Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Waiting (Crate Paper)

I decided to enter the Crate Paper August Creative Weekly Challenge which had the challenge of navy blue and sequins.  I am loving that sequins are so trendy in the crafting world right now, and it seems that they are trendy in fashion too!

My layout is about my kids waiting for a special Christmas surprise to arrive on 22 December 2012. It was Grannie and Poppa (my parents), who planned a special trip, and we told Sam and Azaria that we were going to the airport to pick up a special present. The photo shows them waiting in the airport terminal, watching the plane arrive.  Here is my layout:

It was a very special moment, therefore the Maggie Holmes handwritten moment paper was perfect.  I'm so glad I'd been keeping (hoarding) it!  I added a frame, some ephemera, and painted the border with watered down ink.  I was inspired by an image I found on Pinterest of some chevron sequins.  I decided to use this inspiration to make the journaling tag.  Here are some close ups:

Thanks for looking
Melissa x


  1. Awesome take on the challenge, Melissa!! Love that text paper for your background and the use of the sequins on the tag is so cute!

  2. LOVE LOVE this page and the sequins on the tag!!!!

  3. So darn cute! I bet they were thrilled! Love all the shiny embellishments! Beautiful job!

  4. What a beautiful chevron you created! A great story to go along with the photo!