Monday, July 29, 2013

DCWV July Stackaholic Challenge

     Antigoglin:  lopsided or at an angle.  I learned a new word!  (Thank you, Heather and Margit!) 
     I have a degree in natural science.  I've always been very left-brained, analytical, never artistic.  Somehow, I have found, or turned on, the right-side.  No one is more surprised than I that I can actually come up with some pretty creative cards and scrapbook pages!  But it has definitely been a process.
      At first everything had to be ever-so-straight and symmetrical.  My friend Pat drove me crazy with her lop-sided art!  I think she did it just to torture me.  Now that I'm getting older and my brain power is diminishing, maybe the left brain is fading faster allowing my right brain to flourish.  Oh, there I go. . .trying to figure it all out again!  Anyway, now I like lopsided!   Here's my entry for this month's stackaholic challenge.  I used DCWV's So-So Sweet matstack.    
     It is pretty CAS (Clean and Simple, for my non-crafting friends).  But it's more complicated than it looks.  I stamped the image three different times, fussy-cut and paper-pieced.  I sewed around the different layers, inked around the image, layered and popped it.  And it's antigoglin! 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

DCWV July Stackaholics Scrapbook Sketch Challenge

     This is actually a 2-page layout.  I used the DCWV sketch for the first page and made a second complimentary page for Fiskateers' Stars and Stripes Challenge.   I used DCWV Summer Dream Premium Stack on both pages.  I love embossing and sanding the white core paper for added texture, pattern and dimension.  I also love red, white and blue!
     If you're gonna see Gramma's house, you need to meet Gramma's boy!  This was taken when DGS Tiger was about 2 1/2.  He's now 15.  He probably wouldn't appreciate me posting this on the 'net, so I'm not going to tell him.  :o) 
And here's the two pages side-by-side.  This IS the way our grandchildren will remember Gramma and Papa's house.  No doubt!