Happy new year and welcome to the first scraplift challenge of 2018! And what better way to get us off to a good start than to lift a delightful page created by Sharon (Shannamay)!
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Sharon’s work – she is one of the most consistent scrappers I know and I love that she has an amazing knack of choosing a handful of elements that are perfect for enhancing her photo and her story. Sharon’s pages are, for the most part, created with a precision that is so beautifully neat and structured, like every piece is so meant to be there… and then there’s the playful aspect, the buttons, the brushwork, the strings or bows, and often the story, that add to the wonderful flair in Sharon’s work, page after page after page.
I knew I wanted to lift this gorgeous page entitled When life gets hard, the moment I saw it in the gallery. Just look at the neat and glorious detail – I do hope you’ll join in on the lift!
Linda (earlofoxford) was quick off the mark to rise to the challenge. Making great use of the super new Kotka goodies in the store this week, Linda swapped in some pretty elements that compliment the lovely black and white photo of her family. I love the soft and pretty brush Linda chose and how she’s nestled in those paper strips and added a line of journaling. A beautiful lift, Linda!
Here is Linda’s supply list: Kotka Solids Paper Pack, Kotka Paper Pack, Kotka Element Pack (all new in the store this week), Watery Sacred Geometry Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Beloved Element Pack, DocuStack Layers No. 02, Banner Masks No. 01, Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 07, Clean Stitched Rounded Corners: White No. 01, Scripted Story Love Brushes and Stamps, Drop Shadow Styles No. 02 – all Katie Pertiet
Guest CT member, Deborrah (DivaMom96), was inspired by Sharon’s page to change things up a little bit by using the wood veneer geometrics as a backdrop and to showcase some pretty patterned paper. Deborrah has also demonstrated here just how versatile the readymade layers – borders series are, that she could intermingle those layers with her photo and other elements on her page. A gorgeous lift, Deborrah!
Deborrah used these products: Monthly Memories Paper Pack No. 01, Watery Grids Brushes and Stamps No. 08, Wildwoods Add-On Paper Pack, Adorable Moments Brushes and Stamps – Katie Pertiet; Layer Works No. 578 and Readymade Layers: Everyday Borders No. 03 – Studio Double-D.
Like Linda, I pretty much followed Sharon’s page map and used some the new Kotka products because they are simply gorgeous! I’m going to be honest, I LOVE how my lift turned out – all down to Sharon’s page design – so I’m saying a huge thank you to Sharon for her wonderful inspiration!
The products I used: Kotka Solids Paper Pack, Kotka Paper Pack, Kotka Element Pack (all new in store this week), Watery Grids Brushes and Stamps No. 08, Watery Grids Brushes and Stamps No. 09, Candid Element Pack, Monthly Memories Element Pack No. 01, All Around 4×6 Scripted Borders Brushes and Stamps No. 02, Clean Stitched Banners: White No. 02, Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01, Advice Column Brushes and Stamps No. 03, Date Tags No. 2A, December Date Flags Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Kitlet Scrapbooking Mini-Kit No. 07 – wavy banner merged with Spring Walk Element Pack – banner, Brilliant Love Element Pack (staple) – Katie Pertiet; Tiny Text Templates No. 01 – Cathy Zielske.
I can’t wait to see your lift in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge gallery! And remember, if you use all DD products on your page, you can link your page in the January 2018 Challenge Participation Thread so you can earn yourself a coupon for the store!
Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!