Squeezing in another scrappy challenge before the end of the month! This one is a sketch challenge for Lottie Loves Paper and I picked this one out because it was a great way of using up scraps.
I had a few die cuts and a very limited number of pieces left from the layout from earlier in the month using some Go Go kit leftovers which are Maggie Holmes Heritage mostly I think. I added in the background because I needed something with the off white base and it happened to be another Maggie Holmes collection, Carousel. The purple border is a Papermania patterned paper that’s around 12 years old.
I did stick fairly closely to the sketch – as is usual for me, overthinking it totally and trying to work out the sizes of the squares exactly… The paler pieces needed lifting from the busy background so I layered them up onto the darker blue.
I distressed all the edges to tie in with the previous layout as this one will sit opposite it in my album. I popped up all of the layered squares and just sat the journalling block and title flush with the page.
I fussy cut the rest of the flowers to tuck in and added a couple of remaining die cuts, placed judiciously so you can’t read the irrelevant sentiment or see the irrelevant swan! A sprinkle of coordinating enamel shapes and that’s another layout done; another challenge completed, and a bag of stash totally busted!
One bag down, eleventy billion to go…
Stay safe and keep smiling x