I managed to complete the quickest layout ever last night. From when I read the challenge to "be bold" on Frosted Designs to when I finished the layout was only a few hours. I'm sure that's not that quick for some of you, but for me it's a record!!
The challenge made me think about bright colours and young children, so I went "old school" with the photos as my son called it, and grabbed some play photos from 2005. I haven't scrapped many photos from when my kids were younger so it was kind of nice to dig up an old TLC Hot Fudge (havin' fun) kit and use some of my plentiful TLC stash. The colours were very bold and bright, and once I picked the sketch by Becky Fleck from the Scrapbookand Cards Today Fall 2010 bonus sketch collection I was away!
I turned the sketch 90o and the whole thing came together incredibly fast. I used just what was in the kit: cardstock, papers and die cuts. My only additions not from the kit were the many brads that have also been languishing in my stash for way too long. these provided some texture/height and also satisfied the the challenge at Use it Tuesday to use fasteners. Their challenges to use up your stash are certainly not a problem for me when I have so much to choose from! I'd say that nothing that I used for this layout is newer than maybe seven years old.
So, maybe I've found a new quick scrapping style, but I suspect that I'll be back to hours and hours of consideration for my next layout. We'll see.
Till next time, happy days!