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Monday, May 4, 2015

Genius & Crazy

I'm hosting 'Scraps! Papers! Patterns!' challenge on the October Afternoon blog this week. While, someday, I may regret using that silly photo of myself (haha!), I really enjoyed working on this super colorful layout.

Your challenge today is to push aside your 12 x 12 and only use your scraps! Except for your background, that is. Being on the team, I have my October Afternoon scraps separated into a ziplock bag and I often dig into them first when I create, but I still cut up new papers for each layout. For this challenge, I tell myself, no cutting new sheet of 12 x 12 and I'm only allowed to use what I have in my OA scraps bag. 

genius & crazy

genius & crazy closeup2

I made use of my Silhouette Cameo to cut all the alphabets (font : Blackout, Midnight variation) but you can definitely do something like this without the machine. It will just take more time, but more fun time is good! :)
What a colorful page, right? I used scraps from Public LibraryTreasure Map, and Daily Flashcollection. Yes! Three different collections and they all work together. That is one of the thing I like best about October Afternoon. 
Due to the silly fun nature of this layout, I was also able to use that round framed spectacles chipboard. I've been wanting to use it for a long time and now I'm glad I waited. I also stamped withDaily Flash Milk Money stamp set (A+ and mini graduate at the bottom of the layout) and Daily Flash Homemade stamp set (color outside the lines).
I wanted to say that three chipboard arrows pointing to the cluster of photos and the 'thumbs up!' Double Take Sticker are my favorite but that would be a lie because I love that Oh Snap! chipboard too and also that cute Whale tin pin. In short I love everything about this fun layout. Yes, that is about right! :)
So many colors, so many patterns. This is not a normal layout for me, but somehow it fits my personality. :) I love my scraps! Now it's your turn. Go. Have fun!
Do share if you play along. I'm @sashafarina on Instagram. I usually post sneaks and my layouts with #octoberafternoon in the description. You can also post your creations to the October Afternoon Flickr Gallery.


xoxo

4 comments :

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! That photo of you is soooooo fun and loving that title!! And I would say GENIUS!! :)

Стокли said...

You are genius. Love this page, and what an awesome way to use scraps!

Scrapthat said...

Awesome LO Sasha...you nailed the perfect title for your photos Bwahhaaa! (you do look just a little crazed there! Hee hee)
I love the way you did the title!
You rocked it again girl! TFS

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Uuuummmm WOW!!!!!