This week it was my turn to host a challenge at Creative-Scrappers.com. I challenged anyone who wanted to play along (as well as myself) to use an ugly piece of paper that you've had in your stash for awhile. This is the paper I used - I cannot even imagine why I bought it in the first place! I've kept it around for several years and decided it was finally time to try to do something with it.
I started out by cutting and weaving papers through it; distressing it with paint; sewing on it and finally by spraying it with two different colors of Glimmer Mist (which doesn’t show up in the scan, but leaves a slight shimmer on the page).
Here is the finished page I made out of it:
(Journaling: Common sense told me it wouldn't always be this way. I knew that there would eventually be some sibling rivalry, squabbling and fighting. But we were off to a good start and common sense told me to enjoy every minute of the sweetness while it lasted. Quote: To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or confidant - it is to have a soulmate for life (Victoria Secanda).
If you'd like to participate in the challenge, post your ugly paper and your finished layout in the gallery at Creative-Scrappers.com. Post a note in the "Our Designer Challenges" section of the forum so we will know that you're playing along. Layouts posted by September 15th will be entered into a drawing for a RAK from me. I can't wait to see your creations!