Monday, August 29, 2011

Challenge #179 - School's Back in Session (August 29 - September 11)

I know everyone starts school at a different time of year, but the end of August seems like a fitting time to do a School layout.

For this challenge I would like you to use

1 - lined paper

7 - paper clips

9- staples

use primary colours (red, blue, yellow)

This is the last week for our Guest Designer Tracee, a big thank you goes out to her for playing along and joining in on the past 3 challenges, her layouts were amazing and this weeks is no exception. You have put such a great spin on this weeks challenge especially the way you have used the paper clips and turning the staples into a star. Awesome!!!!

Tracee: I haven't had the chance to scrap any of my Grandaughter Star's school pictures yet so this was the perfect opportunity.

I found some large yellow paper clips and wanted to use them in a different way and came up with idea of fanning them out into a flower shape behind the pic. So then that got me thinking of the staples and how I could mix those up a bit, I actually ended up using 10 red ones and formed a star shape in the title. I enjoyed adding lots of little elements to this layout to make it schoolish(if that's a word!)

Elizabeth: This was a fun challenge. I do not use primary colours too often when creating a layout, so it was neat to have a different starting point. As the layout came along, I found it more and more difficult to put the paper clips on, first they were on the pictures (which you might even still be able to see the outline that was left there when I took them off, except I did end up stapling the pictures instead, in the same spot to hide the markings). But eventually the clips made their way around the title and I like how the red and white ones mimic the look of the ring embellishment. Sweet and simple.

Anna-Karin: I loved your great layout-recipe Elizabeth! Lined paper is one of my favourites and I had fun embellishing it with stamps. I used round paper clips which I got very long ago, and glued them to the page randomly. Yellow staples were attached as borders. The title translates ‘Fun on wheels’, but sounds better in Swedish since it rhymes. The photo was taken by Cheryl van Lingen. Thank you for the challenge!

- This one was a little daunting for me as I don't have any back to school photos, then I remembered I should take the opportunity to scrap some of my old class photos when I was a kid. Now these photos take up quite a bit of space on your page so it didn't really allow me to scrap in my usual style, however I was happy with the result in the end and its another photo scrapped. The recipe was a little challenging with those paper clips but I found some tiny Tim Holtz red ones and used the bakers twine along with staples to make the zig zag pattern so that I could pop the apples on sort of like a notice board...hope that has made some I will post more details over at my blog.

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! We can't wait to see what you create!


Fi said...

Beautiful pages this week ladies.

Amy C said...

Super fun challenge! I have 7 paper clips although it's a Where's Waldo search for a couple of them as they are peeking from behind layers! :) Also decided to use staples in a starburst pattern with one on the alpha. Technically I used 2 lined papers because one of the background strips is blue with lines and my journaling mat is lined! Thanks for the inspiration!

celticmystyc said...

Had fun playing this week! Thanks Tracee for the challenge! Hope you like. :D

kristie said...

all done!

Jessica said...

I loved the added staples and paper clips to my LO. What a fun addition to complete my project. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!!