True to form – I attended Scrapbooks and Cards Today’s Crop and Create in Cornwall last month with very little scrapbook paper other than kits that I put away to bring for scrapbooking events. Because I bring so little other paper, I have to be inventive in order to enter the contests. When I can, I use paper on hand from event grabbags, or purchase a new piece of paper. This background paper was from the event grabbag. Because I had so little on-hand to work with, I stamped a background, and stamped some embellishments so that I could enter the Colour Suite competition at the event. I managed to use every colour in the contest sample in this layout of my son Chris Pennington!
For the speech bubble – I adapted the layout of a stamp. The stamp had the words “just the facts” in a single line – I adapted it by inking one word at a time and stamping the words one under the other to fit the bubble that I had cut out of the paper. Just a few minutes of thought will let you create with what you have on hand.
I was very pleased with the results!! Another economical layout using scraps of paper for the embellishments, a few My Mind’s Eye enamel dots, and stamps!!