Monday, June 20, 2011

Challenge #174 - Sunny Flowers (June 20 - July 3)

Happy Summer!!

Midsummer is celebrated in a traditional way in Sweden in June, and includes dancing around a maypole and eating traditional food, and always strawberries. A lot of people wear flower wreaths/crowns on their heads. There is also a myth that if young people pick 7 different kinds of wildflowers, jump over 7 fences, and place the flowers under their pillow on this night, they will dream of the man/woman they will marry. This year Midsummer’s Eve falls on Friday 24 June.

My challenge is to do a layout:

- Using mainly light colours, and it must include at least a bit of yellow (for the summer solstice)
- 1 circle (for the sun)
- 7 different types of flowers (if you want to, try making one or more handmade flowers)
- 7 rub-ons or stamped images
- 24 other items

Anna-Karin: I made a difficult challenge for myself! I wanted to include a bit too many things on this layout: an enlarged photo, a woven piece of fabric depicting a Midsummer celebration, a rather big stamp and then of course the flowers. I struggled a bit to pull it all together. The seven flowers are all different: cut from paper, die cut daisy, layers of watercoloured canvas, die cut from patterned papers, made of twisted and inked sticky-backed canvas, stamped, embossed and coloured vellum, die cut and embossed Core’dinations cardstock. The stamps are: music, script, strawberry, silhouette children, date, month, and a flower stamp. The photo is from a midsummer celebration when we were children. Journaling is behind the layout.

Janet M - I just loved this challenge , anytime I can pull out a picture of my granddaughter and get it scrapped it good. The yellow, the sun and all the fun embellishments were just the right mixture for this picture from 10 years ago of Cynthia. Bumblee bees, heart, flowers , bling and everything worked perfect for me in capturing the sunny mood of her.

Debbi T: This was the perfect challenge to get me to scrap this Easter photo of my nephews that I've had sitting on my desk forever. I was happy for the rub-on part of the challenge because I always forget to use them. It was tricky getting 7 on my page, but I snuck them in here and there. Thanks for the fun challenge, Anna-Karin!

Elizabeth: Fun challenge this week. I used a bunch of different flowers, in the patterned paper, lace cardstock, Prima flowers and some sticker flowers. I used lots of little butterfly rubons and plenty of sparkle. The pictures scanned a little yellowish, but i guess that matches part of the challenge too :P

Fi - Loved the Challenge this week, its great how these challenges push you that little further, either by using products you haven't used or to reach in and use that stash that has just been sitting there. If you would like to read more about my page I would love you to pop on over to my blog. Can't wait to see what everyone does.

To play, and have a shot at being chosen for our How Awesome Is Too Awesome Hall of Fame and creating as a HMITM Guest Designer, just share your layout through Mr. Linky below! Have fun! We can't wait to see what you create!


Alanna said...

24 other things?? As in there needs to be 24 other things on our LO? You've got me stumped...

Anna-Karin said...

Hi Alanna, it is much easier than it sounds and the 24 things can include anything (buttons, jewels, letter stickers, brads, eyelets, etc.). I hope you'll play along!

Fi said...

Great challenge Anna-Karin, so much fun and how great does everyone's pages look. Can't wait to see what others do.

Janet M said...

Fun challenge and I love the examples everyone created this week.

Debbi Tehrani said...

Love what everyone created! Alanna, here's a tip: Write down the numbers 1-24 and jot down the things you add--helps to keep track! Once we did a challenge on HMITM where we had to include 100 things, and that tip saved my life, LOL! Can't wait to see what you make!

celticmystyc said...

THIS was SO much fun and I really twisted it up. I hope everyone likes!! :D

celticmystyc said...

Anna, Debbi & Fi... thanks so much for your kind words and compliments! I'm so enjoying playing along and love sharing w/ my friends! :D

Amy C said...

I had fun with this one! I love these challenges. Thanks for letting me play along!