Saturday, May 3, 2008

Challenge #17 : Go Mono on Mother's Day


What: Since it’s Mother’s Day next Sunday, create an LO celebrating mothers!
It can be you (if you’re one), your mother, grandmother, sister, or a friend.

How: Since Scrappers at SG just turned ONE, let’s go MONOMonochromatic!

1. Choose one color you’re going to use in your LO – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet.
2. With your color, use a minimum of three of its shade/tint/tone.
3. Use only one patterned paper. Since patterned papers are multi-colored, make sure that the dominant color is the color you’re working on.
4. Embellishments – no limits! But, of course, stick to your color. But if you really can’t help putting other colors, you can just use black, white or gray.
5. Lastly, make sure that there’s only one person in the photo.

Why: Because a secret judge (whose identity will be revealed later) will be picking the most creative layout. Most especially, there’ll be a RAK. My role? I’ll just be checking if the criteria are met.

When: You can start right about now (May 3) until May 23! Happy scrapping!

Journal :


… starts when your pregnancy test kit showed 2 lines and you can’t help but cry because you waited long enough to want it so much.

… is anticipating every month’s visit to the OB and you pray to hear the baby’s heartbeat again.

… is trying to endure all the pains of giving birth, be it normal delivery or by CS, just to see, hug and kiss your baby.

… is waiting every month to capture all your baby’s ‘firsts’ with a camera, and feeling sad when another person in the house sees them first.

… is watching Barney, and memorizing the songs, just so you’d be able to sing with your child when you’re asked to.

… is sleeping outside the bedroom and praying to spare your child when you’re down with flu.

… is stopping whatever you’re doing when your child calls you and asks you to draw something or read a story.

… is feeling nervous (more than excited) on your child’s first day of pre-school.

… is learning to do scrapbooks no matter how ‘un-creative’ you are just to be able to give them something they’ll cherish when they’ve grown.

… is trying very hard to suppress your anger when your child gets uncontrollable because you know that it’s just not worth it.

… is feeling really down because your child is very sick and you wish that it’s just you.

… is bittersweet. I’ve been a mother for two-and-a-half years and I know there’ll be MORE sweet and painful experiences coming my way. But, no matter what, I know I’ll do just fine.

Materials Used:

cardstocks: Bazzill (white, greens); patterned paper: Cloud 9 Design 'Ben's Summit Collection; clear stamps:Maya Road (Journey East-Sakura); flowers: Prima;glazed brads: Basic Grey; inks: Versa Color (olive),ANM (Autumn Rainbow & Stone); embossing powder: ANM(Crystal Sparkle); ribbons: Making Memories; others:ricracs, flower ribbons; font: Snell Roundhand(Motherhood)

Techniques :

embossing, paper cutting, inking, stamping


Chipmunk said...

Grabe, great mono layout ha! Kaka-challenge talaga itu...

Benga said...

ayun nabagbag ang damdamin ko dito, you'll not just do fine, for sure ur kids will be more than thankful having you as their mommy.
sa LO mo panalo ang monochromatic mo, natakot ako kc eto ang isa sa
mga hirap ako gawin hehehe but i'll try my best, naks!