Here's A Challenge For Ya

Aloha everyone! How are those holiday tidings coming along? It is very close to Christmas but the holidays did not put a damper on scrappin challenges over at SCS. I was a guest hostess for this week's VARIETY CHALLENGE. My challenge for the ladies was TO FIND A CREATIVE WAY TO USE ENVELOPES ON OUR SCRAPBOOK PAGES. You can click the title there <---- to see all the details. Here is my sample for the challenge.

I played a lot with this sketch before finally finding a layout that I liked using these photographs. I really like this layout! The focal point is a chipboard letter "B" with the rest of the letters spelled out with stickers. I adhered those stickers to a neutral cardstock then punched them out with my circle punch. I used the SANDING TECHNIQUE BY MEREDITH on the photos before matting them. I used decorative scissors by Provo Craft to cut them out then doodled with a glitter pen around the mats. For the edge border, I used the EYELET DOODLING TECHNIQUE FROM PEGGY for some added jazz.

Next came the envies, the part of my challenge. I downloaded a template online for mini envelopes then followed the directions to make these cute additions. You can find a template for the envelopes HERE or HERE. I added min square brads to keep the envelopes closed on two of them and assembled some flowers for the bottom one. I think these are just awesome. They add a lot of character and texture to my page. The solid green is made with BAZZIL and the top two were made with MY MINDS EYE.

I hope you find some inspiration here. Give this a try and stop by SCS to check out other challenges! Mahalo for checking in!

8 Shack Opinions:

Crissy said...

Great job on the challenge! I am definatley going to keep this in mind when I get to work on my scrapbooks! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Crissy SBS2

scrapbit said...

Nice layout!

I just want to drop in and wish you a very merry christmas and a happy new year. Hope to get to know you better through SBS2!

Lori said...

Hope you and your family enjoy a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Lori (SBS2)

Tracy said...

Great layout!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Betsy said...

Merry SBS 2 Christmas. Lookin forward to the New Year with the Siestas. Love the envies...

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Love all the envelopes! What a great idea! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Becky
SBS2

Flossie's Follies said...

Wow, love how you used the envelopes, great photos. Merry Christmas

Melissa M. M. M. said...

Stunning layout & I adore those little envelopes. Your scalloping around the edges is gorgeous too. :0) Mel