Sunday, May 12, 2013

June Challenge and May Winner

It was a close race this month with 3 of you very closely placed.

Here is our stimulus picture for JUNE
These are nylon air houses from Life  Magazine.
Think jellyfish, Parachutes, seashells, hot air balloons. Whatever inspires you. If you want to use these colours that is fine too but not essential.
The added criteria is Silhouettes.
Layouts or cards not containing the set criteria will not be considered for judging.

We are sponsored this month by Memory Maze chipboard.
Here's the link to their site. and if you click the blogger link on top left of that page it will take you to the blog for ideas using it.

Now here's what the girls have come up with

This is the dome in St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, Rome. 
I have used black cardstock as the base and kept the two photos to the middle of the page with strips of a mixture of paper behind them to try to give the feeling of height which is such a feature of the real dome.  I’ve added gold rubons which are carefully positioned to carry your eye up the page to focus on the dome - the minimal embellishments all have touches of gold to highlight the richness of the Basilica.  I finished the layout off with a quote by John Muir - “The power of imagination makes us infinite”, which I felt was fitting for this amazing structure.


I drew inspiration from the shapes and colours of the picture. You can see this from the shapes of the background paper. I have the silhouette required with my chipboard piece. I've kept the layout simple in line with the topic - reflection.

                                                                                POLLY LIBBY

I used all the colours from the inspiration photo and sea life silhouettes to create my layout titled, "Sea Life."  A circle was created using cheesecloth which was misted with several mists and various sea creatures were then added.  Then I had fun with embellies and added sequins, wood beads, gold metal circles, sea shells, gems and pearls.  The background papers were distressed and misted.  The wood title letters were also misted and a gold metal embellie and an anchor sequin were added on the letter "A."  I also added three gems in the upper right and ribbon was tucked to the right of the photo.



I used the colours of the circular shapes & inked my white CS & a Craftworks mask, & then used this near-silhouette photo of Pete on Norfolk Island as the subject.

 This is my nephew Zach, he is a bit of a cheeky bugger, lol.There are a bits and pieces of the colours in there somewhere but the main element I have chosen is the silhouette.
I took my inspiration from the colours and have added a bird silhouette


  1. All really interesting interpretations of the pic this month.

  2. This was a wonderful fact the first page I made, was accepted for very chuffed there.
    Then I created this page using this great photo of Pete, silhoutted by the Pacific Ocean on Norfolk Island, & was so very happy with it. Hope we get lots of players.

  3. Love seeing the different interpretations of the challenge! All the layouts are wonderful!!
    Great job everyone! :)

  4. Congrats to Kylie gW on winning the challenge for May!! Woo hoo! So glad you played along with us! :)

  5. What a fun challenge...I went with the fact that the water ball thingys looked like alien space craft!! (Cos I have seen a lot of those!!! LOL)

  6. Thank you Julene for the lovely comment you left on my layout!! Much appreciated!!