Welcome back! We have one more challenge for you before we wrap up this fun day! It’s the 6:00 pm hour of our International Scrapbook Day event and the last one before our wrap up at 7:00! If you’re joining us for the first time, today’s event schedule is below. Be sure to click on our previous posts for all the challenges we have offered today!
9:00 AM: PageMaps sketch challenge & a starry layout from Lisa Dickinson! (click here)
10:00 AM: Join designer Paige Evans with a pretty floral challenge (click here)
12:00 PM: Join designer Virginia Nebel with a travel challenge (click here)
2:00 PM: Join designer Meghann Andrew with a birthday challenge (click here)
4:00 PM: Join designer Wendy Sue Anderson with a fun Disney challenge (click here)
6:00 PM: Join designer Nathalie DeSousa with a Spring colour challenge <—-we are here!
7:00 PM: Join our Creative Editor Jen Gallacher as we wrap up the day!
This hour Design Team member Nathalie DeSousa joins us to share a sweet layout and we are excited to give you the last challenge of the day!
“Hello there, and Happy International Scrapbook Day! I am sure you all are ready to celebrate the day with lots of inspiration and maybe a few projects of your own. Today, I want to share a new layout I created that is all about celebrating memories through color and paper.
Nothing says new beginnings, Spring and love than flowers! So, I pulled a few cut files from JustNick Studio to cut flowers from patterned papers from Heidi Swapp’s Color Fresh Collection.
I used a knitting needle (the round metal shape of it is ideal to create the ruffled edges of the flowers) to softly curl the edges of the flowers before gluing the pieces together. A little dot of glue in the center of each shape keeps the flower together. The centers of the flowers were cut from white cardstock and glued with a small foam dot to the center of each flower followed by an enamel dot to match the color of the flower.
Since I wanted the flowers and picture to stand out, I chose to use mint cardstock as the base of this page. I cut a strip of the Wild Side paper and hand stitched a frame on the paper using mint embroidery floss. I glued this to the page, followed by a strip of the Paint the Town paper. The title was then placed at the bottom corner of these two strips using some of the stickers from the collection.
The picture was placed on the center of the layout. I used the flowers to create two clusters around the picture. I used a few Stem cut files from JustNick studio to cut all the leaves from white cardstock. A few stickers, pieces of ephemera and enamel dots complete the clusters and create the diagonal design of the page.
Thank you for stopping by today, I hope this inspires you to create a project of your own and celebrate this beautiful hobby that is full of colour!”
Our challenge this hour is to create a Spring colour themed layout using pink, orange, turquoise and white. Too specific? You can do it! Nathalie has chosen a gorgeous colour palette and we can’t wait to see what you create too!
- Create a “spring colour themed” layout using pink, orange, turquoise and white and send an image of it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please put “iNSD colour challenge” in your reference line.
- Please ensure your image is less than 2mb. (very important or we cannot share it!)
- You have until May 15th to send your submission to us. We will share a selection of today’s challenge submissions on May 17th!
This hour we wanted to celebrate an icon in our industry (hobby!), Heidi Swapp! Heidi celebrated a birthday this week and is a friend who is always full of love, life, and colour. This Color Fresh collection Nathalie used is perfectly Heidi. Guess what? We have a Color Fresh prize package for one lucky reader today!
To enter our iNSD giveaways:
- Leave a comment below by May 15th;
- For a second entry, leave a comment on the post with this prize on our Instagram page;
- For a third entry, leave a comment on the post with this prize on our Facebook page;
- One winner for each prize today will be randomly selected and announced on May 17th.
- You do not have to participate in the challenge for our hourly prizes…but we would love it if you do!
Please join us for our iNSD wrap-up party at 7:00 pm! Our Creative Editor, Jen Gallacher is here and so is Close To My Heart!
Join us again at 7:00 pm as we wrap it all up!