Wednesday, December 18, 2013

My Big News

Note: If you are looking for my T-Tuesday post, please click here.  Happy Wednesday!  :) 

It's official--I'm part of the team!

Hi!  I mentioned earlier this month that I am changing design teams for 2014.  Well, the news is official now, I'm a member of the Child's Play Challenges Design Team.  My term runs from January-June, but I was able to make my début this month, with the Lego challenge.

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Would you like to play along with the Lego challenge?  All you have to do is create a layout (sorry, layouts only; no cards or other projects) inspired by the above photo prompt.  Then link your layout up to Child's Play Challenges.  The deadline is December 31.

Supplies: alphabet & star stickers from Lily Bee; pennant stickers from Creative Imaginations; flair badge from October Afternoon; background paper from Cosmo Cricket; stem/leaf paper from Lawn Fawn; vellum from The Paper Company; all other paper, die cuts, & stickers from Doodlebug; red ribbon from Berwick Offray; yellow ribbon recycled from gift packaging; pen from Zig.

There are lots of ways you could create a Lego-inspired layout.  Legos themselves need not be the subject matter.  You could make a page about any sort of building project, from home repairs to the construction of a tree fort.  Or, you could use supplies that match the bright colors of Legos.  As for me, I did have some Lego-related photos to scrap, as you see in my layout (pictured above).  I was also inspired by the color and shape of Lego bricks, so I designed my page with a rainbow of layered rectangles.

I had fun mixing and matching brightly colored letters for my title, Legos at the Library."  I also used a couple of "wise old owl" stickers on my page, since they seemed to match the library theme.

I know some phone cameras are quite good these days, but my phone is older and takes lower-quality photos.  So, I had my photos from this event printed at a smaller size, and I worked them into the design of my page.  The long, thin photo above worked well in a cluster at the top edge of my page.

I matted my supporting photos on brown paper; in contrast, I made my focal photo stand out by giving it a bright yellow mat.

On a layout heavy with geometric shapes and hard edges, vellum and sheer ribbon soften the look just a bit, for the sake of variety.

Since Legos are tiny and fun, I added details that are also tiny and fun (like little star stickers) to my page.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my first Child's Play DT layout.  I've certainly enjoyed creating it and sharing it with you.  Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  :)


Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Congratulations, Denise!!
What a fun layout!

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Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Congrats! Great page! Love all the bright colours and typography.:)

Sharon Fritchman said...

Such a fun and fabulous layout, Denise! I love all of your wonderful details. And sending you a great big congrats, too!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Congrats!! This is a gorgeously bright page!!

Dani Cristina said...

Your work is always so beautiful and colorful, love all these bright colors and details.
Also taking advantage to wish you a Merry Christmas and new year full of blessings!

Denise van Deventer said...

Congrats Denise!Super news! Love your lego's page the fun photo's and elements! My son absolutely loves lego, definitely one of the ebst inventions for kids, by far! ;-)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

congratulations!!! My son loves legos so this is awesome!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Looks gorgeous, and so very fun too! and a big congrats to you!!!!

Angi Barrs said...

Big Congrats to ya! What a fun page. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

Svetlana Austin said...

congrats, Denise, on your new DT! have fun and keep on with your inspirational projects - just as this one! so cool and interesting!

thank you so much for your kind supporting words you left on my blog! I appreciate it so much! ♥

merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! wishing you all the best in the coming year! ♥
hugs xxx

Chantalle said...

Congrats Denise! Looking forward to seeing your creations!