My favourite thing at the moment is using HEAPS of different textures, materials and mediums all thrown together on a LO. I am definitely a MORE is BETTER girl!!! ;) I also really like to use embellishments that add to the story I am trying to convey or hold some significant / symbolic meaning on the LO.
So... my challenge is: get a little bit of everything onto your next LO.
Include at least one example of each (and every one) of the following elements: plastic; metal; chippie; cardstock; patterned paper; stickers; journaling spots / cards / stamps / stickers; felt / fabric; string; lace; ink; paint; sanding; distressing; tearing; tape; staples; bling; buttons and brads! That's a lot of elements to include I know but it's easier than you might first imagine.
I know my "sunshine" sample here is of my littlest darling... but given that September is for Father's Day... I would love to see some LOs of YOUR Little Princess with her Daddy or Poppy or Uncle or even her Big Brother... just call it an optional EXTRA requirement.
Just in case you were wondering, for the background of my "sunshine" I have used core-dinations cardstock... folded into thirds and put through my Cuttlebug in an embossing folder (Floral Fantasy) one end at a time, then heavily sanded and distressed it. I thought I was rather clever working out how to do this and I love the end result. I wasn't a huge fan of the core-dinations cs before... but now I am HOOKED! ;) I also popped some acetate in the same Cuttlebug folder and then hand cut out the leaves I wanted. Then I put a precut cb flower through in the same folder, being sure it was positioned in just the right place to get the image I wanted. Finally, I also put the actual photo itself through (on a bit of angle) and sanded and inked it as well.
Have fun... hope you enjoy this challenge as much as I enjoyed setting it!