Monday, June 13, 2016

Legless at noon .. with Show Us Your Stuff

The challenge this month at Show Us Your Stuff grabbed me from the minute I read it. Use an 'abandoned' (from your stash) item? I can do that!

Legless at noon

There was a sketch involved as well, which I loosely, somewhat cryptically, followed. Some ideas for the 'abandoned' items included eyelets, twine, hessian, charms, ribbons, rub-ons, brads, button, stickers, and pearls/rhinestones.

My 'abandoned' items included hessian, ribbon and rub-ons, as well as photo corners, Mod Design dots (I guess they're a cross between a decorative brad and an enamel dot, but before their time LOL!), Basic Grey Bling It (the rhinestone flowers), MME borders from old 12x12 patterned paper, a Heidi Swapp flower, some old-ish Thickers and Studio Calico bow, and finally, patterned paper from the Basic Grey Marrakech collection. What a lot of old stuff, and fun!

Cutting up photo corners to use as arrows is one of my favourite things to do lately. I've now idea how, but I seem to have accumulated quite a stash of photo corners, and that's just the every day kind! I can't wait until I come across my old Heidi Swapp photo corners in my stash one day. Meanwhile I'm a bit bummed with the way my layout turned out. (Insert sad face LOL.) It was my intention to tone down the patterned paper with diluted gesso and was gutted (almost) when I remembered, and it was too late. But now, I look at this bright, cheery layout and I smile. (Insert happy face.) It was such a happy day.

So, I know you're itching to give the current challenge at Show Us Your Stuff a go, and so go on, I dare you! You can find all the details HERE.



  1. Totally loving your page! Love that you used so many abandoned items!! Great page, thanks for joining us at SUYS :)

  2. Lol, I can kind of see the sketch Alz. I love the use of orange in thes, it really pops off the page. Thanks for joining us at SUYS.

  3. Totally loved seeing all your Stash busting - great abandoned items, combined for the perfect page! I'm sure theres a story to this page! ha! Thanks so much for joining us!

  4. Fantastic layout Alison and I love see you use all of those abandoned items, thank you for playing along with us at SUYS