Can you believe we are half way through the year?! I am having a hard time wrapping my head around that concept! I hope the first half of the year had you taking lots of fabulous photos. Is there one really great photo you adore? If so, I want you to pull it out for this challenge.
Before we get into the nitty gritty of our new monthly challenge, let's find out who's entry for the May Template Challenge was the lucky winner. You can take a peek at all the amazing entries here.
Congratulations Lorry aka lorryfach!!! You have a PM on your TLP account.
All other participants also received their 25% discount coupons via their Lilypad gallery accounts. Please make sure you check your messages everyone and if your coupon didn't come through send an e-mail to pinkreptiledesigns at gmail dot com!
Here's Lorry's beautiful page:
Pick one of the ten designs found in that article and use it as inspiration for your page. Please tell us which piece (by number) you used and how you were inspired. I absolutely can not wait to see these "photo statement" pages!
First up is a gorgeous page by Shivani, which uses the cut out design of #5 as her inspiration. Love how she changed it up a bit and put the pattern papers underneath the cut outs. Such a fun, dynamic page!
This stunner by Emma, was inspired by #9 and #10. Emma loved the cut out image in picture 9 so she extracted the subjects from the main photo and instead of adding a white border she added a stroked effect to a copied layer of her photo cut out and offset it. She then extended the image by adding the background in b&w on a separate layer similar to picture 10. The end result is most definitely a page where the photo shines!
Shivani was inspired to create another amazing page, this time using #4 and #10. Her use of the triangles on her page is stunning and I love the subtle way the photo is masked and blended, outside the triangle frame, and onto her background. This page is simply gorgeous.
Christa's composition is also made up of triangles, but they come together to form a diamond in the center of her page. Inspired by #6, this series of four photos takes center stage on her page. Love that one is a color photo and all the others are B&W. So beautiful!
Cynthia creates a page with depth and whimsy and the awesome photo absolutely demands attention. Her inspiration came from #9 and she used a very cool, dynamic diagonal pp on the extra cut out. Her creativity is endless ... love all the swiggles and bits around the cut out, creating movement and depth, love the WA and paint on the bottom edge, giving her cut out a foundation and those speech bubbles with the journaling are just a fabulous way to tell the story!
Ellen makes magic with her photos of the streets of NYC. She was inspired by #2 and #10. I love her version of #2 with the Pink Reptile Designs torn frames as her layers. And not only did run filters and cool effects on her background image, as shown in example #10, she also ran cool effects on each individual photo in the frames. Her page is vibrant, colorful and exciting ... just like the feel and atmosphere of NYC streets themselves. Awesome!
Jenn's page uses #10 as inspiration. She used a PRD frame on the main part of the lighthouse image and turned the outer portion into a sketch. She also erased a lot of the outer image.
I hope you are inspired to create a page that makes your photos shine!
Off course there's always a little something for free under the FB Free Gift Tab at the and to be found HERE on the blog. :)
Wishing you tons of fun and Happy Scrappin'!