Fri 20 Jul 2012
Splitcoast Stampers has recently resumed their digital scrapbooking challenges every Tuesday. I find these a really fun way to stretch myself and try new digital techniques. One of the challenges is called a progressive challenge. Each week you are given a different set of tasks, and at the end of the month you have a completed scrapbook page. I played in June and it was really fun! Here are each of the challenges, and my page in stages as it evolved.
Task 1 — Create a Background:
- Start with any 2 papers (patterned or plain, your choice.) Place the two papers side-by-side (horizontal or vertical, as you prefer). Have one paper take up more of the page than the other (ex., ¾ of pg. and ¼ of page).
- Add a strip of paper (patterned or plain, you choose) that’s approx. 1-1½” x 12” to cover the line that separates the two background papers. (You may use a pre-sized strip or create your own by cropping a full sheet of paper to the size you need, then adding it to your page.)
- Add some type of border(s) to the strip.
- Add at least two circles of any kind or size to the page. They can be placed anywhere on the page. (Don’t count papers you’ve already used if they have circles on them! The circles must be newly added in this task.) You may use pre-made circular kit elements, “punches,” cookie-cutter cut-outs, brushes, more papers with circles, circular frames, etc., whatever your lil’ heart desires!
- Add one or more splatters, scatters or spills to the paper(s)
- Add either one or two photos to the page.
- Add a frame to at least one of the photos, if not already done.
- Add some embellishments around the photo(s) and paper strip (lots or few—up to you!) Definitely make sure you have at least one cluster with a minimum of four items in it.
- Add drop shadows to your elements and papers.
Task 4 — Finishing the Page:
- Add a title, preferably using an alpha in your stash. If you have no alphas that work, create your title from a font and add a special touch (i.e., shadowing, strokes, texture, etc.) to make it “your own.”
- Add a tag with the date, and some journaling and/or a word art/quote. That’s it! Your page is done!
I’ve started on July’s challenge already. Let me know if you play along. I’d love to see what you create!