Saturday Scraplift Challenge: For the Love of Circles

Hello and welcome to this week’s Saturday Scraplift Challenge! When I first saw Uly’s (Maruma) page in the gallery, I was immediately drawn to the pops of red. Upon opening the page, my eyes feasted on the contents. Uly’s daughter, a photo of whom I had the pleasure of scrapping in the last photo swap challenge, certainly has one of the best ideas for breakfast that I’ve heard in a long time!

There’s so much to love about this page, aside from that quirky little breakfast tip. I love how perfectly balanced this page is with the finer details positioned strategically around that super stitched circle and how the word ‘Summer’ is beautifully blended – and repeated – on the backdrop. All this, set against the checked border makes for a real eye-catcher of a page, for sure!

Three CT members jumped at the chance to lift Uly’s page and I can’t wait to show them off!

Patsy (ptabbert) was quick off the mark with her lift. I love how she was inspired to take the lead from the stitched circle and used one of those gorgeous geometric grids that have been so popular of late, also following through with some pops of red which are very appropriate for the Florida Strawberry Festival, and a pretty polka dot border. To finish, Patsy added a tag and a couple of flairs. Gorgeous!

Patsy’ supply list: Vintage Blendable Layers No. 24Monthly Memories Element Pack No. 07Spill Frame Layers No. 12Antiquarian Artistry Solids Paper Pack No. 01Antiquarian Artistry No. 01 Dots and Stripes Paper PackDrop Shadow Action Set – Katie Pertiet; Layer Works No. 962Layer Works No. 961Readymade Layers: Red, White and Blue Borders No. 02 – Studio Double-D.

I always enjoy seeing work by artists who have enlarged an element or two… it never fails to be an ‘a-ha’ moment for me – just like the heart pointer that Chrissy (kikimama) has increased considerably and shadowed too! I love that two of the clusters are anchoring it down and how the large blended photo backdrop tells more of the story about the extraordinary hot weather we are enjoying in the UK at the moment! Beautiful!

Chrissy used the following: Heart Pointers Brushes and Stamps No. 1Hamilton Mini KitBe Merry Solids Paper PackGator Crossing KitCut Ups: SummertimePlated: SummerPainted Summer: Surf Paint No. 1 Mega Pack, Lila Bleu Scrapbooking KitLivin’ Barefoot Brushes and StampsSwimmies EpoxiesLife Lines Scrapbooking Kit – all Katie Pertiet.

Agnieszka (Arte Banale) works pretty blendables with traditional elements so beautifully and she didn’t hold back for this lift either. Foregoing a layered border, Agnieszka chose some soft blendables to add detail to the backdrop of her lift  A gorgeous mix of dainty elements compliments the pretty image, giving this lift a touch of whimsy that is also a strong feature of Agnieszka’s signature style. Stunning!

Here’s what Agnieszka used: Blendable Layers No. 91Anzio Scrapbooking KitARToption Mini Mix No. 05Vintage Engraved Clusters and Layers No. 4Watery Butterflies No. 4 – Katie Pertiet; Readymade Clusters: Anzio – Studio Double-D.

Life caught up with me this week so I’m off to work on my lift. I do hope you’re inspired too. When you’re done, post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery and remember, if you use all DD products, post a link to your page in the July Challenge Participation thread so you can work towards a coupon for the store!

In the meantime, have a lovely weekend and I’ll see you in the gallery!

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Digital Scrapbooker. Casual photographer. Empty Nester. Loving it.
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