Half Page and Colour Story Challenges

I managed to get a couple more challenges completed this evening. Thank you hubby for putting little girl to bed. Now if only he could learn to breastfeed so I didn’t get interrupted by baby…!

This layout is for Shimelle’s ‘half page’ challenge, to scrapbook only filling half a 12×12 page. This one was a real challenge for me as I don’t ‘do’ pages with white space (in case you hadn’t noticed!).

I overcame it by thinking about what Shimelle said about it showing off the patterned paper in the background. I found this Sandylion ‘fairy garden’ paper that has been in my stash for years. I love it as it’s so pretty, but I could never use it on a page because it’s overwhelming and I usually put tons of embellies on my page. By keeping the page simple and leaving half the page blank it shows it off, but still keeps the photo in the foreground:

Journaling reads: ‘You really don’t like standing still for photos at the moment – you always want to be dancing, waving or pulling funny faces! It can be annoying but at least you’re energetic!’

I was pleased with the end result, and it was quick to scrap. I shall try this again!

I’ve also completed something for the ‘colour story’ challenge – to create a project in red, white and aqua. As I have about a million birthdays coming up in September I opted for a card:

I bought this papermania ‘Happy Birthday’ stamp yesterday and couldn’t wait to use it. I highlighted the letters with white gel pen to make them stand out more. I think the colour combo makes the card nice and cheerful!

I’m off to bed soon so no more scrapping today. I’ll try and complete a few more of the challenges this week though. Anyone else taking part? What do you think of online crops? And if you’ve been to real life crops then which do you prefer? I’ve never been to an actual crop in person, and I don’t know if I’d get much done if I did – would I be too busy chatting?

Night! x

  • Really nice take on the challenges.Rinda

    August 15, 2011 at 2:02 am
  • Love your birthday card! The colors look beautiful! Your half page layout is perfect for that gorgeous paper.

    August 15, 2011 at 2:56 am
  • Great job, I especially like the color challenge card you made. I love these colors together. I think they made for a really fun energetic combo!

    August 15, 2011 at 3:33 am
  • Love the card…and the colours work so well.

    August 15, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • I’m hoping to pull out an older page today and add some more journaling to it. I’m impressed with your half page – I’d find that hard too

    August 15, 2011 at 12:22 pm
  • Love what you’ve done with Shimelle’s challenges!Alison xx

    August 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm
  • alexa

    Great page! That bright paper really holds your attention, and echoes your DD’s sizzling energy. 🙂 Crops? I really enjoy the live ones – yes, loads of chatting but that’s at least half the point!

    August 17, 2011 at 8:12 pm
  • Intrigued by the 1/2 page challenge, I may have to give it a try and I love the patterned paper on your layout. The card is super cute. LOVE that stamp!!! I’ve never done an online crop, but have gone to crops many times. There’s a lot of chatting and the productivity may not be what you expected but it’s a lot of fun!

    August 17, 2011 at 10:16 pm
  • Oh wow! You have been busy! Great layout and I adore that cute card x

    August 21, 2011 at 11:25 am
  • I LOVEthe placement onthatlayout. I have really enjoyed the crop and I love to go in real life too. I get loads done because I don’t know many people yet and I tend to sit with people who like to get on!

    August 22, 2011 at 8:54 am

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