Today, we’re starting a new challenge series on the BG blog. You’ve loved the sketch challenge and we’ve loved seeing your work so we thought we’d bookend our weekday posts! Each Monday, you’ll continue to find our Basic Sketch series and now on Friday, you’ll find a Weekly Challenge. A perfect way to jumpstart your creativity for the weekend, wouldn’t you agree?
THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE : Create a layout using 3 photos, 3 patterned papers and 3 brads. You may use any additional product that you’d like in addition to those required to participate in the challenge.
This week, I’ve also asked three of our BasicGrey design team members to participate in the challenge :
Random Thoughts | Lady Grace BelarminoSUPPLIES : [CURIO] CUR-3018 Chiffonier, CUR-3032 Muslin, CUR-3035 Cabriole, CUR-3038 Sticker Elements, [ORIGINS] ORG-2285 Pieces, [BITTERSWEET] MET-1554 Glazed Brads.
BG deign team member Lady Grace Belarmino found a clever way to inclue additional patterns other than the three spelled out in the challenge. She says, “Using only 3 patterned papers in a layout was a huge challenge to me. I love layering, fussy cutting and creating my own embellishments with it. When the challenge was presented to me, I immediately thought of using patterned papers that has many elements on it that can be used as an embellishment. I immediately thought of the Chiffonier patterned paper from the Curio collection. That specific patterned paper inspired the creation of this layout. With the use of both sides of the 3 patterned papers, I was able to achieve a design that looked like I have used many patterned papers.”
Tail Feathers | Leanne Pearce
SUPPLIES : [INDIE BLOOM] INB-3411 Pico De Gall , INB-3401 Tres Chic , INB-3400 Panache , INB-3428 Accordian stickers , MET-3424 Stitched Brads , INB-3431 Petals , MET-3422 Brads and Buttons , INB-3419 Element Stickers, [OLIVER] VER-2719 Sticker Alphabet.
With a specific recipe of the weekly challenge to jumpstart her page, design team member Leanne Pearce created one of a kind embellishments for her layout. Leanne shares, “I used mostly Indie Bloom products; I love all the finer details in all the embellishments that accompany the papers. They make finishing off your pages super easy. The canvas petals flowers I really loved but wanted to use them in a different way I cut them in half and they then became super cute Indie Bloom clouds.”
That’s My Girl | Pamela YoungSupplies: [HELLO LUSCIOUS] HLO-3230 Inviting, [INDIE BLOOM] INB-3412 Mole, INB-3399 Abandon, MET-3423 Glazed Brads, [GREEN AT HEART] GAH-2154 Chip Stickers ABC’s, [PORCELAIN] POR-1628 Chip Stickers ABC’s.
Design team member Pamela Young gives us a bit more insight on how she created her layout for this week’s challenge. “Before I started, I cut the butterfly out of my Inviting piece of paper, then I started layering pieces of the Mole and Abandon papers along with my photos.” She says, “I added my title using two different alphabet sets. After I laid it all out, I decided I wanted a piece of paper behind my Inviting sheet for a border but didn’t have a full sheet of paper left so I pieced parts of both the Mole and the Abandon papers behind my layout. My brads are in the center of the right butterfly.”
We can’t wait to see what you create for this week’s challenge! Leave a comment below with a link to your project and we’ll select one commenter at random to receive a collection pack of your choice. Comment must be posted by October 6, 2011 at 11:59p MST.
If you upload your layout to your blog or online gallery, be sure to also upload it to our new BasicGrey Flickr page so that other BG fans can find your work easily.
Submitted on 2011/10/04 at 8:28 pm
Fun challenge! Stunning pages. I’ve uploaded my layout to Flickr gallery.