Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Mess on my desk challenge

Sasha Farina  inspired by Donna posted  the following challenge in the Studio Calico forum:

"Scrap a layout with the mess on your desk.
Just grab whatever is on your desk and try to create a layout! That is all. Go to town and have fun, that's all I ask. "

I was in the process of tidying up my stuff, so the table was for once empty, but I had piles of scrap in the floor. I was sorting out the papers to make mini cardmaking kits for me.

That was my floor:

I decided for the stuff on the right, blue/orange/greens plus the blue strip of paper in the middle.

Then I went looking for a suitable photo in my box of unused photo, and I found one take a few years ago, with my children and their friends close to the beach. While the 4 kids sitting in a row look very cute, I didn't care much for the busy background, so it never got scrapped. Until now.

Everything in the layout is from the floor mess, except the white cardstock and the "great fun" chipboard. I loved the final result - I'm so glad I took the challenge!


FileKutz said...

Awesome, idea! I will have to challenge myself to try this every week! So many leftovers and never knowing what do with them, lol.. but this is a great idea! TFS And love the layout you came up with.

Kate said...

Oooh thanks for the labels Elisa.
Love the layouts!

There's a little something on my blog for you.