Then I chanced upon the Sunday Sketch challenge (21/1/2013) hosted by Studio Calico. Sasha & Julie's recipe challenge is fun and inspiring :
Make a layout or card following this recipe:
- 4 squares - ✓ (I have 2 square and 2 rectangles, that make 4 of them)
- 3 small round embellishments - ✓ (1 wood veneer arrow, 2 badges, 3 roses and 3 enamel dots)
- alphabet stamps - ✓ (stamped my titles with various alpha stamps)
- paper strips (cardstock, patterned paper, journaling strips, etc.) - ✓ (to frame my title)
- mist - ✓ (Mister Huey Sunshine & Buttercup)
Okay, firstly I gotta admit i was trying my best to stitch straight line to frame my layout. You could clearly tell that I have already tried my best right? ;)
I pulled out a few pieces of papers from my Studio Calico Jan kit but I seriously have no idea how to pull all the things together by following the recipe. I tried moving the photos around and finally I came up with this. I misted the background lightly with my TCW 12x12 stencil using Mister Huey Butter Cup and Sunshine. I am loving YELLOW color right now as yellow always makes a page pop!
I pull out all the alpha stamps that I have (about 3 ~4 of them) and started stamping my title. I didn't even bother lining the alphas up properly as I haven't been making really clean and tidy layout recently.
And after stamping the 3 bicycles on the layout, I kinda regret i was being greedy and stamped too many of it on the layout. So I smudge the last 2 bicycles with white ink pads to fade it out.
I also added some sequins, hearts and arrow to dress up each of the square / rectangle. I love how colorful it turn out eventually although It is totally different from what I had in mind at the beginning. B&W photos are the best fit for colorful layouts!
Gotta rush back to Malaysia this evening and I have yet to pack my luggage and stuff for my dogs to go for pet-boarding. Thanks for looking. XoXo!