I was doing some scrapping on Friday night for a crop over at Scrapfan, and two of the challenges wer my fav's! One was to use glitter...not stickles, or pre-glittered embellies, but to actually use glitter on your layout. I had been cutting some intricate viney flourish dies, and decided to Xyron them. Now I am cheap. I used to have the Xyron machine, but I sold it, and I just use the cartridge alone. IT gets a bit sticky, but I don't waste piles of adhesive like the machine does. So, anyway, I cut the adhesive off that I needed and lay down my die cuts...then I cut off a piece of the clear plastic backing that is meant to pick up the waste adhesive, and put that over, burnish the whole thing, and when I lifted it off, I realized taht it was a really pretty pattern...and it was all sticky. ..so I tossed a pile of glitter on it, and it's soooo pretty!! Something out of garbage...literally! LOL That's what you see behind the first picture on the Christmas layout.
The second challenge I really loved was to do a layout with a pic cropped in a shape other than square or rectangle. Now I realize mine is still a rectangle, but not really. LOL I have a sizzix die that cuts into puzzle pieces. If you click on the layout, you will see it much bigger, adn you can barely tell that it's actually cut into 6 puzzle pieces! I offset one of the pieces, so show that. I just like how this one turned out...oh, and those orange viney flourishes, are the same ones I was xyroning in the first place! :)
Happy Scrappin' everyone!