Friday, 15 March 2013

Scrap Africa; Cardstock only!

Good Morning all, 

It's friday and that means a new challenge at Scrap Africa.

The challenge is to use CARDSTOCK only!
No patterned paper can be used. 

This is my take on the challenge:

I have used 4 different colors of cardstock:

Yes, i have used this picture before but i wanted to use it again with other colors! 
It's me and my little friend ava, having fun in the mall.

The only items non cardstock are:
Chipboard letters
and roses. 

I first added the brick mask on the gray paper with modeling paste and a graffiti stamp. 
On the red layer i sprayed on a chicken wire mask.
On the black and red layer i added gesso on the edges and a scallop punch.
On the picture below you can see the layers. 

The rosettes and Bicycles are die cuts from the same paper.

As you can see patterned paper is not always needed in our layouts. There are so many options on how you can treat cardstock, stamp, gesso, modeling paste, mists .......
So use your stash and enter your project on the Scrap Africa Blog and pass by the blog to see what the lovely ladies have created because it is gorgeous!!!

Thank you for passing by and have a great weekend!


  1. Hi Channa, what an awesome card I think it is good to take the time to create with our plain card stock and see the many creative ways we can use it. You have certainly done some incredible examples of different paper treatments with your card. It really came together very well. I just love it, and thanks for sharing all this creativity.

  2. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning. Love the red and grey colouring and all the beautiful distressing. A true little work of art.
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  3. love-love-love this! The colours are awesome and the photo is GREAT!!!!

  4. Hey Channa - can't WAIT to see what you do in your art journal!!! I bet there's more challenges out there for us to discover!!! Meanwhile....FABULOUS work with no pp - LOVE those bicycles & I keep forgetting about accordian flowers & they look so wonderful...might have to try & squeeeeeze this challenge in:):)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Zoooo, dat is erg mooi geworden Channa en een uitdaging om er aan te beginnen. Yep.

    Greething Elleke.

  6. Very gothic colors you have chosen, but it is very beautiful and the picture printed in black and white is also very beautiful. The background is very artistically done.

  7. Love, love, love this page that you created! I love the stamping and the painting, chippies and that stunning photo! Really such an awesome page! ;-)

  8. What a cute layout & photo Channa! Great job!! Have a lovely week!!!


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