October 2012 flickr Friends Challenge : Speech Bubbles

A new month brings a new theme for our flickr pool challenge and we hope you’ll be a part of it!

Each month, we provide a theme for you to use on your projects and then ask you to upload them to our flickr pool. At the end of each month, we’ll select a few of our favorites to post here on our blog and send them some BasicGrey goodies as our way of saying thanks. Sound good? You’re free to create any project you’d like – a card, a layout, an altered piece, a mini album – whatever you’d like! You’re also able to incorporate the monthly theme into projects that you upload for our sketch series or any other challenges.

And now for the details…

The theme for this month is “speech bubbles”.  There are speech bubbles in our Shine On collection that are inspiring us this month.  We’ve seen them on projects everywhere as of late and want to see your take on this trend!

Speech Bubbles | Lisa Dickinson

We love how BG Scrapbook Designer Lisa Dickinson was inspired by this month’s theme!  Lisa notes, “Speech bubbles were the perfect design element for this page about my son. I was wanting to express (rather ecstatically!) how proud I am of him for his recent behavior and these bold sentiments were ideal.  Each speech bubble was die cut from white card stock, and then I backed them with a variety of BasicGrey patterned papers. To add some dimension and interest, I embellished each bubble with a small color-coordinated sticker, brad or flag.”

The iPad | Mary Rogers

BasicGrey Digital Designer Mary also used the theme of speech bubbles as inspiration for this layout.  Mary comments, “What a fun challenge this month and so fitting with what is going on in our life right now.  My daughter Madison has special needs and we really wanted to apply for a grant to get her an iPad to use at home and school.  A fabulous friend came to the rescue and now we are working on finding apps that will help with her communication.  The Euphoria Digital Collection was the perfect choice for me.  I love the vibrant papers and border quotes.  To customize the quote, I used it as a brush, actually placing it twice, and erased the portions that I wanted to customize or that were duplicate.  I found the iPad logo from Google and recolored it before inserting it into my layout.  I kept the layout focused on the story and photos, adding only a few elements besides the speech bubble, which I created.”

Now it’s your turn! Upload your projects to our BasicGrey flickr pool, making sure to tag it with our monthly theme “1012speech” so that we can find it easily. Projects must be uploaded by October 30, 2012 at 11:59p MST.


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