Project Life is 2012's project du jour, and there are a million different ways to complete it. I love how friends Vee and Jamaica teamed up recently to create a couple of challenges for their Project Life albums.
First up, the all white challenge: all white, or as close as they could get to it, according to Jamaica.
Jamaica incorporated white tone-on-tone patterns and vellum to add texture, along with actions from Rad Lab for her photos.
Vee's layouts are usually a riot of color; with the all-white challenge, she limited her use of color to carefully chosen small accents like washi tape, misted wooden accents, and stamps.
The second challenge was a product challenge -- use as many styles of Thickers as possible on your layout.
Vee used so many different fonts and styles -- I love how she even worked in some shapes and was creative with her placement.
I can't wait to see their next Project Life challenge. If you feel like your own PL spreads seem to be looking the same recently, then I challenge you to create your own challenges. Here are some options to get you started:
- color challenges: go monochromatic with shades of blue, stick with a black and white color palette, or brighten things up with a neon and woodgrain combination!
- product challenges: use up your stash of washi tapes, dig through that pile of rub-ons, or see how many circle patterns you can fit on a page!
- technique challenges: use stamps to make your own Project Life cards, create peek-a-book text effects with a Silhouette or Cameo, or use vellum and transparencies to layer multiple images!
- photo challenges: use the same Instagram filter and frames for all your photos, split a large photo among multiple pockets, or add digital overlays to your photos!
Do you have ideas for other challenges? Post them in the comments -- we'd love to hear them!
Until next week, keep the mojo flowin'!