Here we are, April 1st... but let's not act the fool today. Let's get into our stashes and get creative! Your first SYS challenge for April is an easy one. We are going to spend some time working on two of the biggest trends I've seen in a while... speech bubbles and 3x4 journaling cards (i.e. from Project Life kits, divided papers, print and cut printables, etc). Here's some inspiration for your challenge:
Even though speech bubbles are popping up EVERYwhere, I'm not quite "over" them yet. I think they work for so many subject areas. For this layout I layered a Pebbles Chalkboard label on top of a section cut from a piece of Echo Park paper (received in a Cocoa Daisy Kit). I knew the moment I saw that card that I wanted to combine it with the speech bubble paper.
I also added a little dimension by using some pop dots under the Pebbles sticker. The Jillibean Soup mini alphas were the perfect size for that bubble, and I didn't even mind that I was covering up the prompt pre-printed on it. It made sense to me that the dog might start a thought and then switch gears... squirrel!
So, your challenge for this round (likely another two weeks) is as follows:
- Use some kind of speech bubble - paper, sticker, die cut, stamp...
- Use a PL style journaling card on a traditional layout
- Use at least two different pattern papers and
- Since this is a get into your stash challenge, this round we are digging deep into our photos - use a photo that is more than 2 years old. In my case, the photo was from 2010.
But most of all, have fun! Don't forget to link your layout here so we know you are playing along!