So, a few weeks ago, I jumped on the MME Lush bandwagon and ordered the brown, pink and green lines from my favourite DD site CropChocolate. When they arrived, I was a bit disappointed. The colours were more muted than I was expecting. I managed to use the brown line awhile back for a frame for my hubby, but I wasn’t sure that the other two packs would make their Scrappy Canuck debut anytime soon. But I was wrong…
So here’s the story behind this story…as part of the CropChocolate focus group, we get a monthly challenge. For this month, Paula Maclane came up with a great inspirational collage for us – we just had to use at least 75% of products that we have purchased from CC. The dandelion in the collage reminded me of the Lush paper, and the paper reminded me of this little photo of my two-year old fairy! So together, this little page was born.
It actually looks complicated, but all I had to do was cut out the flocked flowers from this great paper and then just layer them up a bit. It was time consuming, but the effect of the garden growing from the bottom was perfect for the picture (and so I kept telling myself as I continued to cut, and cut and cut and cut and cut…). Other than that, these coordinating papers made it so easy to come up with something that really looks pretty! It’s a bit different from my usual bright and bold, but who says an old dog can’t learn new tricks! 😉
Hidden behind the photo is a little journaling tag that can be pulled out. It has a little story about a little fairy that met a sad dragon hiding in her garden.
It was fun to do something a little bit different, and use up product I thought wasn’t really “me”. In the end, the page makes me smile. So no more complaints from me! 🙂