This month, our challenge comes from the very sweet and very talented Joanne Burton. Joanne resides in Waterloo and co-owns a scrapbook store there with her bff. Her scrapbooking style is classicly elegant and always showcases wonderful photos. It's no wonder that her challenge to is centered around the photo - here is the challenge, in Joanne's own words:
Inspiration Elevator has been such a tremendous experience for me! We have explored our style, stretched our single pages into two, documented our fears and regrets, scrapbooked our beliefs, worked with less than perfect photos and have even gone vintage! Hopefully we have each grown as a result of being a part of this group – I know I have!
One of the fun things about scrapbooking is working with our photos. We get to pick and choose our favorite photos and have fun recording the memories behind them. So this month, I thought we could stretch our creativity by having some fun with our photos!
I assume we all work with digital photos, so this month’s challenge will work for each of you. I want you to pick a photo and then alter it in some way using your favorite photo editing program. I would like to see something more than just making your photo black & white. Maybe use a special effect, add a frame, play with text, etc. There is so much you can do!
Play with your photo until it conveys a particular look or feel that will help you to express your memories associated with that picture. Then add it to your page! When you post your finished project, please share how you altered your photo, and why you chose the effects you did. (Maybe you could even post a before and after of your photo!)
I came across this free photo overlay for Photoshop when someone posted it on Facebook. I have never worked with overlays before, but followed the directions (and watched a few YouTube videos) and I enjoyed playing with it a bit. You can find the heart overlay HERE (its free!) from Somewhat Simple. I had just chosen a recent photo, and wasn't intending on using it, but after playing with it a bit, I like the way it turned out and decided to use it!
Charlotte sometimes gets my point and shoot out and starts taking photos of everything. We got this great little shot of the three of us. But as SOON as I get behind the camera, they disappear and won't look at it! :)
I just got a huge stash of Fancy Pants papers from My Scraps & More. This is the "Trendsetter" collection. I love this color combo of navy aqua and pink that has been showing up everywhere (Crate Maggie Holmes, AC Dear Lizzy, Glitz Uncharted Waters) I cut apart all the tags from one of the patterned papers and layered them to create a mat for my photo. On a few of them I added some Navy twine. Directly behind my photo, I used some light blue vellum (which I found in a clearance bin at AC Moore for like 10 cents!)
Another little cluster of some tags, a badge, chipboard, and a button near my title area.
Thank you for stopping by today!
I hope you will stop by and see what the designers on this adventure have created:
Stay Scrappy My Friends!