I do like to work from sketches!! Even if I have an idea in my head of how I'd like the page to turn out I usually scribble my ideas down. The inspiration for this LO were the downloads that Shimelle sent in advance of the party. The design I came up with based around them looked like;
Then it was just a case of putting all the elements together (since I already had the occasion to scrap in mind) and hey presto!
I was going for a rather messy look which sort of sums up the spa break we had only last week. Having not had a drink for a while, I (and my fellow spa goers) were a little worse for wear after only a glass and things did get a little messy :) But I also wanted there to be a little bit of glitz and glamour (we did try to dress for dinner!) so I combined the bling and flourishes to mirror that. The messy look is achieved by tearing a cardboard box up, and splattering paint on to it.
Then it was a case of adding whatever I came across to build up the LO. I like busy LOs with lots of elements. At one of my first ever crops I remember the woman next to me telling me you should always take off the last thing you've added because it's always one step too far. I say rubbish!! The busier the better. I much prefer Shimelle's attitude at a retreat last year when I asked her which title I should use on a LO and she said- 'Why not use both!!'. That's my girl :) When in doubt, use it all. I used loads of old 'bits and pieces' and a mixture of rub ons, stickers and sparkly bits and I even threw on a butterfly after I thought I was done, just for good measure. Why don't you have a look in your stash for some older elements to use today? Happy layering!
Entertainment/having fun downloads
Fancy Pants 'Delight Cards'
Fancy Pants 'Delight- Bubbles'
American Crafts Thickers 'Sprinkles'
Basic Grey buttons
Tim Holtz Adage Tickets
Glitz Frosting flowers
K&Co. Urban Rhapsody Adhesive Chipboard
K&Co. Wild Saffron Adhesive Chipboard
Provo Craft rob and bob studio craft candy epoxy sticker 'Birthday'
K&Co. Brenda Walton Clearly Yours
Junkitz Expressionz Rub-ons 'Hip hop expressionz'
Scenic Route 'Afterthoughts colour rub-ons'
daisyd's rub ons 'Reflections'
Crate Paper Mia collection 'Design rubons'
Basic Grey designer rub-ons