Monday, January 31, 2011

More challenge pages!

For this next challenge, I got to revisit an old book that I was published in. It is from 2004, Chatterbox's 25 Meaningful Albums. The challenge is Nicole's and it is to use a book or magazine cover as your inspiration. So, I used Chatterbox's book cover as my inspiration.


I decided I would use the lined up books as my background replacing them with patterned paper of course.
Here's my take:


My title wasn't showing up enough on the background so I rubbed my Stampin Up Crushed Curry stamp pad over the letters to make them pop a little. I like how it gave the grainy effect.
 
I sprayed the butterflies with white Mr. Huey mist- yum!

The next challenge was to stitch on a picture and it is Kimberly's challenge. I'm not much of a seamstress as some of you may know. I can't sew a straight line for the life of me and I never can get the tension right on the sewing machine. So for this stitching I wanted to make sure that didn't matter. So look closely at my picture for the stitching:


Yep, that's the stitching, just a couple little lines! This was my hardest challenge. If I get more time this week, maybe I will revisit this challenge. Here's the page:



P.S. winners posted soon for the stamp sets below!! (:

12 comments:

Kay said...

Love the way the books turned out! Great idea!

Gioconda said...

love how you interpreted the cover for your layout. i'm afraid of the stitching too but will have to give it a try.

Kimberly said...

These are BEAUTIFUL creations...love where you draw inspiration from too!
xo
Loves,
K

Meghann said...

So creative how you used that ad! Awesome!

Christina said...

these are awesome! i really like the design on the 2nd one!! very cool
xo

Jenn said...

Love your inspiration idea, Julie! The paper piecing turned out so cute!!!

Melissa said...

Love the book cover layout, such a great design!

Jessica said...

These are great layouts!

Valerie said...

Great pages - I absolutely love what you did the the letters with the stamp pad. What a great effect! (and oh, how I miss Chatterbox :(

~Sasha Farina~ said...

i love that layout.. the yellows..!! refreshing!

Kinsey said...

i love how you used the ink pad on the chipboard alphas...it looks kinda like woodgrain! loves! you've been a busy lady and i'm loving what i'm seeing!

Lauren said...

Spunky! I like the word and the layout! :)