Sunday, March 31, 2013

April Challenge # 10 and winner for March.

Here is your inspiration for April.

Think gothic towers,haunted castles,halloween,spooky things like bats, spiders,mummies,the Addams Family or the Munsters.

Here's your chance to bring out the spooky side of things.


It is important that you keep in tune with the picture, random entries that bear little resemblance to the topic won't be judged.

The extra criteria is chipboard

Upload your layout in the linkitz area on the right hand side by 30th April to win this gorgeous prize donated by
Now here's what the DT have done.....
Debi J

This inspiration building certainly had a sinister air about it. I ran with that theme and thought, what can be more foreboding than black ravens at the Tower of London where so many cruel and heartless acts were carried out in centuries past in the name of the English throne?  Legend has it that should the ravens ever leave the tower then the kingdom will fall.   I used a brick template to ink the background of my page in several colours based on the foundation piece of notebook paper I used, then inked over the top with a number stencil.  Several pieces from an old transparency sheet fitted my theme perfectly.  I added in some inked chipboard and a few other finishing touches and voila!


I've gone with the Halloween theme for my inspiration with this layout that I'm calling Spooktacular. I've used the typical Halloween colours and embellishments and had a lot of fun making it. Most products are by My Mind's Eye and Creative Memories.

Papers are DCWV and were misted with a Pearl Color mist and Perfect Pearls Biscotti.  I twisted rope around the photo and knotted it at each corner.  Wide black ribbon was scrunched up and stapled over a portion of the photo and across the page.  Black flowers with small white pearls were added on the ribbon and was misted.  I used the Sizzix fence die to cut the corrugated cardboard fence and stained, misted and distressed them to look old and worn.  The glitter title letters were added happazardly onto the ribbon and flowers.  A strip of black furry ribbon was added on the upper portion of my layout (hiding where the two pages come together).  The chipboard element is the moon to the left of my page, below the ribbon.  I peeled off the top layer of the chipboard circle and added black metallic paint mixed with glitter paint and using a paper towel, dabbed it onto the circle, then finished it off by misting it with gold color mist.


 I used the black and white theme for the layout and used a splash of devil red. The Chandelier is my chipboard and that comes from Scrapware.


I was inspired by my friends birthday party costume for his own birthday on Halloween! I love hallowen so I was excited when these came up!!

This fabulous old gothic house inspired a Halloween theme for me....My layout is about the Halloween party food I made for my son's Halloween Party.


Here's her entry

 We loved your use of texture and layering.The colours reminded us of the cottage in the photo.


  1. I love the food Donna.
    Ann, that is one seriously creepy page.

  2. Beautiful layouts from the DT! Way to go!!

    Congrats to Buffy on being the March winner! :)

  3. Congrats Buffy!

    Great inspiration from the team this month....

  4. Super inspiration girls for the April challenge!! Hope my layout gives you a laugh...and doesn't frighten you too much!! LOL
    Well done Buffy on being March winner!!

  5. Oh wow thank you ladies so very much!
    What wonderful layouts the DT did a wonderful job! The new challenge is awesome I can't wait to give it a try!

  6. Message to Jackie - I can't seem to register for Trimcraft. Tried and failed. I'd like to comment that you made a great layout and I love your cb title. Very pretty.

  7. Thank you for all your lovely comments on my 'Scary' layout....much appreciated!!! was me!!!! LOL

  8. You are pretty scary Jackie!!! LOL Thanks for entering Archiscraps.