Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cre8tive Idol @ Just Cre8

I entered the Cre8tive Idol contest at Justcre8.com. I had a lot of fun with all the entries and even scored a 4th place spot which I am happy with. The contest was organized really well and the challenges were a blast and really pushed my creativity! Here's what I came up with for my 5 entries.

Challenge #5 was Here Comes the Bride: You had to create a layout with Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and you layout could not in any way, shapre or form have anything to do with a wedding.

There's a super hero in my closet:

At first I had a really hard time getting past the title of this challenge and doing something non-wedding. Even though we were specially told not to do a wedding l/o my instinct was to keep reaching for wedding photos LOL. I had to think about this one for a couple days. Well during that couple of days something really cute happened that I thought would work perfectly for this challenge.

My daughter recently learned how to open her closet door and has been discovering all kinds of little surprises in there. She came to me and said 'pssst..mama, there's a super hero in my closet' Well I laughed. I went with her to check out this closet superhero and there on the top shelf at the back of the closet was Batgirl Barbie. Her Auntie had purchased the Batgirl Barbie for her when she was born and I had tucked it away for when she was old enough to enjoy it.

So, for the challenge:
Something old: I used two old Batgirl comic strips on the layout
Something new: Batgirl Barbie present - a new toy to my daughter
Something borrowed: the Batgirl Barbie key chain which I borrowed from my daughter to put on the layout but trust me, when she sees it she'll want it back!
Something blue: I matted the photos and the star burst in blue.

To make the starburst I just cut the yellow star freehand and then matted it in blue and added some pen lines. I did this because it reminded of the images you see in comic books.

Journaling reads: Larissa, when you were a tiny baby, Auntie Jocelyne bought you your first Barbie, Batgirl Barbie. Well, you were too young to play with it so we put it away in your closet. The other day (@ age 3.75) you came to me and said 'pssst, mama, there's a superhero in my closet!' It was so cute and now you have Batgirl Barbie to play with. November '08

Challenge #4 was to create a Christmas gift. I came up with this star book. If you would like to learn how to make this star book, I am teaching an on-line class at Paws on Scrapbooking on Wednesday, Nov 26. You can use up some of that stash you have since you use your own supplies for this class. Sign up Here

Challenge #3 This challenge was to be inspired by an advertisement that was posted and here's what I came up with.

Challenge #2 - Create a rebus on your layout. Ok, so I didn't even know what a rebus was...well, I knew what one was but I didn't know what it was called :) Putting the picture of the pie in the title instead of the word PIE is a rebus. Plus I also did U R for 'you are' which is also a rebus. I hand drew the pie and coloured it in with markers and put it on a pop dot for dimension.

Challenge #1 - Use a famous slogan as your title. Play Laugh Grow is the slogan for Fisher Price.


Chelsea Ling said...

amanda, you're just too creative :) i love the christmas book... wow!

CreativeMe68 said...

Hi Amanda, I have just found your blog...You are so creative...Just absolutely beautiful creations.
I too love your star christmas book have you ever thought of doing a step by step on your blog? I was wondering if it is ok to add you to my blog list??? You are so inspiring!
Your blog will be one that I will be revisiting very often. Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Luv Shaz