|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.
|Image source: http://childsplaychallenges.blogspot.com/2013/12/classic-toy-challenge-legos.html|
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.
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! :)