Silver Crow Project

Dotty Divas Ad Challenge

Have you see the Dotty Divas Challenge yet? There is a very cool prize for the winner.
This is my interpretation of the advert they used:
I forgot how hard it is to take pictures of a scrapbook page. Especially when you have to do it in a windy backyard because your house is so dark ;)

I used:
  • Lace CS as a mask for the painted background. 
  • Coredinations to mat the photos 
  • Papermania bling corner thing 
  • Ribbon 
  •  Black 7Gypsies tape
To be honest I look at it one minute and think it's ok, I look at it another minute and I think it's missing something. I like the ribbon swirls. I love the photos matted on to the Coredination CS - first time I've used that. Love it. But not totally sure they go together. I think I definitely went over the top with the paint. *sigh*

Remember what I said the other day about discovering my style? Maybe I should loosen up about my scrapbooking and try to transfer my altering style to my pages. I don't get at all stressed when I am altering but am ripping my hair out when I am scrapping and there is not one page in my album I can say totally without a doubt "I'm happy with that."

Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. Oh it's the paint..what a fab idea. All I would have done differently is to group or line the little photos together to adhere to 'continuance' but that's because unlike you, I can't sleep if I break a rule. Snigger!

  2. I think it is beautiful.
    I love the swirls and adore the paper. I will have to check out the challenge.

  3. I think it is stunning - a really fabulous page!

  4. I know exactly what you mean about going witht he flow on altered projects, I can do that...when it comes to scrapping I just don't seem to have a much s i have only ever done 3-4 layouts, and only small ones at that. I just don't like them, don't feel comfy doing them and have no idea what my scrapping style is..or if I have one hahahaha

    ah well, onward and upward


  5. I LOVE your LO ...colour, photos journalling etc etc all work SO well and as for the ribbons ...inspired. I bet you needed patiece to stick them down.
    I am resigned to the fact that my style is simplicity ... 90% of the time.I used to be dissatisfied but now I'm coming to terms with it.

  6. You did not go over the top with the paint - it looks stunning! I honestly think this layout is fab. You clever girl, you!

    I'm going to check out dotty divas now!

  7. Carmen, can you send me your email again. I can't find the post you put it on. Then I will send you the information Nymeth sent me to make my blog roll. The code needs to be put into a blog list. It is quite time consuming, as I couldn't work out how to cut and paste all my blogs on Google Reader at the same time into the blog list. You may be more technically minded than me.

  8. That is stunning, love the paper and the swirls everywhere x

  9. I think it's great - I love all the different swirls. The whole effect is very striking.

    I know just what you mean about finding it stressful.. I am always a bit anxious when making a LO, 12x12 in particular. I'm rarely fully happy with my efforts. Wish I could just fling stuff at the page and have it look amazing every time!

  10. This is beautiful Carmen especially love the colours and they arent colours I would normally choose!

  11. This a great LO! I love what you've done with the ribbon.


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