Friday, 22 November 2013

New Shades - 123 Challenge November

Hi there!

I hope this finds you well :-)

I'm loving that its Friday afternoon - the weekend is here!!

This month I'm joining in with the challenge at 123 Challenge Blog. I've been wanting to play along with them for the past couple of months, and now I've finally been able to! They have such a talented design team over there who provide such gorgeous inspiration!! Here is the challenge for the month of November:


Isn't it a great challenge!! As soon as I saw it I knew which photos I wanted to scrap and I pretty much had in my head what I wanted to do. However, when I sat down to create, the layout seemed to have a mind of its own and it took a different direction!! I love how different products can inspire us in different ways... It was that way for me with these Amy Tangerine papers. My original plan went out the window because I loved these patterned papers so much that I just wanted them to be the feature. And so this is how my layout turned out...

I am really happy with the end result - I love how the gorgeous bright colours look with a few splashes of black to ground them.

How "cool" does my lovely girl look in her sunnies!!

Here are some close-ups to show you some more detail:

That gorgeous chipboard butterfly is one that I've had for awhile and is from MAMBI. I mounted it with foam tape to give it some more dimension.

For my title I used Bella! chipboard alphas and American Crafts letter stickers. I chose black lettering as I wanted the title to really stand out and not get lost against the patterned paper.

With the pictures of sunglasses on this WRMK sticker, I just had to use it on my layout - it was the perfect addition to a layout dedicated to my daughter's "new shades".

As per the requirements, here is my use of the word 'cool'. I love that both of these stickers are speech bubbles... I put them together to make it look like Abigail was saying "totally cool"... a phrase that she would "totally" use!

I also used the word 'cool' in my journalling.

By the time I got around to doing my stamping I wasn't sure how I was going to incorporate it with so many busy patterned papers. I knew that any stamping on the background would just get lost. So instead I used this "fun" stamp by Hero Arts and BasicGrey to create my own word embellishment. I stamped it onto a scrap of the teal paper that I had used for my background, then cut it out and mounted it with foam tape to create a perfectly co-ordinated embellishment!

I also used some of the Amy Tangerine die-cuts and stickers from the same range as the patterned papers. I totally love that camera die-cut!!

I hope that you enjoyed looking... I appreciate you taking the time to visit and thank you to the lovely people who leave me a comment!!

Happy Scrapping!!



  1. Wow wow wow! This is gorgeous!! I love love love the colors, the chevron paper and that camera!!!!!!

  2. Love this! The bright and bold papers are showcased so well on this lovely double pager!!! :D

  3. Aren't these papers the best range ever? What a fantastic layout you've made with them. You nail it every time.

  4. Amazing colours Mandy, love your work! Thanks for joining in at 123! xo

  5. Summer Stunner indeed! Awesome double - love it! Thanks for playing along!

  6. wow!! what a fabulous take!! thanks for joining in with us :)