Are you all counting down? It's the last full week before Christmas. I don't know about you, but I'll be wrapping gifts and paying close attention to my to-do list this week!
Over here at October Afternoon we've teamed up with Glue Arts this week. So, be sure to take some time for yourself this busy holiday season... grab a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy what we have for you here on the blog. :)
I'm (Marcy) up first and I have a challenge for you. Earlier Amy issued a black and white photo challenge. I wanted to see if we could take it a step farther and mix black and white photos with color photos.
I dug out Holiday Style and got to work.
I decided to work with photos of my oldest boy building a snowman with the muddy, leafy snow from a first snowfall.
Clearly I'm still enjoying banners! ;) I'm madly in love with the chipboard buttons. Also, when I want to use stickers on a banner I stick them to my jeans and pull them off a few times to get rid of the stickiness.
I tossed this challenge over to Jill and this is what she came up with.
I just adore all the handwriting samples! Here's what Jill had to say.
"Looking at these photos of myself at sixteen prompted me to go back through the journals I kept as a teenager. They are stuffed with memorabilia, including letters and old calendar pages. I incorporated a few of those items here on the page. To enhance the page's theme, I worked in bits and pieces from the Farmhouse line Miscellany, journaling cards, and letter and label stickers. The page itself uses Farmhouse along with some Boarding Pass and Sidewalks -- they actually coordinate really well! I also used some OA fabric behind the photos."
So there you have it. I can't remember the last time I mixed color photos with black and whites! If you're up for the challenge please post your layout in our gallery and link to it in the comment section! We'd love to see what you do. :)
Glue Arts is offering up a wonderful prize package if you go and visit their blog...
We'd like to give you a bit of Holiday Style too! Along with our GlueArts products! Just post a comment today...we really do enjoy hearing from you...and we'll enter you to win a collection kit from October Afternoon's NEW Holiday Style along with a GlueArts Embellishment Kit!!! ( Includes (1) Roll Ribbon Adhesive, (1) Roll Extreme Adhesive Squares, (10) Sheets Vellum Adhesive, (1) Sheet U CUT IT Foam, (16) Squares Raisen's, and (300) Micro Adhesive Squares.) We'll select one random winner and post their name on Christmas Eve!!