I am posting this week's challenge early so you have time to mentally prepare if you are interested in following along. Ali Edwards is doing A Week In the Life, based on classes that she taught at CKC over the years. This is not an official class, but just something she is doing on her blog for the fun of it. The link with all the particulars is: http://aliedwards.typepad.com/_a_/2008/09/weekend-creat-3.html. The idea is to gather photos, receipts/ephemera and thoughts every day (ish) and create an album or layout that uses some of those items. It's kind of like a time capsule of your week to be included, or not, in your albums. How fun will this be?? I hope you are as excited as I am to do this week's challenge!!
This was a fun layout to do, although I may have gotten carried away with the bubble roller stamp! I feel like my style may be evolving somewhat!! I used the white glaze pen on the buttons, a Creative Memories Brown thin tip marker to journal and hand draw my imperfect frames and used pop dots to elevate my word blocks.
I found this video link off of Donna Downey's website/blog a couple of weeks ago... http://www.donnadowney.com/. There is a free video download on her site on how to make an art journal out of newspaper and I was so inspired to get out of my normal route of scrapping that I made my own! The video however, fails to mention how many glue sticks you will go through... let's just say after eight I stopped counting and I had to go out and buy more! I spent at least ten hours from start to finish, but I made a total of 15 pages and I still have about half of that left for another album... there was a bit of downtime waiting for paint to dry, but this was so AMAZING! You can view my whole album at http://picasaweb.google.com/alicia.willeford/ArtJournal2008#
We all have them, we may have printed them out against our better judgement... it couldn't really be 'that' blurry, right????? Or (pre-digital) we didn't know truly how bad it was. My 11-year calls them the 'blurs of inexperience', the trial and error shots where you go, 'huh' what is that?
I am calling for you to out your questionable photography skills and create a layout about them, or the moment they capture, however fuzzy it may have been. This could even be from your latest vacation or trip to the mall, whatever... underexposed, blurry, overexposed... embrace your imperfect moments!
I hadn't really thought about what I was going to scrap for this challenge, so I ended up doing this the old-fashioned way (for me anyway), photos first, supplies second. This is simple scrapbooking at it's best, use what you have and get it done. Everything else follows! My supplies: One Punch:Marvy Corner Punch... notched edges One Stamp: Always Remember (Melissa Frances Acrylic) One Embellishment: Experiment Tag (Daily Dose, My Mind's Eye).
In keeping with packing our kids off to school this week with their new supplies here is your supply list: One Punch One Stamp One Embellishment (your choice) Fortunately, these don't have to be *new* because I am certain we all have these in our stash! So, get to work and don't be late! It's a brand new school year! :)ali
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New challenges will be posted on Mondays and the deadline to post for that current challenge will be the following MONDAY. I think we needed the extra day to get stuff done in time! If you have challenge suggestions, please email them directly to ali!