Happy November!I'm here today sharing the latest challenge over at "Child's Play Challenges".
Our current challenge is a joint venture w/ the "Pixels and Paper" Challenge Blog".
"Pixels and Paper" challenged us to use this photo as inspiration:
And "Child's Play Challenges" threw in a recipe of items to use as well:
something older than 1 year
3 patterned papers
Sounds fun, right?!
Here's what I came up with (click on image to enlarge):
"Cute Christmas Cat"
And here is a breakdown of how I used the inspiration photo and the recipe:
- Photo Inspiration: the Christmas themed Jack-in-the-Box toy
- Gold: Washi tape, gold heart brad, large bling swirl
- Animal: Photo of our cat
- Something older than 1 yr: the 2 Christmas Colored PPs (10 years old, which also happened to be scraps) and the black and tan square behind the title tag (3 years old)
- 3 patterned papers: 3 Used
- Bling: Heart brad and large gold swirl
I have to story to share about my layout:
First know...I hate gold! The color, the jewelry, and I most definitely would not use it in my scrapbooking!
So when I saw I had to use gold on my layout I panicked!
I didn't have anything gold in my stash as far as I knew.
Just in case though, I did a search. As I suspected, I found nothing.
Luckily my fellow CPC DT teammate and leader, Devra, sent me some items to use: the washi tape and brad were amongst those items.
When I finished my layout, and right before I uploaded it, I decided to clean the scrappy mess off of my desk. As I was putting my stuff away I came across the giant bling swirl.
Two questions popped in my mind:
1. How in the world did I not see this giant thing before?!
2. Why did I have this?
I know where it came from...in a box of scrappy items I won from a blog contest.
But why had I kept it? I would never use it!
Until now! LOL
Yup! Not only did I use it, but in the end it was the perfect piece to finish off my layout!
Funny how that happens!
Now it's your turn.
Whether you love gold or hate it...it's time to show us what you can do w/ it!
Don't forget to include the other items of the challenge and upload your layout before the end of November.