I think I may have stretched the limits of this one just a bit. Technically I did use a "craft project" as my inspiration but since it wasn't a layout, mini-album or mixed media scrapbook project, I'm just going to say it's all good - how's that?
I used this cross-stitched piece on Pinterest as my inspiration:
Here is the page I made based on that cross-stitched piece:
I started by converting my photos into black & white and printing them in collage of squares. I placed the photo block in the center of the page and then arranged squares of patterned paper around them, trying to vary the sizes and colors.
I used a transparency piece from Little Yellow Bicycle for my journaling - I picked the circle design to stand out from all the square shapes already on the page.
I placed a few chipboard hearts around the page to reinforce my theme and break up those patterned blocks.
I finished off the page by adding a couple pieces of the black alpha washi tape I included in my "So Rad" kit. I wanted a little more black to go with the title and journaling piece.
And now for a little confession - I wasn't terribly happy with my "So Rad" kit at first. I couldn't exactly put my finger on it but I just wasn't excited to work with it. Now that I've made my first layout though, my thoughts have completely changed. I really like the crisp look of the colors, which are a nice change from the pastels I'd been using for my kits recently. I definitely think I'll get a lot of use out of this kit after all.
So, how about you? Are you ready to tackle this challenge with your kit? You can take a look at the CKC blog to get an idea of how some of the other Master Forgers interpreted this challenge. Please link your project up here too - we'd love to see what you've made!