Thursday, 11 June 2015

JUNE BLOG CHALLENGE

Hi everyone! Welcome to the June Blog Challenge!
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.

And the winner is.... Ms. Lorry!!!

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:


For this month's challenge, let's take a look at the latest post from the Trendspotting series, Out of the Box Photos. I want you to take that really great, amazing "you are so darn proud" photo and make it really shine on your page! (You can use more than 1 photo if you wish.)  
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!

Check out these jaw dropping, inspiring pages by the Pink Ladies:

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=202572&title=not-all-super-heroes-wear-cape&cat=500

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!

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=207316&title=hold-my-hand&cat=500

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!
http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=207052&title=magical-you&cat=500

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.

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=205640&title=coffee-more&cat=844

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!

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=206960&title=explore&cat=844

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!

http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=207853&title=point-cabrillo-light-house&cat=514

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!

Make sure you use at least 75% of Pink Reptile Design products on your page. Once completed, just upload your page to one or all of your galleries and post a link to your layout in the comments section of this post before the next challenge goes live on June 15.

FREEBIES
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. :)


ONE lucky winner will receive a 10 dollar coupon to the PRD store, but really everyone is a winner, as all other participants receive a 25% discount coupon to the Pink Reptile Designs TLP store. So all the more reason to join in on the fun, right?!

Wishing you tons of fun and Happy Scrappin'!

33 comments:

  1. Great challenge! Here's mine. :)

    http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/data/844/lego-man-copy.jpg

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    1. I LOVE that page Karen! It's awesome!

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  2. http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/data/844/prd-blog-jun15.jpg
    Inspired by #3

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    1. Love the kraft with the black and white and fabulous journaling! Great page Kate!

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  3. Brilliant challenge. Here is my first page:
    http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=207056&title=love-you&cat=500

    There will definitely be more. This is the most inspiring article I have read in a long time!

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    1. Wowzers! What an awesome page!

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  4. Thank you so much! I have fun going shopping with my winnings and I used some of my new goodies to make this, inspired by #10. http://bit.ly/1d3tNSM

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  5. mine:
    http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=207374&title=beach-barbie&cat=500

    I was inspired by number 9.

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    1. FABULOUS take on the challenge Rozsa! What an amazing cool page!

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  6. dotcomkari (Kari)22 June 2015 at 15:44

    http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=207438&title=handstand&cat=844
    Mine my dear!!!
    I was inspired by no 9

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    1. Indeed you were inspired! Wowzers Kari!

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  7. love the challenge and the inspiration...i may have to do a few others

    this one uses inspiration 2

    http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=207617&title=jump-nathan-jump&cat=844

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  8. i would like to save some of the inspirations of the pink ladies that you have posted here ...how can i find them in a gallery?

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    1. I added links to almost all pages. Jenn and Cynthia haven't posted theirs yet so if there's anything you'd like to know about their pages let me know okay? I'll post a link as soon as they uplaod to the galleries!

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  9. love the challenge and the inspiration...i may have to do a few others

    this one uses inspiration 2

    http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=207617&title=jump-nathan-jump&cat=844

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  10. I used a mix of trend #3 and #10. Great examples from your team Mirjam!!

    http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/data/500/20150628-PRD_challenge-copy.jpg

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    1. I hit the wrong link for my layout, sorry :)
      http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=208295&title=fast-cars&cat=500

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    2. What a fantasticly awesome take on this challenge Jaye!

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  11. http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=210058&title=everyday&cat=844
    This my take on number 10; great inspiration and particularly beautiful pages from the team this month :)

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  12. http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=210058&title=everyday&cat=844
    This my take on number 10; great inspiration and particularly beautiful pages from the team this month :)

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    1. Gorgeous page Kate! Tahnks so much for playing! :)

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  13. Thanks for the challenge!! I was inspired by #8 with all those triangles!!
    http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=210110&nocache=1

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  14. fun challenge! I was inspired by #8 - but I took a lot of liberties...
    http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=210240&title=oregon-city-elevator&cat=844

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    1. Love your page and journaling!

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  15. I think I should have linked my page here not on the trendspotting page, sorry
    http://the-lilypad.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=210344&title=trendspotting-with-jenn&cat=844

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  16. I AM CLOSING THE CHALLENGE! I'll be back with a winner and the new challenge soon!

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