Sunday, September 16, 2012

Graphic Shape Challenge

I am bringing you this fortnight's challenge (fortnight?  fortnight!  I love being able to use fortnight in a sentence on a regular basis now.  It just doesn't come up in conversation enough) at Beyond Grey.  I tend to buy lots of florals and themed embellishments, but I was really inspired by some of the geometric projects that have been popping up on pinterest.  I love to get inspiration for layouts from non-layout sources, so I thought I'd give it a try.

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 This fortnight's sponsor is

Go check them out.  The prize is a mystery stamp set!!

Here is what I came up with. I fussy cut some hexagons here, added a few more chipboard hexagons and one large hand cut hexagon.

I ended up using this dark pink cardstock to match the shiny red train in the picture.  Then, the pink sort of took over and I just went with it.  It was actually a lot of fun, and I think it turned out not too over the top girly and will be a nice breath of fresh air in the album.  I have been hoarding that bee stamp forever and am so glad I finally just broke down and used it, even if it is a bit random.  The wood veneer was a chance for me to add something neutral to the page, they had broken a bit in the package, but that just gave me the chance to layer them on top of one another.

Supply List: AC cardstock, MME patterned paper and chipboard, gold airmail washi, label sticker, SC wood veneer titles, SC kit stamp, ribbon and sequins.

Take the challenge and create something outside of your comfort zone.  Can't wait to see what you all come up with! Add your link to your direct post below!   You have one fortnight to go for it. 


  1. WOW! Your use of color is SO inspiring and I just love the little bee detail :)

  2. I love how colourful and bright this is and I love the bee too!

  3. I love the way you went with the inspiration! Super layout and not too girly at all!

  4. Love that you used such a bold cardstock!

  5. So pretty! Some of my veneer words broke, but I don't have all the pieces, so I'm not sure what to do with those ;)

    And now I understand what I'm supposed to do with that seam binding stuff, so thanks for that. I've been hoarding hexagons for a while and need to just get down to business and USE them. But I have too many unfinished projects started right now (2 minis, and both girls' baby books.)

  6. Love the bright colors!! The use of shapes is fabulous!

  7. looks like you managed to really meet the challenge! it looks great.

  8. Loving the colors, the geometric detail and the adorable photo!

  9. Great challenge and inspiration!!
    I love the colors on your layout and how you used the wooden embellishments :)

  10. Super layout! Love the color choices. That hot pin just rocks with the yellow! Thanks for sharing! -Amanda

  11. LOVE your colors & the dimension of your title-work! FAB LO :)

  12. Gorgeous layout, I love the really big hexagon, and the wood veneer title! x


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