I love CHA time as the internet is all a flutter with new and exciting collections from the manufacturers or even perhaps a new manufacturer. I was browsing away on facebook and stumbled across Authentique, a new paper company just starting out and they are about to conquer their first CHA.
Now, I will be the first to admit... Authentique is not a style that I would usually get excited about. However, the first thing that caught my eye was the 'grey'. I'm a huge fan of grey but never get to play with it in my scrapping because it's not often used by manufacturers. So when I spied a company who was willing to use 'grey' as the new black I was totally intrigued to the point that I made my first purchase and waited patiently for the postman to arrive.
Okay, I know this layout is very different for me with all the florals etc and not a critter in sight, but gee I had fun. And it was so nice to do a layout just for me... no deadline, no theme, no products I had to use... just for fun!
Now, I can honestly say that Authentique products are better in person than veiwing them on-line... the quality is superb, so much so that your paper gives that delightfully crisp cutting sound when you are snipping away with your scissors.
The large alphas are quite thick which made them perfect for cutting around each letter and still have them hold their shape. The mini alphas and words won't fall off your page in a hurry as they peel beautifully from their packaging and stick fast once down.
I decided to re-create the floral pattern by hand stitching larger versions of it on the background cardstock which of course had to be grey. I then added hints of chalk inside the stitched areas just to highlight the pattern.
Well that's it for my project and I must say, I think I'm going to have to down tools on required projects a bit more often and simply scrap for the fun.
From farm to you...