Here’s my entry for Round 6 of the Mad March Competition at Design House Digital:
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:
- Use 15 different kits, but…
- 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.
- Use a blending mode – trio of arrowheads located at bottom of journaling on right hand page.
- 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)
- Use a title of a book as your page title – “Honk Honk! Beep Beep!” by Daniel Kirk (children’s book)
- Use orange as an accent color – stitching and ticket.
- Duplicate a photo, but use different crops of that photo – trio of b&w photos.
- Alter an element – altered color of ticket to orange.
- Do an extraction – my son’s head in trio of b&w photos.
- 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.
- Do a two-page layout, but… – Check
- One page’s background must be a photo – Check
- Weave an element behind and in front of something else – orange stitching at trio of arrowheads on lower left corner on left page.
- 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.
- Incorporate a strong diagonal line into your design – on right hand page, arrangement of photos/title and white space.