Monday, April 04, 2011
Over the weekend one of my friends (who doubles as a scrapper, among so many other attributes) posted on facebook a scrapbook layout she made. She referred to a scrapbook web site that provides "challenges" to scrappers to offer people like me some parameters for designing layouts. I love challenges--it narrows the field of decision-making to a manageable degree, and I can actually accomplish something, rather than be paralyzed by too many options. There are standard challenge categories each month (color, predetermined template, fashion finds, trends, etc.). Many of the challenges displayed on the web site triggered ideas, so I decided I would do my best to attempt those that caught my imagination. They number, oh, about 17? This would be for the month of April.
Yesterday my creative juices were flowing, so I decided to tackle one of them in the afternoon instead of deferring to the usual nap. After playing around with a multitude of choices (I mean, I had to choose which challenge to do!), a picture stored in Picasa suddenly clicked as one I could use for the "ad challenge." The idea is to take inspiration for a layout from an advertisement.
The above layout is the finished result, a Dewar's inspired layout (click on the image to read the profile portion). It isn't exactly "scrapped," but the heavy lifting is most certainly done, I have only to print and apply to a backing/mat. It's also got me thinking that it would be fun to do similar profiles for others who love Melrose. Jimmy and Barbara, you may be next!