Hello, hello! Today's the day I reveal my take on Scrap our Stash's August 2016 Book Inspired Stash Challenge #41. Here's the challenge:
As soon as I saw the book cover in this challenge, it immediately made me think of Basic Grey's Out of Print collection, c. 2011. The color scheme, the fonts included in the background - it's all there. Set on a Bazzill Basics piece of cardstock, I created a grid with nine different patterned papers. I then layered this sweet pic of my sister's sweet dog on some Magic Mesh and Fancy Pants' flocked transparency pieces. Then, the real fun began. I began layering embellishments around the photo. You'll find some stickers and alphas from the collection along with some label pieces and that super sweet glittered bow paper clip (stapled on with some Making Memories staples) all by Heidi Swapp, Basic Grey rubons, a Studio Calico wood veneer arrow, an Amy Tangerine by American Crafts metal flair, splats of Glimmer Glaze by Tattered Angels, and some random buttons. However, what really brings this layout together is that stitched square around the perimeter of the page using a Crafter's Workshop stitching template and some DMC floss. On it, I stitched some punched hearts using a few Stampin' Up punches and a piece of coordinating My Mind's Eye patterned paper and a piece from the mentioned BG collection. Sketch by Becky Fleck over at PageMaps.
Hope I inspired you to see those products you've had in your stages for ages now in a totally new light. Head over to SOS' blog right here for tons more inspiration for this awesome challenge. And if you upload your own layout inspired by this challenge over on the SOS blog, you'll get a chance to win some sweet, scrappy loot! For more information about this layout, please hop along right over here.