This month's challenge is issued by the super talented, Lisa Moen. Here's what she had to say about her challenge:
I really wanted to use photos on my layout, and since I only had a few to pick from I decided to create a layout about my older sister and I. We are very close in age, the oldest of 6 siblings, and many of my early childhood memories are of the two of us together. We have always been close so it was nice to do a layout documenting the special relationship we have.
I had fun creating the background for my layout using a white hexagon placemat from Jillibean Soup. I cut the placemat down to the size and shape that I wanted to use and then I put different patterned papers behind some of the hexagons.
Because I was working with older black and white photos, I wanted to keep the color scheme fairly neutral. I limited my colors to white, orange and shades of grey. I also wanted to work with a design that was vertically aligned, so I kept my elements towards the center of the page.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the title, bird and arrow. What a fabulous machine the Cameo is!
Story cards from Technique Tuesday by Ali Edwards provided the background for my photos and journaling. They worked perfectly and I was even able to use Ali's handwriting font for my title and journaling! I love when everything works together like that ♥
Finally, I added a bit of a border around my page with some machine stitching. Overall I kept my design very clean this month! No ink or paint or anything messy. I like how it turned out :)
I hope you will stop by to see what the other designers on this adventure have created. They are an extremely talented group of scrapbookers and I am sure they will inspire you with their designs.