Wednesday, August 5, 2015

SOS AUGUST Word Challenge "PAPER"

Hello my Scrappy friends!!   It is time for the first August Challenge from Scrap Our Stash!

This month - the word is " P A P E R "  so - your Challenge is to use "STUFF" from your "STASH" that begins with those letters  - FULL DETAILS / RULES and other DT Inspiration can be found on the Scrap Our Stash Blog!

So..... I went through my Stash, and came up with the following layout -

The Graduate!

I just am just LOVING these WORD Challenges!  This is a photo from my youngest son Jake's Middle School Graduation, in 2009!! I've had these photos printed for some time - only about 6 years!!!  - It is one of my favorite pictures of Jake.  I loved it so much that I printed it in 2 different sizes!  I sometimes like to repeat the same photo on a layout - if it is one that I feel is really special, and sometimes use it in different sizes, and/or using different filters too.  Since I had printed it in black and white, I decided to use that color(less) pallet for my layout too.

I've had these papers and embellishments since that time too, and I am so happy this challenge pushed me to finally scrap them, and use up some of my stash!!

I even used one of the 2 pieces of 12x12 Acetate that I have held onto, and wasn't sure what to do with, (why I had 2 of them - I don't know!)  After painting around the edges of the base black flocked and silver graduation caps page, I added the feather, and the 2 matted photos.  I then covered the page with the Acetate sheet, but added some score tape between the base and the acetate, under where I knew I would be placing the title.  I then secured it by using 4 Black Eyelets ( one in each corner)  I I love how this layout came out!  I hope you will play along with us this month too!  Here are the items I used for the challenge:
P - Photo corners ( the old school black ones)
A - Arrow (brad,) Acetate
P - Paint ( White Ranger Distress Paint)
E - Eyelets, to secure the Acetate on all 4 corners
R - Rhinestones, Reminisce "Hat Toss" Flocked paper

 Here are some close ups for you:

I hope you will play along with us at SCRAP OUR STASH this month too!  Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear from you and can't wait to see what you will create!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri