I love it when things accidentally work out!

Once in a great while, all the planets align and I create a layout that I absolutely adore. And that happened to me this week...though it wasn't the way I expected.

Some background. I entered a two-step challenge on the Paper Popsicles board. The first step was to upload at least one recent summer photo that hadn't been scrapped yet. So I posted this photo of my girls playing in the sprinklers in our backyard.

Not my favorite photo of all time, but I thought it had potential, and it was a great summer memory. Then the second step of the challenge was revealed. It was to create a layout using the selected photo that also included:
  • yellow, blue and brown cardstock
  • 3 buttons
  • 4 different patterned papers
  • Journaling
  • The word blast in the title (using die cut, sticker or rub-on letters)
  • 3 stickers
The thing that freaked me out the most in that list of requirements was the colors of cardstock. When I looked at the photo, I never would've chosen those colors to put with it. But I didn't give up. I sat down at my scrap table and started pulling out papers. And lo and behold, I found a combination that not only didn't look horrid, but actually worked really well!

So, without further ado...here's the finished layout:

I made this flower by cutting a circle of paper into a spiral and rolling it back up.

I'm loving how bright a fun it turned out. And to think...had I not had all those challenge requirements, I would've taken this a completely different direction!


jennifer said...

I love that page! Adorable picture too! That's my favorite thing about challenges too and why I'm so addicted to them, I always end up doing stuff I wouldn't normally have thought of!

Shermin said...

This photo is sooo adorable, and so is the layout you've created! I totally love all the different prints coming together as one.

mustangkayla said...

Your layout instantly caught my eye in the PP gallery! I love your design! I love the flower and ticket too!

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