This week's So You Think You Can Scrap challenge over at Colorful Creations was just that for me. A challenge. We had to use the color combo and the sketch below. Along with that, our layout had to include a die cut paper like the one on the sketch - it could be handmade or bought, 3 photos and then our choice of one thing - masking, bling, brads, flowers or stars.
The beautiful Country Boutique papers from Fancy Pants were the perfect colors for the challenge. I am so glad that I got them for Christmas! I made my own diecut paper using a plate for a circle template and my Martha Stewart border punch for the "ruffle" around the edge of it.
The picture is not the greatest - it's a cloudy day out today - but I used grey for my background, black and grey dot for my diecut papers, cream for the ruffle and black and cream paper strips, and I mounted my photos on white. I cut out my title using my cricut and the Storybook cartridge and I used bling (the sparkle flourishes from CTMH) as my other item. The photos are from Abby and Shawn's wedding in 2011. I think the hardest part of this layout was figuring out what papers to use where!
The one thing that I absolutely love about this challenge is that it pushes me to use things I might not normally use or think of to use. I'm looking forward to the next challenge!