Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Southern Girls Blog Challenge #63

Scraps Of Elegance is sponsoring Challenge #63 over at the Southern Girls Challenge Blog for the week of February 21st. Scraps of Elegance is giving away one of those gorgeous February Kits to the winner of the challenge, and the challenge is to use Banners and Pennants on your project entry. I used the  Scraps of Elegance Kit- LoveSong to create a layout especially for this challenge.

It features a layout of my niece Haley and her dog Eli looking at her like he is totally infatuated~love it!! I did lots of punching, fussy cutting and gel medium work as well as lots of technique work on the Gina's Design Chipboard pieces that were packaged exclusively for this month's kit. The Sweetheart Butterflies that you see on this layout, were designed especially for this month's kit by me, and can be found in my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop. That is just one of the many things that I love about working with Melinda Kelly, the owner of both the Scraps Of Darkness and Scraps Of Elegance Kit Clubs, she goes out of her way to support the papercrafting community and the small independent artists out there :)

Here you can see where I fussy cut out the banner design in one of the papers, water distressed the bottom and creased it, and then used lots of the banners and pennants from the embellishment add ons, as well as some hand cut canvas ones to create lots of texture and dimension. I randomly stenciled the pattern that I used at the top half of the page, onto the bottom and added lots of the ZVA pearls from the kit.
 I crackle painted the Chipboard doves and added them onto the banners along with some of the Pink Paislee Ephemera pieces and  flowers from the Flora & Fauna Add On.

Along the fussy cut banner, I used some of the silk bias and the butterflies to form a bow, a glittered up Prima Eros piece from the embellishment add on and lots of flowers from the Flora & Fauna Add on.

Here you can see the detail work that I created on the Gina's Design chipboard pieces. I used Pewter Crackle Paint, German Glitter Glass, Stickles, ZVA pearls and Petaloo flowers to add lots of texture and visual interest to both corner pieces.

Here is a side shot of the banners so that you can see all the depth and layering.

And here is a close up of the top gel medium and pearl work as well as a shot of the other piece of Chipboard that accents the photo corner.

I had lots of fun playing along with the Southern Girls Challenge!! I hope you get a chance to come play along with us and take a shot at winning one of those gorgeous kits!! Playing along with challenge sites is a FAB way to challenge yourself, make new friends, and to have lots of fun within the papercrafting communtiy. It exposes you to so many other different styles and new techniques, and just adds to the joy of this ever changing craft.

Thanks for stopping by!! Hugs, ~Renea


MichelleZ said...

Absolutely stunning! I love all the textures. Beautiful!

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous layout. Loving the shabby chic feel and the precious photo.
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Shona said...

love all the texture just gorgeous :)

Cindy Gay said...

Very pretty details!

Sandie Edwards said...

The texture is delicious! I adore the banners and the worn edges, so pretty!