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Look at Me!

On to Week 5.  This is the layout sketch for the challenge.  We lost one person going into this week.  How many more weeks do you think we will all last?

Sketch 5

Besides the sketch, these were the rules for this week:
1. You need to STAY TRUE to the sketch!
2. Use something recycled
3.  Some sort of faux stitching
4.  Distressing
5.  Fussy cutting
6. Use ONLY shades of BLUE papers (including your base).  Can be store-bought patterned papers, cardstock or handmade papers.

Staying true to the sketch was one of the hardest things I had to do.  First of all, I didn’t like the sketch.  It is just not my style.  But I stuck with it, and with some help from my daughter, Sarah, this is what we came up with.Look at Me!

I stayed as true to the sketch as possible.  The little dark blue dots were left over centers from a sticker sheet that I had and the ribbons were from my chocolate Easter bunny.  They were the recycled items.  I used the faux stitching around the circle edge and I distressed the circle.  The flowers on the frame were fussy cut from a patterned paper and I used only shades of blue.

After it was finished, I decided that it grew on me and it wasn’t that bad after all.  Will I ever do another one like it?  Doubtful, unless it comes up again in another challenge.  This is one layout that I did not make another page for.  The picture is of my niece, Sophia.  I will give the page to her and I’m sure she’ll love it.