Friday, October 9, 2009

Fabulous Fridays

Join Scrap Shotz as we launch a new feature on our blog for inspiration and challenge - it's called Fabulous Fridays! For this week only, we will be showcasing two challenges by Denise and Heather.

Heather is challenging you to a Blueprint Challenge. Her sketch is below.

And this is her layout.

How darling is this layout??? I love it!

Denise's challenge is a Chromotherapy Challenge. Here are the details from Denise herself!

Chromo comes from the Greek word “khr ma” meaning colour. Chromotherapy (AKA colour therapy) is based on the theory that colour and light can balance energy where ever a person’s energy may be lacking - physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental – and believe me, somedays I think I’m running in the negative on all 4! Different colors bring about varying emotional reactions in individuals. We often associate particular colours with particular emotions, for example, we often think of heat and anger as being represented by the colour red.

As scrapbookers we also use colour to help bring about emotional reactions and connections to our scrapping projects. Baby pink for little girls, bright shades for parties and celebrations…I’m sure you’ve done it without even thinking because some of these colour/emotion match-ups have become so ingrained in us through various forms of media and advertising – flip through the Wish Book (hey, I know it is only early October, but we’ve had ours for months!) and when you hit the overwhelmingly pink pages you’ll know you are in the girls’ section.

When I think of chrome meaning colour I instantly think of Paul Simon’s 1973 classic, Kodachrome. Although Kodachrome, the film, met its demise in 2009, Simon has marked the colour film’s musical place in history.

They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, Oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama don't take my Kodachrome away”

So, all ramblings aside, I challenge you to gather inspiration from the lyrics above to create a bright, sunny, summery LO.

Here is Denise's layout. It is one of her favorite summer brights – turquoise. Here she has paired it with sunny orange and yellow to create a layout that screams summer fun (not to mention wet bathing suits and towels left on her bathroom floor!)

Thank you Denise and Heather for the inspiration and challenge!

Please link me to your project in the comment section. At the end of the month, I will draw from all the comments and completed challenges for a RAK. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Anonymous said...

Fantastic ladies!!! Hope these two great ideas get your scrappy weekend off to a good start!!!!

Jess said...

Wow these challenges are awesome! I knew I loved Fridays... LOL Now to sneak some time in the scrap room!

Neisey said...

Ooooh Heather...that is so sweet! Is the line of vehicles bought or made? Perfect for your journaling!

This sketch is right up my (very simple) alley!

Heather M. said...

This is so awesome! Love your fun, summer layout, Denise!!! Such a great challenge!

The vehicles are cut from patterned paper. :)

rubyvm Inspired Scrapper said...

Both these challenges are great ones. Thanks ladies.
Here is my layout for the chromotherapy challenge.

rubyvm Inspired Scrapper said...

I have had the opportunity to do the sketch. Thanks for the challenges.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great challenges. Here is my link to Heather's (from the Oct Tag LO!)


fewcreations said...

Loved the challenges to figure out how to link my project here..hmmmm