Last week, my Diva friends and I attended a crop in Dixon's Corner. We had a lot of fun and we created in a very relaxed atmosphere. This was a good place for me to be at the time, because I was tasked, as a design team member for Tina's Scrapbooking Creations, to create layouts with some paper collections that do not correspond to my usual style; I named Karen Foster design hockey paper collection and Imaginisce Hippity Hop paper collection.
So, I had to think outside the box... to say that I was out of my comfort zone is an huge understatement! To boost my inspiration, I picked some of my favorite pictures of the kids. Here is what I created with the hockey paper.
Since I just love working with corrugated cardboard, I used plenty of it on this layout to give it a boyish and grungy look. I used black shinny cardstock that kind of gives a icy look to the background. I like the final result! This is more 'me' than I expected when I started working on it.
The second layout I made is a single page of my little sweetie when she turned 3 years old. She received a cute raincoat and hat outfit from my Mom for her birthday and played that 'going on a trip' game. Using some of the Imaginisce Hippity Hop paper and white dotted cardstock, I created a girly and childish looking layout.
I stamped here and there around the page using a Tim Holtz stamp to create some kind of a frame to the layout. I like the result, but it really forced me out of my comfort zone. I'm happy I made it as my daughter likes it very much.
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