Wednesday, February 26, 2014

March Archiscraps Challenge and CSI joint challenge.

Our winner for February was Wendy o' Keefe.

Here is the picture for March.

It is taken in Singapore.

and the added criteria is a striped border.

So let's see all those colourful layouts.

Big news this month.......
We are collaborating with CSI
So you might like to combine the 2 and enter both challenges.

Prize is from Di Chook Landers at the Scrapbooking Hut where there is currently a sale going on.

For an unusual treat I've done a layout too, here it is.....

Now here's the DT's wonderful creations ...


I chose to "see" what is around my home. Palm trees are everywhere here and I combined the border and stripes together.


I’m not sure where the inspiration picture this month is located but if I were a betting woman I’d say it’s in Little India in Singapore.  It reminds me so much of some of the architecture located there and around the Clarke Quay area along the river.  So bright and colourful and full of character which I have tried to replicate in my layout.  Ah, to be a tourist again!



I just loved this inspiration! The colours, the patterns, the windows of that tall building that looked like that I what my page is about....doors.

I have a print on my hall wall that I love, so decided I should scrap about my love of doors...

I used all the colours of the CSI palette.

Evidence - stripes, decorative border, architectural accents, clouds, zig-zag.

Testimony - I have documented my love of front doors, & used the IW, of colour & see in my journaling.

Brilliant challenge!

I thought of the amazing Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Click here to go to the Hotel website. We had a wander through the areas that were accessible to non-Hotel guests. The architecture is incredible. I particularly loved the fountain which you can see a picture of in my layout. I have a pine tree transparency, like the palm tree in the inspiration picture. I also have met 5 pieces of evidence and 3 items of testimony and of course I have all the colours required.

My layout is titled, "Look at Me!"  This is our son at the Parrot Jungle & Gardens in Miami, FL. 

For the "scene" I used all the colors from the palette.  The background was misted with different mists (the only colors not from the palette) using stencils.  For the "evidence" I used stripes (on the ribbon), trees (clear sticker behind the photo), wood (parrot embellie) and a decorative border which was punched and a strip of green cardstock weaved through the slots.  The "testimony" is in the journaling using the inspirational words "see" and "colors."  Journaling reads, "You had so much fun feeding the parrots.  It was amazing to SEE them up close and admire their bright COLORS."

The blue cardstock was embossed along the bottom as well as the leaves and small heart on the upper corner of the photo.  The flower was white... so I misted it with different colors and added a button and twine.  The negative pieces from punching the slotted border was scattered on the background around the photo.  Sketch is Page Maps (Mar 2010).
I did something a little different with my border...I used chalks to colour in the squares and then smudged them outwards towards the edge of the page to give the stripe effect. I also used the zigzag pattern from the roof on my pattern papers.


  1. Awesome projects from everyone! :)

  2. Outstanding array of pages gals...I just love everyone's thoughts!!Love that we collaborated with CSI!!

    I have just seen pictures of Clarke Quay taken yesterday!!