I have started a new class from Shimelle.
Prompts have started arriving in my inbox and I have started sorting through mountains of paper (well maybe it is not quite that bad). My giveaway box is just about overflowing at this stage but it feels good to know what I have I will use.
Of course the focus of the class is not getting rid of paper but using older collections with new (the declutter has just been a side effect).
The first part of prompt 1 was to pick a paper collection (Shimelle used a summery collection). I have pulled out from archives 3 Bugs in a Rug Playtime.
Now to the remixing... taking it slowly we created monochromatic layouts.
My first effort combines My Minds Eye Bohemia paper (from around 7 or 8 years ago) with an MME Christmas paper, and a strip of Websters pages from my scrap basket (another welcome side effect of this class is that I am actually using some of those scraps!!). Combined with Lil Davis and Daisy D Rubons, Making Memories fabric flowers, chipboard pieces, a small piece of german scrap, an October Afternoon label, Tim Holtz Tissue Tape, some butterflies stamped onto a transparency and Shimelle's page design I created this:
The paper from the original kit is the aqua polka dot. Here is a closer look at the embellishments.
If you are in need of some scrapbooking inspiration I would highly recommend Shimelle's class.
Hopefully I will find some time this afternoon to attempt some of the other prompts (and maybe even use that dinosaur paper).