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Monday, September 28, 2009

Blog Hop Challenge from All About Me and the Practical Scrapper

The Blog Hop Challenge at the All About Me blog is a combination twisty loop!  I had to make a layout describing what "Color" I am.  Then the twist was to Scrap Lift (new term for me!  At least it is legal in this sense! Ha!) one of the DT (Design Team) layouts.

For my layout I chose to Scrap Lift Mette Kallander's layout and use the color brown.

I also used this layout at The Practical Scrapper.  They challenge at their site was to use die cuts.  The letters and some of the embellishments are die cuts.

I did not have the brace/bracket template or paper, so I had to create one and trace with an exacto!  My aching finger....Anyway, I used metallic light brown and that reflected a lot of light in the picture making it hard to see the journaling which says
I am Brown-Digging in the dirt-Earthy-Planting seeds-Baking for my loved ones-Chocolate-Comforting their souls-Warmth in the home-Safety-You can trust me-Feeling the bark of trees-Woodsy-Nature's gentle hue-I am Brown

I used many different scraps of brown paper I had with different textures printed an embossed on them.  I also used Jim Holtz distressed ink in Vintage Photo.  I used various embellishments I had laying around and used my Cricut to cut out the daisies, the single brown slender leaf, and the title words.  I used a Jolee's guitar embellishment and colored the leaves with distress ink, too. I altered my photo using Photoshop Elements 7 with a sepia filter, a diffuse glow filter and adjusting the color to be a more chocolaty-brown.


ScrappinMaMa said...

wow, you did a great job on this one! I really struggled and ended up not doing it. I may go back later and work on it.

Clair said...

This is just beautiful. What a lovely, lovely scraplift of Mette's layout. I love all of your textures and layers. Hope to see more of you at AAM x

MiamiKel said...

Such a lovely page you have created, rich in color and detail! Terrific job!

Christine said...

WOW-this is an incredible layout! Love the color choice :)! Thanks for playing with us at Practical Scrappers!

Jamie Lane said...

This is lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at Practical Scrappers!

Jessica said...

Wonderful take on both challenges! Brown's my favorite color, too. Love it! I hope to see more of you at Practical Scrappers!

kim.mom said...

All your projects are awesome! I especially love this LO!

Miranda said...

Wow, this looks gorgeous!

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