Wow, has it really been that long since my last post?

3 months ago I said I would be back with my Scrapbooking Memories Masters entries from 2013... to be honest it has been soooooo long since I scrapped these that I was wondering if there was any point in sharing them on my blog, but I got the layouts out and started taking pictures and decided that I still like what I created, so here it is ;)

I'm not really sure why I continue to torture myself with the whole Masters process because despite quite a few Honourable Mentions I am far from 'Master' status, but I have to admit that I enjoy the challenge of coming up with something to meet the criteria, then trying to finish it all before the deadline... I don't like the waiting but love getting a copy of the mag to see what everyone else has created :D

The layout that got me an honourable mention was for the unique background challenge where you had to use various techniques and mediums to create your own background.
I used a combination of mists, layered washi tape and texture paste to create the base for my layout. It was fun to try something different and I was really happy with the results.

This next layout was for the 5x7" photo challenge, and I went with a fun pic of little Cayden playing in the garden.
It's a bit hard to see in these photos but I created a large vellum pocket to hold a mix of sequins and confetti on the base of the page.

The double layout criteria was to document a journey.  
here's a closer look at the left hand side
I began the story with a photo of the highway we travel on from one of our trips to the beach
I tucked a little map of our favourite summer destination behind some vellum as memorabilia from our journey.
 moving onto the right hand side
 I dressed up one of my beach snapshots to create the title.

The last challenge was to create a 2014 calendar - I definitely don't do many off the page items and it took me a long time to figure out how to tackle the challenge. I wanted something practical and simple in design so it wouldn't clash with my decor and decided to put some of my shadow box frames to use. 
Two of the frames were actually white, so I spray painted them all with a glossy black, and used some dark grey cardstock to contrast with the bright colours. I was influenced by some of my Project Life cards for the calendar deign and so I used a 3x4" polaroid die to create the cards, then die-cut each of the months before using foam dots to place them on the base. 
I also typed up and printed my own calendars and use a few simple embellishments to dress up each month.
I also used B&W polka dot washi tape to cover the front of each frame and added a few quotes to fill in the extra polaroids.

Thanks for stopping by and looking back at my entries with me. I have been busy playing with my project life album and am also in the process of working with a super gorgeous kit as a guest designer from a fabulous Aussie kit store.. but you'll have to come back to find out which one ;)


Judith at: March 10, 2014 at 8:24 AM said...

Lovely to see your work again. Keep on at Masters. I love your work and am surprised you haven't made it yet.

Chloe at: March 10, 2014 at 10:51 AM said...

Oh these are amazing!!! I adore your style, Aga! I certainly think you are Masters material!!!

sarah martin at: March 10, 2014 at 10:59 AM said...

Gorgeous work Aga. I have been missing your blog posts! Agree with everyone you totally have the style and talent to be a master .

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