Saturday, November 1, 2014

CPC November Challenge

Hello, everyone!  After letting Princess Leia take over my blog for the last two days, I'm back--and just in time, because today is the November design team reveal at Child's Play Challenges!  Here my page, entitled "The Lions in Winter."

Supplies: cardstock from Bazzill; spray mist & leaf patterned paper from October Afternoon; die cut dotted paper from Graphic 45; chevron stamp & swirl patterned paper from My Mind's Eye; washi from Love My Tapes; pom poms & ribbons from Scrapbook Fantasies; crystal cabochon from Olla Podrida Etsy; brown ink from Tsukineko; black ink from Hero Arts; black gesso from Ranger; acrylic paint from DecoArt; lion sticker from PSX; glitter film from The Paper Company; pen from Foray; standard office hole punch; upcycled jumbo bubble wrap.

This month we have an exciting crossover challenge with the blog Pixels and Paper.  To play along, we want you to create a layout using the following inspiration image and a "recipe."  The recipe is: something gold + an animal + at least three patterned papers + "bling" + something from your stash that is over a year old.

The inspiration photo is a Christmas/winter scene, and it influenced me to scrap a winter photo.  

As far as the recipe goes, I used lots of gold ribbon for my "gold," my lion photo for the "animal," and three patterned papers (a yellow leaf print, a die cut dotted print, and a brown swirl print), all visible in the photo above.

For the "bling," I tucked a faceted cabochon into the layers to the right of the title tag.

Finally, for "something over a year old," I used this lion sticker.  I've had it for about ten years!  Speaking of lions, can you believe that these lions at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, Minnesota, actually LIKE to be outdoors in the winter!  It's their choice to remain outside.  They enjoy their heated rock.  I was so surprised by these lions that I just had to scrap their photo and write their story on my page.

Are you ready to try this photo prompt/page recipe challenge?  If you make a page, you can submit it to BOTH Pixels and Paper AND Child's Play Challenges and be in the running for prizes at both sites.  All types of layouts--traditional, digital, and hybrid--are accepted at both sites.  I hope you'll play along with us this month!


Patricia said...

what a beautiful lion !!!

IrinaR said...

Прекрасная идея с львом-наклейкой! и удивительное фото- львы в снегу!!!

Phillis Walrath said...

WOW, I love that photo of the lions in the snow! Your texture on your page is wonderful!! Glad you are joining with us at Pixels and Paper this month!

Jane said...

Wonderful background work. There is so much to look at on this page. Great work.

Denise van Deventer said...

Super page Denise and love the different textures. Such an amazing photo and I really did have to look strange to see African lions surrounded by snow! ;-)

diane hasthorpe said...

Fabulous page and stunning photo. I love your textured background and all of the different layering techniques you've used. Cheers Di (P&P DT)

Tone-Lill said...

What a fab and creative page. Thanks for sharing with us at Pixels and Paper in our combined challenge this month with Childs play :)