Sunday, August 22, 2010

Stepping outside of my box

Part of my purpose for entering the fair was to push myself creatively. Not only did I want to enter all of the categories, I also wanted to challenge myself to try things creatively that I wouldn't normally try.

I am typically a pretty clean and simple scrapbooker. My layouts usually have a simple elegance to them. For this particular creative adventure, I wanted to break past my simple layouts to use more pattern paper. I buy lots of pattern paper, but then I typically find myself only using a little bit of 1 or 2 patterns at a time. Well, I certainly broke past that phobia on this one! In hind sight, I probably would have switched out the pattern paper behind the photos so there was a place for the eye to rest and to make the photos pop a little bit, but otherwise, I'm pretty happy with it... oh and count 'em there's SEVEN different pattern papers on this layout. I'm not sure that this will become my permanent style, but I might break free from 1 or 2 pattern papers and really mix it up with 3.

These happy little farmers belong to some friends of ours. I may be a little biased, but I think these are some of the absolutely most adorable kids I know.  ;0)
This one was awarded a 3rd place ribbon.

Materials used:  Patterned papers, red alpha stickers (October Afternoon); Cardstock, Ribbon (Bazzill); Chipboard Shapes (Cosmo Cricket); brown felt letters (Amercian Crafts); brown rub-ons (Doodlebug); button (EK Success); Brown ribbon (Ki Memories)

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4 comments:

Sabrina said...
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Sabrina said...

I am imagining tons of scraps of patterned paper stacked neatly in drawers in your basement. :)

Janet said...

Mollie, all your entries were wonderful, but I absolutely ADORE this layout! I can't resist a little grid action, you know... Congrats!!!

JenMarie said...

Such CUTEness!!