Happy Tuesday to you all! This week I have been taking a trip down Memory Lane going through some of my much older scrapbooks - my PAPER pages. Those were the days. Lots of embellishments, very bulky pages and memories of ink stains, paint everywhere and paper scraps all over the floor. Good times - LOL! No, really. They were. I never miss all of the clean up and mess of paper scrapping but one thing I do miss is all of the creativity. It seems there are times now that I rely too much on our fabulous designers and less on my own imagination. When I would paper scrap I would pull out my shape templates and manipulate my paper into various shapes - scalloped squares, triangles, bracket mats. All of these gave visual interest to the page. These shapes didn't have to come "pre-made" with the paper kits, we made them.
Soooooo... for this week's challenge I want you to pull out your version of a "shape template." Perhaps you have some in your stash, maybe you want to use your shape tool on Photoshop - however you choose to make a shape, let's add some variety to those pages. The ONLY rule is that you cannot use a PLAIN square, circle or rectangle. If you use these shapes they must be embellished in some way - scalloped, for example.
You have until Monday, OCT 10, at midnight, EDT to get these completed and uploaded into a gallery with a link back here on this post. There will be a $5 gift certificate to Mel's store for some lucky participant! FUN!
Here is an example of a page that I created using an embellished triangle, scalloped rectangle and a bracketed mat behind my photograph. I've used Mel's newest kit, Simply Irresistible, which is now on sale at Gotta Pixel and Scrapbook-Bytes.