Good morning everyone and I hope that this post finds you well!
I am currently away with my family on our holiday. Every year, in January, we meet with my extended family in Canberra for a catch up. When they all head home Jason, Brayden and I stay a little bit longer. We are in the caravan so it is relaxation to the max....no housework, cooking is EASY and no commitments......what else could you want! Well, I do sneak in a few of scrapping bits and pieces......just in case it rains or the boys fall asleep early!!!
I am SO excited to share with you today.......as you know I set this month's challenge.....and I am so pleased what I came up with.
The challenge....was definitely a challenge that cleared out the cobwebs in my brain.....but I loved it!
It was nice to do something different :0)
Here is the challenge....
RULE #1: Use the theme......"Looking forward, Looking back" (this must be used somewhere on your page).
RULE #2: Your layout must be a Non-Traditional Shaped Layout.
RULE #3: Use buttons
RULE #4: Use ribbon
RULE #5: Use one other embellishment
and finally......a quote for inspiration, which you may/may not choose to use this on your layout....
"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination" (James Dean)
Well, if you have got through all of that, well done.....they call it a MEGA CHALLENGE! Hehehehe....:0)
Here is what I came up with.....
How gorgeous is this collection????
It is the 'Little Black Dress' by Basic Grey.
When I first received the pack from Jo it screamed wedding photos or photos from the family history. But, me being me......I didn't want to do that.
I wanted to share the story of my gorgeous man and his determination to lose weight....a legend in my eyes!!!
So I used the collection to try and make a 'man friendly' page.
I used some gorgeous Thickers for my title and the brackets. I have used several buttons and have gathered some of the gorgeous ribbon to make a flower.
How versatile is this collection....why not pop in and see Jo to get your hands on some...it suits all types of memories!
Here is a close up of the journalling....
As with the layout, I have stayed on the 'non -traditional' shaped theme for the card. You must also use parts of at least 2 patterned papers, paint, masking tape and at least one flower.
Here is my card....
I decided to relinquish and go with the wedding theme. Again using the gorgeous 'Little Black Dress' collection.
I had lots of fun doing this card. I printed a heart shape from my computer to trace the outline, punched some circles from two patterned papers and have used acetate to create a see through front.
I swiped a small amount of black paint on the inside of the acetate and on the front used some small pieces of masking tape to place my message.
I used the 'Green Tara - Organza Rosette' ribbon....trimming them into flowers to cover the 'flower' part of the challenge. Click here to grab some from Scrapbookit.
I used some more paint and masking tape on the inside of the card as well as some of the stickers from the 'Little Black Dress' collection.
Well, I hope that you have enjoyed my post today....Really looking forward to seeing how you interpret this challenge....I certainly had HEAPS of fun!
Well, off to put my feet up......