My Scrap Space

My Scrap Space

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Hot Days of Summer Blog Hop Challenge #2...

"Think Outside the Box"...

the 12x12 square box that is;) I think the majority of us scrap the usual "square" LOs most of the time. Well now's the time to break the mold. Let's rock those shaped papers. The challenge will be to make a LO using any type of shaped paper; artisan, circle, scalloped circle...(let's try to stay away from the scalloped square as he's a very close relative of the usual square;) Let's take this a little further and incorporate shapes into our shaped LOs. You can use circles to make your own lollipop flowers, hearts for flower petals, artisan shaped journaling spots, scalloped and shaped borders, diecuts...You get the picture. You do NOT, however, have to cut your pics into any sort of shape. That is the one exception of the rule.

Please remember the LOs have to be new and not used for any other type of contest or challenges. You have until Sunday to upload and link your LOs. Don't forget to check back during the week for the mini challenge. Now let's get scrapping:)

Here is my LO for this challenge...

This was inspired by a LO from 2Peas. And despite the MANY shaped papers I have, I "made" my own;) I traced the artisan shape onto my polka dot pp, glued that down to a sheet of brown cardstock, then cut around that to leave a border around my polka dot paper:)


The smaller artisan was done the same way; tracing an 8x8 artisan shape onto my woodgrain pp and then cutting it out. I added a MM Noteworthy artisan shape journaling sheet (noticing a pattern here??? ;)


I made a scalloped border on my striped pp using my MS simple scallop border punch. My two butterflies are K&Co. Madeline diecuts. Also added some Prima flowers and velvet leaf, some lace, adhesive pearls, Paper Studio cardstock alpha stickers and a MME diecut.


This is a picture of one of my favorite spots in my sb room. It's a little corner on my cubbie shelf that holds some sets of vintage playing cards, some vintagey looking boxes, some vintage wooden spools and other vintagey type decor. LOVE it:)


Anyone have any ideas for their LOs yet???


Oh...just wanted to add, cause I saw Heather posted on sb.com that she'd only done scalloped circle LOs...you CAN do scalloped circle LOs, just not squares:) In case there was any confusion on that:)


Here is Lal's LO for the challenge. She used MLS scalloped circle pp and diecuts. The flower/vines were cut out of MME Bloom and Grow. Pink Paislee alpha stickers and MM tiny alphas for the title.

9 comments:

senora_x said...

Great challenge! can't wait to get started!

Triplet Mother said...

Another fun challenge!!!!

Anna said...

Great challenge. I just bought some new shaped papers!!

Crapcrop said...

Wooohhooooo! How cool! I have never done anything like this.

Staceye said...

Can't wait to get started...I love all the die cut papers that are out!

Lal said...

I'm loving this one too. You know how many shaped papers we have!! Now to get to using them! :)

Lal said...

Love your page! I'm getting started on mine tonight! :)

Jen said...

Great challenge!

Ginajam said...

Beautiful layouts (you and your sis). wish I had time to scrap!!