Sunday, August 8, 2010

Better Scrap Challenge - Most Influential Person

I hope you've had a chance to visit the Better Living Through Scrapbooking challenge blog. If not, well then by golly there is no time like the present!  We've got an exciting new challenge this week, so get out your photographs, paper and glue and get ready to scrap!

To enter this week's challenge at Better Living Through Scrapbooking all you need to do is chose a person, living or dead, whether you know them personally or not, that has had a big influence on your life, and create a layout about them. This person can be a friend, relative, historical figure, celebrity – anyone at all.

You also need to choose at least 2 of the following items and incorporate them in your layout:

1. The photo must be black & white. If you don’t have a black & white version, change the photo to black & white in Photoshop, or take the photo to your local 1-hour photo and have them do it for you. You can also make a black & white copy of the photo at your local office store. If you do not have a photo of the person (if they are a historical figure or celebrity) find one on the internet and print it out.

2. Use at least one major circular element on your page – whether it’s the photo, photo mat, or other noticeable circular element.

3. Use paint or ink in a fun and unusual way.

4. Hand make your own flowers and use them on the layout.

5. Include hand written journaling.
When you finish your project link it up over at the Better Scrap blog to play along with us this week!  Whether you decide to play along or not however, I just know you are going to love what all of the Creative Team at Better Scrap has created to inspire you, so stop by the blog and check it out.  You can also visit the Creative Team at their personal blogs, the links are posted here at Runs With Scraps on the sidebar.
For this challenge I chose to create a layout featuring my close friend Kristina. I also chose to incorporate element 1., a black and white photograph and element 4., handmade flowers.  I created the pretty handmade blossoms using the Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge and assembled the flowers using a Grunge Rose techinque influenced by Tim Holtz.

The journaling states, ” Though I haven’t known Kristina long she is already a large influence in my life. With her friendship I have found the younger sister I always longed for, the friend I can trust and the scrapping partner I hoped for. I am lucky to have her in my life for so many reasons and I look forward to a lifelong kinship with my sweet friend Kristina.”

See you over at Better Living Through Scrapbooking.

Supplies Used:

Papertrey Ink
Delightful Dahlia Die Cuts and Stamp Set
Smokey Shadow and Simply Chartreuse, Stampers Select Cardstock
Just the Ticket Stamp Set

Archival Ink, Coffee
Liquid Pearls, Opal

The Girls’ Paperie
Paper Girl Patterned Paper Collection

Tattered Angels
Glimmer Mist, Dew Drop

Cricut Expression Machine
Storybook Cartridge
Accent Essentials

Hero Arts

4 Scrappy Comments:

Brenda said...

The colors, the flowers - just beautiful!!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Wow what a gorgeous page. Love the colors.

Kim said...

OMG, I LOVE this, Beth. First, the "homesupn quilt" feel to it is so very cozy! I'm loving those flowers and how you did the title in a large bold color! Just incredible!
Kim xXx

Kristina H said...

I feel so honored, you can't even imagine! The layout is just beautiful and I love those flowers. The journaling just makes me cry. I wish we were closer, I guess Skype will have to do for now ;)
I'm counting the days until March!!


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