I have so many projects and ideas rattling around my brain that sometimes it's hard to get started on anything. Lately challenges have been super motivating. I recently took on a challenge put out by Dearly Dee* to all her patrons on her Patreon page. (*see side bar below.) She asked us to put together a spread/project using up scraps.
I had just taken this photo of myself showing off my crazy overgrown hair to my good friend/hair stylist and thought it was as good as any to document in this challenge. I rarely document something as current as this, let alone a photo taken that day.
First thing, I grabbed my scrap bin and started pulling out bits and pieces. I've gotten in the habit recently of keeping the branding strips from 12x12 sheets. Usually one side will be a full patterned strip and it can come in handy. I had a whole bunch of Pink Paislee Horizon collection and decided it was the perfect color scheme. I also had a bunch of 3x3 cards from an old Studio Calico mystery kit that I really didn't know what to do with so they were living in the scrap bin. Finally, I had some printer rejects of grid, lined and dot papers I had printed. I like to have these on hand and print a bunch every so often. You can download a FREE copy of my grid and lined TN paper at the end of this post.
Once I had my papers to work with the rest of the spread came together pretty quickly. The only other embellishment I used were random dots created with souffle pens.
You could easily recreate this layout by cutting paper into 1/2 x 4 inch strips with your own scraps!
SIDE BAR: If you haven't "met" Dearly Dee yet, that is your next destination! She has an incredible YouTube channel full of inspiration, tips and tutorials. I adore her! You'll want to check out all of her social media platforms. She even has a few classes on Big Picture Classes and a pretty awesome Patreon page/group.
If you would like to see how this spread came together, check out the process video. Don't forget to grab your TN paper FREEBIE at the bottom of this post.
xoxo - Kelli