Monday, 21 November 2011

Design Team Monday at the Turtle!

This week we are working on a technique challenge over at Scrapping Turtle.  The goal is to use a product for something other than its' original or most-common use.

I decided to stick to basics for this challenge. I used basic product on my layout but tried to "think outside my shell" and changed things up a bit.

Bella Blvd Christmas Wishes collection
Bazzill cardstock
Mini Alpha Letters from My Little Shoebox
Dew Drops
Maraschino Twine from The Twinery
Gold ribbon

1. Patterned paper is generally expected to be laid down on our layouts. I cut some circles out of mine and made a handmade flower.
2. The red "Christmas" chipboard letters were fabulous as they were but I wanted to add a little extra pop so I covered them in some fine glitter.
3. The "Family" cardstock sticker is generally intended to lay flat on the page but I decided to double matte it and pop it up.
4. The Baker's twine is generally used for knots in buttons or perhaps strung across the page like ribbon but I decided to change things up and make a flower with it.

I hope this helps you see that techniques don't have to be complicated or stressful. Take a technique and stick to the basics with it and you are sure to create some fabulous layouts!

Thanks for stopping by!!