Sunday, 8 July 2012

She scrapped, she did!

I almost can't believe it....I scrapped again - after a seven month break!
As soon as I finished my greeting card the other day I had to get stuck in and create a layout, just to see if the creative spark is still there.

First I started with the textures and after die cutting my title from some corrugated cardboard, I distressed the letters with ink and mists. Oh, the joy to get my fingers all sticky and grungy again :)

Needless to say I simply had to have one of my beloved butterflies plonked somewhere on the layout, right?
My black outlining still worked a treat as well which gave the die cut some added dimension.

The layout itself was created for the recent {Donna Salazar Girlie Grunge Challenge} and was also inspired by the sketch of DT member Mistra. My non-scrapbook items are the bits of punchinella tucked underneath the paper and bits cut from my English dictionary (you can see one line with the explanation of the word "rejoice" to the right of the butterfly)

Of all my old scrapbook supplies I kept all my Donna Salazar stuff because I am still a massive fan of her and her products - pretty much everything else had been given away but not Donna's products, no siree.

So, you wanna see the complete layout?
It is not 100% up to the standard I would like it to be, but I am nevertheless pleased with how it turned out.

**click on image to enlarge the view**
Materials used:
Papers: Donna Salazar for GCD Studios
Cardboard: Donna Salazar for Zutter
Inks/Mist: Donna Salazar for Clearsnap Inc
Die Cuts: Donna Salazar for Spellbinders


  1. You may not be completely happy with it, but I think that it looks fantastic, definitely beyond what I can do! Wonderful work!

  2. i love the texture and layering. awesome, to see a layout by you again, yeah!

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Very funny how we used the same Donna papers :D I love your title treatment and all the dimensional elements on your page!

  4. Can you imagine the smile on my face right now? I was so happy when I saw your name on the link list. I miss your work, girl!! It has been 7 months, but you have not lost your special touch. Love it to pieces! Sending you ginormous hugs!! xoxo

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  6. very nice , great color tone combinations

  7. Oh, yay! You scrapped! And how gorgeous this is, Kim! Love every little detail. Love the bits of punchinella and love the corrugated title work. Awesome doodled dots and butterfly. Think this is one of my all-time faves of yours! So beautiful, and best of all, you had FUN with it!


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