Monday, October 04, 2010

Challenge #149 - The Sixth Sense {October 4 - October 10}

Debbi here, hoping you'll find this a fun and interesting challenge! This week, let your page be inspired by the five senses--plus, your sixth sense.

touch - use textured paper

sight - use your favorite patterned paper in your stash

smell - use something on your page that, if real, would have a smell (e.g, flowers, cupcake accents, etc.)

taste - use food-related embellishments or paper

sound - use song-title or song lyrics somewhere on your page

the sixth sense - take this quiz and let it inspire your journaling

Debbi: According to the quiz, my sixth sense makes me clair-audio (clear hearing), i.e., "someone very in-tune with sounds." For my favorite paper, I knew right away I would use the Webster's Pages balloon paper--I love that paper and bought about eight sheets of it! I also love polka dots and ledger paper, so I included them. My page title comes from the song by the O'Jays (which happens to be on my iPod). I thought I'd journal about my love for music using a picture my husband took of me holding my iPhone. I cut out an apple from an old October Afternoon paper and punched out a little notch to make it look like the Apple logo and pop-dotted it on my title. The scan doesn't show it very well, but I added gold brads to my hot-air balloon and adhered it with pop dots.

Elizabeth: Now this was a unique challenge! Love a good challenge. My sixth sense was Clair- voyant (clear seeing) and I interpreted that by using a transparent embellishment (the flower). It is tough for me to pick a favourite patterned paper, but I love almost anything by Basic Grey, so the paper fit the bill. The popsicles went perfectly with this summery page and the white cardstock is embossed for a 'touchable' look.

Janet - fun and interesting challenge to do.

Fun and interesting challenge. I'm in touch with my feelings, must be why I write so much.

touch - I used the textured paper and the glitter dress

sight - the pp on the left is one of my favorites and I like all the other ones I used

smell - the chocolate embellishment

taste - the strawberries

sound - song title is on the top of the page and one on the metal circle

the sixth sense - clairessence so I did the journaling.

Thanks Debbi for the great challenge

Anna-Karin: This was such a fun idea for a challenge Debbi! I really enjoyed planning and doing my layout and using elements of all the senses. I dry embossed some cardstock, used some of my favourite papers (I love the Making Memories ledger papers and the 7Gypies text papers), flowers (which would smell if real), cutlery patterned paper (which I had in my stash forever) and a stamp of an old fashioned milk jug. I also printed the lyrics of a childhood song on a tag. My sixth sense was sound, according to the quiz, but instead I was more inspired by one of the quiz questions, namely the one regarding the school cafeteria. So I decided to do a layout about the school dining hall experience in the different schools I was in. Thank you for this fabulous challenge Debbi!

Kathleen: This challenge is so fun! Love the questionaire, it told me Im sentimental, which I am, my pages predominantly feature titles or journalling about how the photos make me feel rather than the events themselves. I crumpled up paper to create the "textured paper". Ive been wanting to use this paper since I got it, the little poem on the strip is adorable, it reads "If clouds were made of cotton candy, and grass blades licorice, sweet and dandy, we'd sleep beneath a sugar sky and dream sweet dreams, you and I". When I took these shots of Clay and hubby having fun with churros I knew it was perfect for this page :)

Also on the page there are flowers for the "smell" sense, taste I took from the photos, sound is the title, with words from Uncle Krackers "Smile" song (also my ring tone, love it!), and finally the sixth sense is just me being true to form, using a title which explains how I feel about the photos...

We hope you'll play along--you might just be chosen as our Weekly Wow and have your name entered for an awesome RAK--a Two Peas gift certificate! Be sure to link your page to the thread at the Two Peas Pub.


WhiteRacoon said...

Awesome challenge!!!
I'll try to play along! Till the 10th of October, right? ok =)

Karen Williams said...

Easy apart from the sixth sense!

Janet M said...

Karen - please feel free to create and get an layout done, we're pretty flexible and would love to have everyone try the challenge.

Karen Williams said...

I did try

it is here