Tonight our very first challenge winds up - so if you've got an entry, make sure you email it through, or post it to our facebook wall!
My offering for the challenge was a whole lot of fun.
I procrastinated, and put off starting until this morning, when I decided that I'd better get it done!!!
The paper I had was too small to have much impact on its own, so I punched out 16 x 2" circles, and arranged them in a grid pattern.
The next thing I did was decide where to position my large title letters, and then stamped the "You are never too old to..." bit. I just LOVE the clear alphabet stamps that Kaisercraft has, they're so easy to use, and so versatile. Because I'm terribly impatient, and didn't feel like waiting for paint to dry, I inked the chipboard letters with purple ink, and then covered them with a layer of purple perfect pearls (by Ranger). They add a shimmery iridescence that is just gorgeous, but not overwhelming or overly "blingy". I covered all that with a thick layer of glossy accents, to really make the title POP. I love Glossy Accents, because it always makes alphas look heaps more expensive :) (ok... i'm the last of the tightwad scrappers - I like the big bucks look, without spending a motza myself!)
I matted the photos onto some white cardstock, and inked the edges so that it'd stand out a bit more. I mounted these up on foam tape for dimension.
I wrapped Twinery Twine (another favourite of mine!) around the border sticker, and tied a neat little bow in the centre. All the buttons got a little piece of twine tied through their holes too, just to finish them a little more.
To finish the layout , a scattering of buttons and flowers, as well as the most important bit of all - a little bit of journaling. Mine reads "Lisa & I at the park. Photo taken by Grace (age 4) 12/11/11".
I can't wait to sit down and check out all of your layouts!!!