Saturday, January 7, 2017

January Challenge YOUrself Blog "Skies of Blue"

Happy 2017 everyone!  I wish you all a year filled with Happiness, Good Health, Love, Laughter and the chance to make Wonderful  Memories.

It's  time for the January at the Challenge YOUrself Blog! This month we are using a wonderful song as your inspiration.  There are lots of directions you can go in, and I can't wait to see what you come up with!  Here is the challenge: 
( Be sure to visit the Challenge YOUrself Blog, for all the words, Prize info, and lots of amazing inspiration from our very talented Design Team!)

While singing the song in my head - the words "Skies of Blue" "Clouds of White" and the word "Wonderful" made me think of the beautiful day my hubby and I spent at a Sunflower Maze, last August.

I wanted to focus on the word White and Blue, and the beautiful blue skies in the photo, so I searched my stash for paper that had lots of white and blue in it, and decided to use BoBunny's "Zip-a-Dee-Doodle" Collection.

I added some yellow to the photo mat, and yellow ink on some of the circles that I fussy cut from one of the pages to compliment the yellow in the photo.   As if there wasn't enough "doodling" on the page - I added some more of my own, here and there - like the "lacy" look doodle at the top of the circles in the photo above.
I added the doodles around the word stickers and the ones coming from the flowers too, along with doodling the date. I also outlined the "LOVE" in blue too.

Here are all the different circles and some other shapes that I cut out of one of the papers and inked with Ranger Distress Stain.  I only glued where they were tucked under the the circle above them, and kind of curled the bottom part to give dimension. I also added bling and pearls to the centers, and I also added the doodling you see around them.

I used the following items from BoBunny's "Zip-a-Dee-Doodle" Collection:
Papers: Journal (base) Zig Zag and Abstract
Combo Stickers
12 x 12 Chipboard
Buttons, Jewels
Layered Chipboard
Dimensional Stickers

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out lots more inspiration and FULL Challenge Rules over at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!  If you link up your layout, it could be featured on the Blog too!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri