``For my challenge I wanted to get back to the root of scrapbooking a little bit, back to the preserving of memories; to encourage you to look at your photos a little more closely. We all have cute photos of the sweet-faced children and beautiful family members, in our lives, that we can scrapbook. But I want to challenge you to choose a photo that tells a story or evokes an emotion, something a little different than our children playing or family members posing. We all have heard that a picture speaks a thousand words. Chose a photo that was taken from behind the subject, preferably one in which you cannot see their face. Maybe you have chosen not to scrap a particular photo in past because you couldn’t see the subject’s face very well, this is the perfect time to use that photo. Then the story will be the focus and not the face. Then tell the story that goes with the photo via your journaling. This way when our families look back at this page years from now, they will truly be reminded of the moment.``
What an incredible challenge! The Inspiration Elevator girls have been working all month to create gorgeous and inspiring designs. Here`s the list of my friends and I hope you`ll pop by and see what they have created and perhaps take a moment to say a word or two.
For my layout, I chose a photo of Jason and David standing next to Six Mile Lake. Were were camping there for a week and this was taken moments after we arrived at our camp-site.
I tried to create a scene on my page that reflected the environment that we were surrounded by. Everywhere we looked there were trees and water. It was beautiful.
Both Jason and David really enjoy the time that we spend on the water. I created this boat using an SVG file from SVG Cuts.
I love the rustic feel of my layout and to keep with the 'nature' theme, I die-cut some corrugated stars and scattered them on my page.
The title is created using chipboard alpha's and I adhered them right across my photo.
My journaling is an important part of my page, and also this challenge. I chose to hide it behind the photo. To reveal the journaling all you do is pull up on the tab, also made of corrugated cardboard.
I am truly enjoying my creations for Inspiration Elevator. I hope you are trying some of these challenges too.