Sunday, 22 August 2010

An 'Ugly' challenge for you

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I created this for an 'Ugly' challenge. But I actually rather like it even if I didn't like these papers to start off with.

This weeks challenge at The Studio goes like this:

Step 1: First of all, go and pick the 2 ugliest, most mismatched papers in your collection, that you honestly can't ever see yourself using. Take a photo of them.
Step 2: Yes, you saw this coming, didn't you?! Make a page using those papers. You can add any other embellishments you like, but those 2 papers must play a prominent role in your design! Take a photo of it.
Step 3: Upload your layout AND your horrendous papers 'before' photo.

The papers must be obviously ugly to begin with - no choosing something you secretly like! Good luck!"

I went with these Crate papers. Although I do love Crate, these weren't from my favourite collection, but they came in a kit ages ago.
It does actually feel good to have used them.

I've used chipboard butterflies to draw around and cut out. Then I cut very thin strips of the paper and stuck onto my page to journal on.

Let me know which papers you end up selecting.
Have fun : )


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Such a great challenge Lisa!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the end result! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the butterflies and the PAINT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Fabi Ormerod said...

Girl...only 2 words: You rock!!!!!! XX

Heidi said...

wow. those were ugly. lol. but you created a gorgeous l/o! the papers actually look like they're the same almost.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

When I first saw this challenge, I thought, how awful. But after looking at the layouts, I really think I'm going to give it a try. I recognize your "ugly" papers - they are in a pile of my discards! Love what you made!

Lynnda Hosni said...

wow Lisa.... Seriously ... I love your creativity.... this is just so pretty.... how you nail... those "ugly PP".... Fantastic....

Thanks for the inspiration...xx

Sue said...

mmmm just as I suspected you could NEVER do ugly

wonderful LO