The challenge was to make a tag that was actually a mini-layout. As I was getting ready to go to the scrapping session, I happened upon this picture of my husband from when he was 10 - 12 years old. I knew immediately that I wanted to use it on the mini-layout. The base is Bazzill orange peel textured cardstock. The red cardstock is also Bazzill.
The first card is called "Delight", and is for the color challenge category on Scrapbook.com's August Card Challenge. The twist this month was to use complimentary colors, and the pink and green fall into that category.
The cardstock is a pearlized green from Bazzill, the pink paper is from an old Anna Griffin kit I bought ages ago. The journaling page is from a Making Memories 'noteworthy' spiral journaling notebook. The butterfly is from the 'foof-a-la' Indian Summer Chipboard Panels and Icons, and I gave the edges some bling with Sulyn Industries 'opal' glitter glue.
The delight transparency is actually from the packaging for my Heidi Swapp 'delight' stamp! Thanks to Irene Tan who gave me this idea. You can find a link to her blog "Scrapperlicious" in the links to your left. When I transferred my clear stamps to cd cases, I kept the acrylic sheets the stamps were on, and they are great for using on cards. I simply cut out the 'delight' and affixed it to the card with two black eyelets.
I must admit that, while I love all the different elements of this card - I'm not 100 percent in love with the finished product. Somehow it looks flat and un-interesting, but that's okay, I'm learning from my mistakes!
And the last card is also for the color category in the August Card Challenge. I love the cheery blue and orange of this card! The red-orange paper is Bazzill cardstock, the patterned paper is from Fancy Pants 'Celebrate' line of papers. The narrow strip beneath the ric-rack is the back side of the blue flowered paper. The blue flower and the 'You're Special' postage stamp are from the Fancy Pants 'Celebrate' Die Cut selection.