Monday, 15 August 2016

AUGUST BLOG CHALLENGE

Hello! Welcome to the August Blog Challenge! This month, we are looking for some bold color and will be playing with digital paint, but before we share the details of our new challenge, let's see who the winner for July's challenge is!!! You can take a peek at all the awesome entries HERE.


The lucky winner for this month is Michele!!!

Congratulations Michele aka michelepixels!!! You have a notification on your TLP account.
All other participants also received their 25% discount coupons via their Lilypad 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 Michele's beautiful page:

pink reptile designs


For this month's challenge, we are taking a peek at the latest Three Way post titled Paint Me Pretty, where we use paint in bold ways to add gorgeous color to our pages. To recap the Three Way | Paint Me Pretty techniques, you must use one of the following on your page:

1. Stack and layer paints to create a background & fill your whole page.
2. Use paint to create a space to add some embellishments.
3. Stretch and manipulate some paint to create a foundation for a photo.

Feel free to clip papers to any of the above ideas!

Your job for this month's challenge is to use one of the three paint techniques on your page! Before you rock the paint on your own page, take a peek at these pages:


by the Pink Ladies:

This elegant page uses method #1 ... multiple paint swatches stacked together to almost completely fill the background. The paint swatches here are then recolored and one paint swatch even has a paper clipped to it. The colors match the photo and elements and give this page a beautiful classic feel just perfect for the lovely portrait!

by diane

This super fun and creative page uses method # 3 ... paint is stretched and manipulated to create a foundation for the photo (which is an adorable extracted sticker! so fun!) and some paper is clipped to it for bold color! I love how playful this is!

by gaëlle

This bold graphic page uses method # 2 ... paint is used as part of the design to help fill in the diamond shapes on the page ... we see diamond shapes in the photos and text area ... and the paint reinforces that diamond design, helps fill in those remaining white spaces, and creates an area to add some cute embellishments. So creative and artistic!

also by gaëlle

This page takes the theme of paint even a step further! Using method # 1 ... the entire page is artistically filled with multiple swatches of paint to create the background. The yellow paint stands out and really feels like those splatters of paint that explode from the paint ball gun! Love this!

by karen

This modern, minimal page uses method # 3 ... using paints to create a foundation for the photo. Here the focus is not on bold color, but subtle design  as it plays with tone on tone and texture in the most amazing way! I love that the paint foundation area morphs into the title and other design elements on the page (the chevrons and plus signs) by adding stamps near the "paint photo foundation area" in the same subtle tone on tone way. And isn't that new bedroom gorgeous!?!

by mirjam

Now it's your turn!


Make sure you use at least 75% of Pink Reptile Design products on your page [Pink Rep[tile freebies are okay to use too]. 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 September 15th.

ONE favorite page will be chosen as the winner to 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'!

34 comments:

  1. Gotta love paint!
    http://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/you-are-beautiful.263200/full

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    1. fantastic take on the challenge Jess! great page!

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  2. I used technique 1; awesome tutorial and great challenge for me. I'm not really good with paints and brushes. Here's mine:
    http://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/hello-beautiful.263315/

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    1. Jaw dropping page Hanna! Amazing!

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  3. Here is the link to mine. I chose #3 and clipped papers to a lot of it.
    http://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/clouds.263380/

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  4. August challenge Link:
    http://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/dream.263484/full?d=1471553453

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  5. i went for the full page option, love lots of brush layers

    http://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/1-love-to-read.263503/

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    1. what a super cool and fun page Judy!

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  6. Here's mine:
    [URL=http://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/mommys-little-helpers.263939/][IMG]http://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/mommys-little-helpers.263939/full[/IMG][/URL]

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    1. brilliant take on the challenge Amber! LOVE your page!

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  7. Here's mine, I love the kit I used! my LO

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    1. Love it! What a fun page! Happy to hear you love the kit!! :)

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  8. Here's mine! This was tons of fun. Thanks for the great challenge!
    http://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/right-here-right-now.264464/

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    1. Fantastic page Amanda!!! So gorgeous!

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  9. Here's mine some playing around but means something to me.
    [URL=http://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/16-08-27-true-to-me.264498/][IMG]http://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/16-08-27-true-to-me.264498/full[/IMG][/URL]

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    1. I love how you used the brushes Carilyne!!!!

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  10. I used paint to create a base for my photo.
    http://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/always.264659/

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    1. Love your elegant, minimalist take on the challenge Sandy!!! Wow!

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  11. Here's mine :) I need to get more of your paints I realize!
    http://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/range-road-23-page-1.264761/

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  12. http://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/daily-routine.264994/

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  13. I created a photo mat with one of the brushes in "Experiment#1 Brush set" and then clipped my main picture to it. I then used another brush to create a layer below to bring in the color of the flowers. Thank you for the wonderful tutorials and inspiration!
    http://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/emmy-2.265258/full?d=1473041613

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    1. Love, love, love your page Tammy!

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  14. I made a foundation for my photo with the paint.
    http://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/with-this-ring.265276/

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    1. Gorgeous take on the challenge Ruth Ann!!!! Wowzers!

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  15. Here is mine:
    http://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/yarn-lover.265288/
    I used paint to create space to add my embellishments, #2.

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    1. Awesome page Stefanie! I love everything about your page from the beautiful blankets to the cute and elegant clusters and the great use of paint!

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  16. Here's my entry! super fun way to use paint! Thanks for the challenge!
    http://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/sick-smile.265460/

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    1. What a great page and what a great moment to scrap Kristina!

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  17. Here is my page-- this was fun! I used paint to make a background for my photo, so #3.
    http://the-lilypad.com/forum/galleries/toby-prd-blog-challenge-08-09.265501/full

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  18. I love how you used the brushes Kelly and I am IN love with Toby! What a handsome puppy!!!!

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  19. Thanks for playing everyone!!!!
    I AM CLOSING THE CHALLENGE AND WILLL BE BACK WITH A WINNER AND THE NEW CHALLENGE ASAP!

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