Monday, June 15, 2009

A Couple of Reveals

Challenge #2 is up at a la Carte! The saying goes, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach." So in honor of Father's Day, we have cooked up a special menu for the men in our lives.


1. Use the word father or dad in your title or journaling.
2. Use plaid, argyle, paisley, or diagonal striped pattern paper.
3. Use white space.
4. Use a metal embellishment.
5. Use distressing.
6. Use mixed alphas. (You know sometimes a man just doesn't match.)

Here's my DT layout:

I used white (actually red) space, the word "Dad" in the title, mixed alphas, and metal (can you see the staples holding down the ruffled paper?). You have to see Frances's layout....can you say awesome?

The gallery will be up later today, so you can add your own take on the challenge. Get yours up by the 29th to be eligible for the monthly draw AND to be possibly be our first every guest designer!

For my second reveal, I've got sketch #17 at The Scrappiest.'s a good one. It features a cirlce, and I just LOVE a circle. So many possibilities. For this one, I used pleated paper. Soooo much fun. You don't even have to cut a circle. The pleated paper gives enough to be molded into a circle.

Here I have some super silly Jungle Bungle paper from Sassafras Lass! Good stuff! And, holy moly, these pictures are too much. I have about 15 pics of him on the pot, and he's looking this serious in all of them.

Be sure to head over to The Scrappiest to link your layout for sketch #17. Liz has a super fun prize pack of Bo Bunny Grease Monkey paper and coordinating embellishments to give away!

Happy Scrappin'


LG said...

What a fantastic reveal!!! Love both layout especially the potty layout!!! So cute!


Zoe said...

WOW some super talented work Aphra! Gonna have so much fun working with you on So Sketchy :-)

Unknown said...

Those are both AWESOME!!! Love them both, especially the potty one!

Jess said...

those are so cute! that potty one cracks me up! love it!

Lindsay said...

LOVE these LOs Aphra! That Serious Business one is just too cute - the pleated paper circle looks great - I will have to try that!

allyson joy said...

aphra ~ im running outta cool ways to tell you nice things about your work ~ dude ~ you totally freaking rock!!!! it amazes me each and every time!!!

Melissa said...

That layout is seriously cute!
Found you through 52 sketches!
Congrats on making the DT

Melissa said...

That layout is seriously cute!
Found you through 52 sketches!
Congrats on making the DT

iza said...

love ur serious business lo.bright n fun color...n i love how u did the circle...