Hey there, My Scraps fans! Missy here today. Have you ever created a page that you just loved? Well, that is the case for me with this layout. I wasn't too sure about it at first, but it actually turned out exactly like I had planned in my head! That almost never happens. I love to surf different blogs, and I found a sketch on the ScrapFriends site. It jumped out at me, so I decided to give it a go...I really loved the chevron arrows.
I created this for this week's Throwback Thursday challenge, which is where you use products that are least one year old. I also challenged members to use at least three different manufacturers / collections. I grabbed a bag off my shelf and challenged myself to use whatever was inside. It contained some Hip Hip Hurray from Pebbles, Emma's Shoppe from Crate Paper and For the Record & This and That from Echo Park.
My background is Echo Park. I remember when I first got this collection, I was scared to use that bordered background. Well, now I just grabbed it immediately and started grunging it up. I used a fine lined mask and modeling paste and criss-crossed the lines. Then I used an arrow/chevron mask and added more paste. Then I went for the inks and just started spraying and splattering. I added random stamping everywhere and some washi tapes.
You can see the effects of the paste here. I also distressed my chevrons that I cut from various patterned papers. I wanted a rainbow effect, and all those colors were in my "random" stuff bag!
Emma's Shoppe chipboard shapes matched up perfectly! You can also see where I stamped with some reddish-colored ink.
I had this die-cut butterfly from another project. I inked and stamped on him and then added a pot dot to make him stand out. I just love how my pasted lines and arrows turned out...LOVE the texture!!
More chipboard and stickers!
I highly challenge you to pull some old stuff off your shelves and make something with it! I have a bad habit of leaving collections in the bags they come in...and then months later, I find it and wonder what's in there....haha. And it's fun to combine collections! That's what makes it a true "challenge."
So come join us on our boards...there's a challenge like this every Thursday!
Have a GREAT day!