Monday 15 July 2013

Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Purple Haze Challenges

Hello fellow bloggers :)

Hope you are having a great day. I recently had the privilege of meeting up with a crafty friend. I had tried several times to visit, but it just never worked out. On my way home I was buzzing with all the ideas I hope to work on - the inspiration I came away with that day was incredible. Being able to talk through and share ideas was such an uplifting and inspiring time, I can't wait to go back on another visit. 
This week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges, there is an Indigo Blu challenge, and an Anything Goes sponsored by Joanna Sheen.

Having come back recently from holidays, and having seen my friends beautiful scrapbooked pages, I was determined to start scrapbooking my memories. So this weeks alternative challenge at Through the Purple Haze Challenges of Anything Goes, couldn't have been a better week to start! Here's what I started with:

A Zutter Cover All 8x8 Flat Spine White

Some strips of coordinating paper, and some white paper with a border punched out.

This is it all stuck down.
Some embellishments and die cut numbers.

One of these beautiful papers had a large image of the ice-cream in the corner. I cut it out and layered it with some cerise pink cardboard.

I cut out part of a photo from our holidays and punched a slightly larger blue card with the beautiful Martha Stewart corner punch.

I stuck the layered paper onto the cover, and stuck on the layered ice-cream.

I then stuck on some letters to spell "summer" and "2013". I also put some washi tape down where I would put the photo, just to make it interesting! ;-)

Here it is with the layered photo in place:

I found some lovely embellishments that tied in well with the colours. Whatever colour I needed for an embellishment, if I did not have something suitable, I just punched out a flower in the same card as the letters.

Finished product:

 So why not pop over and check out the blog "Through the Purple Haze Challenges", the first two challenges go live today 15th July at 10am GMT. There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs - for the Anything Goes the prize is some lovely Joanna Sheen goodies, and the prize for the Indigo Blu challenge (you can see my entry here) is an Indigo Blue prize.
Well worth a check!
I am entering this project in the following challenges
Challenges for everybody - anything goes
Pile it on Challenges - water 
Heck of a challenge - The Sea (1/8/13)
Our Creative Corner - Captured Memories
Seema Crafts - Holiday/Vacation
A*Muse Studio Independent - Summer theme

Anyway, that is all from me. Hope you are enjoying the summer weather, and thanks for stopping by


Unknown said...

another lovely creation hun and i soooo love the step by step great for the new and ahem....experienced crafter

butterfly dream cards said...

First card is very classy i love it...the second the colours are very vibrant and its just lovely.

fiction book reviews said...

Lovely and bright

Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love

Crafting with Darcy said...

Such a bright and summery scrapbook page! That multi-decker ice cream cone made me soooooo hungry! This is a great page---just makes me feel good!!

Through the Purple Haze Challenges

Emily said...

Love the colours, and LOVE that washi tape ;-)

Dewi Lestari said...

Awesome lay out.. Love the bright colors. Thanks for joining at Heck of a Challenge: The Sea

Michelle said...

I LOVE it Eithne!! :-)
Can't wait to see it up close and in person!! :-) :-)
The colours are all really great together!!
Michelle xxxx

Redanne said...

Your layout is beautiful, I love all the ice cream colours you used - it really does say - it's summer! Thanks so much for joining our Captured Memories challenge at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

Unknown said...

fabulous layout hun thank you for joining in at seemacrafts

Esperite said...

Looking at this makes me feel so cheery! Its adorable xxx

Unknown said...

I adore this, it's so bright & summery & so very well done. Fab

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much for joining in this months challenge 'Holiday/Vacation' over on SeemaCrafts Challenge Blog.

What an absolutely amazing page. The bright summer colours are gorgeous and I love the layout and elements. Beautiful.

I hope you will join us again for more of our future monthly challenges, we always have great prizes up for grabs.

Hugs Lisa xxxxx DT Member

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is sensational. I just love the bright hot summery colors - especially the many scooped ice cream cone. Such a terrific way to capture and preserve your happy memories. So happy to have you joining in the Memories challenge with us this month at Our Creative Corner.

Claire said...

This is fab, love the colours, so bright and cheery. Thanks for playing along at HOAC this month. Hugs, Claire x