Friday, April 13, 2012

Shimelle's Third Challenge

Shimelle's third challenge involves scraplifting - oh yeah, this is something I can definitely do! Ok, actually the challenge reads - mix your style with a look you haven't tried. I decided to try to emulate one of Sian's layouts because they seem so different from mine. She often uses a neutral background, a small photo, banners, and lots of small (often handcut) embellishments in little clusters. She also often uses photos of things or places where I normally use photos of people. I chose this layout to lift for Shimelle's challenge. I maintained the 4x6 size of my photo, but otherwise followed her layout fairly closely.


I actually handcut my banner pieces and enjoyed adding all the little bits & pieces to the embellishment cluster. Journaling reads: No matter where we've been or how long we've been gone, when we see the . . . DALLAS skyline, we know we're almost home.


Are you participating in Shimelle's Scrapbooking Weekend? Which challenges have you tried so far?

11 comments:

debs14 said...

I love Sian's style too and I love your take on how she does her layouts. This is really lovely!

Alison said...

Great job Melissa...I too will join the list of those who love Sian's style- and you've 'lifted' her wonderfully! Have managed first 2 challenges, but won't load them till later today
Alison xx

MonicaB said...

Great job on all the layout's from Shimelle's Challenges. I really like the banner on this one.

Cynthia said...

I love your take on this challenge! Gorgeous embellishments!!

Debbie P said...

Fantastic job Melissa! This challenge scares the heck out of me, but now you have inspired me! Now I just need to find the time! Love it!

Cheryl M said...

Darn! I totally forgot about Shimelle's challenge weekend. Way too much on my plate. I can't remember ANYTHING! Maybe I can squeeze in a few.
You've done a WONDERFUL job here! Love love LOVE your layouts.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I agree - Sian's is a great style to copy for this challenge. I love the background you chose. It really works great with the photo.
Rinda

Sian said...

Oh, wow! I think you have made my weekend! Melissa, thank you. Your page is gorgeous - nicer than the original :)

Shonie said...

Very cute page. I like the placement of the photo.

Jimjams said...

You did a great job with that page Melissa - very much a Sian page!

S said...

Love it - great banner!