Thursday, July 12, 2007

Chrissy's Challenge

I like options. I hope you do, too. My challenge is more like a five-in-one type challenge. I couldn't make up my mind, so you can chose one portion of the challenge or do all five.

A tough one: The first part of my challenge is journaling related. The story I told in this layout, is one I've been wanting to tell for almost five years. It was tough, I cried the whole way through typing it out, but it needed to be told. I think we all have stories like that. Scrap 'em.

B different: This is something I do a lot. Use a picture that would seemingly have absolutely nothing to do with the story you are telling. On this LO, I used an ultrasound picture to tell the story of a suicide. If you look closely, this ultrasound was taken at Companion Veterinary Care Center. That is how it ties into the story.
C what you can use: Local scrapbook stores often have very cool shopping bags. I couldn't find the right paper for this story. Couldn't go floral, obviously. With so much journaling, I couldn't use anything too busy or distracting, so I cut up a shopping bag with a faint pattern, and it worked! D efine a mood by going monocromatic: I am all about some brown. It's my favorite color and it happened to work with this story. Tell your story by using elements of all one color. E mploy a pre-made sticker in your title: I found these 7gypsie stickers 70% off the other day, and thought to myself, "I'll probably never use them, but they're only 85 cents." As it turns out, they were the perfect precursor for my title. Dig through your stash and see what you've got.


Don't forget! You have until July 11 to get your lifts of Dana's LO in! It's an awesome prize this go around, so give it a shot!

7 comments:

Kimberly White said...

What an awesome challenge (s) Chrissy! Looking forward to working on this one! Kim

Melissa said...

Great challenge Chrissy....
:) melissa

Carla said...

this is awesome Chrissy!!!i am inspired and will try to do atleast one of those on my next LO.

Corey said...

Great challenge Chrissy!!

Greta said...

sorry for your loss chrissy....this is an excellent challenge...unfortunately i am moving and all my stuff is packed....BUT i did print it out to work on after i get settled...thanks for the inspiration

Melissa said...

I did this one.
It's on my blog here:

www.randompiecesofmel.blogspot.com

The one about my Grandmpa and Dad

Thanks for looking!

Colleen said...

oh this looks like fun! i have to get back on these...vacay got in the way of my challenge blogs.