Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

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!