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Scrapbooking Challenge :: Mix Three or more paper collections

scrapbooking challenge 02: mixing paper collections
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Did you catch the theme in the most recent Glitter Girl Adventure that I may have a habit of mixing manufacturers to create the page kits I like the best? Now it’s your turn to create a project doing just that: mixing it up.

scrapbooking challenge :: mixing paper collections
For this page, I started with a background paper from the new Heidi Swapp collection, and the bold floral across the middle is also Heidi paper, so it’s not that I have anything against using more than one thing per collection. But if I break down the rest of what’s there, the grey stripe, the polaroid paper with the bunting and the chipboard border are all from Rhonna Farrer’s Follow your Heart collection for My Mind’s Eye, the buttons, chipboard shapes, journaling sticker, sequins and word stickers are all from Dear Lizzy Neapolitan and the letter stickers are from the two different Amy Tangerine collections. Each of those collections has a signature look and they aren’t an obvious matching, but when I started mixing them on my desk, I came up with a combination I liked and just started cutting and pasting!

By the way: notice how this page really only has a tiny bit of journaling? Two sentences that pretty much tell what is relatively obvious from the photo, given a little bit of context. It’s a start – but I’ll come back to this before the weekend has finished.

For your project, you can scraplift if you like or you can create any design you want! Totally up to you. But you must use products from at least three different collections on your page. Upload it to a page gallery (like Two Peas or UKScrappers) or your own blog and link to it here to enter to win this challenge. Entries should be new projects created in response to this specific challenge and entries close at the end of next weekend!

13 April 2012

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22 Comments for Scrapbooking Challenge :: Mix Three or more paper collections

  1. Mary Buttons Says:

    Oops I did that in the first challenge, in fact I’m always doing that :lol:

  2. Barbara Says:

    Not really a challenge for me – I’ll pass, I think (fat chance lol). No, I almost always mix and match my stuff, from various collections, both old and new.

  3. Lisa Zepponi Says:

    This will defintely be a challenge. I don’t always mix the correct colors/pattens. We will see. oh please oh please let my order come in with some different papers. New stuff always helps!

  4. val Says:

    I wont be able to upload until monday shimelle, Is that ok?
    I love this challenge! I am super excited about your fun weekend here!

  5. Becks Says:

    Looks like quite a few commenters are like me, always mixing paper. Actually it’ll be an interesting challenge if I limit myself to one manufacturer haha. I’ll definitely upload something!

  6. Melissa Says:

    Fun challenge! I never pay attention to manufacturer or collection, so I enjoyed paying attention to what papers I’m using & enjoying.

  7. lou Says:

    It actually took me a while to work out who my papers where from! I raided my scrap box for this page but had a great time putting it together. Blogged and linked it above. :)

  8. jimjams Says:

    I think with me it’s the exception to use just one manufacturer’s papers! Lovely page and what a cute outfit!

  9. Scrapdolly Says:

    Love the challenge
    Are we allowed to do this digitally (can’t see my desk as it has a half made mini book on it and – aparently – every tool I have ever owned plus my entire collection of paper scraps … or so it would seem

  10. Adel Says:

    Hey those are the four paper collections mingling on my desk – just waiting to be asked to dance together. Thanks for the inspiration, Shimelle.

  11. Christina Collins Says:

    Can’t wait to whip something up this weekend! I tend to mix paper lines quite a bit. I love the versatility. Your layout is so cute! Is that a picture of you? Love the costume. ;)

  12. Deborah Clark Says:

    I love this! I spent the day today after watching glitter girl and reading this post, putting together 15 “kits” using my stash. A great way to find what you still have and get it ready to use. Thank you for the inspiration.

  13. Chriss Says:

    Great challenge, and something I do often (in fact, my layout for the first challenge would have worked here too). The hardest thing was figuring out who made what paper.

  14. Mel Says:

    The funny thing is that this is how I always scrapbook! Thanks for the challenge though!

  15. Heatheranne Farley Says:

    This was a great challenge for me! I searched out those odd sheets that I bought but never used and found 3 from different companies. I’m pleased with the finished page. Will organise a link once I’ve photographed it.

  16. Jean Marmo Says:

    Posted mine. I love to do this.

  17. Jo Says:

    I loved this challenge because it got me out of my comfort zone of just using kits.

  18. alison c Says:

    I used Theresa Collins Travelogue, Making Memories Christmas words twinkle (I used the reverse red stripe as it reminded me of the Malaysian flag) and some rusty pickle rock star – I cant remember what the red one is – but it went so well on the LO I did, and it was a scrap that I had cut the branding strip off!!! Great chalenge – thanks Shimelle!

  19. Tammie Says:

    For “So Lovely” I used 3 old paper lines that I believe 2 of which (by MME & Cosmo Cricket)are out of print, not sure about the K&Co line used as a background. I still have some them left and still love them. I went very simple, chosing to keep the focus on the papers – and those lovely photos of course.

  20. Helen Overton Says:

    Shimelle you look so cute in your little mouse outfit, bless you!

  21. Siobhan Fry Says:

    Oooops, I linked the wrong layout to this challenge earlier in the week. I have linked the right one now, so you have two from me here, sorry!

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