I really enjoy the CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration challenges and after guesting with them in March with both of their monthly challenges, #227 caught my eye this month and I thought the colour combinations would be perfect for another travel related photograph from our family vacation to Tasmania in 2013 - gosh is it really four years ago we made this fantastic trip?
Here is how I solved the case ... Scheme - Colours covered. Evidence - Circular elements (my pinked circles), wood (butterflies and one of the tags), flowers and frames (on main photo and as accents). Testimony - Put your story in a frame.
This month on ARTastic we feature an ANZAC tribute artwork by Kenneth MacQueen called Wild Poppies. Our criteria is to use pops of red on your page.
CRITERIA - Pops of red We'd love to see your entries - this isn't difficult, just add some splashes of red to your layouts - this can be paint or ink, or enamel dots, rhinestones or even buttons. Add some flowers, hearts or stars in red. It can be any theme at all it doesn't have to be related to a memorial day.
Here is my page ...
In 2015 and 2016 a local community group undertook a massive "Poppy Poject" to handmake thousands and thousands of poppies for the 100 Year anniversary of Gallipoli and WW1. These were made with crepe paper and a lot were done with crochet - a truly massive job.
Now it is your turn, we'd love to see your own interpretation. You have until 11.55pm on the last day of the month to submit your entry.
This month on Pixels and Paper we are celebrating Easter on Pixels and Paper with this cute inspiration image. Your page certainly doesn't have to be about chocolate or bunnies, it can be about family gatherings, school Easter hat parades, egg hunts, trips away over this holiday period, fun things you did with the kids, whatever you like really - just don't forget to tell us what inspired you from our photograph.
CRITERIA - An Easter theme
Here is my Easter inspired page ...
I was inspired by the colours in the egg and the chocolate of course!
After rain, rain and a bit more rain on the east coast of Australia during March, a tropical cyclone up north, widespread flooding and generally plain awful weather I think it might be time for some blue skies and sunshine. Blues skies like this in April would be nice ....
In fact layouts featuring this gorgeous HELIUM BLUE would be very welcome indeed - so come and join in with us on White ...with 1 this month.
We hope you like our inclusion of a sketch to help inspire you further. You don't have to use this to put in an entry but we'd love it if you do :)
I took the "new" approach to scrap a page featuring my son with his brand new L plates and learners driving license - he was beyond excited to get these on the very day he was eligible! His big grin says it all !
Such unusual colours - not sure I have used this combination before.
White cardstock base, inked with mist and then I pulled out some old label stickers and decided I would build a vertical page in steps before adding in some embellishments. Pretty happy with how this one came out.
A final layout for January and scrapping a winter page has made me so, so wish I was actually in that season right now as we are in a heat wave at the moment and there is simply nothing cool about our Australian Summer weather.
Anyway I loved the colours in challenge #222 on CSI - Color - Stories - Inspiration and decided I'd put together a digital page focusing on some pretty winter scenery where friends of mine live.