Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cuttlebug Challenge #68: Vintage

This week the Cuttlebug Challenge girls were challenged to create a layout with a Vintage Vibe using Crafty Secrets. I am the newbie, so I didn't have any Crafty Secrets to play with, but I did my best to create a Vintage-y feel using the Noel Mignon Object of My Affection kit.

The Fancy Pants floral paper was my jumping off point for this page. I loved the way it looked with this picture of my husband and daughter walking on the beach. I created my own page accents using clear packaging and my Cuttlebug Textile Hearts combo die/embossing folder and Frills Borders embossing folder.

I gave the clear accents a whitewash with some acrylic paint and then used Tattered Rose Distress Stickles on top for a sandy effect. :)

The chipboard hearts are painted with white acrylic paint, a wash of Shimmerz Pink Pearlz, and more Tattered Rose Distress Stickles. I added the Stickles to the Making Memories heart accent, as well, so that everything would coordinate.

I hope you will come and play along with us at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog! What an inspiring place to be!


This week I challenged myself to scraplift a scrappy friend of mine, Deanna Misner. She has such a great style and I couldn't wait to try this page of hers.

Page by Deanna Misner

Scraplifting is one of my favorite things to do. It gives me a chance to apply my own style to the page designs I admire and love created by others. On this page, I used the shape of Deanna's circle page to ground my photo-grouping. Next I interpreted her ribbon strips underneath her photos as paper strips across my page. I added a sticker grouping to the top of my main photo to imitate her bingo card tab. And then finally, I tried to emulate her beautiful handcut flower sprays with a sprinkle of stars on my page.

Page created with the Noel Mignon PAPER DOLL kit.

Thanks to Deanna, for always being an inspiration to me! ;)

See you tomorrow!


  1. I love your adore LO it is sooooooo beautiful. Perfect for the challenge. x

  2. I adore your ADORE soft and feminine.

  3. Great pages! I wish I could play around with pink more than I get to. Poor Nate would not like it so much, I am thinking. :)

    Love all the extra touches on your pages!!

  4. Your projects are all so've inspired me to pull out my folders and start embossing!

  5. I love your vintage layout. The acrylic paint is such a great way to achieve vintage. I did the dame on my card.

  6. Oh my, Jana! Your work is incredible!

  7. Oh my gosh...this is really gorgeous! I especially love the first layout. The blue fabric title and pink papers are a perfect combo.

  8. Wow!! The vintage LO is totally amazing!! Love all the special effects and my favourite is how you made the hearts with bubble wrap!! Totally wonderful in every way!!! :) I love all your LO's!! :)

  9. I love scrapligfting as well. It's a fun way of getting out of a rut! :D

    LOVE the LOs (the original one too) and especially the first one caught my eye. It's stunning!!

  10. Very sweet and vintageeee. And I to love to scraplift. It is always fun for me to see just how my page evolves differently from the inspiration, don't ya think?

  11. YOUR WORK is seriously beautiful and always inspiring!!!! Wonderful take on the cuttlebug vintage challenge!!

  12. Gorgeous! Love the Adore layout--you enabled me to buy that kit so maybe I'll "lift" you! :)

    It is fun to see how you scraplift and change a page up with your own style. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Jana I am always blown away with your beautiful layouts and your vintage layout rocks.

  14. Jana, what can I say I'm a fan!! you are so talented!! the clear embossed hearts are a stroke of genious for this page!

  15. Your blog has just been OOZING inspiration these past few days!!! Every last one of your CHA layouts and projects are amazing. I don't know how you're getting any sleep. ;) And there's a few embossing folders that I NEED!!!

  16. OK, speaking of scraplifting ~ I would love to scraplift your Adore layout and use it as the inspiration for a Paper to Digi Challenge at Memory Scraps.

    Would you drop by my blog and let me know if this is OK? Credit will be given to you and linked to your blog.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!


  17. OMG you are a natural, thanks for sharing that you actually scraplift, I do too, but no point giving credit to the wonderful designer as at an early point I deviate and create something totally different but it motivates me to create in the first place, in troubled times, this way of scrapping fulfills me and makes me sane, I wish mojo stayed on fire all month but I have so many low mojo days and thanks to the wonderful blogs I visit like yours, I fill my petrol tank so to speak and get back on to the job at hand, which is to create a history for my little boy to see his childhood when he is older, I don't remember my younger years, but I want him to see himself and his early traits, I just love scrapbooking. Love Melxxxx


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