If you really want some inspiration to step outside your scrapbooking box, then joining us for this week's challenge at Better Living Through Scrapbooking is the way to go! For this second challenge of September we're asking you to not skip through those "bad" photos or toss them into the trash, unused... Instead, we want you to put them into a layout... here are the full challenge details.
Create a layout using a photo or photos that you would normally have discarded.
Choose at least 2 of the following:
1. Use rub-ons or stickers directly on your photo(s).
2. Use paint on your page in a messy or unusual way.
3. Use a die-cut or pre-purchased journaling “spot” on which to write your journaling.
4. Use the following sketch as design inspiration for your page: http://www.betterscrap.com/images/sketch2.jpg
5. Make a handmade flower using Katie’s technique in our August 1st reveal, and use the flower on your layout.
To start my layout for this challenge I selected some photographs of my oldest grandson when he was about 11 months old. We dicarded a lot of his photographs back then simply because his parents taught him to "Say Cheese" for the camera. I also used items 1 through 4 additions to the challenge. I used stickers directly on my photos, I "messy" painted a frame around the layout, I used the sketch as inspiration and I used some purchased journaling spots for the background of my journal entry.
The journaling reads, "We always had a difficult time getting photographs of Jack smiling (actually we still do!). For most photographs Jack kept a poker-face on. So his parents spent a lot of time just before he turned 1 year old teaching him to "Say Cheese" for the camera. Once Jack learned, we stopped getting even the rare photograph of him smiling like the first one pictured here and starting getting photographs like the last two pictures, bad or just plain SCARY, instead. We soon stopped telling Jack to "Say Cheese" and instead just said..."Smile" and if he didn't...we took the photograph anyhow, poker face or not...even that is a better face than his "Say Cheese" scary smile! (Jack pictured at approximately 11 months old... journaling done August 2010)."
Our sponsors for this month at Better Scrap are Graphic 45 and Discount Cardstock, so I've featured their yummy products in this layout.
Now head on over to Better Scrap and take a look at all the fun and inspirational layouts the rest of our Creative Team have prepared for you this week... and most importantly, join us in this "Bad Photo" challenge!
Cardstock: Midnight Black #80, Natural Smooth (Discount Cardstock)
Patterned Paper: Nonsense Uncommon from Hallowe'en in Wonderland Collection, The Holly & the Ivy Christmas Past Collection (Graphic 45)
Stickers: Granola Chip Stickes (Basic Grey), Mini Market Stickers Ledger, Thrift Shop Label Stickers(October Afternoon)
Embellishments: Vintage Button (Papertrey Ink), Kraft Journaling Tags (Maya Road) Rustic Cream Button Twine (Papertrey Ink), Memo Pin (Tim Holtz) Pearls and Gems (Hero Arts)
Other Tools: Black Calligraphy 2.0 Pen (Marvy), Corner Chomper (Crop 'O Dile), Black and Cream Acrylic paints (Delta Ceramcoat)
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