Today, I spent the day attempting this weeks Society 52 challenge on instagram. Many of you will be very happy to know that it was a Project Life spread. I know, right. It’s been forever. I’ll post it here early next week after the twist, but since I am here (and your here) I’ll show you last week’s challenge piece.
Challenge 7 was to create a layout with floral paper. I had paper in mind. I recently bought a Basic Grey’s Fresh Cut Collection on clearance – the thing is, it’s a bold collection even for me. I knew I would have to use it sparingly, so with no design in mind, I went to the fountain of all scrap knowledge: Pinterest. This layout is inspired by A New Ride by Kinsey Wilson.
This is how it looked before the twist. I had been saving these photos for something really special. Mog’s first day living with us was a huge milestone. I didn’t know if we were going to be any good at being fill-in parents until Benson (my Pa’s huski) came to visit and we both discovered we could have fun! I wanted this layout to be fun. I intentionally only used my favorite products in it’s creation. I was also really proud of myself for not creating something with a defined structure. Well, that was until the twist…
That lasted all of 2 days. The challenge was to add stripes and while I could have easily added a few more blocks of striped of paper it didn’t seem like it was in the spirit of the exercise. So with two inked up strips of cardstock and some Amy Tangerine washi, this is where we ended up.
I built out the blocks to the line and added the detail on the right to add a bit more balance to the layout.
I also when a little nuts with the embelishments.
I’ve said it before, but it really does remind me of the cutest little Korean restaurant I went to years ago. It was so happy and so is my layout. This would have to be a personal favorite of mine and if I could ask just one small favor from you. I know this is going to sound totally nuts, but would one of you do me the favor of liking it in the Studio Calico gallery right here. 30 Likes in the SC gallery and I am happy. Wouldn’t you know it, it’s been stuck on 29 for DAYS! I’ll remember you, whoever it is that puts me out of my misery. As always you can leave your love below.