Gosh another week flashed past. This is my DT page for Lasting Memorieschallenge #208 where the challenge is to add leaves to your work, an easy one for everyone this time around. I kept my page simple and included this lovely quote
Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles by Mike Greenburg.
My leaves can be found in the patterned paper and the ribbon underneath the photograph.
Our next theme on Lasting Memories isLet's Celebrate ~ scrap a layout about any celebration ... Birthdays, Christmas, festivals, weddings, anniversaries, etc etc. I've done a page about for my son's 15th birthday.
This month we celebrate Father's Day in Australia so as a tribute to Dad's everywhere Pixels and Paper Challenge Blog brings you a little male focused inspiration. That doesn't mean we expect male dominated pages - oh No! In fact you can select anything that inspires you from this image on which to base your page - it could be the fishing or the silhouette, perhaps the sunrise or sunset or the lovely water scene. Maybe the muted colour scheme attracts you - whatever the inspiration we would love to see your pages.
I was inspired by the sunset/sunrise aspect of this photograph. It is a magical time caught between night and day, when the earth is still and tranquil like it is just catching it's breath.
Please come along and join in with us this month. We would love to see your entries.
This month at ARTastic we are being inspired by an artwork with a difference. This amazing piece by Dominique Falla called Tipografia and yes this is all about the string !! Although you may well also be inspired by the words or the colours of the image.
Criteria is to use string or twine on your work
Please pop by the blog to see the wonderful inspiration from our talented design team. You have all month in which to create your entry. We'd love to have you come and play along with us.
Another fun challenge on Scrap & Play, this time featuring our furry (and not so furry) friends.
Since we have had such disgusting cold and wet conditions this past week or so here in wintery Australia I couldn't resist doing a page featuring our cat taking shelter under an umbrella a few years back - it certainly would have made more sense had he been outside in the wet at the time but well - you know what cats are like!!
Playing along again with Three or More where this month this month we are creating a layout using 3 or more photos and Pockets or Envelopes ...
I've used a tiny envelope I have had in my stash for many, many year as I was never really sure what to do with it, then I realised it would work well not only for this challenge but to also highlight the number (age) my daughter was celebrating.
Please excuse the terrible lighting in the photograph - it has been raining here for two weeks and it is near impossible to get a decent photo.
so I am always working on something scrap related, either producing layouts or setting up posts.
I also like to do a few challenges myself for other blogs - I figure I can't expect people to support mine if I don't also support some of them so really my craft time is well and truly taken up.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I think we all have our own personal styles - sometimes we break out of these and try something different but we probably are all guilty of staying close to what makes us comfortable and happy as crafters. My own personal style is clean and simple. While I admire those that cover their pages with product and produce wonderful mixed media creations, this style just isn't for me. I like a non cluttered, minimal look, heavy on white space and light on product.
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I like to be creative and I think we all need some form of outlet that makes us feel good. Some people may play sport, others might persue another form of craft but for me it's scrapbooking. It's my go to place to let the stresses of daily life wash over me and to feel content in myself. And of course it is always about preserving those special memories for myself and my family.
4. How does your writing/creating process work?
I think this differs depending on what I am undertaking at the time. My design team commitments mean I have to follow a certain criteria in the layouts I produce so that is first and foremost in my mind when I set down to create - finding an idea that will work with set criteria or a sketch design. Working with a particular colour palette or a technique can be challenging at times but makes the whole process all the more interesting.
I've tagged Wendy O'Keefe and Tracey Campbell and for next Monday's post so please make sure to check out these VERY talented ladies to see their posts on creative process.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day.
For this final week in August on Lasting Memories we are showcasing vacation memories I am sure we all have many of those in our scrappy repertoire we can share. Mine is of a vacation my family took to Coffs Harbour on the far north coast of New South Wales in Australia back in 2011. One of the places we visited was the Smoky Cape Lighthouse in the Hat Head National Park and these are the stunning coastal views from that point.
I have also submitted my layout at Life Paper Scrapbook using the colours from their August mood board for my page.