Monday, February 14, 2011

Challenge #165 Love is in the Air

Debbie here, with my first challenge of 2011.
Today is February 14th, which is Valentine's Day here in the U.S. and a handful of other countries. Since it is a holiday that celebrates romance, I thought it would be fun to build a layout using symbols of love.

So... your challenge is to create a layout about someone (or something) you love.

Use 2 photos and 14 hearts.

The twists?

-The colors of the layouts should be predominantly red and brown. (think about those boxes of chocolate!)

-Use an arrow somewhere on your page (think Cupid!)

-Incorporate a flower or two on your page (like those expensive rose bouquets)

- Use ribbon or frills (Did you know that ribbons were given to knights by their beloveds before they went off to battle?)

Above all, have fun with it!

Debbie F:

I decided to focus on my family for the subject of my layout. I used lots of inks, Glimmer Mists and vintage looking goodies. The patterned paper has been in my stash for a while, as had the canvas word sticker. The heart is a Heidi Swapp Invisible that I swiped with Ranger Color Wash and distress inks.

Janet M - Great challenge Debbie and it was the perfect one to have for today. It did a double purpose because now I have something to add to my gift for my husband today.
It might not be that major an accomplishment to get time with your husband but when we got married together we had 6 children and added two more through the years so after 38 years of being married I'm really enjoying our time together.

Journaling is : After a house full of children, grandchildren, pets and other assorted people it's just the two of us - most of the time. We go to Disney to explore, the cherry blossom's in DC, travel, go to movies and do more things we want to do. I have to say it's nice.

Debbi T: This was a fun challenge, Debbie! The most challenging part for me was the 14 hearts, but I finally figured out how to incorporate all of them into my design. And when I first read that we had to use red and brown as our main colors, I didn't think I'd like it, but I really love the way the colors look with the black and white photos. I added private journaling on the back of my layout. Farzad and I have been together for 30 Valentine's Days. We'll be celebrating our 30th anniversary this July!

Elizabeth: Love an excuse to do a layout about my hubby of 14 years. This My Mind's Eye paper was so pretty, I almost did not want to cut it up. I used some chipboard hearts and heart rubons and a variety of stickers. Thanks for the challenge Debbie!

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!


Sarah said...

Thanks for a great challenge. Love the DT work. I've linked to my LO x

Lealoo said...

Very fun challenge! It helped get me back into making lo's rather than cards:-)