You may recall from our last challenge that the purpose of this group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level; to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. This month's challenge was issued by the very talented Laura Whitaker. Here's a sampling of what Laura asked us to do:
What an awesome challenge! I had to search a bit for a photo taken from behind. As I looked through the hundreds of pictures on my computer, I couldn't seem to find one that I wanted to use. But then I saw this picture of my son that was taken a couple of years ago when we visited Myrtle Beach. It instantly brought back some great memories and made me reflect on how wonderful it was to walk along the ocean's edge late in the day, just enjoying the quiet and not even feeling the need to carry on a conversation.
I wanted to try to capture the feeling of solitude, as well as the beach theme, so I combined a number of different papers and elements on my page to do this.
The tan paper behind the photo, by We R Memory Keepers, was already 'pre-splattered' and it reminded me of sand, so I knew I wanted to use it on my page. I also used papers from Authentique and Kaiser Craft, along with white corrugated paper from Jillibean.
I really like that Laura challenged us to add some journaling to our page! That is something that I know is important, but that I am often neglectful of. It was a great reminder to me that the story behind the pictures needs be told.
Here's the list of my IE friends, who have been working all month to create gorgeous and inspiring designs. I hope you'll pop by and see what they have created and perhaps take a moment to say a word or two :)