I really enjoy Shimelle Laine's approach to scrapbooking. She makes me feel like I can really create something special and I have loved any classes of hers that I have taken.
Over the past weekend she had a weekend of challenges. There were loads of different ones. See here for them all or here for this specific challenge. In a nutshell, this challenge was to use two contrasting patterned papers as the background to your page.
I thought the numbers and tartan papers fit the bill nicely. I was trying to kill another SC kit with this layout and I succeeded in reducing Boardwalk to scraps. Two down six to go! The papers, lettering and flowers all came from the kit. The only addition was the bunting that is part of the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection and I was thrilled with how the colours worked with these unrelated papers.
The photos come from my daughter's first birthday party.She was not too interested in the presents or friends there. She was all about the food. A little snippet of her personality that is worth recording.
My aim is to complete at least two more challenges by the time they close this weekend. I find a few rules make it much easier for me to be creative. I would love to see your layouts if you decide to join in so please share your work.