Last month, Crate Paper hosted a challenge with the theme Navy & Sequins. I really has so much fun playing along with this challenge and what was even better was that I kind of had the right supplies on hand that I could use for a layout. Crate's design team members like Jeanette & Evelyn's layouts inspired me to give it a go too.
I have to confess, it has been quite awhile since I joined a challenge and it felt really good to do this again, what's more with my favourite brand!
So here's my take:
I created a border on the paper as part of the design and filled this frame border with sequins and had it hand sewen onto the paper. Crate's chipboards really makes layering extra fun!
And for the happy news, I was one of the runner-ups for this challenge and my layout was featured on Crate Paper's blog: http://crate.typepad.com/cratepaper/2013/09/the-moment-that-so-many-of-you-have-been-patiently-waiting-for-the-winner-of-the-august-creative-weekly-challenge-navy.html
Totally made my day and this encouraged me to continue joining challenges, not for the purpose of winning but to keep the passion of crafting alive and to be connected to this community of scrapbookers!
Wanna also thank you all for the sweet comments on facebook and instagram. It is with friends like these that makes this crafting journey a whole lot more uplifting and encouraing yay! Have a great week!