September certainly was a busy month and I can’t believe that it is October already. I don’t really feel as though I got September finished!
A new month means a new challenge at Scrapbookers Anonymous and this month is to use your die cutting machine. As soon as I knew about this challenge I had a very good idea of what I wanted to do – inspired by this piece of work by Mel at I Speak Melsh.
I loved the idea of using a real map and picking out places of significance. I chose to use places I had lived and four different Spellbinders Nestabilities circles to create my map based embellishments.
The large butterfly is a Sissix die and the smaller ones are from an X-cut punch. They are cut from the same paper I used for the pinked circles behind the maps. I like to just stick my butterflies along the centre and then lift up and curl (on the larger ones) the wings to add dimension. I also added a bit of bling to the butterflies and on the maps in the rough position of where I lived.
I suppose I should have cut my title on my Bigshot too, but I like these chipboard alphas and I was trying to use my September Counterfeit kit. The placement of the letters was inspired by a bookmark from Wagamamas. Having left myself nowhere to journal I wrote my journalling around the edge of the kraft cardstock base.
BIRTHDAY MINI STASH CHALLENGES – YOU HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT OCT 7TH TO FINISH ALL MINI CHALLENGES
- Long Title
- Bling, Bling
- Tag Challenge
- Tool Time!!!
- Celebration Collage
- Game Pieces
- Journaling Stash