Saturday, 7 February 2015

Challenge YOUrself: Challenge #15 - Color Challenge with Affirmation

Hello, everyone! Today's the day for another reveal over at Challenge YOUrself, where we are all challenged to scrap photos of ourselves!! This month, CY blog owner, Lynn Lefebvre, challenged the design team with a bit of color. Here's the Fresh Hues color palette she chose:

Beautiful, eh? She also gave us an affirmation challenge - I am ____. So I started digging around for photos, found one of my son and me, and came up with this:

Yes, I am truly lucky. This photo was taken on Mother's Day 2011, and after having taken some more formal pics, this one is my fave because my son and I are doing something we both love to do - read together. And when I stamped the date on my layout, it made me realize that the photo is even more special as it was taken on the day my grandmother passed... 

What do you see on this layout scrappywise? Fancy Pants patterned papers for the background and paper hearts, with some Pebbles patterned papers as accent pieces along with some American Crafts banner alphas and a title sticker. I also added some Queen & Co. washi tape, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze splats, American Crafts brads, Making Memories staples, Basic Grey alphas, Studio Calico wood veneer hearts, stitching using a Close to My Heart stitching template with some DMC metallic floss, Stampin' Up cardstock, and a piece of unknown baker's twine I receive as a gift ages ago. Some pieces were also inked with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger. Oh! And I was also very much inspired by this JJ Sobey sketch - it's one of my all-time favourite sketches:

Want to see what the other Challenge YOUrself design team members came up with for this color challenge topped with an affirmation? Hop on right over here! And if you play along and link your own design based on these challenges onto today's reveal over at Challenge YOUrself, you'll get the chance to win an awesome prize. WOO!HOO!

Happy scrapping!


  1. Aurelie - everywhere I look on this layout I find something else I LOVE - the hearts, stitching, twine, washi, and the photo captures such a special everyday memory! Great job my DT friend!

  2. Really lovely your take on the sketch and colour challenge!