Comfy Cozy – a Challenge YOUrself #27 challenge layout
|Start:||The challenge this month over at Challenge YOUrself is to use chevrons.|
|Story:||“Looking back it is obvious, even to me, that this sweater should be considered ugly, but I did not realize at the time. It was certainly a departure for me to buy something with such a bold mix of patterns on it. Yet when I tried it on and it was long and luxurious, substantial in weight and breathable cotton, I had to have it. Perfect for the cooler weather of autumn through the dead of winter, I wore it quite often. It was a bonus that it just became cozier and cozier as it was worn and washed, again and again and again.|
Years later, a comment by my sister-in-law finally convinced me to retire the sweater. I donated it hoping someone else also believes that cozy wins!”
|Style:||I started looking through my stash and grabbed the first papers that had chevrons on them that would work with the mauve and grey backgrounds of my photos. As it happens, this line has two different chevron patterns; the green one is very stylized. There were also two colors of houndstooth. All very appropriate for scrapping about a sweater which included a chevron design and other patterns. I added in the buttons, vinyl heart and faux stitching to mimic other elements of the sweater.|
The hot pink coral alphabet was paired next to the calmer green thicker to produce a bit of a jolt. In person, the contrast is even more jarring – not unlike that sweater, some might remark.
And of course, comfy cozy is also how those three people make me feel.
|Stash:||The cardstock is Fig Swirl by Bazzil and the patterned papers here are from Pebbles HomeMade Cottage Living collection. The coral pink alphabet is also by Peebles. The Thickers and buttons are from American Crafts and the wood veneer is from Gossamer Blue - colored with a peach marker from American Crafts. The font I used is called Susanne, and I purposely made it grey instead of black - like it had faded with washing.|