Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday Motivation at Scrap-Friendzy!

I created this layout for the challenge that I posted at Scrap-Friendzy! I really wanted to use a cool sketch that was posted on the Imaginisce blog! ♥


For the Motivation Monday, I posted a TRIPLE CHALLENGE! I noticed that when I create a page, I’ve fallen into the habit of using just one paper collection. For example, I might create a page that is almost ALL Cosmo Cricket. I might add some Primas, some Thickers, a few buttons, etc., but basically, I stick with the same manufacturer for the papers that I use. Why not? It’s easy! Everything matches! So, my primary challenge was to mix it up! I created a layout using paper from FIVE different manufacturers!! On my layout, I used K&Company Wild Saffron, Sassafras Lass, My Mind’s Eye, Basic Grey Recess, and The Boyfriend by Cosmo Cricket.



My second challenge was to use this fantastic sketch! Who doesn't love a Julie Bonner sketch!?! My third challenge was to use stitching on the layout. Whether it's machine stitching or hand stitching, I just wanted to use stitching! On my layout, I also added a couple of Primas and some Fancy Pants chipboard. The cork letters that I used for my title are by Creative Imaginations. The journaling sticker is by American Crafts. I thought this was a fun challenge! It was really fun for me to mix paper from different manufacturers!

I hope you had an awesome weekend. We have wet HEAVY snow outside . . . yuck! It's the worst kind to shovel! As always, thanks for stopping by!

8 comments :

Melissa said...

Carol that is a really cool photo!! Works wonderfully with the sketch - fantastic layout!

Tami said...

love your challenge-I am soo on this one and your example rocks in fact think I am gonna lift your idea!

Clare said...

I love how you combined the papers from all the different manufacturers - they look great together. I tend to stick to just one, so I should be brave and try this!

Chris said...

i love this!! it's just perfect!!

Alex said...

What a great pic and the layout is fabulous, love those papers! The sketch is wonderful, I am printing to do later! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Brenda said...

OMGOSH this is sooo awesome Carol!!!
LOVE-Love-LOVE it!!!
hugs
Brenda

Chris said...

i absolutley LOVE this lo!! not sure i could combine all the different dp's this good!! it's fabulous!!

myhappyplace said...

Hi Carol! I love the photo, the colors, and papers on this page! You rocked the sketch!