Good Morning everyone and Happy Monday to you! I had a fun weekend and if you read my earlier post from yesterday you can see that I got the deal of the year on my Peacock Chairs, if you missed it just scroll down and take a look at those babies, lol! Anyway Monday's always bring a new challenge over at Bitten By The Bug 2. This week we are using Graphically Speaking and the Hand Icon on page 65. I almost didn't do the challenge because I just couldn't think of anything to do with that hand, it just wasn't my style but I started playing around with it in Design Studio and since I've never used the GS cart I figured I better use it at least once, lol. So once I started playing I was inspired to use it on one of McCades school pictures and I actually had alot of fun with it and really like the way this came out. I will definitely be using GS again, there are alot of really cool things on it and if you get a chance to get it I think it would be a good cart to add to your collection. This was totally not my style but that is one thing I totally LOVE about being on the BBTB2 Design Team. It is a challenge each week for me to think outside my comfort zone and I have learned SO SO MUCH from all my Amazing Design Team Sisters, they are all absolutely amazing!
Can you believe I actually added a picture to my layout, lol! This is McCade's 2008-09 school pic, he was in 2nd grade in this picture (now in 4th) and all the colors/papers look really good with the picture I used. As you all know I just got my craft stuff out of storage and this was some of the papers I found and figured I better use some of the tons of things I've had for awhile. I actually did a few things I haven't did in a long time. I actually used acrylic paint on this layout to give it a distressed look with the paint. You can kind of see it on the pictures below. It was actually pretty fun and I really do love to paint!
I embossed almost everything but the pics don't really show the embossing that good or the distressed paint. I had a heck of a time with the light for the pictures this week, it was just a very overcast couple of days to get a good picture so sorry, but I tried, lol!
All the cuts are from the Graphically Speaking cartridge and all of them are popped (I learned that from Donna, she's the Queen of Pop, lol) and inked and I even added a bit of bling too, with McCades approval of course, lol! He really liked the way it turned out and for me being out of my element I actually really like how it turned out as well! Now remember if you don't have the Graphically Speaking cartridge you can use something similar or even a stamp to enter the challenge this week over at BBTB2. Thanks for stopping by and sure hope you can join us this week, don't forget to stop by over at BBTB2 and see what the ladies have done also, you won't believe what these gals did with the finger (LOL)! Sorry I just couldn't help myself you'll get a good laugh at one of the designer's cards so make sure you go check it out, Hee Hee!
Take Care and have a wonderful week!