Saturday, 22 August 2009

All-White Challenge

I rarely take part in challenges for two reasons: firstly I don't often have the time to complete a layout with a deadline attached, and secondly, I cannot come up with any ideas that fit the rules!
Anne has placed a link on her 'Pretty' Blog to Dreamgirls and  has made a stunning  layout for their current challenge, so I followed the link. For once the challenge looks to be what I need as I still have loads of white cardstock in my stash. I played around this afternoon keeping to the all-white theme and here is the result.
I have to say that, all-one-colour layouts need to be very clever to keep my interest and not look bland or flat. Mine is rather 'blah' but when I've sent it off to the challenge website, I intend to add just a little touch of another colour to lift the layout before it goes into an album. Maybe a bit of pink? Or black to go with the graveyard theme?!
Seriously though, how much white ribbon do you have? And how many white embellishments? It's not at all easy sometimes to complete a challenge layout with what you have available in your stash!
Anyway, the photo is one of Jenni, taken with a black and white film camera and hand-developed by Karen for a college project. It is actually a test strip to determine the best exposure time for her group of photos! It has been on my notice board for at least eighteen months, waiting for me to get an idea for scrapping it. As it's another single photo which I don't find easy to deal with on a layout, and it's a strange size, 2 x 11.5 inches, it's waited longer than most!
I used cuttlebug embossing folders and a sizzix alphabet for the central page, rounded the corners with my Corner Chomper and mounted it onto a second sheet of cardstock. Then I added the ribbon and ribbon slide, and finished by covering the diecut letters with clear glitter from a Sakura pen.
Sometimes a challenge can really, really challenge a scrapper like me!


  1. Ah but as in this case, a challenge takes you out of thebox a bit and creates a bit of genius! It's fantastic.

  2. This really is a fantastic LO



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