You may recall from last month's challenge that the purpose of this challenge group was to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow.
This month, our challenger was the very talented Audrey Yeager. Audrey noticed (as you may have, too) that all of our members are most comfortable as single page designers, meaning that our default design is a single 12x12 design! That's why we love IE... despite all being 12 x 12 designers, we have so many styles and we all approach our pages differently! In fact, we have invited a valued guest designer with a very different style to join us this month; her name is Scarlett Salamone.
Here's a bit of what Audrey had to say in her challenge this month. She even gives us a few tips and a link to a great blog for inspiration!
" I take a lot of photos. Right now, I have been using 2 or 3 smaller photos on my layouts. But truth is, I have a lot of events where I would like to include a lot of photos on a larger spread so that you can see the details in the photos to. So I print out the photos with the intention of putting them on a 2-page spread...
Here's the left page. I did a lot of the kinds of things I've been doing lately. A little smattering of texture medium, doodling, mists, washi tape and sequins.
Close up of the little cluster on the large photo - punchinella, old flower diecuts that get a little updated with some black pen, new Studio Calico flagged paperclip.
Another long title, because that's what I do (mostly). The letters are Lily Bee, Momenta and Pebbles. I just realized that the pp are the original ones, the Fancy Pants papers - just the scraps because the rest was used for the other layout... The little maps and destination papers are from a Studio Calico 6x6 pad. And the blue glittery letters were originally purple but there was no purple anywhere else so I used the Stickles to alter them.
Here's the right page - the 6-spot page protector page. I wasn't just going to slide in the photos and be done with it, though. I accented each photo a little first, keeping in mind, that these page protectors don't allow for quite as much bulk as a full 12 x 12 one does. I had to use the phone on my journaling square - it came from an AC Remarks pad that goes with the AC paper I didn't use, and I used Stickles on the phone buttons to get the phone to match the colours used throughout the rest of the layout.
Here is just one of the accented photos - I used rubons, washi tape, a snippet from the SC pad I mentioned, and a button to create a little cluster.