Hello everyone! I’m back this month with a new Scrap Challenge for October. Before I tell you more about this new challenge, let me just share this: do you remember the August Challenge that was supposed to help us finish a summer vacation project? I don’t know about you, but for me, this has been an epic fail! I didn’t do anything regarding the project I had chosen. I wasn’t sure if I should try to finish it now or just let it go. In the end, I decided to let this go and to just move on. It will be for some other time. Sometimes, things don’t go as planned. Please, tell me in the comments if you completed the challenge. ; ) Now I’ll tell you more about our 2020 October Scrap Challenge.
The recipe to follow for October 2020
Here’s the recipe I’ve chosen for this new challenge: every item must be used at least once in your project:
1. A black & white picture
You may use only one b&w picture or one b&w picture and other colorful ones… But you must use a least one b&w picture.
2. A big title
You may also use a subtitle and any other text, but you must at least use a big title.
3. Something mixed media
I’ve been experimenting lately with paint and leaves and I realize I really enjoy the process. If you are interested in knowing more about that, I invite you to go and check the IGTV video (https://www.instagram.com/tv/CF9WBMuoMmF/) on my Instagram account. You’ll be able to watch what I created why what I already had aka not much. Indeed, I don’t own a Gelli Plate nor a brayer since I normally never use paint in my projects. But I was really inspired by the talented Laura Wonsik (@laura_wonsik) and tried anyway.
4. A pop of yellow
Your project should have at least one pop of yellow. You may use more yellow than just a pop of this color and you may also use other colors as well if you are inspired to.
My favorite embellishments are hearts, stars and butterflies. That’s why I decided to add stars for this challenge. You may of course use any other extra embellishments if you want to.
Rules to follow to play along
You have to use at least once all 5 items listed on the recipe. Of course, you may use any other elements you want (papers, embellishments…).
You may create any type of project: a Project Life® spread, a TN’s page, a more traditional 12×12 page, etc. You may use page protectors or not.
Your project may be digital, hybrid or created with physical products.
And of course, this challenge is open worldwide.
You create your project, then what?
Once your project is done, I invite you to post a picture on your favorite social media (Instagram, Facebook, etc.) or on your blog if you want to share and give some inspiration to everybody else. I also invite you to post a link to your project here, in the comments section of this post so everybody can see what you created for this challenge.
On the blog : post a link to your project in the comments section of this post
On Instagram : use #CBSCRAPCHALLENGES and follow
On Facebook : join us in the private group CB SCRAP CHALLENGES and share your project with the community
My take on the October Scrap Challenge
Here’s the project I created with the recipe for October 2020. This is merely an example of what may be created using the recipe. You may scraplift this or create a project of your own.
Here’s how I interpredted the recipe. I created the title page for September in my 5×7 album using one full page black and white picture (1). If you want more information on this album, go there. For my big title (2) I used a the digital stamp “September stories” from Ali Edwards and had it cut with my Silhouette Portrait into black paper. My mixed media element (3) is a little piece of the experimentation I did with paint the other day, that I cut and stamped on with a stamp from the physical September 2017 Stories By The Month™ kit from Ali Edwards. I also used a little painted piece to stamp and cut a tiny leaf. For my pop of yellow (4), I used the digital version of a puffy embellishment from the MORNINGS StoryKit™ from Ali Edwards. Lastly, I added little golden stars (5) around my title to finish off this page. In the end, this page is pretty simple since I stick very closely to the items on the recipe and didn’t add a lot of things other that these 5 things. I love how it turned out.
2 Guest Designers for this challenge!
This month, I’m delighted to welcome 2 Guest Designers to give you even more inspiration. I’ve invited 2 talented memory keepers to share one project each during the month. You’ll see the projects created by :
Blog: Make It Simple – shannanm.com
Digital scrapbook shop: shannanpages.com
She’ll share her project on October 16th on Instagram (#CBSCRAPCHALLENGES).
Here is Shannan’s beautiful page:
Instagram : @virginiegoujon
She’ll share her project on October 22d on Instagram (#CBSCRAPCHALLENGES).
Here is Virginie’s beautiful page:
You’ll be able to follow the challenge during the month of October on Instagram by following the hashtag #CBSCRAPCHALLENGES.
And I’ll come back here and update this post with all of the projects after the month is over. Their projects have been added to this page now. This way, you’ll be able to have more inspiration and discover different styles of memory keeping.
Ready, set, GO!
Now it’s your turn to create. ; )
You now have all the information you need to play along with this challenge. Choose pictures that inspire you, grab your favorite supplies and enjoy a crafty moment! ; ) Remember to share your project with us here in the comments, on Instagram using #CBSCRAPCHALLENGES and in the Private Facebook Group CB SCRAP CHALLENGES and, if you want to, tell us what you think about this challenge.
Thank you for being here and share your passion. I can’t wait to see what you’ll create this month. We’ll keep in touch!
Camille : )