Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January Challenges at Burlap and Buttercups.....

I love to do scrapbook challenges--they are like little homework assignments that the school nerd in me craves!  LOL. 

I did two challenges from Burlap and Buttercups for the month of January.  First up is the "Banner Challenge." 

This kit is SO versatile and the colors are absolutely gorgeous.  Really liking th pop of orange Basic Grey paper.  And speaking of "pop," I have become completely obsessed with pop dots!  Must head to the store soon to get some more...

The second challenge I participated in was the "January Sketch with a Twist" challenge.  What we had to do was use the sketch and add distressing.

Again, this kit---the colors are amazing and they worked so perfectly with the darker, more fall like colors in the photos.  I followed the sketch pretty closely, changing up my photo sizes and moving my journaling around.  For the distressed elements I inked my paper edges and the white Jenni Bowlin alphas (which I wish I had more of). 

Thanks for letting me share!



  1. I am absolutely loving what you did with these challenges, Michelle! The banners down the side of your first layout, the circles and embellishment clusters on your second ... all of it! Beautiful job!

  2. you really rocked the sketch challenge!! great job!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Burlap and Buttercups!-mp

  3. OMGosh are totally rockin the B&B kits and the challenges!! And congrats on winning the sketch challenge!!

    These are 2 gorgeous layouts!!