01 February, 2018

Victoria Marie Weekend Challenge: "Old + New"

Victoria Marie is back to having weekend challenges in her Facebook group.  The one running from Friday 26/1 to Monday 29/1 was about Old and New.  The instructions were (in a nutshell):

Title: Old + New
Due: Monday, January 29th by 11:59 pm (CST)
The Challenge: Create a scrapbook page (any size or style) using items from your stash and new products that you recently purchased.
1) You must use at least 3 items from your stash....older elements that you haven’t used in a while. The older, the better!
2) You must use at least 2 new items that have been recently purchased.

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I manage to finish this one after not crafting at all in December or January!  As is always the case with me and often with others too, it's hard to get back into the groove after a little (or a lot) of tim away,

I also hadn't purchased anything super recently - at least not for scrapbooking.  Cardmaking stamps maybe.  So much so that the "new" collections I still hadn't got around to buying are no longer new since Creativation revealed the new NEW ones these last few weeks. 😮😮😮

Still...I settled for what was newEST and figured anything manufactured in the 12 months since Creativation 2017 was acceptable as NEW.

Old I'm good with!   Have plenty of that on hand and usually the older means the moe precious since many manufacturers and designers are no longer. 😢

I've listed as many supplies as I can easily identify.  There are some odd bits of Thickers which I don't have in original packaging so can't tell you where or when.  At a guess the blue ampersand is Amy Tangerine and the non glittery pink asterisk could be too for that matter,  I didn't count my mixed media items either.


*Shimelle "Glitter Girl" paper 2017
*Embellishments from "Glitter Girl" - stars from word Thickers, glitter enamel dots, stickers, shaker sticker
*Shimelle "Glitter Girl" washi 2017
*PinkFresh Studio word stickers 2017

In Between

*Amy Tangerine "Better Together" paper 2016
*Shimelle "Starshine" 2016
*Simple Stories "Reset Girl" roller stamp 2016
*Amy Tangerine roller stamps ("Better Together" 2016 and "Finders Keepers" 2015)
*Shimelle Roller Stamp "True Stories" 2015
*Dyan Reaveley "Say it How is is" Stamp set 2013 



*Love, Elsie "Roxie" paper 2006
*Love, Elsie "Roxie" enamel shapes 2006
*Love, Elsie "Zoe" enamel shapes 2007
*Dear Lizzy "Neapolitan"Roller stamp 2011
*American Crafts Thickers "Rainboots" font in Raspberry Pre-2011
*Hambly Screen Prints Washi 2011

So...I started with a B-side from Any Tan's "Better Together" line.  This is the third of my Dyan Reaveley layouts.  I think I haven't actually told you about my class with her last August!  I must do that!

The layout itself was a hybrid scraplift of one by Shimelle during a recent "Friday Live" on Facebook video and one I had saved from somewhere onto my camera roll.

Problem is that it had no watermark or signature so I thought I wouldn't be able to credit the maker.

Ha!  I'm not giving up that easily!  It had a lot of features that I see in Missy Whidden's work so I started by searching Pinterest for her layouts and if this one popped up I would be on my way to determining it's origin.

It did indeed and led me to a post on the My Mind's Eye blog where the layout was in all it's glory with confirmation that it was indeed made by Missy and remarkably similar to Shimelle's except it had much more mixed media.

I don't usually use so much mixed media, but making an effort to on layouts pertaining to my classes with Dyan since she is an art journaller.  I'm trying to mix it up with what I normally do so I'm trying something new, but isn't a gross departure from everything I like that makes me me.

The title used cut-apart letters from Glitter Girl (our initials) and was a nod to the photo being an actual selfie.  I used my Instax Mini 9 which has a selfie mirror on the front.  I love it, but still working out its' quirks.  It tends to require a higher brightness than specified by the camera or else they come out kinda like the old Polaroid.  It's not totally bad since it does give it a vintage look, but when you want colour...

...and I loathe my pred face.  It takes so much for me to post photos of myself online.  I'm trying, but it's hard when the only medicines that help keep Arthur** at bay cause so much collateral damage. 😢

Here is the full layout:

A&D Selfie 

** Acronyms in left sidebar <--

Love and messy mixed media missions!

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