I'm not sure why I do this to myself every single month, but I get a few layouts done each week and then always end up procrastinating in photographing them and getting them uploaded here. I promise that one of these days I will learn my lesson, but until then I have three layouts to share today...
For the first layout I used the September 15th sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.
Quite often I find that I need to change a sketch up a bit to accommodate a different number and/or size of photos, but not this time! I just got these photos developed a few weeks ago and couldn't believe it when I saw the sketch. Perfect! I was inspired by Drill #39 over at S.W.A.T. which is to use primary colors, so for product I used mostly Fancy Pants Nautical. The black alphas are Prima and Scenic Route, and the "crazy" chipboard arrow is Pink Paislee Hey Kid. I was also inspired by the September challenge at Scrap It Girl which is to use masks or stencils, so I used some modeling paste with the Crafters Workshop Bricks template to add some texture to my background.
For this next layout I used the September 15th sketch from Scrap Our Stash.
For this layout I was torn...I absolutely fell in love with the sketch and knew immediately that I wanted to use the above as my background paper because the design resembled the sketch. However I had already planned to use the above photograph with the paper, and part of the challenge at Scrap Our Stash is to use (2) photos. In the end I decided to follow the rule that I have set forth for myself for competing in scrapbooking challenges, which is to never let a sketch or guidelines for a challenge hijack my pages. I compete in challenges because they are fun and a great way to spark my creativity, but they are not the driving force as to why I scrapbook. Having said that lol, I was inspired by the Classic Craft Challenge over at Child's Play to use sequins. I have ton of them that I just don't use often enough, so it was good to have a "gentle nudge" to do so,
My final layout was inspired by the Scrappy Friends' September challenge. Brenda's sketch is below.
And Rochelle had a Tic Tac Toe board for her challenge.
In keeping with my above-mentioned rule I did not participate in Kelly's Color Challenge, as I really wanted to use this particular photo and these papers for my page. As far as the Tic Tac Toe challenge, I completed the vertical, middle row: Stitching, Numbers (in the tape measure patterned paper) and Jewels.
Thanks so much for looking...see you back in October!