My Entry to Sketches in Thyme #84 Challenge & Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Patterned Paper Only Challenge
I joined two challenge blogs last night and was inspired to make another layout. Sketches in Thyme #84 Challenge has this sketch:
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge on the other hand challenges scrappers to use ONLY patterned paper on any project (layout, cards or altered art), no cardstocks.
And here's my take on both challenges:
I just love putting unflattering and goofy pictures on my pages. I find it extra harder to think of a layout or a title when subjects are "posed". 95% of my past layouts (especially those decades ago) are on the hilarious and funky side, mostly telling a story, or if not, just some random funny title like this.
I had this quote for a long time now and I forgot where I got it or who said it. I had the words printed out on a rouge de garance Vivaldi paper pack collection, cut into strips, distressed and inked the edges. I used two patterned paper tags as mount for the words SURPRISED WOMAN and used pearl brads to secure. I used kraft paper twine as the main circle and simply tied a square knot (saves me having to put in another embellishment! LOL!).
I printed out a retro winking woman on another Vivaldi paper, cut it into a circle, inked and used foam mounts to secure. The arrow and stars chipboard embellishment is from All About Scrapbooking.
The other patterned paper I used (the circles one) is from DCWV paperpack from way back. I just added a piece of maroon mulberry paper. I sprayed the main background paper with my DIY alcohol inks.
Not only did I enjoy the sketch and the patterned paper only challenge but it proved to be a very non-expensive way to make something as nice as using the more pricey cardstocks. I have only used two individual 12x12 patterned paper and very small pieces of two 6x6 paper for this layout if you exclude the main background paper.
Thank you Sketches in Thyme and Frosted Designs for your really interesting and fabulous challenges! Can't wait to do more of your challenges.
Thanks for dropping by & happy scrapping! :D