Hello my friends, fellow scrappers, and bloggers!
I promised to get back to you about my final decision concerning "Perfection" -the layout that I created to meet a scrapbooking challenge which had some tricky requirements.
If you remember, in order to qualify for the #160 Design Team Challenge draw at Let's Scrap, these elements had to be present on the layout:
- A mixture of colored and black and white or sepia photos
- Flowers(can be on the paper, embellishments, stickers or the photos themselves)
- Hand written journaling
- A "Let's Scrap" sketch as inspiration
My thanks to all those who put in their two cents & voted for their favorite embellishments. It was fun to read your comments & your opinions! So guess what? I took your advice to heart! The layout had to be entered by a certain deadline, so I went with the Fleur de Lis, but my adventure didn't end there. As I hunted through my stash of scrapbooking yummies, I found the perfect embellishment! So here is the final layout...a tribute to my girlfriend, Margot, taken in front of her recently completed mural in the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown, MA:
I found some small silver Fleur de Lis (thanks, Saci,I think that was your suggestion) and altered them with just a touch of bronze metallic ink. I also added some metallic inks to the title as well as to the metallic photo corner, so while they don't match exactly, the three relief embellishments all share similar color qualities.
One Fleur de Lis just didn't seem like it was enough, and I was tempted to add three, (as Francine suggested) but two seemed to be just right.
So while I didn't win the scrapbook challenge draw, I did win a lot of kudos from all of you and my friends at Let's Scrap for this layout.
If you are a fan of scrapbook challenges, do hop over to Let's Scrap, where an entire month of challenges await in celebration of National Scrapbooking Day/Month.
I will be posting about my fun with National Scrapbooking Day challenges in future posts, so stay tuned!
(I hope you let me know how you feel about my final "Perfection" layout!)
Happy National Scrapbooking Day!