Wow, he month has really flown by! But I wasn't going to let it end before attempting one of my favourite challenges - the monthly inspiration at Scrapbook Boutique:
How gorgeous are those rainbow cupcakes? I don't know where they keep finding them!
The brief was to use "bold and bright" colours. If you've been visiting with me for a while you might have heard me criticise myself for being too literal when it comes to challenges like this - but you know what, this time I thought that the rainbow really encapsulated what I wanted to say on my page, so for now at least, I have totally embraced my "literalness!"
I drew my title, "Golden moments" from the journalling, which reads, "you are all the colours of my rainbow . . . and the pot of gold at the end". The photo is about 5 years old. I'd hate to think what would happen if all three of them tried jumping on the lounge now!
For my "product challenge to self", I scored two points for this page.
The first point was for using a Sizzix embossing folder to add texture to the clouds. I really love my clouds!
The second point is for the title letters, which I also created on my Sizzix using chipboard from a "chipboard mat stack". This was why I bought the mat stacks (one black and white, the other a range of neutral colours). They were advertised as being perfect for using in the Sizzix, and the idea of making my own chipboard letters - ONLY the EXACT letters I wanted - was very attractive. Problem being, the first time I tried, I could NOT get the letters to cut all the way through, and it took AGES to cut them by hand.
So this weekend I finally summoned up the courage to try again, only to encounter the same problem. This time, I decided to just cut the tiles out and colour in the background, rather than cut out the actual letters. I'm pretty happy with the results.
Come to think of it, I think I'll give myself a bonus point for colouring the letters in with my hardly-used Inktense pencils, which only barely missed out on the short-list for the month.