Saturday, April 16, 2016

041616 CKC April Challenge #3

Ephemera Encapsulated

Challenge #3: Choose a little bit of everyday life to incorporate into a project this month. Use it on a layout, in a mini-book; add it to an off the page project; or simply stick it in a note book with a little bit of journaling - just like when you were a teenager!

This got my thinking cap on, so I sat down with a 
nice hot cup of Constant Comment tea with sugar & milk...
 That cute little red tag was calling my name!
A quick rummage through my kit revealed the teacup chipboard accent.

I really wanted to use some of the frames in my kit,
so I developed this title block idea.
Using that grey stripe behind all of the elements was
supposed to make them cohesive but I'm not sure it worked.

 Being the cart-before-the-horse scrapper that I am, I then started thinking about a photo!
Our trips overseas with Aunie were the obvious choice & I knew I had the perfect pic.

I added a little touch of that grey stripe again on the photo corners + some stitching,
and then a last-ditch but unsuccessful effort to pop the photo with the doily behind it.

 When my page started to come together, I had a few more design issues (as usual.)
With the busy background I felt my eye wasn't going where I wanted it to.
I added the flags to the start of the title & the tiny red button to the start of the story.

I'm still not totally thrilled but I love so much about this page I don't care
 if the visual triangle police or the balanced design patrol busts me, lol!

My favorite little detail is the lady at the bottom right.
  I couldn't resist giving her the giant lacy teacup  :D

Check out your cereal box or your soup can label today,
or perhaps a postage stamp or sale advert in the mail.
Inspiration & creative sparks abound!

Be sure to post on the Linky so we can admire your handiwork.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love this layout--especially the frames!

  2. That stack of chipboard cups is perfect and the little red tag just jumps out. I like the saucer you made out of the striped paper and doily and the way your title is like a rebus puzzle - very clever! This little wisp of steam off the cups is a delightful detail too.

  3. I can't agree more with the title and this weekend, we will be having afternoon tea for the Queen's birthday here at my home! What a funky, cute layout Leslie - I'm not surprised there's a whole lot you love! i adore it

  4. This looks wonderful.Love all the little elements,especially the recycled teabag string.

  5. I love your stack of teacups with the tag hanging out. I thought I'd pop over to answer your question. There are two cut apart sheets under that box - the Alice one is by Marion Smith Designs from the Mad Tea Party range. The other is really old - probably over 6 years. I'm afraid I finished cutting it apart and threw away the branding strip - I think it may have been Crate Paper.

  6. This is brilliant - what an amazing page - LOADS to enjoy!

  7. This is just so rich in details, love it!

  8. I absolutely love your layout! So many great details. I especially like the teacups and the little frames.


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