Did anyone watch the Academy Awards? I didn’t but hearing all the news stories about it did lead me to an idea for a challenge this month…movie posters. I challenged myself to make a layout that was inspired by a movie poster. First I found a site that sells posters and then I searched for one that I thought would make a good layout. Seeing as though we are already experiencing “April Showers” here in the Midwest, the “Singing in the Rain” poster caught my eye and I had just the photos to work with it.
I have been working on a recipe booklet for my kids using Kelly Sill’s Keep it Together Recipe kit. So I have been writing down ingredients for all the foods my family loves. When one of my daughters was in high school she had to attend a food fair. She commented that all different countries use many of the same ingredients in their food but come up with vastly different results. They each add something regional and make those basic ingredients into something unique. It seemed like a good idea to make a recipe challenge this month. But instead of food we will use common components of a layout.
The November Champions strategy was all about telling your story. I was reminded how important it is to get the details down on even little things that we don’t want to forget. Since this is February when our thoughts turn to love, I thought it would be fun to tell a love story. Now this doesn’t have to be a romantic love story, there’s all kinds of love. Like the love in the layout I posted below.
During the month of December Scrapaneers is celebrating the Magic of Beginnings. To help you celebrate along with us, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout December you can pick up a free mini-kit on our blog and it will all add up to an amazing massive kit. So here’s the challenge for this month:
I love layouts that are black and white with just a pop of color. They always seem to catch my eye in galleries and I can’t resist a kit with black and white patterned papers. On this layout I challenged myself to put the text on a curve that mimicked the curve of the paper. I referred to Amanda Taylor’s classes “The Power of the Pen Tool” and “The Art of Journaling” to help me make a type path. It’s not perfect but I”m okay with it. I still need a little practice.
This month’s challenge is brought to you by Forum Peer Team Director Kathy: One of the most popular challenges during our birthday week celebration was the mood board challenge. For those of you who haven’t worked with a mood board before, it is just using a compilation of photos to inspire you to create a layout. So the October challenge will be to create a layout based on the following mood board:
This month’s challenge is brought to you by Kathy: July is the month that those of us who live in the United States celebrate Independence Day. Everywhere you look you see red, white and blue, the colors of our flag. So for this month’s challenge I thought it would be fun to use flag colors on our layouts. So the challenge is:
Welcome to the March Scrapaneers Challenge! As always, the challenge is based on the awesome techniques showcased in the current Champions installment. Soooo, that means the March challenge will focus on BRUSHES. I hope you are as excited as I am. 🙂 Each participant will earn a prize created with pieces from the March Champions kit. You do NOT have to be a Champions member to participate. Everyone is welcome and EVERYONE that participates gets a prize. And on top of that, one random participant will win a $10 gift certificate to Scrapaneers! How awesome is that?!