, I did a LO with the title 'opposites attract' and Joanne kindly donated her photo of her lovely lab Bristol and a little kitten for the purpose. I think the photo fits the title perfectly... Please visit the challenge blog and have a go at the challenge - there are always great prizes up for grabs! Also, I am involved in the web chat tonight at 9pm (UK) if you want to join in!

4 comments: said...

Hi Vickie Thanks for being our guest designer this week. Its an honour to have you and your examples this week are stunning

Fiona Whitehead said...

Stunning examples Vickie - I've not been brave enough to try digital - I'm too touchy feely! LOL! Thanks for being part of This Thursday.

jaye said...

aaww what a good looking dog, hehehe.
Your examples are awesome. I never would have thought to use stamped impressions in digi layouts. Great idea!

Sue said...

I love the many ways you vary from pale blue to sand color in "Where the land meets the sea". What a gorgeous layout!

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