Sunday, 17 January 2016

Fashion Faux Pax and a DT CAll.

The Studio Challenges has three challenges this month and today is the reveal of the second one - patterned paper background.

I had been hoarding this pretty butterfly paper not wanting to cut into it, so when the patterned paper background challenge was decided I thought it was the perfect opportunity to not cut into it but use it as a complete sheet for a layout.
The photo shows my middle daughter wearing some stripey tights that went with a witch dress-up outfit but she had paired them with a girly skirt and top that in no way went together! She thought it was funny though and even let me snap a photo!

I made a photo mat using more paper from the same range and some vellum. I also hand stitched around the mat to help separate it from the background and add some texture. I created the title with my Silhouette.

The felt hearts were die-cut with my Bigshot and the bows were made using a template.

I really hope you find time to play along with us at The Studio Challenges with this background challenge. All the details can be found on the blog HERE.

Also The Studio Challenges has a DT call out at the moment here are the details..

The Studio Challenges DT Call 2016

Hello and welcome to The Studio Challenges design team call for 2016!
We are looking for some lovely, friendly and super talented scrapbookers to be part of an amazing team, to create layouts to inspire others. We are a scrapbook challenge blog where we create fun and different challenges and sketches to inspire. We are looking for at least 3 new members maybe more.

If you are one of the lucky chosen few you would be responsible for:
  • At least a six month term starting from February
  • You would need to make a layout every two weeks, which is usually 2 a month. 
  • Commenting on participants blogs and help with picking our favourite entries.
  • To take good photos of your layouts to show them off!
  • To blog about the challenge and promote our blog and any sponsors on your personal blog and on social media.
  • To be a friendly and active part of the team which works well together to create ideas and to help to keep The Studio Challenges running well.
  • It would also be helpful if you were on Facebook but not essential.

This is an international call, anyone can enter, doesn't matter where you live as long as you can speak/ write English.

All you have to do is email me, your favourite layout that best demonstrates your style, a link to your blog and a bit about yourself, the current design team's your on and why you think you would be a good edition to the team to me Anna at: by midnight GMT Saturday 23rd January 2015 and please put 'DT Call' in the subject box.

Sound good to you? We would love to hear from you, all styles are welcome as we are looking for a rounded team, with something for everyone!

Thanks for stopping by today.
Kerry. xx


  1. I can't blame you for not wanting to cut into this pretty paper. I love the way you layered another butterfly over some of the background butterflies.

  2. You embellished this page perfectly - it adds to the background paper and complements the photo as well. Brilliant.