I can't believe we're already into November. I'm still in shock at how fast the year has gone by. It's the start of a new month of challenges at FYI, which means we have a new sponsor. This month's sponsor is the fabulous, Paper Pretties. Here is a bit about them.
Paper Pretties – Where YOUR Creativity Comes To Life!
Paper Pretties is an online stamp boutique, and home to Zac, Lily, Sophia and Cooper – the cutest kid stamps around! (At least we think so). We have many exclusive stamp lines, from elegant to whimsical, sweet to clever; there is something for every stamper in our Prettie Boutique! In addition to our high quality clear stamps we also have a wide variety of digital images. In case you haven't heard yet, Paper Pretties has a NEW owner, Heather Lee-Reppen. Now located in Madison, WI, we are pleased to offer you amazing customer service and faster/cheaper shipping. All orders are shipped within 24 hours. You should check them out. They're offering 5 free digi's to one lucky participant. They were also very generous in letting my Lovely Lotuses work with some of their images. Super sweet Heather is. :)
And here is this weeks inspiration photo. For this weeks challenge, click HERE.
I'm not sure what it is about this photo that is so striking to me, but I love it! The contrast between light and dark are phenomenal, and the reflection and the architecture are stunning. I would totally live in a house like this. lol Below is the layout I created, based on the photo. And yes, I said layout.
Yep, it's been a while since I've created anything other than a card. I'm slowly, and I mean S L O W L Y, still working on updating all of my sisters wedding layouts. This is the next one in the book. I think the colors are neutral enough that the photo stands out, like I wanted it to. I love this revised layout, and I'm sure she will as well. I've also combined the following challenges into my layout:
Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge #79 - Use Scraps (everything but the black polka dot paper was a scrap of some sort)
Corrosive Challenge #136 - Flourishes
Sweet & Sassy #132 - Sketch (blast from the past, originally sketch #77)
I do hope you'll head over to see what my Lovely Lotuses have created for you today. They're fantastic, as usual!
Have a wonderful day!