Monday, August 23, 2010

Challenge #143 - Blueberry Blues

I love berries of all kinds and during August the blueberries are ripe in Sweden. They take a pretty long time to pick, but it is definitely worth the effort. These blueberries are different from the American ones and I learnt something new today when I read that they are called ‘bilberries’ in English. Blueberries are one of the most common plants in Sweden and cover about 17% of the surface area. Yesterday afternoon my sister was out in the forest picking blueberries for 45 minutes in pouring rain.

Create a layout using:

1 photo
7 blue things (can be anything, as long as it is blue)
4 circles
5 pieces of chipboard or grungeboard

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Anna-Karin: I am so happy to be presenting my first challenge! I wanted to do a blueberry themed layout with some cute photos I took of my nephew while we were picking blueberries, but we were travelling this week and I didn’t get a chance to develop any photos. Blue is one of my favourite colours, so it was fun using blue stuff on this layout. The circles under the title letters were stamped and I used the same inkpad to colour the chipboard heart. The stamped butterfly was a leftover from another project and was coloured with Liquid Pearls and Stickles. The blue pearly dots were also made with liquid pearls.

Journaling: This is one of the photos of Anton that I emailed to the family and it is now widely displayed. Framed on my parent’s living room table, and in both my sisters' houses. On the wall of mom’s office and an enlargement in their bedroom. Otto quickly learned that the baby on the photo is Anton and has kissed the photo many times and placed baby toys in front of it.

Elizabeth: I love using blue, especially when it is paired with green :) This is one of the first layouts I have done of our new addition to the family. Thanks for the fun challenge Anna-Karin!

Janet: This was a great challenge to do and this picture of three of my grandson's was a great one to get scrapped. Combining the circles, blue items and the picture together worked out great for me.

Journling is: Papa Bear's little cabin, it was the boys favorite place to go on the weekend. The little cabin not the comforts of the lodge. No running water, pump it yourself , a real
outhouse, heating with a little stove and kerosine lanterns. They probably learned more in these weekends than a book could ever teach them.

Kathleen: Thanks for the challenge Anna-Karin!! I think I've gotten it right, lol, I've got 1 photo, 7 blue things (clouds, cloud button, papar, chippy circle, sticker arrow, sticker letters and the blue in the photo), 4 circles (3 chippy ones plus the sewn one), and 5 pieces of chipboard (3 flowers plue the two pieces either side of the photo).

Georgia: This was such a fun challenge Anna-Karin, thank you (and those blueberries sound delicious!). I always struggle to use only one photo so I compromised and used one photo - twice lol... for the blue I used my lettering as well as the cloud paper and some embellishments, the circles are around the heart and the sun sticker and the chipboard is the blue circle (cut into two pieces) and the three clouds..

Michelle: Fun challenge! 1 photo...check. 7 blue things...snowflake, pattern paper, hanging mittens, and blue bling. 4 circles....I cute 4 black circles and made a scallop border with them. 5 pieces of chipboard....title letters and snowflake.

Amanda: Mmmmm, blueberries! Thinking about doing this layout made me hungry (even though I scrapped about my feet! haha) This was lots of fun! I'm actually not a huge fan of just the color I mixed it with some red, white and aqua. I think I ended up using more then 7 blue things, in fact...oops! Thanks for such a fun challenge, Anna-Karin!

Debbi T: I went a little crazy with the blue and I think I exceeded the numbers of things Anna asked us to use, so I guess the answer to "How Much Is Too Much?" is my layout. I always love the way monochromatic layouts look, and I rarely do them, so I decided to use all blue, plus neutrals. Blue paper, blue letters, blue flowers, blue embossing powder, blue ink, blue paint , blue cardstock, blue ribbon, and a blue butterfly. Yep, that's more than 7. By the way, I realize I used more than 5 pieces of chipboard, but I was counting the letters for my title as one. I used the same blue embossing powder on the telephone that I used on the doily flowers, so I don't know why it came out so dark in the photo. Thanks, Anna-Karin, for a really fun challenge. (And I love blueberries, too!)

Have fun and thanks for playing! Remember that at the end of the week one participant will be featured as our "How Awesome is Too Awesome - Weekly Wow" and will be in the running to win a RAK at the end of the month! Post a link to your layout in the HMITM thread at Two Peas.


Janet M said...

Wow the group did an outstanding collection of layouts this week, I love how different they all are.

scrapperjen said...

These are wonderful!!! Thank you ladies! I actually played along this week...