I recently got the urge to start looking for some good scrappy challenges. Nothing gets my mojo going like a challenge that I really want to complete!
A friend pointed me in the direction of the current challenge at ScrapOur Stash to use this book cover as inspiration.
I had these photos of the hubby and kids swimming and playing in my MIL's hot tub already printed out, so I thought they would go well with these inspiration image.
I began by pulling out orange, greens, and aqua blues from my stash to match the image. I also tried to find that maroon-ish red, but that was a bit more challenging.
I also really wanted to find something to go along with those faces! I remembered that there was a piece of paper int he Studio Calico Amelia line that had a sunshine face on it, and when I pull it out, i couldn't believe how perfect it was!
I wanted to add a wave to the bottom of the page, and chose this cut file from the Just Nick store. I LOVE this wave shape. I welded 2 together to make my border. I was going to leave it white on white, but then I decided I wanted to ad a bit more color to it, so I did a little watercolor wash with some mists and gelatos. I like the color MUCH better.
When I was done, I didn't like how much white space there was, and I wanted to do something to bring the design together. I traced a large arc on the page and then stitched over it with orange thread. I like how it mimics the shape of the sun.
I seriously piked through my stash for this page. Chipboard from MME, die cuts from Jillibean, alphas from an OLD Close to my Heart collection! It feels good to use stuff!
Thanks for stopping by today! Stay scrappy my friends!
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