Tuesday, November 19, 2013

11/19/13 - "After Work Style"

I recently discovered a new blog and decided to play along w/ it's current challenge.
The blog is called ARTastic and this is the inspiration piece for this month:
November inspiration comes to you from "Listen" by Jenny Grant
And here's what I came up w/:
 "After Work Style"
Journaling: "When I get home from work the pajamas go on and the hair goes
up. Pictures taken 11/13/13"
When I saw the inspiration piece, it immediately reminded me of the way my hair looks when I put it up at night after I get home from work. I mostly wear my hair down and curly, so when I put it up at the end of the day It looks like a wild bird's nest on top of my head! LOL! Funny thing, even though you probably can't read it, the list of red words on the left side of the PP is a list of types of birds! That was not planned! I didn't even realize it until after I was finished w/ my layout! I have had that paper in my stash for about 3 years w/ no clue as to how to use it, but it worked perfectly here!
Besides the matching hair styles I was inspired by the following in the original piece: the subtle "word" BG , the touches of yellow, and what looks like threading throughout the girls hair.

This layout marks the first time I used the hexagon punch I bought a few months ago. When I saw it in the store, I just "had" to have it, but then I immediately became intimidated by it so it just sat in my supply stash un-opened...until now! Turns out it was easy and fun to use! I definitely see many more hexagon layouts in my future!


  1. LOL, we are so alike!! I absolutely LIVE in my PJs & messy bun! Even if we have company over to watch a football game or something, everyone knows I'm going to be in PJs - I'm sort of like Hugh Hefner I guess, LOL!!! :) And I did the same thing - got a hexagon punch (it matched a stamp set that I got), and haven't used either one yet. I have really good intentions, though!!! :) :)

  2. Hi Doreen. Love your use of hexagons on your layout. They give a great framing for your cute photos and a fantastic pop of colour. Cheers, Di

  3. I love it! Such a fun topic to scrap. The LO looks great.

  4. I loveeeeeeeee this!! LOVING the hexagons and the twine!! And those photos of you are adorable!!!!

  5. Beautiful page Doreen and I just love your hair !! funny how those of us with straight and flat would give anything for full and curly!!

  6. I love the way you have interpreted this challenge and made it your own! Beautiful layout that really captures you at your most comfy. LOVE IT! Thanks for submitting to the Artastic challenge this month!

  7. What a wonderful honest page Doreen! Beautiful you shines through, over your great background - love those hexagons. What outstanding penmanship you have as well.
    Thank you for playing along with us at ARTastic for the first time, & hope we see you again.

  8. Artistic serendipity is a wonderful thing Doreen! I so agree with Debi that your beauty shines from this delightful page. Thank you for joining in at ARTastic this month.

  9. Fun page =) Love the clean design that let your photos shine. Thanks for joining in at ARTastic


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