Saturday, 14 September 2013

Mixing Old and New

Stash, that is. I was inspired by another Glitter Girl episode, here, although actually I do this all the time.
 
 The background is a sheet of handmade paper with rose petals in which I've had for ages and the frame is cut from a die-cut 12x12 by Kraft Kuts 2009 but the papers are from a new 6x6 Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm pad which I only bought 2 days ago. I cut the flowers from an old Kate Hadfield 6x6 pad and added a couple of chipboard flowers which came with this month's Papercraft Inspirations magazine.
The title is also a mixture of old and new alphas: a 3yr-old Papermania set, Basic Grey from 2012 and a brand new Amy Tangerine translucent font. This is normal procedure for me. I never have the cash to buy full ranges, just as I can't afford to go clothes shopping every season. I just invest in a few bits I love when I can and add them to my eclectic stash. I actually love mixing and matching. Full kits take away the bit of scrapping I enjoy most - choosing papers and embellishments. What about you? matchy matchy or pick and mix?

1 comment:

S said...

Great job, I think mixing the old and new is a unique challenge to us scrapbookers. Your page looks great, and reminds me that I have so many flowers that I need to get on pages.