Thursday, October 4, 2012

WW1 October Challenge!

Good morning all, i hope you have been well and not too busy to find some time to create. I seriously cannot believe it is October already. The year is just flying by and it has been one thing after another here in our neck of the woods. October is a special month for us because it is my youngests birthday. I cannot believe my baby will be five. WOW!  So much has been going on lately i have not been home for the past week and i am having withdrawals from scrapbooking and have been scrambling to get through the neglected housework. I have had one of my brothers down for a visit which has been great. I love how my siblings and i have a great bond that nobody can come between. We all rather look the same, talk the same and act the same. I also love that my kids love all of them the same and they all love them too. Makes me happy :) 
On a happy little note our little baby chickens are doing great, we managed to get 3 and the girls adore them all. They really are so cute and fluffy. So our little farm now stands at 1 dog, 2 Ducks, 5 Chickens, 1 Fish and 1 Cockatiel. 
So anyways onto business. Another month means a new challenge over at WW1. The CT have created some beauties which you should check out. This months challenge is....drumroll....


Just a few little close ups :)

After doing this i think i actually may like yellow :) I guess we all have our fav colours we scrap with but stepping out of our comfort zones can be quite rewarding. I managed to pull out my scraps for this and just cut out a heap of stars using my star stencil and my trusty scissors, i then like to distress the edges just to help conceal any not too straight edges :) I sprayed some Lemon Zest Dylusions Ink Spray, that stuff is truly awesome, and let it run out from the page on every side. I used the baby wipe on my page that i wiped up the excess with as well just for extra texture. I used an old chipboard alpha frame to scrape texture paste through, then the rest is history.
When i created this page i was thinking about how we all evolve as scrappers. I know people who said they would never enter the world of online scrapping, create a blog, add non conventional scrapping items on a page and you get the gist. Now all i see them doing are those things they said they would not do. I know i am guilty, i once said i would never ever put banners on my page but am now totally addicted to them. What have you said you would never do? Have you tried it? Did you like the result? 
Okay i am off now, if you get a chance to scrap why not give the WW1 challenge a go, We would love to see what you create. TFL!


Julene Matthews said...

Wow you were quick with your comment. I hadn't even uploaded the close up. THanks for visiting my blog and commenting.

misty said...

Hey Billie-Jean, I don't see the layout. I don't know if you forgot to add it or if my dinosaur of a computer is the cause?

misty said...

There it is! I LOVE it!!! The yellow looks awesome! Such a fun and energetic page!

Adriana B said...

fabulous page and take on the challenge, love the textured alphas :)

Janice Nicholls said...

Your page is fantastic Billie-Jean.
Love the stars, the banners/twine,alphas and misting and the photo...just beautiful. :)

Shaunagh @ Home and Hobbies said...

This is such a stunning layout, so arty! I know what you mean about doing things we said we wouldn't, I do it all the time, I said I wouldn't do masked backgrounds & guess what I am doing them a lot! lol. As you say it's always a good thing to step out of our comfort zones