Saturday, April 13, 2013

Inspiration Emporium April Challenge

This month I participated in a swap with some ladies from the NZ Paperchase Facebook page. We were paired up and had to send our partner 4-6 items. Our partner then had to create something for us with at least 4 of our items. My partner was a lovely lady who sent me this parcel:

While I was waiting for my surprise parcel to arrive I was thinking of what I would create. I had come up with an idea in my mind but when I was pulling the items out a layout just fell into place. It also just happened to work with a base paper I had out on my desk. I had randomly chosen a piece of paper from my stash and played with a new stencil and texture paste. I added ink and some script stamping to blend the paper, the layout pieces and the photos together. This is my final layout:

I found it interesting that I was really nervous making this for someone else. A total stranger that I didn't know their style or preferences. I kept second guessing and emailing pictures to the BFF to get her advice. Eventually, I had to tell myself that I do this [create] regularly and need to just let go of my insecurities and just do it.

I was happy to see that Inspiration Emporium's challenge this month is to use a mask or stencil -  I am submitting my layout for that. The details for their challenge are  here

I told you I have been busy lately even if the blog has been quiet.

Paper (MME),  Texture Paste (Jo Sonya's), Ink (Colourbok, Tim Holtz, Stazon, Stampin' Up!), Stamps (Dear Lizzie, Glitz), Bird Twill (Tempo), Flower Brads (Making Memories), Flowers, Pink Ribbon.  All other items from my swap partner.


  1. Thanks Pam. Another box from Inspiration Emporium arrived this week so now I have two more stencils to play with :)

  2. Lovely!! I like the texture paste used with the stencil. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Inspiration Journal. =)

    1. Thanks Lisa. I am so glad Inspiration Emporium ship internationally so reasonably! (my credit card isn't as happy though :) )

  3. What a wonderful layout! I just love the beautiful soft background, simply lovely! Playing with texture paste is simply addictive, isn't it?? LOL

    Thanks for crafting with us in the Marvelous Masks and Spectacular Stencils Challenge at Inspiration Emporium!!



    1. Thanks Spike! You are so right; tecture paste + stencil really is addictive!