Monday, September 20, 2010

Challenge #147 - Something Old Is New Again! - Featuring Guest Challenger Joyce Casaldi {September 20 - September 26}

We are pleased to have another Guest Challenger this week--Joyce Casaldi.

Here is Joyce's fun challenge:

Something old is new again! It’s time to go dumpster diving….(well at least in your scrap room) and pull out some of those old papers and embellishments and see what you can do with them. I don’t want to see them in raw form, I want you to add to them or change them to make them new. You can use paints, glues and glitters, inks or whatever other creative idea you come up with.

This is what Joyce had to say about her layout: I've attached my lo, not sure what kind of information you want but this is what I did to meet the challenge. I used scraps from a sheet of Webster's pages to fussy cut the lanter. I coated the lantern with glass beeds. I used the last flower from a Prima flower pack and used the packaging to make the butterflies. I added some PTI stamps to add dimension to the background paper. To color the chipboard frame I used distress ink and clear embossing flowers. I finsihed the project with some bling and stickles on the flowers.

And here is Joyce's layout:

Janet M - This challenge really had me thinking even though it sounds easy I hardly do anything with paint and glitter. I was at our lodge for the weekend and pulled out some really old papers and decided to see what I could come up with. I love sewing and of course I had my traveling machine there with me.

I used 20 squares of different paper and sewed them together. I punched out dragonflys and covered it with a piece of velum and sewed it over the top.

These are some pictures from around 16 years ago when my mother in law was there one weekend with us trying to get some pictures with her and the great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth: So I wasn't sure how to go about this challenge when I first read it, but when I was looking for papers to match these pictures of my son, I came across some really old Chatterbox papers (sigh...I had such a love affair with Chatterbox year ago... sigh again). I revived the older papers by cutting out flowers and layering them over the background paper and also adding some sequins and gems. Another technique I have been doing a lot lately is using foam embellishments that I do not care for anymore as popdots. I just put adhesive on both sides and it makes a nice, uniform pop on the page (works great for titles or accents).

Anna-Karin: This was such a great idea for a challenge and I had a ton of fun altering some really old stash. Most of the stuff on my page is at least 5 years old. I posted a before photo on Two Peas, as well as some close-ups, and more info about how everything was altered. The patterned paper was altered with masking, misting, stamps, paint, inks and Stickles. The chipboard letters were painted with gesso and then covered with a bunch of scrap text and ledger papers, a postage stamp and a vellum quote that I found deep down in a box. Some of the papers were first dry embossed, to add texture. Then the letters were covered with a wash of cream paint, as well as some copper glaze. Distress Stickles was added here and there. Thanks for this fun challenge Joyce!

Debbi T: I had fun with this challenge, too. I used a lot of old stuff on this, and made it up-to-date by combining it with some newer stuff and using some current techniques, like using border punches and layering. That lavendar paper is been in my stash for years and years, but I think it looks updated with the punches. I also added some bling to make it look current. I used the back side of an old chatterbox paper to cover a very old chipboard arrow that holds my title--those BasicGrey letters are also very old. I think I have every color of BasicGrey letters ever made! Doilies are trendy today, so I used one to hold my old letter stickers. And remember when metal charms were all the rage? I have a TON of those, too, and I made it updated by using it as part of my title.

The story on the back of my layout reads: It happened like this. Michele had to run out for a bit to somewhere for some reason I now don't recall and asked me to watch Monica. I think she was about five at the time. She was always an independent little thing. I was in the den watching TV and Monica was in her room playing. Or so I thought. Every once in a while I'd call out, "Monica, what are you doing?" and she'd reply that she was playing. This went on for the duration Michele was out.

Well, when Michele came home, Monica came running out to show off what she had done. And what she had done was chop off a bunch of her hair. Her bangs were gone and there were big chunks of hair cut out that left virtual bald patches. My reaction? I was mortified. And embarrassed. And filled with shame that let my best friend down. Michele's reaction? She cracked up. And told me it was okay. Because that's just the kind of person my best friend is.

We hope you'll play along! This week's winner will go into our "How Awesome Is Too Awesome?" gallery and be eligible for our monthly RAK of a gift certificate to Two Peas! Just link your layout on this thread at the Two Peas Pub.


Dolores said...

wow great layouts love the challenge too!

Melonie said...

Great LO's! Yay Joyce!! Great challenge:)