Last week Creating Keepsakes - Simple Scrapbooks was released. This is a special issue that is available in bookstores. Last fall Creating Keepsakes asked me to create a page for this issue. The challenge that they presented was that I was only allowed FOUR products on my page. I consider myself a pretty simple/graphic type of scrapper but four products was a whole different deal. I LOVE challenges and was eager to jump right in.
Here is the page that I created for this issue. My approach was entirely different and it was so fun. I love creating with a challenge in mind because it forces me to think of my photos/products and page in a different way. For this particular challenge, I tried to figure out ways in which I could make the viewer's eye move around the page without having embellishments on it. I decided to use a curve to accent the focal photo. I also clustered my photos together and used a simple brush to tie it all together. Solid cardstock did not count as my four products. The other four that I used were white frames, polka-dot paper, snowflake brushes (all from Kaite Pertiet) and a second font for my title. Four adds up pretty quickly.
I love this issue of Creating Keepsakes. It is loaded with sketches that are simple and creative. I've always enjoyed following a sketch. There are so many other creative ideas in this issue.
I want to encourage you to give this challenge a try. What can you do with four products? I know it will get your creativity flowing. I would love to see what you come up.