Monday, April 27, 2009

MANIC MONDAYS CHALLENGE #1

Welcome to my very 1st Blog Challenge. Every MANIC MONDAY I will try to post a new Blog Challenge with examples of other peoples take on the challenge (including my own take) for you to have as inspiration. This way you can get your scrapping mojo back, for all of you who are in a funk.

This 1st week's Blog Challenge is to create a masculine page with product that's traditionally used on feminine pages. Start on it NOW!!!
-Choose your masculine-themed photo(s) and then gather supplies to match the color palette of your layout.
-Don't restrict yourself-find flowers, scallops, etc.
-Use those stereotypical feminine supplies in smaller quantities and more subtly than you might on a feminine page.
-Many of these embellishments come in masculine colors and materials (like brown felt) so there's no reason not to include them on your guy pages!
Here's MY take:
Here I used a dominant color of red, some stickles, bling, glitter pp, and a stacked flower. All things that one would associate with a feminine LO. Notice the stickles spelling out my title at the top and how the title is outlined with red i kan dee eyelet brads? I tried to make the look of the Target symbol by placing the eyelets in the centers of the polka dot paper since the billboard is of Target ads. I tried to carry that Target symbol into the flower as well. Notice the white center flower with the red circles?
Journaling reads: My brother was in a Fashion Show in Hawaii recently for Tony Williams album release party. I thought it would be funny to photoshop his picture and say that I have been seeing his face all over billboards here on the East Coast. I never thought he'd actually fall for it. But he did and so did our whole family and all of his friends. He's too embarrassed now to tell everyone that I just punk'd him. 2/09
For all of you who are not familiar with Tony Williams he is Kanye West's cousin and has written and produced songs with both Kanye West and Jay-Z.

Here's a slideshow of layouts previously submitted for this challenge:

Please leave a comment with a link to you LO. Thank you for sharing!



6 comments:

Silvana said...

I'll try to do this ...just because this is hard for me and I like the challenge. I mostly scrap for my boy and I have tons of girly things and when I do LOs want to put this things and never do it ..somehow they don't work with his pics...but I definally give a try.

Guylou said...

This is fantastic that you are posting the challenges here!!! I really like that idea! Can't wait to see the LOs that people will enter!

sugar_and_spice said...

How fun! I'll be keeping an eye out for future challenges! :)

Tara O'Rourke said...

Hi! I posted my LO:
http://kryptonite72-rambles.blogspot.com/

Silvana said...

hi is Silvana ...I definally could not find your email so here is mine silvybarreiro@yahoo.com if you send me an email I'll write back to u with my home address...ok? thank you.

Silvana said...

Hey!!! I finally upload the LO in my blog so come and see and let me know what u think :)
http://mimundo78.blogspot.com/