My latest layout was inspired by three challenges. The first was Scrap Around the World's mood board challenge. I'll be honest, when I first looked at this board I thought it was beautiful, but I was struggling to find inspiration. While I appreciate elegant, soft, and ethereal layouts, I lean more towards modern, bold and bright. However, I like that this challenge allows you to be inspired by one element and doesn't restrict you to using the colors featured. With that said, I focussed on the image of the thread and decided to try something completely different. I kept it bright and modern, but departed from my typical mixed media style. There's little mixed media here. Instead, I combined my love of quilting with my love of paper crafting. I spent time looking at pinterest for quilt inspiration and then playing with cutouts and paper placement. I will most definitely be trying more of this style and I'm hoping to combine mixed media techniques in interesting ways.
My next inspiration came from the Scrap & Play mood board. I used this board to inspire my colors and the theme of a beach adventure. While the photo itself isn't taken on the beach, that where we were headed. In the journaling, I share that my pup Bruno's favorite place in the world is the beach and we were on our way to Lincoln City, Oregon. We had rented a beach house there during the holidays last December.
My third challenge was inspired another Scrap & Play prompt, the Dog Dayz of Summer, to scrap your dog. I've had this photo of Bruno printed and ready to be included in a layout for weeks. This was the perfect opportunity. My other dog, Lulu is very cuddly, but Bruno likes her space. One of the only times she's a lapdog is when we're in the car and then she insists on sitting in the front seat with me.
Lastly, I placed in another scrap challenge - top three again for my latest entry, Our Home, for Life.Paper.Scrapbook! Awesome.