It's funny how inspiration for layouts
sometimes just sneaks up on you and after initially thinking there is no way you could manage to create something all of a sudden things just fall into to place.
When the 123 october challenge was announced I really thought
no sorry I can't make any of those criteria work together.
3) Leather/suede and lace
For starters I have very little gold products and the other criteria
leather or suede and lace, well i didn't have any of the leather or suede either.
The word 'YOU' was probably about the only thing I could manage!
So it went on the back-burner and simmered away with me thinking
I'll probably just not do this challenge this month because
it seems too hard.
I remembered I had this gorgeous butterfly with gold glitter and rhinestones.
Is it Prima, I'm not sure it was in a RAK?
Great, a butterfly at least it's something but hardly enough
for a whole layout! So it sat on my desk for a couple of weeks and occasionally I
would think about doing this challenge, maybe some gold paint on white card stock?
Nah that didn't appeal.
Then I got my Scrapbook Nook kit
and it was filled with sparkly gold My Minds Eye lost and found papers!
but I still didn't have a firm idea of how to use any of it.
So it sat in it's 12x12 ziplock bag for a week or so. All alone and unused :(
until I pulled it out earlier this week.
I liked this striped paper it reminded me of
some decadent Victorian or Edwardian wall paper and I remembered a previous layout I had done using MME
paper that was set out with randomly placed frames. It just so happens
that at the crop I went to last weekend I got a packet of Kaisercraft picture frame rubbons
as part of our welcome gift. Perfect!
Everything was coming together to give me
the inspiration to create a layout based on a wall covered with picture
I used some gold elastic cord I found in my stash to hang my picture to the
'wall' using a Brad to anchor it, scattered the rubbons around.
Painted some raw chipboard gold for the title, added my butterfly and
a flower. Then came the lace. All done!
I was still missing the leather or suede and while searching through
some things I found an old pair of denim shorts I had once used for the
denim and the tab on the back was made of suede type fabric.
so I ripped this off and added a layered sticker quote to it and I had another
picture for my wall.
And the moral of this story - umm apart from me being completely obsessed with scrapping!! lol
No?! how about if at first something seems impossible give it time and
you just never know what you can achieve.
Have a great weekend!