These Are The Days

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Today is my first reveal at Scrap Our Stash as part of their design team!
This was a fun first challenge---shopping!

***Project Life Honey Edition, Doodlebug Designs Day to Day***

The challenge was to shop for 5 (or more) items in your stash to include on your layout.
You can find the complete shopping list HERE.
What I selected for my layout:
washi tape
striped paper (diagonal)
poloroid frame
wood veneer
journaling card
punches (use 2 or more types)
I also used flowers, but they were of the sticker variety so I wasn't sure they really counted.  It doens't matter anyway...I used more that 5 items from the shopping list!

This layout is also created for the current Child's Play challenge.  We are getting inspired by Colorforms for our first challenge this month.  I was inspired by the geomectric shapes in the original Colorforms Playset.  I included triangle wood shapes and a couple of punched circles.  Inspiration also came from the primary colors used in the set.

What I really loved about this challenge is that it made me take a different approach to my layout.  I usually start with a sketch and photos.  This time I started by shopping.  I got out the products I was interested in using and went from there. And get this...No Sketch!  Can you believe it?  It's a rarity for me to not have some sketch in front of me. A big help for me was opening up the Project Life core kit to search for a journaling card.  I found several cards I liked and ended up creating a page around 3 of them.  The photos came last, although I had a pretty good idea which ones I would use while I was putting this together.  It was really fun to be able to create "freestyle".  Not sure if I could do this every time, but it's nice when it DOES work!

I hope you will join me at both challenge blogs and share your creativity with us.  Both blogs offer a monthly prize so don't miss your chance to play along!  We would love to have you!


Tina Campbell said...

Love the layout always looking for styles like this to use PL cards. Congrats your gonna be a good addition to the team :) Inspiring

Mendi said...

Your layout is gorgeous! I love all the little details and fun color palette. I pinned ya! ;)

Claire R said...

congrats on the SOS DT spot! Your work is amazing. I love this layout, Ive never tried this block style before, but I am now... thanks! I look forward to crafting with you for the next 6 months.

csewy-csescrap13 said...

A very cool layout using cards from a PL kit and "no" sketch! Love the bright colors, stitching, & fun summer photos! I really like the heart/washi tape element...cute idea!

Kim said...

What a fun/bright creative layout!