November 3, 2011

FYI Challenge #17


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)
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!


Pat Garvin said...

What a great card. Thanks for joining speedy the Cats Friends.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Steph. That is one lovely photo to remember. Great textures and great take on the inpsiration picture. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week. :o)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love that you took the layout! What a fabulous page~

ps Thanks for the welcoming to the Team! :)

Cathymac said...

What a lovely photo and layout! The contrast between light and dark perfectly reflects the same attributes in your inspiration photo! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Debby said...

Great layout Steph. You'll be needing one like this yourself soon!

Sara Mac said...

Oh fun, a layout! I have scrapbooking on my "someday" list. Love what you did here with the gorgeous embellishments. The polka dot paper is so fun.

Janeen said...

gorgeous and will be much appreciated.
Thanks for playing in Speedy the Cats challenge to use scraps.

Marlena M. said...

Your image is beautiful, Steph! I love how it's the focus color of your layout.

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is beautiful, and the neutral background tones and the perfect foil for that gorgeous photo! Thanks very much for playing along with our Flourish challenge at Corrosive! :D