July 25, 2012

[Weekly Mojo Series] Project Life: a Themed Approach

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.

Jamaica used a variety of textures and even modified some of her thickers with spray paint to make them work with the colors in her photos.

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'!


  1. Thanks Audrey! My PL Album needs some spice! Can't wait to try all of these. -C

  2. Love both these album styles! I started my PL album in January and quickly dropped it due to lack of time- I really need to take it up again because these are gorgeous!

  3. This is perfect, I am MAKING myself get back into PL stay on top of it with school starting next week, and self challenges on my blog are my exact plan, thanks for some more ideas!