I've posted two new book reviews for you this week: one is an update to my review of Simple Prosperity, and the other is a YA novel I recently finished. I've got several more reviews in the works for this week.
I hope you are enjoying these challenges; I know that I definitely enjoy seeing the different ways in which you all respond to these challenges. For a look at the layouts submitted for Challenge 2, check out the summary page here. Each layout peek links directly to the gallery where these layouts are posted, so you can leave some well-earned praise for each of our participants.
I hope you'll choose to play along this week; while there's no formal prize, it's definitely in your best interest to play along, as you never know when I might decide to host a little giveaway for the participants. Of course, I'll also be looking for sample layouts for upcoming challenges, and participating is a great way to get your work noticed.
I'm a fan of comics, though I'll admit, I came to it pretty late in life -- at least, compared to most males I know. I enjoy a well-written comic for several reasons: how much of the story depends on the interplay between the written word and the drawn images, how the story is carried mainly through dialogue, and how the smallest details, such as the type of thought balloon used, all work together to convey emotion and create mood.
This week's challenge is to use thought balloons on your layout. You can fill them with words or images -- again, be creative and stretch your scrapping muscles on this one. Here are a few older layouts that I've created using thought balloons; below those are some sample layouts from a few of my favorite scrappers.
background paper from purely cardstock, scallop stamp from old trim stamps by Lauren Reid (littleddreamerdesigns); frameworks by leora sanford
acrylic hearts from love always by Lauren Reid
Movie Night Collaborative kit by Valorie Brown & Sarah Morgan Designs
Thoughts by Holly McCaig
Messy Machine Stitches – Grids by Emily Merritt
Bubble Wrap Stamps by Emily Merritt
Pea Megeletto font
So how do you play along this week? Easy -- just follow these three simple steps.
1. Create a layout using thought bubbles. (There's no right or wrong way to do this -- just go with what your gut tells you!)
2. Post the layout to your blog or favorite gallery.
3. Leave a link to your layout in the comments on this post.
*Bonus: Tell someone else about the challenge and get them involved too!
Please have your layout links posted by midnight EST, Friday, June 26th.