Saturday, 28 January 2012

Family Portrait - Mission 13

Do you ever have one of those LO's that just doesn't work for you? This was one of them! I've battled with this LO for three days and am now admitting defeat. I wanted to scrap this family portrait from the early 1990's but just couldn't decide what colours to go with. At least the photo itself kept making me laugh while I struggled. I honestly have no idea whether we had tried to dress up for this or if we had just wandered into the studio during a normal shopping trip. I'm the one in the purple jacket in case anyone was wondering.

Anyway, this LO was created for the Show Us Your Stuff January sketch challenge. I'm not sure what I was going for with the purple ribbon flowers but they are my hand-made embellishment.

This LO is also my entry to Mission 13 of the 2012 Biggest Loser comp. Don't worry, entries have to be in by Jan 30th so you'll stop seeing entries for this comp soon enough. :) This mission was focused on buttons. I already keep my buttons nicely stored in by colour in zip-lock bags so no extra organisation was needed. The challenge was to get creative and do something a little different with your buttons on a layout. As you can see, I've decided to use mine as a frame.

Biggest Loser 2012 Progress
1. Your Desk - completed.
2. Cardstock - completed.
3. Patterned Paper 1 - completed.
4. Patterned Paper 2 - completed.
5. Scraps - completed.
6. Basic Tools
7. Punches, Dies & Embossing Folders
8. Stamps, Ink Pads & Embossing Powders
9. Alphas
10. Chipboard
11. Rub-ons
12. Embellishments
13. Buttons - completed.
14. Ribbons


  1. LOL - I think I have a photo just like that one Lauren!!! I love what you did with it, esp the button border.
    BTW - you look very cute in your purple jacket!

  2. Oh cute photo and love your jacket lol
    Thanks for playing at SUYS

  3. Lauren...this is an awesome layout....I think the colours of the buttons are too overpowering for the soft purple and hint of muted have started a flow with the eye from taking colours used in the photo outside the photo so the muted orange ribbon and flower work well as does the purple flower and butterfly....the green and cream buttons do go well with red but they are too stark to the rest I think...muted orange hues, aqua(like yr dads shirt) and soft purple buttons would have been my choice...:o)


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