The new Take 5 Tuesday Challenge that I host is live over on the Paper Issues blog! As you all know it's my favorite challenge ;) Here's my layout using the fabulous Gather collection by Crate Paper, along with something shiny, chipboard, a bow, more than 1 photo and bar code strips as my 5 items off of the inspiration and idea list.
Notice behind my photo are the pieces of the manufacturers bar code strips. So many companies use them now to show what design is on the reverse side of the patterned paper, so I always keep them in case I need just a bit of color here and there! It's like a free embellishment!!
After I added my photo on top of the strips, I layered on some of the ephemera pieces, chipboard and that sweet little bow!! I'm really loving the bright blue background :)
Have you played along with the Take 5 Tuesday challenge over at Paper Issues?? Head on over to the blog for more inspiration and information on how you can join in on the fun too, you might even win a gift card to the Paper Issues store!!
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