Thursday, September 27, 2012

Gallery Inspired Challenge - Part 2

Yesterday I shared a card that was inspired by a fun new challenge over at
and today I'm sharing the layout that was also part of that challenge.

You can find the original layout that was chosen for me to interpret here.

So, yeah. The interpretation is fairly loose.
What I most wanted to capture was the texture and movement in the original
and I'm very happy with my results.

The arrows are enough to make you weep, aren't they?
It's a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop that I saw at Paper Issues

I'll go ahead and apologize in advance for all of the projects you'll see from me
that are covered in arrows.

My inspiration layout had gorgeous handmade flowers featuring Tim Holtz' Tattered Florals die.
You know I love flowers, but I didn't want them overpowering this page.
So I made these out of wax paper. 
Archival safe? Nope. But after running them through an embossing folder they gave me the texture I was looking for, so I threw caution to the wind and went with it.
(An update in a year to show how they melted to the page would be pretty funny, no?)

One tiny strip of the Amy Tangerine paper that I love so dearly
seems to accentuate the free, fun spirit of the photo.

I'm so glad I joined in this fun challenge. 
This is the first layout I've created in a few months and now my mojo is definitely rejuvenated.

I signed up again for the next round and can't wait to get started!


  1. What a beautiful Layout!!!TFS

  2. So beautiful!!!! :) Love those arrows!

  3. LIKE!! Absolutely love your layout! Beautiful.

  4. love this! the arrows are a fantastic addition!

  5. This is such a beautiful layout! I love the arrows! SO well done!

  6. This layout is gorgeous, and I am loving those arrows so much!!! I'm off to check out he challenge!

  7. Awesome layout! I love what you did with the arrows. The waxed paper flowers are really cool too.

  8. This layout is GORGEOUS and I can't be mad at you for covering everything is those fabulous arrows ;D I would too, it I owned that stencil. I love the way you used it on this layout, it almost looks like there's a photo behind them and those flowers..........wax paper, who new! That's a pretty awesome idea!!!!!

  9. I already told you this at, but I'll say it again: I love this layout! So fun and I love the arrows! I added that stencil and the polka dotted tape to my wishlist (darn you, LOL)!!!

  10. Oh, this is an awesome layout! Wow factor in deed~

  11. Melissa, LOVE your newest layout! Those arrows ARE wonderful! Pretty flowers and design! This is fabulous!! Glad you got your mojo back!


  12. that layout totally rocks!! ... and I love the stencil!! I need to find that.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words.

  13. What a cool layout. Love the arrows. Everything is terrific

  14. Melissa, love the colors of this. Is is gorgeous. And in love with those arrows!

  15. this is AWESOME and I lovvvvvvvvvvvvve those flowers!

  16. Love this...the arrows and all your layers...very cool.


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