I really wanted to enter the October challenges last "ROCHELLE SPEARS" blog and
"GRAND DIVA'S SCRAPPY PLACE" challenge. I just wasn't finding the right pictures and the triangles had me scared. But today I bit the bullet and went for it. I did have to rotate the sketch to fit my vertical pictures. But I'm so glad I gave it a try. I really mixed up the papers and used 4 single sheets of paper in my stack of single sheets that I either bought one at a time or they are the last couple of sheets from a collection. Many months ago I decided to just make a stack of papers like that and I've been totally surprised since then how many times I go to that stack first and find papers to use on a layout.
The challenge at "THROUGH THE EYES OF ROCHELLE SPEARS" was to use either tickets or tags. I chose to make a tag from one of papers I used and have the tag be where I put my title.
A little red and white twine tied into a bow to go with the red background paper and I made great use of a tag on my layout.
Then the challenge at "GRAND DIVA'S" is always a sketch challenge. It was the triangles that had me scared from day one of seeing the sketch, but I'm so glad I gave it a try because I really looks great and it makes a little bit of a different type of layout I'm use to, so that is always fun.
Here are the challenges and click on the link for details on both of them. Of course you can either both or just do the sketch or just do the tags or tickets on a layout. Whichever way you go I always find a fun challenge here each month.
"THROUGH THE EYES OF ROCHELLE SPEARS"
"GRAND DIVA'S SCRAPPY PLACE"