Wednesday, November 23, 2011

STRONG*** Girlie Grunge November Challenge***and Once Upon A Sketch


Well, I am putting the finishing touches on all the LO's I have been working on the last 2 weeks. This LO is for Donna Salazars Girlie Grunge Challenge (November 2011 Challenge)
that Natasha Naranjo Aguirre is hosting.

For the first challenge, you will need to create a layout, card or off-the-page project that must include:

  • Hand-made Flowers
  • Corrugated Board
  • Any Donna Salazar Product

Well that was easy for me as I have a brand new stack pack of the Antiquities paper, I already created flowers using the Donna Salazar Rose Creations die, and I have plenty of corrugated cardboard... But what to create..That was my challenge. I started with the sketch from Once Upon a Sketch and it took on a life of it's own!! But I love it!!

Here is mine for the challenge...It has been a tough year for me, caring for, then losing my mother in law whom I loved so much, and having to take my father in law in to live with us. Having my daughter 3000 miles away in school and it killed me when she was hospitalized for having an anaphalactic reaction while on the train coming home from school. Changes at work, taking care of 2 households, and trying to keep it together...I did it, I guess that makes me strong??? Thus the title in my LO...Sometimes I felt like a face on a brick wall while the world just watched and walked by...Some helped (my husband and kids) some didnt (very sad) ...The photo represents how I felt. It's all good now. Everything is settled in my life, but it was a tough year...Thank You for letting me share a little piece of my life.

Join the challenge!! There is still time left. Or just go join Girlie Grunge. You are sure to get that grunge mojo going and have fun at the same time. Paint, ink, spray, scrunch, shmear, swizzle,

Swizzle??? Well anything goes when your being artistic!! And check out Once Upon A Sketch for an awesome starting point for your layouts. It is very inspirational!!

I use Tims Tattered Banners for the backdrop for my journaling. My Cropadile got a workout setting all the eyelets!

I created a file of butterflies at Swirlydoos that you can download. I always use Rock Candy Stickles all over, then just hit the edges with a little Stickles in a sparkly color.

I used my Rose Creations Die for the flowers and used puffy paint on the edges. I got these WONFERFUL packs of gemstones by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago. I used assorted colors and sizes for the flower middles. There are more than 10 different shapes in each pack. I bought 6 different color families. 450 pieces in each pack. 50% off!!

Just a closeup of the flowers.

21 comments:

Nadia Cannizzo said...

WOW! Just really love the colours here. GORGEOUS. Lovely picture as well. The flowers look amazing. So inspirational. I just want to scrap whenever I come here. LOL!

Jennie Atkinson said...

A great LO and what an amazing photograph. Sorry to hear you have had such a touch time.

I've got my flowers ready for their puff paint! I would echo Nadia, I just want to scrap and make flowers whenever I see your work.

joyce said...

Oh Lisa, I love what you did with that picture...you're very creative with pictures. Love that phrase, it's so true. Happy Thanksgiving.

Jolaine Frias said...

WOW! You did an amazing job here!

Cindy Gay said...

Just a great layout. I love the filter on your portrait. You're a good woman, and talented too!

Blossom inch said...

gorgeous LO and amazing photograph.

Lizzyc said...

absolutely stunning... always a masterpiece...

Elisabeth said...

you are a very strong person and yet always creative, sweet and caring! I am so glad to have you as a cyber friend!!!

Shona said...

beautiful Lisa...love that photo edit :)

donna said...

You ARE strong Lisa.
This is just AMAZING!!
Love it.

Lisa aka Raining said...

Gorgeous!

zandra said...

Oh my gosh, Lisa...I hope Gabby is doing better. I hope you will get to enjoy the holidays. love the layout.
Hugz, Z

Karen Shady said...

This layout is amazing Lisa... I totally love that photo, so very clever. Im sorry to hear you have had such a rough year, and so sorry to hear of the loss of your MIL.... You most definately are a strong woman, to get through all that in one piece xxxx

Heather Jacob said...

wow this is truly amazing !!!!!! love it to bits .thanks for playing with us x

Natalie said...

This is such a gorgeous page.
Thanks for playing along at Once Upon A Sketch.
xxx

phamil said...

Gosh Lisa......this is gorgeous! Your blooms are awesome as always and I absolutely love that design, so cool!!! Love your use of corrugated board. Great job with the challenges and thanks so much for joining us again at OUAS!!!

I'm just a simple gal said...

Gorgeous!

Georgia Heald said...

Amazing layout! Love every inch and your photo has me totally intrigued! Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS =)

LG said...

love all the layering here

Oh this is fantastic!!!! Love everything especially the design. Thanks for joining OUAS

Natalie Elphinstone said...

That's quite an amazing photo you began with! And you've done it perfect justice by creating this wonderful page. So soft and beautiful!!

Helen Tilbury said...

What a fun photo & such gorgeous detailing! Thanks for playing along at Once Upon a Sketch!!