This quote actually came from my trainer / niece when we were discussing the gym where we work out. Its not one of those places with fancy TVs on the wall and lines of cardio equipment and artistic interpretations of the human body in the changing rooms. It is functional, hard wearing and appropriate for the job in hand and how it looks doesn't really make a difference to how it works.
"It doesn't have to be pretty" is a sentiment that could be applied to a lot of things actually now I think about it and that is certainly true of the challenge's over at S J Crafts each month. Of course we like the things we make to be pretty but being happy making something is as much a part of the process as the end result - I think I need to keep that in mind with my fitness too!
It was a combination of this wording and the colour scheme for this month's challenge that gave me the idea for this layout. I love the way Jennifer has put together the image on the blog for the colour inspiration and I hope it inspires you to join in!Echo Park Off The Record collection out already so it was the most fitting thing I could find! The hot pinky / red matches my vest and the orange matches the equipment and I went to town on the flowers and pretty embellishments to contrast with the cheeky title.
Black Soot Distress Ink. The ribbon, brads and doily came from my stash and the 2 pieces of chipboard are by My Mind's Eye..
My Mind's Eye. There are some gorgeous metallic ones in the shop at the moment but I am particularly taken with the woodgrain ones too. SOME things DO need to be pretty after all... ;-)
Bye for now