Saturday, September 15, 2012

Free Spirit (Multi-Challenge Layout)

This layout was so much fun to make with lots of fussy cutting and brainstorming on how to best lay all the pieces out!  Although it does not necessarily fit my usual shabby chic preferred style, i have to say that i really love it... the bright colors, the white background, the fun patterns.  I also think that the title fits it perfectly:  Free Spirit!

Many different challenges inspired me this time around.

It was my first time playing along with Bird is the Word!  One of their current challenges is to use the word 'Spirit' on a layout.  If you're like me and you need a little help with your titles sometimes, go check out Bird is the Word - they release a brand new word every 2 weeks and always have amazing inspiration to offer from their DT.

Next on my list of challenges are 4 different blogs who have decided to team up with their challenges to offer participants more chances and more prizes to win.  What an excellent idea!

GrandDiva's Creative Corner shares with us this fun and original sketch created by Em at PageDrafts which i used as inspiration:

Rochelle Spears challenges us to search our stash and use these 3 items:
- 3 patterned papers (polkadots, stripes & flower motif)
  - stamped image or masking (doily stamp along the border and polka dot stamp)
 - glitter (on title & flower centers)

Kristi B. wants us to paint, ink or mist our chipboard alphas, then add a stamped pattern on them (which is what i did on my big letter "S").

And last but not least, Scrappin'n'Happy's challenge is to use at least 3 of the 5 colors in this color combo (i used the Alora collection from BoBunny which clearly shows at least 4 of the colors below):

WOW!  5 challenges in 1 layout!  :)  It was all a BIG challenge in itself to combine them all, but i loved it and how my layout turned out!

Here are some close-ups:

 Thanks for stopping! :)


  1. Nicole what a beautiful layout! Love all the work you put into this layout! Awesome job on combining all of the challenges into one layout! WTG! Thanks for playing along this month at GCC!

  2. What a adorable layout! I love this collection! I have it but am still looking at it! Daren't cut into it yet! LOL! Way to go with completing 5 challenges in 1 layout! Thanks for joining in :-)

  3. Hi, beautiful page, love it, thanks for joining in at BITW!!

  4. What a vibrant happy colorful layout and the title is perfect for this.. and thanks for joining in at BITW!

  5. wow!!!! I just love your page! You did an excellent job combining all these challenges!! A+ to you!!! :) Thanks for playing along with PS! :)

  6. **OOps!! thanks for playing along with our 4 challenge blogs! LOL :)

  7. Love your work!

    Thx for joining us at BITW :)