On top of my inbox yesterday was Cabbie’s email congratulating me and Candy. For what? I had a moment of panic trying to think what I might have possibly done to win anything. It took a while for me to remember the Studio Azul sketch challenge. Anyway, to make the long story short, I won!!! Yahoo! Thanks Mia and Tin for this cool challenge. And thanks Au for the great sketch that inspired me to create using the January Supernova Kit.
Patterned Papers: Tinkering Ink Blur, Luxe Design Bustier
Why this was a challenge for me?
First challenge. What picture to use? In my mind, I cannot use any of our outdoor photos here. I don’t have wacky baby photos in stock. So, I scoured my photo folders for that perfect photo and I came up with our 8o’s Christmas party photos – just as bold, just as bright, and just as fun. Perfect!
Second challenge. No cardstock. Given the big, bright, bold colors and prints, I need cardstock! But I can’t use one because part of the rule was to use the kit and only the kit. So, I improvised by printing the photos with white borders. That should make it pop amid the busy pattern of the background papers. Then, I painted strips of patterned paper with yellow paint (paint is allowed!) so I have something to journal on.
So, with the perfect photo and a bit of plain paper to rest the eyes on, I created the layout. One thing I love about this layout is the 80’s title. I used the circle embellies and buttons to create the number 8 and the star chipboard negative for the zero. I thought that was clever. Rare moment of creativity there. Haha!
What I love most about this are the photos. I actually used two. The main photo, and the smaller one which I cut into 3 pieces. This is one of my favorite photos in Coke. Such a fun moment for all of us at Marketing.