Challenge, that is. I found the new challenge at The Studio to be a difficult one for me! I love that about Amanda - her challenges are always so different. This week she has challenged us to use only cardstock, patterned paper, and alpha stickers on a layout. Hmmmm.... No mist, no paint, no stitching, no fabric, no buttons, no ribbon, no trim.... I sat down to plan it out and ran into a brick wall! My first instinct was to fussy-cut some pretty floral papers and find some photos to match, but then I found this photo strip of our little family, pre-Jaxon. Florals would not do, so I went a different route:
I raided my freshly organized small scraps drawer. I chose papers with red, light blue, and yellow in them, then handcut them into little strips. I made a box, punched a few hearts and some border pieces, then glued it all down. I really love the way it turned out - simple, easy, quick and perfect for my photo strip. Now, if I'd been allowed to go farther, I would probably stitch through the center of my strips and mist my background. I think I'll be scrap-lifting myself someday soon :).
I hope to see you at The Studio! Stop by the blog for details on how to play, or join the Facebook page to stay up-to-date with sneak peeks and posts. Visit www.facebook.com/thestudiochallenges and click "like". And remember, Cosmo Cricket is July's sponsor :).
Enjoy your day! Tessa