Friday, May 6, 2022


There are some fun challenges happening at O'Scraps this month!  Why don't you pick one.....or all.....of them and have a go at it!  I always do my favorites first and then finish the rest of them by the end of the month!  Each challenge header image below is linked to the forum thread where the challenge is located.  Hope to see you there!

Here's my page for the Borders Challenge #1

Here's my page for the Art Journaling Challenge #4

I began with a solid black background, and then I used a photo of mine of dogwood blossoms processed in Deep Dream Generator for part of the background texture and reduced the opacity of the photo. Then I blended 2 other papers of Vicki’s to finish the background. From there I just added paint, marks and other elements, some of them being filled with white or black.

 2022 52 Inspirations:
52 Inspirations 2022 No 01 Stash Builder Scrapbook Kit by Vicki Stegall
52 Inspirations 2022 No 04 Today Scrapbook Kit by Vicki Stegall
52 Inspirations 2022 No 09 Fully Loaded Template by Vicki Stegall
52 Inspirations 2022 No 16 Scrapbook Kit by Vicki Stegall
52 Inspirations 2022 No 17 Mini Scrapbook Kit by Vicki Stegall

Here's my page for the Creative Techniques Challenge #5

Journaling reads:

Dearest Mother,
There are no words to tell you, Mom,
What losing you has meant.
But know each day brings memories
Of happy years we spent.
You’d want us all to smile again
And that’s just what we do
Every time we reminisce
With loving thoughts of you.

We miss you, Mom!

I used 5 different papers from the mini kit.  I used the Darker and Linear Burn blending modes on my papers.  I also used a photo mask with the postcard element in the kit to give a layer of text behind the photo.


ML Designs:
Purete Mini Kit
Purete Masks
Font is Amelinda Regular
Photo is mine

Here's my page for the Seasonal Challenge #6 that I am hosting this month:

Journaling reads:  This wood sorrel is probably considered a weed to most people, but I absolutely love them!  They come up every year right at the base of the house.  Mark does not bother them with the weedeater, and I’m so glad!  What started out as a little clump a few years ago has grown every year!  I am so thankful for the beauty I see even in the curse of weeds on the earth.  It is just another example of how gracious and merciful our great God is!  Thank You, LORD!

 For the background, I layered papers 2, 6, and 8 (using soft light blend mode on each) on top of paper 10 from the Botanical Mix collection to tone down the bold color of paper 10.  From there I added butterfly stamps from Inky Flutter Brushes and Stamps, using various blend modes.  I also added snippets and brushes from No Big Deal, using blend mode of soft light on the brushes.  The photo mask came from Added Interest Brushes and Masks.  I also added a paint element behind the photo to add some more blue to the background and other elements from the Botanical Mix collection.

All products used by Lynn Grieveson
Botanical Mix No01 Digital Scrapbooking Collection
Inky Flutter Brushes and Stamps for Digital Scrapbooking
No Big Deal brushes and snippets
Added Interest Brushes and Masks
Font for journaling is Kaysan Signature Regular
Photo is mine, large version processed in Deep Dream Generator

Hope to see you in the Challenge Forum!