Thursday, May 9, 2013

Challenging Fun !

I must say that each and every month I am having so much fun playing around with the challenges that Leanne has set for us to play with at Mad About Scrappin. They really have been getting me to think outside the box and this month's challenge is no exception.
This months Mad About Scrappin challenge is up as another month rolls over.
So without any further ado here is the challenge.
Here's my take on the challenge.
Once again I had a chance to recycle and make a HUGE mess.
I hate to throw any bit of a scrap pad out. So when I found the back of a patterned paper pad that I hadn't used I got messy with lots of paint and glimmer mist to create the base of my layout.
Then it was a case of using up some scraps of patterned paper, washi tape, texture paste and some ink to add some dimension to my layout... plus I think I was enjoying making a HUGE mess.
Now... I did struggle at first trying to work out how I was going to add a colour photo AND a black and white photo to this layout. However with a little thinking outside the box and some creative fun with Photo shop I was able to work this out. I edited the photo twice. Once to clean it up and selective colour to just highlight the image of my daughter and secondly to edited the photo again to make it completely black and white. Then I cropped the colour image and distressed both photos. Lastly the colour one has been matted onto the black and white photo using 3D foam tape. And I must say I love this idea. Create dimension and something just a little different.
So.. why not play around with this challenge this month and see what you can come up with.
TFL, M x