You can find our list of monthly challenges in the forum, here.
7. November: Typography Challenge by heathert
This month we’re going to play with color, shape, and typefaces–mix and match as you please!
Every letter of your title should be different in some way. Here are some ways to do it:
Change each letter’s color.
Change the size, or the orientation of the individual letters.
Clip a different paper to each one.
Incorporate a different scrapbooking element into each letter!
Make it a zoo… but make sure it goes with the rest of your layout too, of course. Tie the changes in to the content of the layout. For example, your child likes to change clothes 3-4 times a day? Document that in photos, and then add a title like “Change Is Good” and have each of the letters in “change” have a different clothing item on them! Or talk about your flowers in the spring–each letter in “spring” could have a different color from the different flowers in your photo(s). ALLLLLLL kinds of ways to play with this!
Layout by heathert.
Here’s my Layout: I took 4 different fonts that were fairly “architectural”–that is to say, sturdy and 3D-ish–and made the letters in colors that matched the layout. Then I took my magic wand, clicked outside each letter with “contiguous” chosen so it wouldn’t pick the empty spaces inside the letter, then inversed the selection. Then I filled that selection on a layer underneath with another color from the photos. I could have then clipped a paper to that, but I ran out of time. *giggles*
Layout by Angeleann.
8. November Random Challenge by scrapmemories
Hi everyone…can you believe it is NOVEMBER! Welcome to this month’s random challenge. With the year drawing to a close I thought it would be great to capture it in print. Let’s make a digital time capsule.
Time capsule items should include what is happening in the world today. Items such as top news stories, list of leaders of your country and state, the year’s hottest toys and trends, top grossing movies, popular television shows, top 20 songs of the year, current pricing for things such as gasoline, food items, postage, homes, autos, etc.
If you have children or grandchildren have them add their favorite color, song, toy, celebrity, TV show, food, etc. Have your child write a note to their future self, scan it and add it to the layout.
You can include pictures of current fashion, leaders, headlines, and yourselves.
Have fun with this. In 10 years from now you will look back and think…wow! Look at how cheap gas was. I can’t believe we paid $xx for milk.
I’m looking forward to seeing the creative ways you capture today’s history.
Layout by scrapmemories.