I have so much fun with the monthly Scrappy Friends challenge. I love how it stretches me to combine all the different requirements onto one layout! Anyhow, here is this month's...at GrandDiva's Creative Corner, Brenda required us to choose a sketch ourselves from any site, as long as it had been newly revealed in December 2012 or January 2013. I immediately knew which sketch I wanted to use...one I had seen over at PageMaps last month.
Along with the sketch, there are three other challenges. Rochelle's requirement was to create a layout using the the title or lyrics of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Bing Crosby. I used the song title as my page title.
At the Scrappin' 'n Happy blog, Kerys required us to complete a layout with a winter theme, so I scrapped photos of Paolina in her winter hat and mittens back in December of 2010. The snowflake embellies are a bit of an exaggeration...after all we do live in Southern California so we don't see a flake of snow unless we go up into the mountains. But we did have to walk Santiago to preschool at 7am, and there are many mornings that it gets down to 40 degrees here in the winter, which definitely calls for proper winter attire.
Kristi B required the use of the following: washi tape, glitter and chevrons. Last month I was unable to complete Rochelle's list of requirements because I didn't have eyelets in my stash, and now this month I have failed Kristi's challenge. I used washi tape in the banner and next to the title, I have glitter stamped onto the background paper & used Stickles here and there, but then I just couldn't figure out how to integrate chevrons into the page. I let this layout sit in my scrap room for almost a week, but just couldn't find a way to do it without compromising the existing design, so in the end I decided to leave it as is and only enter it into the other challenges.
Oh and I do apologize for the lousy photo of my layout. I just can't seem to take good shots of my double-pagers to save my life. I know that other people stitch theirs, but I honestly don't know how to do that...maybe I could get some tips from my bloggy friends?