Friday, 7 September 2012

One Fine Day

This is such an odds-and-ends layout. The papers are old ones, the die cut is an old one, the chipboard is old, I've got an old clothing tag and old buttons on there too. Even the photo has been sitting on my desk for a few years. It's amazing what you can find when you go through your stash sometimes. :)
So this LO was created for the latest competition, Do or Die. Challenge #1 was to make a LO inspired by the below movie poster. Your layout must have some kind of contrast clearly visible (contrast between the B&W half and colourful side). You must include a key or lock or both (blue key in my embellishment cluster). Your layout must feature the word 'day' somewhere on your layout (in my title). The poster inspired me like this: I went with the idea of splitting the page into two halves, my photo has a man's face in profile, I have my title in the bottom left and it's three words.
Once I decided the spit my LO into two halves I quickly thought of the current sketch over at ScrapFriends so I worked from that sketch too. I mirrored the design to better suit the poster layout. I originally went with paint splatters where all the black dots in the sketch is, but then when I was trying to find a button to go inside the chipboard circle I out all the leftovers on top of my layout and decided they looked good like that so kept them. :)
Finally, ScrapFIT's current warm up challenge is to not use cardstock for a background. I've used two different kinds of patterned paper here.


  1. Clever combo of challenges - works beautifully! LOVE that you left the buttons...we don't use them enough atm, I don't think:):) Great LO, as always & it's a good feeling to use up that stash, don't you think???!!!!:):):)

  2. What a great design...I love your mix of patterned papers. The buttons & washi tape are awesome, too! Thanks so much for working out with us at ScrapFIT :)

  3. Love the background and what a fab take - thanks for sharing it with us at Scrap Friends :)

  4. Lauren this is so beautifully designed and the colours and embellishments work so well together. Wishing you a fab Wednesday.
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  5. such a lovely the buttons and cool photo!..thanks so much for playing along at SF :)

  6. Great work of combining all those challenges. I think you've done a great job. What a fabulous photo you found for a start! Stunning work! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Scrap Friends.


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