Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Monday Challenge - Its a Strange one!!

Hi All! This I am feeling a good bit better, I can sit still and not keep rushing to the bathroom to be an improvement!! Needless to say nothing much got done this weekend as I was otherwise engaged for most of it. I am going to try and post as much as I can this evening and catch up a bit, so bear with me!!
I do still have a challenge for you...for those of you who like a challenge!! You may or may not know that I am a Family History Researcher and as such I have a keen interest in family trees. That's what gave me the idea for this weeks challenge you don't need to treat it as a heritage heritage one though if you have different ideas then go for it!! I want to see those imaginations running riot!!
The deal: you get a choice of a png file (coloured) or a template (black and white) for you to choose which you want to work with. The idea is you can add what you want to them and make your layout based on one of these, either making a family tree layout or fill the frames with word art/ paper or photographs...the choice is yours!! A bit different from the usual but change is good for your imagination and so is a new challenge!! So lets see what you can do!! If I get no takers...well then I know I have pitched this one all wrong.

The rules are:

1. Make a layout using either the png file or the template, you can add any kit or elements you wish to complete the layout.
2. It need not be a heritage layout or family can be something totally different, the choice is yours. Lets see your imagination go!!
3. Send me a link or a copy of your layout by next Monday 7 April to
4. Please include any credits for items used in your layout so that I can list them and give the designers full credit.

Here are the files for you to choose from.

Download the png file here

Download the template here

I am holding my breath to see what you come up with!! The posting bonus is a set of 2 Brag Book Templates similar to the ones below. Plus there is this set if you attend tomorrows chat!!
Collect all four!!

Tuesday is my Chat day at Scrappin Digi Kreations so if you like Brag Books Templates drop by and get this set as the Attendance Gift!! Its Tuesday at 3.30pm EST (8.30pm GMT). I hope to see you there!!

Last weeks Overlay Challenge has produced some real gems!! There are lots of layouts today as I did not get to post some on Friday but I just had to share them with you!!
Dorys has produced a stunner! Great use of the overlay and I love the frame! Add the journaling over the corner of the photo works well too..nice touch Dorys!! Your daughter looks so cute in the photo, look at those eyes!!

Credits: Overlay: , Frame: me (Dorys Gagné), Alpha: Bent alphas and Neutral zigzag stitches (www.storeide.se_gunhild) Hearts doodles : Jantina's doodles

The next one is simplicity itself but really effective!! Stacy has used this gorgeous photo and added the overlay. It enhances the photo without taking any attention away from the lovely picture. A stunning result!!

Connie tells me this is her first try with an overlay and what a fantastic result!! She has used it so well here. I love how you have brought the detail out on it Connie and that photo is certainly got the title correct too!! Great job!!

Leonna has used a similar technique to Stacy and again it has worked beautifully. I love the way she has made the overlay compliment the photo without overwhelming it. Brilliant Leaonna!!!

Spring leaps out of Kim's layout, with the beautiful daffodils and spring colours! I love the quote and arrow...great addition Kim! Again the overlay looks great and is a wonderful addition to a beautiful layout!

Credits...Overlay by June Schutrups of Cen's Stuff,Frame from Daisy Days kit by June Schutrups of Cen's Stuff, Arrow from 'This Way' by June Schutrups of Cen's Stuff. Word Art by Scraps Of Mind . Background by Kim

I just had to pop in a few extra layouts that I have had sent in as they are all special! Chris did a two layouts for my Paper Cutting challenge at SDK one using Kims freebie cat word art and it had me smiling..take a look! Nice one Chris!!

Credits: Shapes from paper cutting challenge at SDK, Daisy day paper by Cens Stuff, recoloured arrows Cens Stuff, recoloured blog overlay, Font-Splint Hmk Word art from Kim’s scrappin’

Here's the other..I bet these two aren't always this angelic!!! Those shapes look terrific, he effect is fantastic!! Love it Chris!!

Credits: shapes from Cens paper cutting challenge ay SDK, Daisy day paper by Cens Stuff, Font – Splint Hmk

Jessica has produced an other layout that made me smile...Lucas as always is gorgeous and he has found a little friend!! I love the word art Jessica has used and the lips are a cute touch!! Beautiful Jessica!!

Credits: Lillys Fancy by Cens Stuff. Lips and word art are not known.( Jessica's?)

Finally a great layout by Jen showing what was a memorable day. I adore the doodles you picked they are perfect!! The colours too on this one are lovely and bright...full of sunshine!! Beautiful layout Jen!!

Credits: PAPER from Special Gift by Monica Larsen, FRAME from Round Kit by Audrey Neal - Audacious Designs, FILMSTRIP from Daisies by Helena Monteiro, DOODLES from Colours of Tuscany by Chaos Lounge, FONT International Playboy

Ok, so I'm done!! Hope you managed to stagger to the end with me...ten out of ten for staying power for those who did!! I bet I've forgotten something!! See you soon and take care!


Maria said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi June, thank you for posting the family heritage template that really rocks. Not to rain on your parade, i was thinking when you got time hahahahahah right. Well i would love to see a type of tree a little scrol-ly like Tim Burton im thinking f-u-n here, or other. Well to use as a family tree for use in my kids daycare. Can you keep me in mind if you get inspired?

Im a huge fan of yours June,


LindaJD said...

Hey June! So glad to see you are feeling a lot better! I managed to stay til' the end, lol..I do have staying power, Love all the layouts they are Gorgeous! It's great to see all the different styles and ways of scrapping..this seems like a good challenge, but as I say on 4 shared there is not enough room on the template for my lot!...I will have a go though, looking forward to tonights chat too..see ya there :D

Karen (Karooch from Scraps of Mind) said...

Wow! This is a post and a half June.

Glad to hear you're feeling better. Sounds like a nasty bug.

Love those templates. They'll make great family trees. And The layouts you've posted are super too.

Thanks a lot for using my Word Art. I love to see examples of where people have used it.