Hey everyone! Roree here with a Monday challenge for you.
I was cleaning out my office a couple of weeks ago, trying to clear out my older supplies to make room for my newer ones. When I got to the shelves that house my October Afternoon products, I moved right past them without even looking. There is absolutely no way I could ever get rid of any of my OA supplies! But I decided to go back after I finished cleaning to see what OA products I still had. My collections date back all the way to 2008 and the Daydream collection!
With this in mind, I thought it would be fun to challenge myself (and YOU!) to an "Old & New" challenge—create a project using one of your oldest OA collections with one of your newest OA collections.
For this challenge, I mixed my oldest collection:
with my newest collection:
and I came up with this:
I used Daydream's Freshly Mown Lawn and Garden Chair patterned papers for the pennant and flowers and a label Die-cut Shape and mixed them with Treasure Map's X Marks the Spot and Hangman's Cove patterned papers, a Word Sticker, a Tin Pin, Buttons, and a Tid Bit sentiment. I created a fun nautical-themed card with a girly twist.
Even though you wouldn't normally think to match these two collections together, they had a few colors in common that paired together wonderfully. I just love that!
Vivian played along with my challenge, and paired her oldest collection:
with one of her newest:
With them both she created this amazing layout:
"When Roree shared the idea for this challenge with me I was thrilled! I house an unofficial October Afternoon archives in my scraproom, with product from every single line ever created. I dug way back to the very first line, County Fair (which dates to 2007!), and was delighted to discover that I still had a scrap of the Grandstand paper, whose B side features a notebook-paper pattern. This scrap combined beautifully with the brand new Daily Flash Milk Money line and was perfect for listing my son’s class schedule. When I was digging around in the “archives” a couple of bits from the Detours line (from October Afternoon’s second release) caught my eye so I included a 3” x 3” square of the Walk in the Park blue grid B side and printed my journaling on a speech-bubble-shaped Detours die cut. I also pulled out my Word Stickers from the Report Card line and used one of those on the square in the upper right-hand corner. After all of these years it’s amazing to see how timeless the lines are and how well they continue to work with one another!"
What older OA products do you still have? I bet they are feeling a little unloved, so it's time to pull them out and mix and match them with your new ones. If you get a chance to play along with today's challenge, be sure to upload your project(s) to the OA Flickr group. We can't wait to see what you create.
Thanks so much for stopping by!