Thursday, January 2, 2014

Let's Play Monopoly!

 At first glance, this "Let's Go to Yo-Yo" page seems completely unrelated to Monopoly.  But stick with me, and I'll explain the connection.  :)

Supplies: recycled doily and wrapping tissue; cardstock from Bazzill; gingham paper from Jillibean Soup; tag from Bo Bunny; all other decorative paper from Simple Stories; spray ink & large alphabet stickers from October Afternoon; small alphabet stickers & postage stamp sticker from Doodlebug Design; all other stickers from Basic Grey; thread from Singer; sequins from Dee's Place; household mini stapler.

The first post of the year at Child's Play Challenges is already up, and I want to share it with you.  This month, let yourself be inspired by...the game of Monopoly!

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You can interpret this challenge in lots of ways.  Maybe you have some pictures of special people in your life playing Monopoly.  Or, maybe you want to create a layout with lots of pastel colors (inspired by Monopoly money) or with lots of numbers (inspired by the financial aspect of the game).  As for me, I really liked the graphics on the start square of the Monopoly board.  So, I (somewhat) mimicked those graphics by using a large "GO" and a big arrow in my title.

Yo-Yo is a doughnut shop here in the Minneapolis suburbs, and their pastries are sooooo yummy.   They have some very festive-looking selections at this time of year, as my photo shows.

I nestled the doughnut photo among layers of crumpled wrapping tissue, which echoes the way that the doughnuts are nestled in their box with parchment paper.

The tissue paper (which is just recycled Christmas wrap--many of us have that still hanging about our houses at this time of year) made a second appearance on my page, as well.  In the top left-hand corner of the page, it forms part of a little banner.

Anyone can play along with this fun Monopoly challenge.  If it piques your interest, you have until the end of January to link up your completed layout at the Child's Play blog.


Halle said...

I like your interpretation of the challenge. Just wonderful!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Great layout and fun take on the challenge! Lovin' the sequins and splatters.:)

Lynette said...

This is an awesome challenge. Love what you did.

Lean de Ruiter said...

stunning work and a happy new year.

Patricia said...

just beautiful.. happy new year for you and your family !

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow this is lovely!!

Chantalle said...

Great little idea to wrap the doughnuts. Such a fun page. Wishing you a wonderful 2014!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Simply fun!