It's a new challenge over at Better Living Through Scrapbooking and you are not going to believe what is in store for you! You've just got to join in this week and of course, once you are finished here, make sure you go take a look at all the inspiration our Design Team has crafted up for you to get you going on this week's challenge!
“Fashion disaster challenge”
Create a layout about a fashion disaster, hair disaster, or social faux pas that happened to you.
1. Use an old school photo of yourself on your layout.
2. Use fabric or canvas on your page(s).
3. Use one larger and two smaller photo on your page.
4. Use ribbon in a fun and/or unusual way on your page.
5. Use the following as a page title, or the beginning of your journaling: “Quick, Call the Fashion Police!”
To tell the truth, when I learned about this challenge, I knew exactly what photo I was going to use, (trust me, though I may have plenty of fashion disaster photos, nothing tops this one) anyhow, after I dug the photo out of the dust, I quickly learned that it is no easy task to match up the beautiful patterned papers from Graphic 45 with a fashion disaster like this one. Where are the people from the television show, "What not to Wear" when you need them anyhow?
At any rate, I'm not even going to attempt to explain this outfit (or the HAIR for that matter). I'll simply say that besides using the sponsor products from Discount Cardstock and Graphic 45, I also chose to use the additional items 4., to use ribbon in a fun and/or unusual way and and 3., to use one larger and two smaller photos on the page (as if I actually needed to have more than one photo to prove this was a true fashion blunder, even for that decade). It's scary really! Perhaps I should have used the ribbon to cover the photos! LOL.
This "Note to Self" reads simply, "No one should be caught dead in an outfit like this, no matter how pregnant they might be. Unless maybe it is Halloween."
I think maybe I should get some kind of (crazy) award for actually putting a scrapbook layout up for the whole world to see with a photo like THIS of me on it! Don't you? So, just so I don't feel all alone... go ahead and dig out some of those old fashion disaster photos (you know you got 'em) and get scrappin'!
P.S. I realized after I finished this layout that I actually put the wrong date down for when this photo was taken... it was actually 1989... not 1990 (does that make a difference...maybe?).
Patterned Paper: Hallowe'en in Wonderland (Graphic 45)
Cardstock: Midnight Black #80, Natural Smooth (Discount Cardstock)
Fiber: True Black Twill Ribbon, Rustic Button Twine (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments: Hallowe'en in Wonderland Die Cuts (Graphic 45)
Other Tools: Cricut Expression, Don Juan Font cartridge (ProvoCraft)
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