Monday, April 21, 2008

Challenge 17 - Break the Borders

Whether you work in 12x12 or 8 1/2 x 11, you probably sit down to work on a page and move elements around within those dimensions until you get the look you want. But who says you HAVE to make everything fit nicely within the page boundaries?

My challenge to you this week is to "Break the Borders" and have one or more elements poke off the edges of your layout. Do it to focus attention on a specific part of the layout, or just do it for fun.

You have until Sunday, May 4th to post your entries either here or on the threads at 2peas or scrapbook.com. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Here is what some of the team did:

DEB: Deb used patterned papers and number stickers off of her page. See how that little bit of torn paper draws your eye in to the parenthesis and photo?


BECKY: Becky used clips to highlight her strip of photos. One clip hangs over the edge of her layout. Cute AND functional.

JEN: I chose to hang 2 elements off of my page - the wooden embellishment on the left side and the button on the right. They are subtle overhangs, but they help focus your eye on those sections of the layout. FYI, the layout was done with this month's kit from Studio Calico.


More layouts will follow, so check back!

13 comments:

april said...

what a great challenge this week! love both takes on it (especially the dear with the button :)

amy hummel said...

Here is one for you Deb:

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/77000/view/1416235/-1/0/1.html

PattiM said...

That was fun... Here's my LO.....

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2322/2434571854_4994b2c3eb_m.jpg

This is on my blog from flickr gallery which is AMR's gallery... Darn blogger wouldn't let me upload from my computer....Geeeez!

Thank you for the challenge... Got your link from Deb at All Moments Remembered.....

Patti
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!!!

Megan A. said...

Here is my page.

http://www.scrapperie.com/gallerie/data/500/medium/DSC_0179.jpg

Megan A. said...

here is mine:

http://www.scrapperie.com/gallerie/data/500/medium/DSC_0179.jpg

Liz said...

I am usually a 12x12 scrapper but a friend of mine designs papers in A4 and I just love her papers. So.... had to try the new format, and invariably, I had things sticking off the pages, so much so, that my scrapperfriends started calling it my "thing".... anyway, here are my challenge LOs. http://howmanyshoes.blogspot.com/2008/04/things-sticking-out.html

Anna-Karin said...

I love this week's challenge and I don't know if I would have tried this without it. I had so much fun making my layout. Here it is:

http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1334777&f=n

Thanks so much for the challenge and the inspiration!

Anna-Karin

debra lynn said...

Great challenge as always! Here is mine.
http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/184689/view/1425635/-1/0/1.html

Elizabeth said...

This was a great challenge because it made me do something completely different. I did LO on a 8.5x11 in stead of the normal 12x12. Thanks!!!

Here's the link:
http://flickr.com/photos/22980031@N03/2450452812/

mica said...

Althouth this is the reason I continue participating challenges. But this one really took me out of my comfort zone. It was a great challenge!!

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=93391&user_id=9361

takako said...

Thank you Great challenge!
Here is mine;

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=93766&user_id=8384

Emily Pitts said...

this was terribly fun. it won me the simple studio blog contest. thanks for the inspiration, because it was GOOD!

i linked mine to the 2peas thread.

you know how to get a hold of me.

Playground said...

Megan -

I could not get your link to work. SO sorry. If you try again, I'll be happy to get it into the slide show. :)