Looking at all the challenges out there has really motivated me. For this particular challenge - Color Me Scrappy's theme was "Baked Hues." The winner receives a $20 gift card to The Beary Scrap! I had never heard of them, but now that I've checked out the site, they are getting bookmarked! Some great sale prices.
I really appreciate the deep tones of this color palette and my thoughts went immediately to some pics taken during a day at Longwood Gardens with some of my favorite folks. It was a September afternoon, the weather was crisp, the flowers were beautiful and we had a great time.
The rules of the challenge encouraged layers, so I used some corners that were attached with the WRMK Crop-A-Dile III, some bling, and some old school BasicGrey chipboard monograms letters. I've made a challenge to myself not to buy any more supplies until CKC Lancaster 2013, so it feel good having used these monograms that I've had for at least 4 years. I'm also so proud of myself for using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist on them. I always buy it when I see it used in other projects, but am never thrilled with how it comes out on my layouts (don't you hate that?). In this case, worked pretty well. I also attached "one fine" with Making Memories metal alpha eyelets onto the letters for more layering.
Not being a big fan of the one pic per pay styles, I had to make this into a two-page spread. On the corresponding page I did a simple grid layout (always a great "go-to") and layered some of the elements and photos on this page as well.
I'm really getting into this challenge thing! Wish me luck!