Friday, August 30, 2013

My Scraps & More Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to our "Switchin' Up September" Blog Hop!  Beginning in September, we are switching around our daily challenges in the My Scraps & More forums.  

Starting September 1st on the message boards, we are switching things up. We will still be posting the challenges daily but the themes will all be new!! Here is the line up...

Monday... Mix it Up Monday's (recipe challenge)
Tuesday... Tuesday Trigger (monthly theme)
Wednesday... Word Up Wednesday (word challenge)
Thursday... Throwback Thursday (stash challenge)
Friday... Free for All Friday (anything goes!)
Saturday... Saturday Steal (lift challenge)
Sunday...Day of Rest

To learn a little more about the daily themes, we are having this blog hop. Each of the Design Team members are showcasing one of the days. The challenges that the designers share are going to be the first ones for the month of Sept., so you are getting a little bit of a head start on the challenges this month! Here is the order for the hop...

Start here ---------------- My Scraps & More's Blog
Mix it Up with ---------Audrey
Tues. Trigger with-----Tracy
Word Up with----------- Lisa
Throwback with-------- Wendi
Free for All with-------- Tammi
Steal with ---------------- Missy

All you need to do is visit each designers blog and leave a comment.  Then return to the My Scraps & More blog and leave a comment that you finished the hop!  Let us know what you think of the new challenges!  The hop will run until MIDNIGHT Sunday, Sept. 2, 2013.  

And one lucky winner will receive the new "Paper & Glue" collection from Echo Park!



I am showcasing the Mix-It-Up Monday's, which are simply recipe challenges.  Every Monday a new recipe will be posted in the forum.  Since we are SWITCHing it up, I decided to do a recipe with the word SWITCH.  Your challenge is to use the following items on your page:

S- stitching (faux or machine)
W- white cardstock
I- Inks (mists or paints are fine, too)
T- twine
C- circles
H- heart (more than one is fine)


And here is my page using some Crate Paper "The Pier" collection and playing around with some watercolors!  Would you look at this little guy playing on the dock!?  Wish he was smiling more, but he was busy trying to fill some buckets with water.


I found some watercolors on clearance at Hobby Lobby, so I wanted to experiment with them a bit!  I mixed some of the paints with mists to get some great shades of navy and teals.



I layered some tags, chipboard, stickers, and diecuts.  I like adding my stickers to patterned paper and cutting a border around them and popping them off the page with dots.


Some stitching and some sequins for sparkle. When you see them shimmer on the page, it reminds me of the way the sunshine reflects off the lake.


 I used some transparent Heidi Swapp alphas which I just LOVE!  The color and the transparency remind me of lake water, too!


Now head on over to Tracy's blog to keep hoppin'!

Stay Scrappy my friends!

56 comments:

Barbara Greenberg said...

What an awesome layout. Everything blend so well together and you are right it all reminds you of water.
Fantastic job. Thanks for sharing

Scrapenabler said...

A great layout and I love your recipe.

Cheryl said...

Your layouts are always fantastic! I love how you layer! Great challenge.

Tammi said...

beautiful page Audrey!!

BrendaB said...

Love your page, Audrey! The mists are a great effect!

Lori said...

Gorgeous page and I love this "recipe" type challenge!

julie e said...

love the combination of watercolors and mists

Tracy F. said...

What a beautiful page! I love the watercolors! I just love recipe challenges!

wendipooh13 said...

totally LOVIN your page and how you worked the mists!!! gorgeous

Kim said...

Gorgeous layout! I love all of the thought behind each of your pages. Reading the descriptions always inspires me.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow love this idea and so challenging too! Beautiful work!

Berta said...

I love what you did with the water colors...perfect for this photo! Love the recipe, too!

J├▓ said...

I love your page and your recipe :)

Debbie P said...

Beautiful work! Love the watercolor effect and the stitching. Awesome recipe challenge!

Tracey said...

Looks fantastic Audrey!!

Missy Whidden said...

Gorgeous, Audrey! I love this...all the blue elements remind me of water, too...brilliant! Love what you did with the watercolors :)

Sherri P said...

nice embellishments and colors

Tiffany said...

This is really striking. I love the way you used the water colors and sequins to evoke the mood of the photos. The recipe is fun too!

Lisa said...

Fantastic layout!! LOVE how you played with the watercolors and mists....the heidi swapp transparent letters are awesome with this lake layout!! What a neat idea to have a recipe challenge for a mix it up monday!!

Lisa said...

I also became a follower to your blog! ;) :)

{VICKI} said...

great page
love the mists!

LisaM said...

Love the watercolors, sequins and stitching Audrey! Fabulous page!

Angela said...

Great use of the watercolors! Love all the shades that go together so nicely!

Wendy Rasbach said...

I like how the stitching across the top of your photo anchors it in space!

Wendy Rasbach said...

I like how the stitching across the top of your photo anchors it in space!

Kim A. said...

I love the waterscolors on here!

Tracy said...

Love what you did with the watercolors, fabulous page!

Darcy said...

This is gorgeous!

Xhater said...
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Xhater said...

I just love recipe challenges. This is a fun idea for September. Beautiful job on your example!

ScrapaDiddle said...

I love your page! Love the Echo Park paper too! Contact me at hatfieldhome1@gmail.com

Leslie Germain said...

Love your page. Glad I found this hop! :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous layout. Love the ink blotches. TFS

Ange said...

Great page! Love the way you did the watercolors!!

blsd2scrp said...

this is so awesome! can't wait to play!

Tammy said...

I love recipe challenges, and this one looks fun! Your page is great , I love the paints and those transparent letters!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Love how you did this layout Audrey. Like the idea of recipe

ruth said...

Neat page! Fun challenge too.

Bev said...

fab page, great recipe and love the new line up..

Gramjak said...

BEAUTIFUL LO -- awesome use of water colorn paints. Your arrangement of embellishments is outstanding!

Gramjak said...

BEAUTIFUL LO -- awesome use of water colorn paints. Your arrangement of embellishments is outstanding!

GLOANN said...

Oh, that recipe sounds like one I'll enjoy following. And your prize is awesome.

Patricia said...

Great page Audrey! I love the torn look along with the watercolors!

Sally Cranney said...

Fabulous Audrey! Love the watercolors and the letters are perfect for this. Your work always inspires me!

Dawn G Designs said...

Love what you did with the watercolors! Awesome page. I think I will start following your blog as I like your style and it inspires me to do something different!

Janis said...

Love your paint drips and streaks....they go so well with the water theme, but also kinda remind me of feathers!
<3 J

VanillaCarmel said...

looking forward to these new challenges!

Jennifer Swartz said...

Love the color combination beautiful page

Donna Broussard said...

Love your LO!

Cynthia B. said...

Fun page - I haven't been very brave with water colors. Love the sequins an transparent alphas!

Janet Zeppa said...

I love all the elements that give it a watery feel!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

what a great layout.. love the watercolor effect..

Diana Waite said...

this is FABULOUS with the mist--LOVING your new blog title too!

Barbara F said...

LOVE the use of watercolors in your layout!! MARVELOUS idea and great creativity!!

Sonja said...

Many wonderful creations!

Mickie said...

Makes me want to dig out the watercolors. Great job!

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