So to get me started I decided to look at some of the sites that often have sketches that inspire me. I ended up at Purple Pumpkin and Once Upon A Sketch. The sketches had some common elements which got me thinking. Then I noticed that the theme at OUAS was "friend." I remembered this picture from an afternoon my daughter and I spent at the beach, and I was off and running.
When I dug out the picture I knew I wanted to create a bright and fun layout. Here's what I ended up with.
Here's the supply list and the layout elements I used to meet the requirements:
Something old - the blue and orange paper was from my scraps
Something never used before - the crocheted flowers from Purple Pumpkin and the Martha Stewart label (from Staples)
Something from my purse - the q-tip used to hold the banners
Handwriting - I wrote both on the label and I wrote the quote
Computer generated element - I downloaded the header image from the Walnut Beach website and printed it on vellum
Quote - "A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend." (also serves as my journaling for the OUAS challenge)
Photo of me - I really am in one of those chairs
6 inches of twine or ribbon - I made the small skein of twine accenting the title
A "C," an "H" or an "A"- all three are in the title and the computer generated element.
I ended up really loving the layout - it captured the bright, happy feeling I wanted and the spirit of my relationship with my daughter. Sometimes going outside your comfort zone really pays off.