So, it's true. When I started this blog, I was sitting in a coffee shop and not in my studio. That meant I didn't have an actual challenge layout to share with you! But Fridays are a time when I try to really rest and rejuvinate which means - crafting.
For my layout, I went back to a Studio Calico Add On from the Field Guide kit called, Perennial. It is still a favorite even though that kit was shipped in October of 2011! I loved all the Crate included as well as the general color scheme.
I started with the background stamp - one of the major draws for buying the kit. I thought that the pp that I stamped upon would be THE patterned paper that I was going to use. Little did I know that pp was ALL I planned to use =/ LOL
In the end, here's how I put together the patterned paper, patterned chipboard, and patterned ribbon for this challenge. And, remember, for this challenge we were also using the Member Lift challenge at Studio Calico. So, this was also inspired by Melissamann's layout featured there.
But along with shopping my kit stash, I also played with some new toys to create this accent! I recently received some fun stamps and dies from My Favorite Things designed by Laina Lamb.
The dies are so cool. They cut insides and outsides at once and I loved using them with double sided papers and totally changing them up . And honestly? The stamped sentiment? I always test a new stamp on scrap paper because polymer stamps sometimes have trouble with clear images at first. Not this baby. The image I used was my "test" image! Clear, clean, crisp - on the first try. Gotta love good quality.
I wish I had more time to play today and repeat the challenge. But off to work I must go. Hope you are all having fun with the challenge! Your layouts look great so far!