Often when we have a specific subject in mind, we reach for a themed kit. Over time, that same kit can feel repetitive. Sometimes, it just doesn't have the right motifs or elements to convey the story properly. You might find that limiting yourself to that kit might very well crush your creative stamina.When that is the case, it's perfectly fine to step away from themed supplies. I have been doing quite a bit of that lately(take this layout for example) and I must say I am very happy with the way my silly pet tales are being told.
Based on Scrapbook Challenges Sketch # 159
For Let's Get those Bad Guys I opted for bright neon colors mixed with emoticons. I felt like the fun text paper and bold color choices better conveyed the playful energy. Sometimes I feel like pet themed kits have too much brown in them.
Based on Scrapbook Challenges Sketch # 443
This page is all about the exploits of our female cat. It's the perfect opportunity for me to slip in the soft floral print with the bold black canvas. The hints of pink and red in the embellishments keep the playful nature of the page.
Sometimes pet kits are perfect. Other times they feel a bit like a cliche. Challenge yourself to find other options within your supplies. There are no rules that state every pet page needs to have traditional motifs.
Both of these layouts are based on sketches from Scrapbook Challenges. Be sure to stop by for additional inspiration from the SBC Sketch Crew. If you create a page based on one of the sketches, don't forget to link up on the Scrapbook Challenges blog. If it's a pet themed page, leave me a link here as well. I would love to see it!
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