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Drama Llama Time!

This month's challenge is a multi-photo sketch that was perfect for showcasing three photos of my granddaughter KatieBug showing off her sassy little attitude. She turns 21 in April and I'm in awe of how time has flown so I'll admit to being more than a little nostalgic for the "good ole days"!

I love the vertical stack of tags in the challenge sketch so I raided my stash for a mix of pink and green shades to play off the branding strip of llamas with pink blankets on a green background. I tucked in an embroidered patch depicting lemonade (random choice, I know.....but there's that gorgeous pink drinking straw!), and a little card with the colors in my page plus a few others to balance the lemonade.

I defined the center line with a strip of washi tape that would mostly be covered up but the real "art" on the background was achieved by blending two Distress Oxides in the same green shades as the llama strips and tags through this leaf stencil which was perfect for adding an organic feel to the page. I LOVE how sturdy and versatile the stencils are and how easily they change the mood of any design.

I'll also admit to hoarding this title, saving it for the perfect page, and because it's a KatieBug page, of course I had to layer this cute ladybug (or ladybird as you all say outside the US!) -- even though it's red and my theme is clearly pink! You can also see a couple fuchsia-pink hearts that I pulled from my stash. The title is included in the Drama Llama set which has another awesome title piece as well. The hearts and star I used on this page are older pieces from my stash but I'll include a few links to other stars and hearts that you can get in the shop now.

This shot of the llama strips layered over the tags with a variety of hearts -- and a random raspberry included because it's the right color -- just reinforces that this is a fun page that doesn't take itself too seriously. I even included a gold heart from a holiday set from 2021 just because it matches a star I used elsewhere.

Considering KatieBug's pose in the middle photo I thought a big bright star was just the right touch. And because I'd used the red ladybug I sneaked in a red heart to repeat that color. I used the same Prisma filter to alter the photos, primarily to mute down the colors to match my palette. The added bonus was how the filter seemed to emphasize the attitude expressed in each photo!

I couldn't resist adding a ladybug flair from The Flair Hut to repeat that theme in a different part of the page. The red accent is now in three places which makes a scrappy designer's heart happy!

So here's the challenge sketch that you, too can use for your own creation and if you upload it to our Bramble Fox Friends Facebook Page before 28th February you'll be entered to win this great prize. As you can see from this page I just love using small accents like hearts and stars to repeat themes or colors or to add accents, and if you fancy some stars or hearts for your creations here are some links to current products available in the shop now: Petite multi-colored hearts, warm-hued hearts, cool-hued hearts, and black and white hearts, cool-hued stars, multi-colored petite stars, large stars in several color ways and black and white monochrome stars.

For a monthly selection of Perspextives delivered right to your door you can sign up for the awesome Fox Box -- and upgrading to Fox Box Plus will bring you a coordinating Fox Cut Stencil and a sheet of Paper Snips. Both are great deals AND a wonderful bit of happy mail each month!


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