Saturday, July 25, 2015

5 x 5 Creative Challenge

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Howdy!  So, I'm back.  I posted a few days ago, a creative challenge for you:  to simply note and photograph 5 things a week, to document those precious moments in your life.  I also stated that this challenge would begin on August 1, 2015, so you would have time to create a special book to keep your documented blessings.  I set out into my craft room today, to create my book.  And I want to share it with you.  
here is the cover:

I used the current sketch from Mojo Monday to help get the creative juices flowing for this project.  
Here is the sketch:

I hope no one is surprised that I used a flower for one of the circle elements {smile}
I am also entering the creative challenge over @ Scrap-Pygovka.   Their challenge is make a cover/book.  Something that holds documents/pages.

And that is what I have done.  This book contains blank pages now, but soon they will start getting filled with what I find precious, memorable, and meaning in my life. {smile}
Also, last but certainly not least.  I am entering the challenge over @Kafe Scrapo Mama.   These ladies are super talented and very inspirational.  I do encourage you to see what they have created.

Their challenge is to add one mandatory white flower to your project, and no other requirement.

More photos of my project:
inside front cover:

inside back cover:

and finally, the back of the book:

Recipe:  I used paper and embellishments I have in my craft room.  And I used what I love.  {smile}
Cover:  The pink text paper is from Webster's Pages, and the floral paper is from Tilda.  I used a big white Prima Marketing blossom.  I stamped the 'vintage' camera in black ink, onto very vanilla card stock, by Stampin' Up! and fussy cut.  I used foam tape to adhere the camera to a text print paper.  (The camera and sentiment both come from Shutter Bug stamp set by Paper Trey Ink.)    The clock brad comes from LemonCraft.  I added a scrap piece of that beautiful pale blue-green and brown polka dot paper  (Stella Rose) to the seam where the two pattern papers meet.  I also added some crochet trim and pale pink seam binding, and machine stitched them to the cover.  I added a multi-loop bow to the cover, and tied on an aqua mist vintage button, by Paper Trey Ink.  I added a double bow of the kraft twine under the seam binding bow.  The tiny brown paper blossom was tucked in just above the big white blossom.   
Inside front Cover:  I used pattern papers from the Stella Rose collection and machine stitched them to the front cover.  I added an ATC card from the Coffee Break collection by Prima.  I just love how positive the sentiment is.
Inside back Cover:  I used a large scrap piece of the blossom paper I used on the front cover, by Tilda.  I just love the tiny blossoms, and  the vintage look of this paper.  I added a long banner piece cut from the same Websters Pages paper.  I used a photo corner punch to create the banner end.  I added some machine stitching to the top of this banner piece.  I added another of the Coffee Break ATC's.  I love this piece.  A coffee cup, a vintage typewriter in that gorgeous aqua blue color and some beautiful home-grown roses.
Back Cover:  I used a scrap piece of the pink patten paper from the cover, by Webster's Pages.  I love the different fonts in white, and the scallop edge.  Very beautiful!  and I stamped my 'brand' on the back in Baked Brown Sugar classic ink, by Stampin' Up!.  
If you noticed, the pages inside are blank.  That way, I can decorate them as I want, as I go.  Because I am not sure on how I will display my photos.  And I wanted to use my favorite kraft card stock on the inside.  
I used my Bind-It-All, to create the holes and connect the spiral rings to my book.  I used 1" antique gold rings for this book.
Well, thank you for looking.  I hope you play along with my challenge.  This creative 5 x 5 challenge begins August 1, 2015.  All you need to do, is take 5 photos a week, capturing the moments that make your life special, memorable, and uniquely YOU, and write one minute for each photo.  Either share your photos in social media, a blog, or a journal.  I believe that a majority of our lives should be 'off record'.  And so, I will share with you, HERE on this blog, 2 of my weekly photos.  


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so fabulous! Love that vintage camera image. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

kasiak q said...

Beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at KSM)

Nadyunya olenadole said...

oooooooooh this awesome project!!!! thank you that you are plainig us at KSM!!!!