I decided to try the latest Glitter Girl challenge to use just one sheet of white card stock and a pack of nearly used 6X6 paper. I had an old school photo, a part used pad of Echo Park’s Back to School papers and inspiration from Pinterest (is that Pinspiration?). The challenge was precipitated by a request for help from scrappers with limited stash, so I decided that the buttons in the inspiration page were fair game to use, since every house has a button tin right? (or is that just me?). I also used some paperclips and staples to add a bit more interest; since these are everyday stationery items I don’t consider that to be cheating either.
I’m not too enamoured with the end result. I think the high proportion of browns in the papers fit with the data of the photo, but the white back ground is a little too stark. I am thinking about lifting the three groupings and transferring them onto another background. Or maybe i should just add some ink splatters.
I had more success using up some of my old Basic Grey papers. I love this collection so much I took the opportunity to grab some extra sheets when a friend destashed a while ago.
The journalling was inspired by a challenge on Soul Scrappers to use Joni Mitchell’s song Big Yellow Taxi as inspiration for a page. There’s a nice shot of green in this page so I will be linking up to Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge, where this month’s challenge is to scrap with green.
I’m on a bit of a roll at the moment and I have three more pages to share with you later this week.