03 February 2011

FS2S February challenge ....

Here are my layouts for this months challenge over on From Screen 2 Scrap.  Just love being part of the DT for this site, the challenges really get you thinking.

February Challenge

Added criteria for an extra 6 Bonus Points

1) Black background = 1pt

2) Use the word 'Valentine' on your layout = 2pts

3) A large heart shape = 3pts

What a perfect challenge with Valentine's Day being celebrated this month!!

I’m afraid I just couldn’t resist and I’ve done two layouts for February. The first one doesn’t have all the extra criteria but I really love how it has turned out so thought I’d sent it in anyway. The second is more in keeping with the criteria except I didn’t use Valentine (I tried but the longer word just didn’t look right on the layout). I’ve also used a technique which is really handy for using up those little strips of patterned paper we all have clogging up our scrap spaces. Cut out your shape from a piece of cardstock (in this case the heart) but this works really well on any other shape. Add some form of adhesive to the card – you can use glue but be quick if you do before it dries out – I’ve used double sided tape across the shape at roughly 2cm intervals. Then cut your patterned paper into strips of whatever width you like and layer them across your shape. Cut off the excess paper to the actual shape once you have finished and hey presto. It’s simple but very effective.

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