Friday, May 6, 2011

A Challenge from Capadia Design (Diane)

One of my very favorite bloggers, Diane Campbell Payne at Capadia Design, issued a challenge to her readers recently. 

Diane describes what I often experience, and that is, finding inspiration for our crafting in many places.  As she's rearranging her craft room (incorporating new Ikea finds!), she came across an old styrofoam take-out box, pictured here. 

Her challenge?  Create a project using this lid as inspiration, and linking back to her blog.  And since one of my goals is to participate in more challenges to stretch my imagination, I played along. 

This is my entry.  I created a 12x12" layout for granddaughter Charlotte's scrapbook. 

Staying as true as I could to the challenge "sketch," I sized two of Cheezer's tub-time photos and used a rubber-ducky paper background. (It's from my stash, I'm not sure of the manufacturer.)  For the water droplets paper, I used scrap from my American Crafts' "Everyday" collection.

I used rubber duck, bubbles and the sentiment fussy cut from a paper I got in a Facebook swap with Jennifer Lepard (thank you, Jennifer), along with stickers received from Jen too.  I gave a little dimension to some of the cut-outs with foam tape, and glossed up the bubbles using Ranger's Glossy Accents plus Stickles to highlight the sentiment.

What do you think?  Did I rise to the challenge?


Karen said...

Great interpretation

Unknown said...

very cool i like how u made almost exact shape

Debican said...

Holy cow, what an adorable certinly did rise to the challange. Love it.
Hugs, Debi

Kim Duran said...

What a sweet layout! I love the soft colors of your patterned paper! Thanks for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Diane said...

First, I have to say, what an adorable baby! I love the expression in her photo on the right side. I also think you were clever to find a photo that would work with the circle placed on top on the left side. Cute papers to go with a cute baby! Thanks for playing along!

Myrna said...

You did a lovely job on Diane's take out sketch.

Cheryl said...

I really like what you did with the take out box challenge! Your's is my favorite out of all the ones done. Oh, and I have a grandchild named Charlotte also :)

Donna Schnees said...

Adorable layout and baby! Love how you used the bubbles~TFS