Our main purpose here at IE is to challenge ourselves, each other and YOU to take the creative process to the next level; to inspire growth and change in our scrapbooking beyond our usual boundaries.
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This month's challenge is issued by the creative Lisa Moen. Lisa is a busy scrapbooker who takes on every creative challenge with gusto; she works layering and clustering beautifully. This month she has a seasonal challenge for us. Here it is in her own words:
" Scrap A Christmas Past.
We all have them- one Christmas that sticks out more in our minds than others. Maybe it was when you were a child or maybe it was more recent. Maybe it was a gift you received that makes it memorable. Maybe a special visitor? Create a page, with or without photos and tell us the story behind that Christmas.."
I love Christmas and the message of hope and love told by the story of Christmas. The challenge for me in scrapbooking Christmas is working with the colours - there tend to be a lot of group photos where everyone is wearing a huge variety of colours, taken in settings where other colours (like green trees) are introduced just for the season. But when I read Lisa's challenge, these photos immediately came to mind. Brian and I had shared a few Christmasses together, but our first as a family surely makes it memorable.
I chose to pull mostly the red of the little Santa sleepers that had been given to Sarah, with a touch of blue and glitzy gold to add a festive touch. The title of this page is 'imperfect photos, perfect moments', summarizes my feelings about this page.
The page started with the large white dots spackled on through a template with modeling paste. Two colours of red were misted on to try to keep the page from going too pink (one of my red mists leans toward pink, the other toward brown - together, well, I'm still deciding...) I love the top layer of modeling paste sitting over the lower layer - fun dimension.
This was a stash diving layout with old metal, old Stampin' Up papers & punches, old Petaloo flowers. I used the scrap produced from the punching to add fill to the flower cluster, by spiraling and looping the narrow gold strips. Clusters of Robin's Nest dew drops add centers to these poinsettias.
I'm not sure, if I were to recreate this layout again (with my 20/20 hindsight) that I'd use so much red mist. But I am grateful to finally get these 15 year old photos scrapped!
We encourage you to check out each designer's creation this month: here's a complete list of this month's participating designers!