I've been scrap booking more than card making recently because I've had a lot of interesting photos which I thought just had to be scrapped - not all taken by me for a change. For example, the photo used on this page.
It's a simple layout with the photo matted and layered on to scraps of left over patterned paper which was then adhered to the base sheet, Glitz Color Me Happy Stripe. I chose this sheet with a subtle grey/white trellis pattern because I thought it would make a good background for the photo. And, bonus, it already had, in the bottom left corner, those very useful journaling prompts.
The camera embellishment is from Simple Stories So Fancy Sticker sheet and those in the clusters are made up of stickers from Kaisercraft Photo Friendly Happy Snaps Sticker sheet. I wanted to repeat the chevron motif that was already on the base sheet so punched a border using a Stampin' Up border punch and a snippet of black cardstock. The waste this created was chevron shaped, exactly right for the page. I finished with a sprinkling of gold sequins (from Paper Cellar) and one red enamel dot popped on the camera motif just above the title.
Yeah! No new stash was used in the making of this page :) Once again, I've been able to 'shop' from my stash, use up a few fairly large scraps of leftover patterned paper - love it when I can do that - and a few snippets of black cardstock. And because of that I'm submitting this page to Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 185 where anything goes as long as snippets are used somewhere in the making.
As mentioned earlier, I haven't made any cards recently but, as there are a few occasions coming up soon, I'll have to set to and get down to it or else I'll be forced to actually go to the card shop and, I'm whispering this, buy some!!!