One of my favorite things about what we do at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out is the way we approach challenges. I love thinking about how the theme of the month inspires me, and I try to develop challenges that encompass different faces of each emotion plus an opportunity to delve into 'visual journaling' as Nancy has described it, the use of visual elements that reinforce the content of the LO.
Here's an example of how Nancy used these techniques in one of her DT LOs for July's STRENGTH kit:
Can you pick out the visual ideas she used? Gears from the kit of course, but linked together to show how Nancy and her hubby work together like a well-oiled machine. She painted and used glossy accents on the gears to show their strength. She also created a frame around the gears and photos to show their unity.
Here are our first two STRENGTH challenges - please try them to create a LO that includes visual journaling and explore your inner world with us! I'd love to see what you do!
STRENGTH CHALLENGE #1: YOUR OWN STRENGTH/FRAMED
Is there a moment you can recall when you realized your own strength, either physical, mental or emotional?
For the design twist, please use a unique 'frame' around your page's elements to symbolize the focus and definition of your strength.
STRENGTH CHALLENGE #2, WHAT DOESN'T KILL ME/RISE UP
What have you survived that you thought might kill you or your spirit? How have you triumphed and become stronger?
For the design twist, please use an image of rising up or going beyond...
The STRENGTH kit is still available - CLICK HERE to grab yours before they're all gone!
If you'd like to see more, please come by the website and check it out! I'd love to personally welcome you...