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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Finishing the Challenges

This is the first time I have ever completed all of the challenges from a Cocoa Daisy crop! Yay, me! It did help that they reduced the number of challenges, but I'm still proud of my accomplishment. The first one is a scraplift challenge - I scraplifted a gorgeous layout by Martha and here is my take. Nothing like a little Christmas in July project.


The next was a challenge by Anna to create a project about home, without making a photo of your house the focal point. I decided to take a different approach and show our humble abode throughout the seasons. It represents not only the actual seasons, but also seasons of life. It's a reminder to myself that although things change, it's important to embrace the change and enjoy the moment. After all, there is beauty in every season.

I started with a 12x12 mixed media paper and taped off the 4 squares with washi tape. I used PanPastel to create the background. To create the tree, I stamped directly on the backside of my template and used a brayer to make sure the image came through. The leaves were created with a fun, little stamp from CD.


I truly love challenges, they help me think outside my comfort zone and push me to be more creative. Thanks, Cocoa Daisy for another fabulous and fun crop! ♥

9 comments:

  1. Both of these are beautiful. Really love the border down the side of the photo in the layout.

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  2. So pretty! I love the layout - your daughter is gorgeous and so is the picture! Love that red door! The border is sweet, and I love your title. Is "always" done in vellum? It's so pretty!

    And I love your houses. They're adorable.

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    1. Thank you! The title is a Heidi Swapp acrylic embellishment.

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  3. Everything is absolutely beautiful!

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  4. Beautiful - love the clean lines and crisp feeling of the layout.

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    1. Thank you! That's what I love about Martha's layout, too!

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  5. Sherri, these are gorgeous. I love the embellishment border and title work on Always. And I'm always a sucker for anything with trees. Love the change of seasons.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! Where are you hanging these days?

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