Hello! I wanted to share this layout in which I used the current challenge over at Kraft+. It is called a 'Retro Recipe Challenge' and it provided me with some some great inspiration. Here is my layout...
I have used a bunch of old pre-digital photos for this layout. They needed to be scrapped, and now they have… finally! Instead of scrapping 50 million pages, I managed to cram them into the one single paged layout - these old photos lend themselves very well to cropping. I hand cut them to size to not only fit the page, but to focus on what I wanted to… before they were cropped - the photos were actually pretty dodgy (too much background).
It's a pretty informal layout, and it didn't take too long to make. I have created a funky background on the kraft cardstock by machine stitching some tags, journalling shapes and die cuts onto it. As each stitched item is fairly evenly spaced, it does provide some needed 'breathing space' to this busy layout.
Here is the Kraft + recipe...
A dash of washi tape… check!
One cup of polka dots… via a fabric PP button and two byChantalVandenberg felties… check!
A twist of cotton… machine stitched… check!
3 tags… each has been partially cut to create the illusion of more tags… thrifty! And check!
A sprinkling of silver… I've a silver heart brad, square brad and a washer… check!
One teaspoon of stamping… cute little camera and arrow stamps… check!
All ingredients have been mixed well onto the kraft cardstock base and the retro colour palette has been applied. I have also added some cute retro touches here and there - inspired by the photo image (journalling shapes by Pretty Little Studio and stickers by 7dots Studio).
I am glad that I participated in this challenge - it was so much fun and these memories deserve to be admired. :)
Well I hope you enjoyed my share, 'see' you next time!