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?