Did you know that Scrap for Help and The Color Room are cross-promoting each other this year? Combining the two challenges is not required; it's just a fun option.
My journaling is a simple caption, which you see in the frame above. The plastic "gemstone" that decorates this frame is recycled from a broken child-sized ring.
I also repurposed some old sequins and a safety pin as a dangling embellishment.
To illustrate the supposed site of the pretend mammoth dig (Siberia), I cut up a world map whose colors matched the TCR palette.
As a finishing touch, I also pleated a scrap from the map to make an interesting banner that houses the chipboard letters in my title.
And now for my second layout, called "Mardi Gras Morning," which is a "just for fun" layout (not for the Color Room)...
Journaling: "We decided to surprise the little dude by setting out Easter decorations and decorating his toys with beads. But he took it all in stride. We found he had given his dinosaurs egg 'hats' and was cuddling his bunny while calmly reading."
Actually, I originally planned to use this page as my DT sample for Scrap for Help. While I was working on it, though, I started to worry. In many places, Mardi Gras/Carnival is a day of wild revelry. Would people who saw this page think I was weird for letting my child participate? I decided to make a different page as my DT sample for the Scrap for Help blog. Later I finished this Mardi Gras page, to post on my own blog, where I can add this disclaimer: Don't worry, where we live Mardi Gras is a very tame, family-friendly celebration.
Along with a sprinkling of tabletop confetti, I used the plastic items pictured above in creating my layout. Below are a few photos showing how I incorporated the plastic items into my layout.
My mixed media supplies had a party on this page, so I also have a few shots of all the splashes and splatters.
I had a lot of fun getting inspired by two of my favorite challenge sites: The Color Room and Scrap for Help. I hope you've had fun looking at my layouts. Thanks for visiting my blog!