On of the challenges was to use spray inks or paint. Spray Ink and me do not get along! I'm not sure why? It's not like I don't try but for some reason they don't like to co-operate. It could be too that I am too much of a perfectionist for spray inks and I to get along. Paint on the other hand is more controllable, hence why we get along! I found that my embellishments were lost in all the patterned paper so I used the paint to create backdrop for them and hence draw more attention to them.
The second challenge was to use woodgrains on a layout. I used them in 3 places! Can you see them? First one is the matting for my photos, the second is the title, and third is the woodgrain sticky back canvas ribbon. Pretty sneaky eh!
Supplies: Patterned Paper: GCD Studios - The Great Outdoors Collection; Alphabet Stickers: Jolees; Embellishments: GCD Studios - The Great Outdoors Chipboard Elements, Buttons, Twine, Studio Callico - Sticky Back Canvas, and Glass Beads; Inks: Colorbox Chalk Ink, Distress Crackle Paint; Sketch: Sketches for Scrapbooking volume 5; Tools: Typewriter.