Friday, April 11, 2008

Dare no. 43

Hi everyone,

Long time no see! Sometimes life gets in the way and our hobbies are the first things to go. But when you have had a long enforced break like I have it makes you realise a couple of things. Like, how scrapbooking enables you to maintain perspective. When you are constantly recording and reviewing life's events, it helps you to remember all the good stuff, all the connections and all the stories. Which helps. So, it really should be the last thing you give up.

Anyway, I digess. My dare tonight is to take inspiration from the media, an ad in fact. As soon as I saw this ad, I saw several things in it that gave me inspiration. When I sat down to scrap it, I think I used all of them as it is a very literal interpretation of it. But the colours reminded me of all the new products that had just come in at work, and then I realised I should do a layout a bout a change in career path and the fact that I am really enoying working around beautiful things and being more creative after so many years in the law firms.

Post a link to your layout in the comments when you're done or send it via email to Lianne at The Deadline for this dare is Wednesday 23rd April 6pm.

This dare is proudly sponsored by the fabulous Scrapbook Store in Nelson

Here is the ad.

and here is my take on it...

And this gorgeous one from our guest designer Dallas Foley about the last day of kindy:

And this one from Donna, I just love this portrait of her daughter, what a character!

and also from Vicky about a day out with her son:


So, I hope you get at least one bit of inspiration from the ad, I am really looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Hi Jo here, got mine done a little late to get in SJ's first posting but I have to say I loved doing this dare, having inspiration like that just makes everything so easy to put together. So here's my take on the ad...


Hi Rach here. Such a fantastic ad inspo to work with! I was really inspired by the frames + also I turned the ad 90 degrees!! Look forward to seeing how you all work this ad!!

This ad is so great for using lots of photos from the same event. Thanks for the inspiration SJ!

And Lesley's

The song is one that the kids used to sing at school last year. Last week I went on a school trip to the local Refuse Transfer Station. I must admit it made me realise I could do more with regards to recycling and reducing rubbish. And so along with the wonderful ad inspiration this layout was born!


Blogger Axel said...

Wonderfull layouts ladies

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Gwendolyn said...

Loved this one. My LO is pretty clean and simple, but thats also what I loved about the ad.

2:24 AM  
Anonymous Angel Gurl said...

I agree beautiful layouts. My take on the ad is here. I will try and take a better photo and email it later on during the week. Thanks for the inspiration.

8:03 AM  
Anonymous Nicole said...

Hi! This is my first dare...thanks for the inspiration!

5:22 AM  
Blogger paula clare said...

Great inspiration...and all of your layouts are interesting takes on the ad. Whenever *I* see a grouping of photos, I instantly think,"collage"...of course, MOST inspiration makes me think "collage"...I digress.

I've posted my LO on my blog:

1:30 PM  
Blogger Fifiscrapz said...

Great takes on the ad challenge ladies. I have done mine and it is on my blog.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Twobees said...

Gorgeous layouts ladies. Very impressive indeed.
I hadn't planned on sharing mine as I'm not 100% happy with it, but after seeing the gorgeous prize, I just had too.

9:57 PM  
OpenID yaseennz said...

Really enjoying seeing all your LO for this inspirational dare!

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome layouts ladies, very inspirational. Now to go off & play.

Erica L

12:52 PM  
Blogger Wishful Thinking said...

Liked this idea, not sure if I should have used white cardstock though! Anyway I did a double layout ... 2 many photos for 1! It's on my blog here:

3:40 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

Mine is one my blog.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Danice said...

Great layouts ! lucky I checked everyone else's before I posted mine, My original layout was based on a totally different ad.. I was away with the fairies the first time i read the dare (oops) but my proper entry is also on my blog:

4:48 PM  
OpenID nztreasure said...

done and dusted - awesome challenge again!

7:35 PM  
Blogger tilly said... I posted this in the wrong spot and its my first try at attaching a link so if you do go and have a look in the( sbo gallery public gallery)please leave a comment then I will know if I to do it correctly.
Fantastic LO;s laidies.

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've posted my LO to you Lianne. Hope you got it. Love the simplicity of this challenge and the chance to use up more photos.

12:16 AM  
Blogger Alfresco said...

enjoyed this challange after I finally got my head around what photos to use.

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got carried away and did another two LOs - sent to Lianne. A really great way to use up my stash of photos.

6:02 PM  

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