For this page challenge we were each given the following:
- (1) chipboard key
- 18 inches of jute cording
- (1) My Mind's Eye 12x12 Sky's The Limit patterned paper
- (1) Fancy Pants 12x12 coral corrugated paper
The rules for this challenge are that we must use a little bit of everything no matter how small it may be. We are free to mix in anything else of our choice. I decided this would be the perfect opportunity to use some seriously old label stickers, flowers, brads and alphas from my stash!
I admit it. I'm a pack rat (aka hoarder) when it comes to parting with older papers and embellishments that I still love, but never got around to even opening. Unfortunately it can feel overwhelming at times so it was fun going on a hunt in search of the perfect finishing touches for this one.
The heavy jute was a serious challenge for me to mix in with what was turning out to be a girly & romantic layout. I decided to create a rosette by coiling it on a punched out circle with some liquid glue and a floral brad for the center. It may not have been my first choice, but in the end I think it works and it was definitely fun getting outside my comfort zone.
If I'm being honest, the coral corrugated paper was hard for me too. I started by die cutting my title with it, but it felt too bright with the other corals in my papers. In the end I die-cut a flower and layered it with several other silk and paper flowers to help tone it down. I actually like it now. :)
For my title I paired the family cutting file with some ancient Making Memories alphas from their Noteworthy collection. Do you remember that one? I was so in love with that line when it came out in 2009 and yes, mine were still brand new in their package.
I still had that pesky key to incorporate so I decided to ink it up with some chalk ink and tie it around the letter S with some matching embroidery floss.
Well, there you have it. Wouldn't it be fun to challenge ourselves to use random supplies from our own stash once a month?! Not only would it make a dent in what we already have on hand, but I'm always amazed at the magic that happens when I am stretched creatively!
Thanks for hanging with me today. :)
Supplies similar to the ones I used (available at Simon Says Stamp)
- Teresa Collins Decorative Brads SAVE THE DATE Set
- October Afternoon BOOKWORM Label Stickers Public Library
- October Afternoon SATURDAY MORNINGS Border And Label Stickers
- Maya Road Canvas Crafting Jute Cording
- Prima Flowers HELLO PASTEL Say It In Crystals
- Prima Flowers GREENERY Bethany
- Prima Flowers LEAFLET Bethany
Supplies similar to the ones I used (available at Scrapbook.com)