Hi there! Emily here with today's Monday Challenge! Awhile back, I was looking through some old layouts, and I realized I have a LOT of layouts that use October Afternoon products! I've been a fan for many, many years! I though it might be fun to create a challenge around the concept of "OLD." I decided to call my challenge "What's Old is New." My friend Ginny Hughes is joining me this week, and I wanted her to interpret "What's Old is New" in her own personal way, so I told her to feel free to interpret the title however she pleased! She went a totally different direction, which I love - she chose an "old" memory as the inspiration for her layout! Here is what she had to say:
When I found out the challenge today I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I recently took this photo of my father driving me around when we were on vacation and it was such a weird feeling, it took me back to when I was a kid! I used the new Saturday Mornings collection, it has a great retro vibe. The woodgrain paper is going to be a new staple for me, it goes perfectly with everything!
And here is her fabulous layout:
When I came up with this challenge, I thought I could either a) use old products or b) scrap in an "old" style. I decided to do a little of both. I chose a single layout as my inspriation. I made this layout in March of 2012.
My style has definitely change a bit in the past three years. I have always been a lover of paper...thought I used to use a LOT more. I started out my new layout as a "modified" direct copy of the old one. I had a lot of paper and a lot of patterns. I pushed paper around. I added things. I subtracted things. I decided...I hated it. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this photo at 11:30 p.m. when I ripped my layout apart and started over:
I decided that, while I may have rocked the TONS of paper look in 2012, it just wasn't happening in 2015. I went with a lot more white space and less pattern. I did keep a few elements the same, such as the blue strip + the tickets from the Public Library Miscellany pack, the Flower Sack die cuts from the Farmhouse line, and an old vintage doily from my personal collection. To say I am much happier with the second layout would be an understatement! It's funny - I love the layout from 2012, but as my style has changed, it was impossible for me to create a similar layout that I also loved. So..what's old is kind of what's new, but not exactly... ;)
(Excuse the bad photo quality - I'm having some printer issues.)
We would love for you to play along! Upload your layout to the October Afternoon Flickr gallery, post it on our Facebook page, or connect with us on Instagram via #octoberafternoon. Happy Monday, and happy scrapping!