Sunday, May 1, 2011

Only You

Hello Bloggers!  

It's a ScrapFit challenge kind of day!  

This week's challenge is to use "Only You" as your title.

I don't know about you, but any time I hear those words a song pops into my head.

Not necessarily the same song, but always a song.

I thought about that while I was deciding how to approach this project.

Did you know that when you Google those 2 little words as song lyrics, in a short .21 seconds  (yeah- that's .21.  Not 2.1 or 21, but .21 seconds) you will receive 27,100,000 results?

Well now you do.

And now you know why it's not always the same song that pops into my head.

Needless to say, I couldn't pick a song- there are to many choices, so I had to approach my layout tune-less.

Now, given that there are 27,100,000 songs featuring those lyrics, most of which are above love & heartache & love and other sentimental crap, I had a choice to go the Super-Mushy-Gushy route or the Slightly-Less-Mushy-Gushy route.

I chose not to go Mushy or Gushy.

Instead, I chose do do a layout about a friend.

This layout is a few of the reasons that Sarah and I have been friends for 20-mumble-mumble years.

Supplies: Cardstock: DCWV, Chipboard Letters: Making Memories, Paint: Making Memories, Plaid,  Ink: Cotton White StazOn Accents:Ribbon FX

If you read the journaling, you'll know that there is nothing Mushy or Gushy about spray-painting someone's butt with fake tanner.

I recently picked up a copy of  We Dare You from Memory Makers Books.

It's a nice book of challenges.  The layouts are a little more "artsy" than I typically scrap, so it was a nice change of pace to pull inspiration from those whose style is so very different than mine.  

It was from the "Almost Too Much" layout on page 40 that inspired me to paint my background instead of using PP.

I used a plain white cardstock and 2 shades of watered-down blue paint, and a few little streaks of Twinkling H20's (that I bought more than 2 years ago and had never even opened!) for shimmer.  

I LOVE the way it turned out. 

I added some stitching to the corners for definition

and then added individual beads cut from some beaded ribbon to bullet-point each journaling strip

easy-peasy and very outside my comfort-zone!

But I seriously love the way it came out.  

I'm going to keep those paints- AND the Twinkling H20's out & accessible from now on.

Make sure you check out the other Fit Girl's creations (linked above) and link your own for a chance to win  a great prize package from Chelle's Creations.

Since it's raining & windy & stormy here in Dallas again today, I'm gonna be spending the day in my studio.

I'd love to see what you're working on today!


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