Thursday, February 3, 2011

More Challenges

I'm still plugging away with some challenges at Studio Calico. I'm having so much fun with them. This is the perfect time to do them since it's so snowy, icy, yucky out! So, today I have three pages to share.

The first challenge was Jen's and it was to scrap an old school picture. The picture I chose was from 1974 and is one of the few pictures I have from my elementary school. You've got to love the school uniform my sister is rockin'!!! We hated them!

I used an old kit to go with my old picture- the kits not quite as old as the pic though- haha! I used Soda Fountain- yum!

I just love the school girl stamp, yummers!!
The second page today was for Stephanie's challenge and it was to use someone's style that is different from your own. In other words, step out of your box a little bit. So, I chose Vee's style which is very artsy compared to myself. I'm more a straight forward kind of gal, Vee is not afraid to mix things up a bit and put a picture on the page tilted- what?! That's unheard of for me. But, I did it. 

I used the Napa Valley kit for this one. And, there's a couple more stamps to love- the polka dots and herringbone- ahhh!!

Can you spot the crackle paint there? I love that stuff.

And challenge three was Tina's challenge to use a photo of yourself taken in the mirror. It was supposed to be a current photo, but I didn't have that on hand. But, I had this photo I took of myself at The Loft trying on some clothes. Look at the mirror- it says "Are you a Julie?" Imagine that when I saw it- well "Yes, I am!" What a photo op that was!

I used the Metropolitan kit. I love the tape, it's so fun to use!

Tomorrow is the last chance for challenges. I have 2 more pages done to enter. We'll see how much time I have. If I can I would like to crank out a couple more. We'll see. How about you?


Denise said...

Way to go on the challenges! I got as far as taking a mirror photo of myself and then went ice skating and never started back up again. LOL Your layouts are wonderful!

Melissa said...

Way to rock the challenges. I love your Vee inspired layout, you nailed it!

Jenn said...

You are rocking the challenges, Julie! GO, you!
I love the school one so much-the grid and that alpha paper and the stamp-so cute!
I think you did a great job getting out of your comfort zone for the Vee-inspired page, too!

Kay said...

LOVING your take on the challenges! And that "Julie" photo? PRICELESS.

Valerie said...

Julie - you seriously rocked these challenges. I love your old photo page and you definitely nailed Vee's style. The "yes I am" page is brilliant What a great photo!
Wish I had squeezed these challenges in over the week - I really need to start using up kits!

jamie long said...

I managed to squeak in 2 challenges, loved your pages

Christa said...

Great layouts!! Love all the colors in them!