Wednesday 1 August 2012

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #132 - Anything But A Card

Hi All,

I think these weeks are flying by even faster than normal just now.  Have you checked out the winner of our last challenge yet?  If not, head over to the Fab'n'Funky Challenges blog.  We also have badges for the winner and Top 3 so make sure you pick one up if it's you. 

And without further ado, we have another new challenge for you at Fab'n'Funky.  I'm your host for this week and I've chosen the following theme...

Anything But A Card

You can make any project you like but just make sure there are NO cards.  We also have a really exciting new sponsor - Flonzcraft, who are stamp manufacturers from New Zealand. 

They have an amazing offer for everyone who enters our challenge this week.  Be sure to click on our challenge blog to find out more.  The challenge winner, picked at random, will also receive a $20 voucher to spend and their order will qualify for FREE shipping!  Wooo!

I made a scrapbook layout using Vintage Girl Fashion - Fifties 03 and I absolutely love this stamp.  We were such a lucky DT to receive some stamps to play with ourselves.  This one had to jump into my basket as soon as I saw it.

My papers are from the Indigo Bleu range by Pink Paislee and I bought them from Create and Craft when they had their International Craft Event.  I have been putting off using them because they are so beautiful and every one is different.  

I used Spellbinders Labels One Scalloped to frame my stamp and Labels Four for my journalling.  I've not cracked the journalling yet but I'm trying to improve.  I don't know when the photo was taken but it shows my Granny and Grandad on the right and my Granny's sister and brother-in-law on the left.  I'll have to ask my Granny if she remembers getting this picture taken.

I cut several different sized strips and then ran the light grey strip through a paper crimper for texture.  The bunting was made using an American Crafts mask.  I drew around the shape and then cut it out by hand.  The "Sisters" lettering was cut using my Cricut Expression 2 and the Paper Lace 2 cartridge. 

And here is a close up of that gorgeous stamp.

I left it uncoloured as I thought it looked more like the old images of the Fifites.  I have a great idea for my next project using it though!

Have fun creating your projects and I can't wait to visit you all and see what you've done.

Do make sure you check out the other DT members' blogs.  Their projects are amazing, as always, and I want to thank them all for sharing their creativity and being such a lovely team.

Happy crafting,
Rachel x


Judith said...

What a great way to use this stamp Rachel - it fits the theme of the page so well, leaving it uncoloured gives it a really vintage look - and with a scrapbook page you get to keep your gorgeous papers so its win / win!! hugs judith x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Rachel. I love the old photo and the layout and colours you have used with the uncoloured image look wonderful.


Wendy said...

Gorgeous page Rachel, fabulous image and layout.
Wendy xx

Vicky said...

Rachel, what a lovely stamp you chose, and it is just so perfect for this fantastic layout

hugs Vicky xxx

Pat K said...

Hi Rachel, What a lovely SB page. The fabulous stamped image really compliments the pictures beautifully. hugs, Pat K.x

Shirley said...

Great page! Funny how I never even thought to make a scrapbook page for this challenge, and I am an avid scrapper! LOL!

Pat said...

Super layout Rachel, great stamp and lovely family photo.

Pat xx