Challenge #1 was to create a layout using a "recipe" based on your birth date. The number of photos, types of supplies and techniques are determined by the month, day and year of your birth. Based on this FUN formula, here are the "ingredients" for my layout.
Three Photos - Because my birthday is in July, I needed three photos, which I printed here at home . . . well, one of them is actually a collage of three photos. I also pulled a piece of memorabilia that went along with this story.
A Base & Two Patterned Papers - The directions were to start with the papers and a title, but since I like to pull colors from the photos, I started there, then pulled a white cardstock base and two patterned papers from my stash. I already knew I wanted my title to be "Meeting Karen."
Buttons & Stickers - My birth date dictated that I use buttons and stickers as embellishments. I pulled a small assortment of items, although I ended up not using them all. I did use the yellow flowers (stickers), one of the purple labels (sticker), and six of the buttons.
Inking & Misting - Because I was born in the 60s (at the very end!), I needed to include inking and misting techniques on my page. I inked the edges of all my papers and used spray mist on a couple of scrap pieces of cardstock. I printed my title onto one of those pieces.
I printed my journaling for this layout from this post and set to work incorporating all these various pieces onto one page. I ended up with a grid-type design and three embellishment clusters with the yellow flower stickers and buttons.
I'm absolutely thrilled with the way this layout turned out and enjoyed the INSPIRATION provided by this Birthday Recipe challenge!
There are six challenges posted over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles open until the end of the month. I'm planning to try a few more this week. Anyone want to join me?