Saturday, March 16, 2013

New challenge at Scrap Africa

Hi everyone!  Just arrived back yesterday afternoon from our mini holiday.  It was lovely and relaxing but now it's back to the normal chores of running a household and entertaining the visitors.  By next week this time, everything should be returning back to normal and I will have time to get around and visit all my favourite blogs. :)  Thank you all for being so patient. 
Well, onto the new challenge at Scrap Africa!  This challenge is about CARDSTOCK ONLY.  Head over to the blog to see all the gorgeous creations by the DT and Guest DT members.  It's amazing what you can do with cardstock only. :)
The challnge:  Use only plain cardstock, no patterned papers.  But you are asked to use at least 3 colours of cardstock or more if you want to... and these you can alter by stamping or embossing, whatever way you want to.
Here is my example.  I've used a white cardstock background and cut the 'cross word' overlay from black cardstock using my Shilhouette machine. I've used 2 shades of orange cardstock to back my photo.
Added Prima flowers and Kaisercraft paper blooms and my leaves were punched from green cardstock using my Martha Stewart 'Frond' punch.
I've used a butterfly die-cut from my stash and the small alphabet stickers are from Basic Grey.
Entries for this challenge are due at the end of March. Hope you get a chance to play along. :)
That's all for today.  Hope you are having a lovely weekend!
Until next time.
M xox

11 comments:

Leanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And a very clever way to use cardstock!

Lynette said...

I absolutely adore this...and you can expect to see a lift soon ♥

Judith said...

I saw this on the Scrap Africa blog yesterday and it really caught my eye. What a great idea and I love your cluster of flowers too.

Leonie said...

oh wow very cool Marelize. And all with just cardstock well done! cheers. :)

Lizzy Hill said...

Glad you had a good time away....& this LO is totally gobsmackingly BRILLIANT...never seen anything like it...totally awesome:):)!!!!!!!!!

Kim said...

Very cool I love the black mixed with the orange !

Linda Eggleton said...

Wow, this looks so effective, Marelize! Great idea with the crossword in black against the white...and then the orange flowers & photo matt really makes it all POP. Gorgeous work!

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your mini getaway :)

Kerryn said...

I love the orange with the black and white. Such a gorgeous page!

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a gorgeous page Marelize! I love what you created and the super colouring! It must have taken quite some time to assemble!!! You did a superb job! I love the photo too! ;-)

Tracey said...

Wow......stunning layout. Fabulous colours, what a great design:)))

Sandie Edwards said...

Wow doesn't this page pop right out of the screen, it looks fantastic and a wonderful photo of you both!