Just for fun, Mitch of Visual Creations posed a challenge for a couple of scrap buddies in her store. She provided us with a choice of white or craft cs, use-all-you-want pps, flower embellise and a selection of beautiful ribbons. But here's the catch though, you can only use polka-dots pps on your layouts. When we found out, we exclaimed: "Oh dots sooo hard!" Then to make it doubly exciting, she added, "no additional embellisements to be used except what I provided and use of stamping should be prominent on the page". She did allow us to use our own American Craft alpha chipboards for titling. As for the rest of the materials, they are all on the house! OOooowwweee!
We were given 2 hours to finish the layout, but man, time really flies so fast! Being a self-proclaimed turtle-pace scrapper, I opted to do a simple sketch. My aim that afternoon is simply to finish a page and that, I did :D (Nita doing a little jig)
So I did a couple of cheats, but technically speaking, they were within the boundaries of the challenge:
1) I used decorative scissors to cut the edge of the horizontal pps. Somehow the textured edge gave the simple page a more decorative look.
2) Since I could not use brads, I opted to use the asterisk and periods of the chipboard alphas as brads and floral centerpiece. (Hey, they are still part of the alpha package!)
3) I just had to use my more-than-a-year-old-yet-still-brand-new foam alphas. I thought, Mitch did say stamping is okey. She just did not specify if it's rubber or foam stamps - hehehe.
But you know what, the minute I started bending back a couple of rules, I simply could not stop. Eventually, I broke the challenge rule and had to add some tini-tiny blings and a dash (okey, two) of stickles. "I couldn't stop myself... dots so hard! huhuhu" ;p
Thank you very much, Mitch for the beautiful materials and yummy snack. It was surely a productive and fulfilling afternoon. Mwuah! :D