Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My February 2012 Challenges at DIGI SCRAPS DRIVE IN

As always, I have been active at Digi Scraps Drive In for February Challenges.  Here is my list of layouts I've done for the challenges over there at DSDI

Our hostess Jess challenges us to create a layout in color and then convert it to Black and White.

Here is my original layout

Digital Credits:  Funky Playground Designs FB Blog Train (papers and elements by Farynar's Wings, Trixie Scraps, Roseytoes, Ocean Wide,Scribler, Glynis Becker) and Jen C Designs IN THE WOODS (my FAV leaves!)

I discovered that I like it much better when I worked with the layered file and desaturated each layer separately, so that I could control how it looked with layers above and below.  I love the little "shimmer" that it appears to have!


Digital Credits: Jen C Designs WINTER SPARKLES; (ribbon) Jen C Designs SHABBY SPRING recolored: (flower, foliage) Jen C Designs CHANGE recolored
Fonts- Librarian, Ballantine Serial
GO FOR THE PINKS (color challenge)
Pink is not my favorite!!!! And this color palette was FULL of pinks!  OMG ... I had to do it!

Digital Credits: Lots of CU products used to create elements and papers for a mini kit I'm working on ...
katussia, Gunhild Storeide, Scrap n Tubes, Nothing but Freebies
PU/S4H products
Jen C Designs A MOTHER'S LOVE flower
Delicious Scraps SWEET VALENTINE bow recolored

poki and Mike - still hanging out together after 15 years! (photo taken at Sandy & Mark Shulte's wedding reception, 10.27.2007)
The template for this challenge was made by Jen C Designs (I love her templates - and have an extensive collection which I use a lot!)

Digital Credits: Jen C Designs FRESH START( some elements recolored) , Jen C Designs MADE IN THE SHADE_FEB template; font - TechnoHeavy

Photo - delicate plant called Solomon's Seal in the garden at Warner Castle (Rochester Garden Club) Rochester NY
(I'm the hostess for this challenge)
poki selected 5 layouts in the gallery from 5 DSDI members, wrote descriptions of the 5 layouts.  Participants were given only the description to work with - I let the first person to complete the challenge pick a number for me! Her son picked number 3 -

Description for #3
1. several layers of paper as background, some straight, some off center
2. large focal photo in one corner, with full cluster on one edge
3. several smaller photos in portrait and landscape, arranged in diagonal across the page
4. word art title in space around diagonal photo arrangement
5. also, journaling in space around diagonal photo arrangement
6. add a few additional elements arount he page

Digital Credits: Jen C Designs FRESH START (one paper recolored); also Jen C Designs CHANGE (flower, ribbon - recolored); Jen C Designs IN THE WOODS (leaves - recolored); font - Learning curve
Photos - Linwood Gardens, Pavilion, NY, Tree Peony Festival, May 28, 2011
RADIOACTIVE (Font challenge)
For this challenge we used font Milk & Cereal

Digital Credits: Jen C Designs SHABBY SPRING; Jen C Designs COFFEE TIME (brad - recolored); Font - Milk and Cereal.
Photos - at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, May 8, 2010.
THE WORKS (Mini kit challenge)
The mini kit was from Wyld Peas Designs for February, called Puppy Love

Digital Credits: Wyld Peas Designs PUPPY LOVE (The Works mini); template - Jen C Designs FRESH START FB Blog Train

The photos are the much pampered "family members" of my friend Pat K!

I hosted this challenge for February as well - we were to highlight our parents or other family members relationship!

Digital Credits: Jen C Designs IN LOVE WITH YOU
font- Ballantine Serial

Photo - these are my parents cutting the cake on their wedding day, June 18, 1949. I came along as a nice surprise a little over 9 months later!
This layout was made into a QUICK PAGE which was given as a FREEBIE on the DSDI Blog.  It is still available through Feb 29 here on the DSDI blog!
CAN YOU DIG IT?  (Advertisement challenge)
HollyinPA provided a really cool OLD Ford advertisement for this challenge -
and here's my layout - sorry FORD - this one's a DODGE Charger HEMI

Digital Credit: DSDI collab GET YOUR GAME ON (red paper) "HEMI" extracted from Dodge website, all other product made by me. Font - Libby Script2
Mike's BIL Dick has wanted a HEMI for SOO LONG - He finally got it in January!
COOL TUNES (lyrics challenge)
The lyrics of "Don't Go Changing" by Billy Joel are included in the background of this layout
Digital Credits: Giggly Polka Dots CATERPILLAR
Don't forget to stop by GIGGLY POLKA DOTS store for her RETIREMENT SALE!
Photo of poki and Mike at Warner Castle in Rochester NY, by Pat K

Digital Credits: Sunny Day Scraps SEASIDE TREASURES; font - Techno; made by me - frame, heart shape (clipped from kit paper)
Photo - poki and Mike on the beach at Ocracoke Island NC on May 6, 2009, photo by Pat K
I love this series of photos she shot for me on my camera!
I just couldn't resist making a new signature to match
Digital Credits: Jen C Designs ONCE IN A BLUE MOON; Jen C Designs TIMELINE TEMPLATES #3
and here's another signature size layout I did in February

Digital Credits: Jen C Designs ONCE IN A BLUE MOON and Jen C Designs TIMELINE TEMPLATES
And now I have only ONE MORE CHALLENGE to go - but I still have 8 days so I think I will get it done!
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK (Progressive Challenge)
I'll add this one as soon as I get it done!
Digital Credits: PU/S4H items used - dragonfly element 3 Li'l Monsters Designs AUTUMN CHARM; alphabet (recolored) Jen C Designs BABY MINE BOY; All papers and other elements MADE BY ME!

CU items used from these designers; 3 LI'l Monsters Designs; Kimberly Cameron; Scrap & Tubes; Gunhild Storeide; Denim Rose; Cajoline

Font - Milk and Cereal

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