Hello Darling Mountain Climber layout by Jennifer Grace

A Challenge to go Up, Up, Up!

(This post is part of my Onwards and Upwards Blog Event)

It’s time for another challenge! This time I challenge you to make a project that goes up, up, up!

This can be interpreted lots of ways, and I’ll give you some ideas for it at the end of the post. But first I want to show you the prize you could win, and then a layout for some inspiration!

If you enter this challenge you might win this prize:

Lucky Charm Challenge Prize at Jennifer Grace Creates

A Lucky Charm 6×6 Pad and Stamp Set!

Here’s my layout that goes up, up, up…

Hello Darling Mountain Climber:

Hello Darling Mountain Climber layout by Jennifer Grace

Can you see how it goes UP? One way is in the photo and story – my son learning to crawl up some steps to get to the top of a slide. Another way is that the patterns are denser and darker at the bottom, and lighter at the top, so you eye travels up to the top, like on the sunrise layout this morning.

But the fun way it goes up is something you can’t really see in the above picture… the strips at the bottom of the page are raised up like steps! Here they are viewed from above:


I just added them with foam pop-dots and tape, building each strip up an extra level:


It’s a fun detail on the layout that helps enhance the climbing theme!


Now it’s your turn! Here’s some ways to interpret the challenge, pick one of these or interpret it your own way:

Be Inspired

Use a photo/story with an ‘up’ theme eg. hot air balloons, planes, clouds, climbing, mountains, growing taller, feeling more up-beat

Use the word ‘up’ somewhere on your page

Build up lots of layers or steps

Use an ombre or dense-to-light effect going up the page / project

Point some chevrons or arrows upwards on your project

To enter this challenge: Make something that goes up, up, up! Then blog about it or upload it to an online gallery – a link back to here is appreciated if possible. Then come here and add your project to the Linky Tool below! You can enter this challenge as many times as you like, and you can combine it with other challenges (either mine or other online challenges). The project must be newly made (as long as it was made after 4pm Friday 10th May you can enter it).

The challenge will close next Sunday 19th May at 10.59pm BST (NOW SLIGHTLY EXTENDED TO 05.59am BST on Monday 20th May). It is open internationally.

Finally, don’t forget that commenting on this post, and any other over this weekend, will count as an entry into the Grand Giveaway, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE.

I’ll be back again in one hour! x

  • Jackie Edwards

    Love your layout…hat a super photo you managed to get!!

    May 11, 2013 at 6:51 pm
  • Annie

    Such a fun page Jennifer – I’m itching to have a go at the challenge as I have some hot air balloon stamps and a couple of ideas brewing already … hope to get some scrapping time in tomorrow :o)

    May 11, 2013 at 6:58 pm
  • Julie

    I love how the up one comes together perfectly. Like the colors too.

    I Create Purty Thangs

    May 11, 2013 at 7:02 pm
  • A great challenge and I love your layout – feel as though I’m climbing the steps too 🙂

    May 11, 2013 at 7:10 pm
  • that photo really is cute and a great inspiration for a challenge looking forward to it!!

    May 11, 2013 at 7:37 pm
  • That is such a simple but dead clever idea Jennifer. I am now wracking my brains for a photograph that isn’t balloons or mountains as I’ve done those for other challenges. Maybe a swing is somewhere,
    Jo xxxx

    May 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm
  • jengd

    Fabulous layout! Love the tie of the photo to the papers.

    May 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm
  • What a fantastic layout and photo!! I LOVE your ideas :0) Just genius!

    May 11, 2013 at 8:18 pm
  • sandie cottee

    Fabulous layout… I love the detail you included. Not sure if I’ll have time to make something to qualify for the giveaway but I’ll try as it is too good to miss!

    May 11, 2013 at 10:18 pm
  • An interesting challenge and I think I have just the pictures too…

    May 11, 2013 at 11:05 pm
  • Annette

    definitely want to try this one. I love how successfully you mix letters.

    May 11, 2013 at 11:16 pm
  • Bethany Hardy

    I’m “up” with my layout! 🙂 It was so easy to pull together!

    May 11, 2013 at 11:21 pm
  • Fabulous layout! love the layering and that picture is so cute! Perfect for the challenge! Hope to play along!

    May 12, 2013 at 2:33 am
  • Bernice J

    What a great idea to make the three dimensional embellishments go up, up, up!!

    May 12, 2013 at 4:54 am
  • Would totally love to win that prize, so I’ll have to put my thinking cap on!

    May 12, 2013 at 5:52 am
  • Love all the layering……which is right up my street!

    May 12, 2013 at 9:52 am
  • Zahra

    Wow, love it, and what a great prize, after all my commenting about the balloon stamps yesterday, I’d love to win, thank goodness it’s open until next weekend, so got time to think, thank you!

    May 12, 2013 at 11:00 am
  • Such a cute pic … love the stepped papers too!

    May 12, 2013 at 12:39 pm
  • Becky

    Another challenge I want to do, but I am only getting to read all,these posts this evening and I have work tomorrow! Oh well, I will still join in even if it is after the challenge prize is closed!

    May 12, 2013 at 9:04 pm
  • Louise

    a super cute layout Jennifer. All those papers are lush x

    May 12, 2013 at 9:05 pm
  • I will endeavour to complete this one too.Love your layout,especially the photo.

    May 13, 2013 at 7:57 am
  • I have many photos from holidays over the years of family members climbing various stairs/mountains etc, hope I get a chance to scrap them this week!

    May 13, 2013 at 9:57 am
  • Frances

    Really like all your design ideas. So great. Thanks.

    May 13, 2013 at 3:48 pm
  • Lisa-Jane

    I love using foam pads for dimension on my layouts. Such a cute photo!

    May 17, 2013 at 9:54 pm
  • The top two layouts in this post were inspired by these prompts and were good to use up some photos from earlier this year that I wasn’t sure how to scrap. The linky seems closed but I thought that there was still time! So here is a link – http://melgetsscrappy.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/saturday-scrapping-layouts-inspired-by.html

    May 19, 2013 at 3:42 am

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