Monday, January 2, 2012

The Paper Variety Challenge


Yay it's FINALLY here!!

The Paper Variety's very first challenge of 2012!!!!

Is this an AWESOME challenge or what?!?!

For more details and to play along with us for your chance to win
 October Afternoon's "The Farmhouse Collection"

Sponsored By: The Paper Variety

Here's my take on this week's challenge:

This is a layout of my youngest daughter!

I choose to use yellow as my pop of color on my black and white layout because I love the way it pops off the page! The papers are Basic Grey's Out Of Print Collection paired with an older DCWV collection. I used the scissor method to grunge up the paper and the photo to give it some depth and character.

All the flowers are handmade. I used a pearl in the center of the white one's, but I wanted them black to help them tie in with my color scheme so I used a sharoie to color them. The flourish surrounding the flowers is just a generic sticker I found at Target in the dollar section.

I added a black button over the center of a bow, I added a pearl over the top of the button to tie in with the
pearls surrounding the page.

Here's a close up of the doodling I did around the layout and the pearls I added over it to top it off. You can also see the distressing, punchwork and pearls more closely here.

I used the same scissor distressing that I did onthe paper on my photo as well. I also used a white pen to doodle around the photo.....I used it with a light hand so that it didn't become a focal point and to also give it a somewhat vinatge feel.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my page and will join us for this weeks challenge over at



  1. Love the color combo and great design!

  2. Super cute page! I love the pop of yellow and the flourishes are fabulous!

  3. Congrats on your new team! Great bunch of ladies there ;)