Sometimes I spend hours on a page, sometimes days. There are times when an unfinished layout sits and stews for a week while I decide what to do next! The page below was one of my quicker creations. I had just completed three pages with Scraptastic's Days of Our Lives kit, and most of the papers had already been dissected. After that first cut is made, subsequent ones are a breeze, so I went ahead and cut six strips from what remained of my kit papers, arranged them haphazardly, added a title, journaling, and a couple of embellishments and called it done.
This was such a quick and adaptable design, that I thought it would make a
great challenge for the Scraptastic blog. The challenge is to adapt a 6-strip strategy for your next scrapbook
page. The 6 strips can be arranged either vertical or horizontal,
depending on the size and orientation of your photo, but they must be
cut from 6 different papers. Find a photo and pick some papers that
bring out the colors in your picture. Cut strips of various lengths and
widths, then play with them to find a pleasing arrangement. Once you
have those six strips, the rest is up to you. Either go minimalist like
the page above, or go all out embellishing. Whatever you do, enjoy the
If you'd like to play along you have until February 6th at midnight to submit your entry for the challenge HERE. This month's prize winner, drawn randomly from all January challenge entries, will receive $20.00 to spend
in the Scraptastic Club Store.