Monday, 15 August 2011

Starting Point

This weekend there was an online crop over at Shimelle's blog.  I love online crops, the inspiration is fantastic and you don't have to rush to get things done because the prompts are always there.  If you want to have a go at the challenges and be in with the chance to win a prize then you have until Sunday 21st August to get your cards or layouts done.

The first challenge I looked at was great for getting the mojo going.  You just needed to start with a base and work your way up from there.  I picked some papers I liked, cut them, stuck them down and then went in search of a photo and some embellishments:
I used the My Mind's Eye, Lime Twist papers that were part of a recent Gotta Craft Kit.  The papers and embellishments in the kit were perfect for this picture of Maddie looking through her Zippos Circus programme.
And I found the layout came together really quickly because I'd already had my 'starting point' cut and stuck :)

The next challenge I'm hoping to do it the Chop Your Paper challenge, just need to find that perfect one sheet.

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

8 comments:

My simple life said...

ohhh love the layout. might have a look at the challenges myself later. :)

Sian said...

Is that part of the programme on your layout? I love pages with ephemera

Angelfish said...

Great LO Jo:) I loved this challenge, perfect for somebody as indecisive as me! It's going to be a regular weekly feature on her site:D

Linda said...

Great page! Love the colours.

Ali said...

Lovely Jo, gorgeous colours and love that circus tag.

Karen said...

Love this page. The colours are perfect.

Sandra said...

Where on earth have you found the time to do such a lovely layout

yvette said...

I love the colours, they all work well together, and that is a great concept, I must really go and take a look, although I have got plenty of inspiration from here!