Friday, 18 May 2012

SJ Crafts Challenge #5

It's time for a new challenge at SJ Crafts, and this month the theme is 'All About The Boy', with an added extra to use up something that's been in you stash for a while! You can see the challenge here, to take a look at the other DT examples, and to enter if you like - the deadline is the 20th of June.

Here's my page, 'Dinosaur Roar':

Supplies: Bazzill Basics Kraft Cardstock, Basic Grey Archaic Papers, Prima Fairy Belle 6x6 Papers, Alphas, and Chipboard, Prima E Yellow/Orange Pearls and Crystals, Papermania Gunmetal Pearls, brown thread, 3D foam dots, black gel pen.

It was easy to think of an old item from my stash to use, as I've had these Archaic papers for years - waiting for me to have a baby boy, to dress in a dinosaur costume. If I hadn't had my own I'd eventually have borrowed an unsuspecting friend's baby, just to dress up for a photo shoot :-)

I'm sure I could have used the papers on a different layout really, but I kept ignoring them in my stash because they were quite detailed and I find that harder to work with. But for such a cute photo I pushed myself to overcome this - and did so by cutting a wavy strip from one paper to layer behind the photo, and fussy-cutting circles from the same paper, and dinosaurs from the other, to scatter around the page. With a few pearls added too for a little extra shine! 

What items do you have hanging around in your stash? Are they waiting for the perfect photo, or are you not sure how to use them? 



Louise said...

you put those papers to good use Jennifer. Super layout x

Mel said...

Very cute page!

Lisa-Jane said...

LOVE that photo and those papers work so well!

Penny said...

I love how you chose to fussy cut the wavy strip, it works beautifully! I also love the photo and the costume! I have saved those same papers, you put them to great use! Love Penny

Sian said...

I think he has got his Mum's lovely smile! I always loved those papers and I think you have found a perfect page for them

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