i had this idea a week or so ago for a layout about the girls favorite TV shows. i was emailing my good friend erin clarkson at the time, and we were chatting about our girls, and all that tween and teen stuff that goes with them. so we decided to put the two together, and make a fun challenge out of it. creating a layout or project, that would document what the kids are into these days or what their favorite things are.
when i got the idea to document the girls favorite shows, i started looking for some pictures online to use. i just used google images, and typed in the show name + cast. so if i was looking for wizards of waverly place, i typed in "wizards of waverly place cast". it pulled up pages and pages of photos, and i just dug around to find ones i liked. i also tried to find photos that had the same general size. a lot of photos online have really low resolutions, and don't print well. so i was able to find most of these photos in a 1280 x 1024 size, which printed just great (they're all printed 2.5 x 3 inches). i loved how all the disney channel shows all had such similiar group shots, with the name of the show printed across it. those are the ones i looked for. the nickelodeon shows were harder to find. and "make it or break it" is an ABC family show (about gymnastics), and i had to add my own title to that photo.
i used the free spirit collection from little yellow bicycle for this layout. everything on here is from that collection, with the exception of the black rubon letters and numbers (those are doodlebug). it is such a fun and colorful collection, and just perfect for teens and tweens. for my title, i mixed in a clear cut shape, canvas stickers, fabric stickers, and epoxy shapes. so much to choose from, that i had to use a little of everything :)
see that circle, with the "our" on it? i didn't plan on this. but when i went to rub on the purple letters, i spelled "our" wrong. i always start at the end of the word, and go backwards. and i really should learn to write the word down on scratch paper first. because i usually spell something wrong. lol! i just punched a circle out of an extra journaling tag, and added it on top of my mistake. easy fix.
i went ahead of punched another circle out from the journaling tag. it had the word "date" on the tag, and i fit it into my circle and then added the rubon numbers for the year. i added a little strip of rubon peace signs, and a few epoxy shapes on top of the flowers on the pattern paper. and a few staples, since no layout is complete without staples. i was going to add some hand written journaling to this layout, on the ruled lines. but i started to worry that if i did, it would be way too much and too busy. there's a lot going on here, with the fun doodleing on the pattern paper. i think the layout itself is pretty self explanitory, so i don't think i neccesarily need any extra journaling to explain it.
head over to erin's blog to check out her take on the challenge. and then we would love it if you played along with us. you could do this same idea for a child's favorite shows, favorite music, you name it. if you do create something, please come back and share it with us. we'd love to see your take on this challenge :)