Friday, 12 August 2016

Doodlebug Smash-Up Challenge

Hi everyone! For Doodlebug I created this layout for the "Smash-Up" challenge. I really love this challenge, where we combine a "color" challenge with an "inspired by" challenge!

Ever since I can remember red has been my favorite color, so the choice for the "color" part of this challenge was easy, Doodlebug's "Ladybug" it would be! As for the other part of this challenge, the "inspired by" part, that turned out to be a lot harder. I have so many favorite Doodlebug projects that I had a hard time choosing just one, but in the end I decided on Kathy Skou's fabulous "2 Cute 2 Be Spooky" layout.

Here's what I created: a layout about my youngest son meeting his soccer idols. The colors of the soccer team are red/white: perfect for my Ladybug colors!

And this is the layout I chose from Kathy Skou (which I found here): 

I'm a huge fan of Kathy's work and this layout is no exception. I totally love the little squares with the fun embellishments and felt inspired straight away! I decided to flip the page, use a few more squares and (because I had so many photos I wanted to incorporate) to add a couple of photos to the squares. Here are a few close-ups:

And here's a close-up of the title using the "Simply Sweet" and the "Teensy Type" alphabet stickers.

For my layout I mostly used the "Sweet Things" collection, some "Kraft in Color", a bit of "Sprinkles Vellum" and lots of the "Petite Prints" papers. Last but not least I added some machine stitching and journaling and I was done!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today! Wishing you a great day!



  1. Super, wat een geweldige layout met veel leuke foto's. Lekkere frisse kleuren. Een leuke variant op de layout van Kathy! Liefs, Yvonne

  2. Wat een onwijs leuke lay-out! Mooie vormgeving, leuke kleuren en vooral veel prachtige details.

  3. Love red too and thats just awesome. What a happy boy :)

  4. Your layout is gorgeous !

  5. Leuk idee met die kleine foto's in de mix!

  6. Geweldige LO! De kleuren passen perfect bij de foto en hoe gaaf staan alle verschillende vierkantjes erop! Een perfecte indeling en de tekst maakt het helemaal af!

  7. Wow wow wow! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the stitching!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. oh my... all the red. this would be so difficult to me; but you - you did it perfect as always