This page was for Resolution Two, Kristen came up with a colour challenge, she provided five colours and we had to use at least three of them on our page. I found this challenge really hard, the colours were lovely, but I was trying to use stash rather than buy anything new. I think I have just about managed it. This is another wedding photo, so I am gradually getting a wedding album done now. I really like how this layout frames the photo and I am starting to get braver by using more embellishments on my pages.
This layout is for Bev's challenge which was number eight. The resolution was to use a black and white photo, with blue and yellow embellishments. My new nephew was perfect for this challenge and the K & Co boy papers finally got used. Again I have used stitching on my layout, I have done a few now that I have stitched on. Since my Mum got me this fab little gadget, stitching is so easy. Also it helps me use all the cross stitch threads that I still have from the days when I used to cross stitch.
Resolution six was from Roulien and it was to do a valentines themed layout. I thought this photo from my Sister's wedding would be perfect. The papers are from an kit that I got from TK Maxx, I think that they really work, it makes the layout have a warm feel to it. Maybe I could have added some more bling??
My final completed resolution was number ten, Megan wanted us "to use a leftover item from everyday life (non scrapbooking supply) and a Let's Scrap sketch to make a one or two page layout." I left this page till last because I found this the hardest.
I eventually found an old dress of my daughter's which I then cut up. I used the zip from the back of the dress and a flower from the front of the dress. The colour was perfect for the papers that I had chosen and I will be able to use the rest of the dress for another project at some point.
Here is a closeup of the zip, I sewed it to the papers. Behind the zip is my journaling for the page, I folded the papers into a concertina so that you are able to read the journaling. I was so chuffed with myself until I realised that the zip does not open all the way to the bottom, which would be much better for this idea. I still really like the idea though.
I made these flowers, following a design sheet from Eclectic Keepsakes. So there we have it, all fifteen challenges completed.
So what do I do now? Well I have a sketch from Eclectic Keepsakes to do for next months crop. I have also been introduced to a great blog Chicken Soup which provides "visual therapy for poorly mojos", which will come in very handy. I am still keeping up with my New Year's resolution of cooking a new recipe once a week. So I just need to find a new crafty project. Looking at this blog in preview is making me think that I need to work on my blog skills, I have no idea how I have managed to have black and white writing, but I don't seem to be able to fix it, also the gaps between each photo is large, again each time I try to change it, it seems to make it worse. That's all a job for this afternoon maybe.