Tuesday, July 5, 2016

July SOS Book Cover "HERE WE GO!"

Oh the places you'll go!

Happy JULY my Scrappy friends!

This month's book challenge over at the Scrap Our Stash Blog is up and ready for you to join in!!

Here it is - I hope it inspires you to play along with us this month too!!
Oh What FUN! Right!?

There is so much going on for this challenge!  I think that makes it even more fun!
(1) Use the book cover for inspiration
(2) Use 5 different patterned papers
(3) Use at least (1) round embellishment

Here is what I came up with:

I used the COLORS, and the TITLE of the book cover for my inspiration.

COLORS: Since the colors in the photo were similar but also brighter, I selected papers from the Simple Stories "You are Here!"  collection for this layout.

TITLE: I selected a photo of my hubby and me, in a "souped up" dune buggy, in Cozumel, Mexico. It even had padded bucket seats and air conditioning! We were on a Dune Buggy and Snorkeling excursion during our stop at the port of Cozumel, on our Panama Canal cruise, this past May, so I thought the photo tied in perfectly with the "Oh the places we'll go!" book Title, and even used a base paper that had the "Here we go!" title already on it!!

PATTERNED PAPERS: I LOVE mixing up patterned papers. As you can see, I used more than 5 patterned papers!!  If you find this is a challenge, try using papers from the same manufacturer's collection. This makes it easier, as they have done all the coordinating for you!!

ROUND EMBELLISHMENTS:  I used 2 green die cut cardstock circles that I have had in my stash forever! I filled them in with patterned paper. I also used a round GLOBE sticker and a brad from the collection, and added some round sequins too!

Here are some close ups for you - Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will play along with us this month at "Scrap Our Stash!!"  CLICK HERE to go to the SOS Blog with all the rules, PRIZE INFO and more Inspiration from the rest of the Design Team!!

Items used:

Simple Stories You are Here:  Here we Go / Happy Place / Boarding Pass 12 x 12 papers
SS You are Here - Stickers and Chipboard 
My Mind's Eye - Chevron
Ranger Distress Stain: Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Orange Marmalade, Fossilized Amber

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will play along with us this month at the Scrap Our Stash Blog - be sure to click on the LINK to check out the complete challenge rules, deadline and PRIZE info!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri