The challenge # 479 at "LASTING MEMORIES" came to mind when I was making this layout.
Our theme for January is 'Out of Your Comfort Zone' and this month we want to challenge you to create layouts you may usually pass over as it may not be within your normal comfort zone.
LM #479 - Use a new technique, tool or product.
* This is the perfect opportunity to pull out all of those "to do one-day" inspiration screenshots we all have saved on the phone, computer or magazine. I tend to see something I really want to try, but easily get intimidated or too lazy to learn how to use that very expensive new tool/product I just bought, so it sits there unopened for years. Now is the time!
I hadn't used eyelets in years and years, but today I used 5 of them in a new way. I punched in 5 eyelets in a line down the left side of my pates and then I used them to "sew" with some bakers twine. I thought it was a fun new look. Plus I used plastic clips (the red and green ones) on my pictures.
That is the first time I had used those ever. On my sweater stamp cut-out I added the stocking hat and mittens, they are buttons. I have used these deco buttons before, again years ago, but they had
to go with this layout. They are the kinds with the eye on the back of them that you would sew through to add to your clothes. But I used a nail clipper and clipped those eyes off so the buttons would lay flush to my background paper and then used clear liquid glue to adhere them to my page.