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Mad March Competition – Final Round

April 2, 2012 Sarah Coggins

Here’s my entry for Round 6 of the Mad March Competition at Design House Digital:

DHD Mad March: Final Round - City Park March 2012

The challenges are over, but the competition won’t wrap up until the end of the week.  ** The winner is being decided by votes here. ** Limit one vote per person, per day through Friday, April 6th (does require free account at DHD).

For Round 6, our layouts had to meet the following requirements:

    1. Use 15 different kits, but…
    2. Use kits from exactly 6 different designers

Karen Funk – Photo Frame Clusters v2, For the Boys patterned papers, Genuinely You elements; Audrey Neal – Daily Birdie font, Family Tree patterned papers; Fei Fei’s Stuff – Of the Essence – Add On kit; Miss Mint – Traffic Jam, Twinkle Toes & Daditude kits; Robyn Meierotto – Kraft Day Fun elements, In Stitches – Bright Basics, Today word art, Clearly alpha, I Love Boys elements; Jen Allyson – Picket Fences kit.

    1. Use a blending mode – trio of arrowheads located at bottom of journaling on right hand page.
    1. Use an advertisement as the starting point for your page – BHG’s Chill & Grill – “tossed” look of photos with white borders. (see image to right)
    2. Use a title of a book as your page title – “Honk Honk! Beep Beep!” by Daniel Kirk (children’s book)
    3. Use orange as an accent color – stitching and ticket.
    4. Duplicate a photo, but use different crops of that photo – trio of b&w photos.
    5. Alter an element – altered color of ticket to orange.
    6. Do an extraction – my son’s head in trio of b&w photos.
    7. Use the words “Mad”, “March”, and “Memories” in your journaling, but not as one phrase

Following a visit to see MawMaw and PawPaw, we took you to Burlington City Park. It was a gorgeous March afternoon – perfect for outdoor fun.

The last time we came, you weren’t quite a year old. Now that you’re a ‘big’ two and a half, you can finally ride the kiddie rides. We had 5 tickets so after a ride on each, we let you choose which 2 to ride again. This was great until we were out of tickets – then you were a bit mad you couldn’t ride the planes again. Next time!

Memories of you laughing and eagerly running from ride to ride will always come to mind when I think of this day.

  1. Do a two-page layout, but… – Check
  2. One page’s background must be a photo – Check
  3. Weave an element behind and in front of something else – orange stitching at trio of arrowheads on lower left corner on left page.
  4. Create a shape (using custom shape tools) and use it in three different ways – arrowheads. Used as masking for patterned papers on left page, as ‘K’ in title and as brush next to journaling.
  5. Incorporate a strong diagonal line into your design – on right hand page, arrangement of photos/title and white space.
  • allison c April 3, 2012 at 7:28 pm
    Holey moley that's a lot of requirements. Definitely a *challenge*. But I love yours, it looks fantastic and so touching. Dylan is lucky to have a mom like you capturing all of his life in such beautiful ways.
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