Thanks, first of all, to Rebecca Cameron, who provided the inspiration for this challenge. Once again we've been blown away by your enthusiasm and the quality of the layouts we've received. Voting will start shortly in the sidebar!
Donna put her hand up for this challenge because she saw it as just that…a challenge! She is neither much of a multiple-photo-scrapper, nor one to diligently scrap those regular events in life (eg birthdays), preferring instead to scrap life’s smaller details. That being said however, Donna ‘gets’ the importance of layouts that record moments of family history. It’s pretty much a fundamental part of what we do.
Donna’s favorite element on this layout was simply the use of a single candle as an alternative to the letter ‘l’ – simple, but it helps reinforce the fact that this is all about her daughter’s 3rd birthday. The bright colours of the patterned papers and the layering of various patterns and shapes create a little more interest while keeping the overall design still quite “simple”.
Chris Millar also thought she'd try her hand at this one. She writes: Thanks Rebecca for this fun challenge! It's always nice to do a simple layout and really focus on the photos rather than the product. I created a collage of birthday party photos in photo studio. This same effect could be created by printing out tiny photos and placing them together on white cardstock.
I punched out 1 1/4 inch circles using the Cherry Arte Princess range and then cut the circles in half and placed them around my photo collage. I finished off the layout with some journalling strips and a couple of rub-ons. Nice and simple, yet eye-catching a great way to get multiple photos on a single layout.
And now in alphabetical order, are your entries. There's some really fantastic inspiration here, some wonderful original looks and we're thrilled to showcase them. Enjoy!