sometimes I'm too literal.
It's true. And here's proof. I came across this beautiful inspiration piece from Scrapbook Boutique:
I thought, OK, that's easy. I imagined a black card, with a white paper flower, a black button centre and silver rhinestones around the outside. And that was fine, until I did their blog hop and saw what the DT had come up with. Oh. That was when it hit me. Like my less than satisfactory CC September round robin page, I don't seem to kow the difference between "inspiration" and "copying".
Would my idea have been a nice card? Sure. Creative? Not so much.
Here is the card I finally came up with:
I was originally going for elegant bling, but the holographic silver paper (which actually came from some packaging) meant it turned out more disco bling!
This layout is one I did for Lets Scrap challenge 117. They gave you a list of embellishments to try, and I chose to make my flags (or banners) out of fabric:
And here's that literal thing again: I kept worrying that I didn't have all the elements - and in the same spot - as on the sketch. Hang on, whose page is this anyway? Eventually I turned the sketch over and refused to look at it any more! The photos are in the same place as on the sketch, and I used the idea of the banners and the circle elements, but I have moved things around a bit to work for me.
I felt that the red of my banner was a bit bright, so I splashed a bit of white and orange paint over it to soften it a bit. then I splashed some more paint around the edge of the page. That's what my kitchen looks like at the end of a cooking session, after all!