A new month means new challenges, and I've managed to combine four of them in the making of this page. But let's start with photos and paper - the photos are from our holiday in Norfolk in May and my daughter is wearing a purple dress which led me to choose Basic Grey's Plumeria range. This was the first collection where I bought the ephemera pack and although I've used most of the paper I still have a lot of the die-cuts and transparencies left. I tried to use a few up here, including the title. 'Wonderful Day' is an exaggeration, but 'Very Nice Day' wouldn't be much of a title.
I used the 1st July sketch with a twist from Paper Secrets for my page; this time the twist is to use items for each of the letters of the word SPLASH. I have Sequins, Purple, Layers, Arrows, Staples and Hexagons.
Paper Secrets are sponsoring Scrap & Play this month so they are sharing the same challenge.
I was trying to use up some old stash on this page which fits in with Stash Challenge 16 at Scrap Our Stash, where they asked us to use at least five different items from a list. I chose die-cuts and transparencies (obviously), plus sequins and wood veneer pieces. I also used two different punches in my embellishment cluster - the scalloped circle and scalloped border.
Finally, Jen set this week's challenge at UKScrappers and she asked us to look at our process for making a page and photograph each stage. She broke it down into Good (paper & photos in position), Better (distressing, inking, embossing etc) and Best (all the embellishments). The photos of these stages are (at time of writing) in the UKScrappers gallery.
Paper - Crate Paper Story Teller, Basic Grey Plumeria
Die-Cuts & Transparencies - Basic Grey Plumeria
Wood Veneer Arrows - Creative Embellishments
Staples - Making Memories
Mist - docrafts
Sequins - from Stash
X-Cut Scalloped Border Punch
Woodware Scalloped Circle Punch