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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Are you up for a challenge?

Happy Tuesday everyone!
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Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  We had a lot of fun celebrating Father's Day.  Many years ago while DH and were living in Texas DH and I owned a boat.  He has missed having that boat since we sold it.  So after church on Sunday we took my sweet husband water skiing and tubing. 
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I wanted to share a brand new challenge blog with you-Challenge Me Happy. I was thrilled when Annelie asked me to be a part of this team.  She has some amazing challenges lined up and I can't wait to share them with you.  Here is the first challenge.  Create a layout using this amazing photo as inspiration.
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Here is the layout I created. 
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I took inspiration from the photo in several different ways. I was first inspired by the bikes in the photo. They reminded me of these photos I took at a local park. I also took inspiration from the vignette around the inspiration photo. I added a slight vignette to each of my photos. I found instructions on how to do this on this site. http://photography.about.com/od/developingandprinting/ss/psevignette.htm
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My final inspiration came from the bricks on the building. I downloaded some digital brick stamps from this site. http://www.texturemate.com/content/brick-3-brush-pack-photoshop-or-gimp I then created a 12 x 12 image in adobe and stamped the areas I wanted bricks. Finally I used the stamp tool with a blurred edge to erase some of the bricks. I printed it on red cardstock to create my background.
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We would love to see your take on this photo and you could win some amazing chipboard from Magistical Memories.  Just head over to the Challenge Me Happy blog for all the details and to see all the other designers layouts.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week!

11 comments:

Connie said...

you nailed it~great work!!!

Pamela said...

Awesome layout! I love it! :) Will go check out the blog too.

Audrey Pettit said...

Awww, what a great post, Lisa! I LOVE those photos from Father's Day! What a great time you guys had. I bet he loved getting out on a boat again. And what a stunning layout! Love that inspiration photo, and love your take on it. The digital brick background look amazing. Love how you erased some of the bricks and love the bike and cluster of photos. I'd say you completely, totally nailed this fun first challenge. :)

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

Oh Lisa what a wonderful layout! I just LOVE it! And is that an old apothecary shop you visited?!!

pattyo said...

What a fun way to spend Father's Day! Looks like everyone had a great time! Love the layout! Received the copy of Scrapbook Trends today--thanks so much!

Lynn said...

What a cool idea and you rocked it!!!! Looks like everyone had a blast boating.

Christa said...

That is such a great layout! The photo is really awesome too!

Kayla said...

Amazing! The pictures from Fathers Day were wondering and you did such a great job on the LO :)

Linda Beeson said...

What a cool gift, good thinking! LOVE that layout! So many neat details and really loving that red background.

swewi said...

I am so GLAD you wanted to join the team! LOVE LOVE LOVE your take on the first challenge, it's so clever how you have used the didi parts! Just awesome!

Audrey Pettit said...

Hey Lisa! Just stopping by to say hi! Hope you all had a wonderful 4th. :)