Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Stashbusting Layouts

The Stashbusters Anonymous workshop ended this week, however I still have a few challenges to complete. I found the materials and challenges in this workshop extremely inspiring and have already completed nine layouts, with ideas for many more that I want to create. Here's a look at a couple of layouts with photos from earlier this year.

Challenge 2 was to use a sunburst shape on our layout. Aly Dosdall provided a template for cutting up scraps of patterned paper to create the sunburst. I used my highlights photo and twenty words from January on this layout and followed the provided sketch very closely.

This layout was a lot of FUN to create and I'm hoping to try it again to help use up my patterned paper scraps in other colors.

For the fourth challenge, Aly shared how to create flowers using buttons. I didn't follow the sketch for this layout because I wanted to include quite a few photos. I think the flowers make a great embellishment and can see adding these types of flowers on future layouts.

Have you cut up papers to create a sunburst or used buttons on your layouts lately?


Debbie P said...

Why yes I have...lol... for the class. Actually, I didn't do the flower one. It's still on my "to do" list. I love both of these! Fabulous job!

Sian said...

The sunburst works so well to draw the eye into your page. You are right, I need to think about giving it a go very soon

alexa said...

I haven't used either of these, but can see myself making a button with, perhaps with card? (I'm not so good on lumpy pages). But that sunburst one is such a beautiful blast of brightness - hope you were pleased with your hair too!

Karen said...

I've used buttons before, but never a sunburst. Yours is fabulous!

S said...

I recognize both those challenges and you've completed them in fine form. Nicely scrapped.