Sunday 5 December 2010

Sunday Challenge 5th December 2010

Do you ever get finished on a LO and then sit and look at it for ages trying to think up a witty title? I know that I do, so this week's challenge was a revelation for me...

This week it's a simple one. Maybe you do this all the time or maybe you can't bear the thought of it... scrap a page without a title.

It's harder than you think as our design team discovered!

Please welcome Julie Dix to the design team for December. Here is her first LO of the month:


It did feel odd not putting a title on my page! To overcome the feeling that something was missing, I made sure to place little details in areas where I might usually consider putting my title. I filled the area beneath my photo with vintage seam binding and my journaling, my date was placed to the left of the pic and a flower embellishment to the right. I then added a little border strip above my picture. That way I wasn't tempted to slap a title in any of those spots!

This photo is my brother and sister-in-law just before they had my nephew. I kind of used the heart for my title and made a bit more of the journaling to fill the space where the title should be! I thought this challenge was going to be more difficult than it was, it's great to use it when you really can't think of a title for a layout, like me with this photo!

I tried to think of an layout like a painting, so a title was not needed...
This was quite a challenge as I never scrap without titles. We are all looking forward to see your creations!

Here the details from the journaling:


Sometimes a page doesn't need a title I guess. The photos and journaling says it all.

This challenge did challenge me - creating a LO without a title felt rather strange, looking back through my albums, every single LO I've ever made has a title. As not having a title felt a bit different I decided to downsize from my normal 12 x 12", instead making a 5 x 7" sized LO using an old photo of all my grandparents to fill a photo frame. This is the LO:

and here it is in the photoframe:


I found a great LO in a UK magazine this week by Katharyn Brine and I lifted it here for this week's challenge. Actually, it didn't start out as being for this week's challenge but when I finished it I couldn't think of a three word title and I wanted it to be a three word title because that's what Katharyn had done and it looked so good. So I decided to leave the LO as it is. It does seem slightly unfinished to me, but perhaps it'll grow on me?! :)

I went through the last fifty or so layouts I've made and could only find a couple that didn't have a title. Titles are something I struggle with sometimes, so I'm grateful that this challenge inspired me to change up my thinking about actually needing one.

No title - this was hard for me. I go through phases with titling - sometimes it's really big, sometimes really small. I'm not one for big 'punny' or cutesy titles. I did learn with this challenge, though, that I always include some kind of title on my layouts. I also learned that I can't make a layout without graphic type elements. So here's what I came up with. No title specifically, but still managed to use my beloved graphic elements:

materials: cardstock: Bazzill; patterned cardstock, letter stickers: Echo Park; tape: Tim Holtz; stamp: Hero Arts; metallic accents: Ranger; date stamp: office supply


  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww! I love love love what everyone created! What an AWESOME challenge! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. It's so exciting to see my layout up there! Loving everyone else's take on the challenge, it was definitely a tough one :D

  3. Awesome work ladies - I am so inspired by this challenge to get words on the page in other ways besides adding title. Thanks for all this inspo!

  4. Nice work Jules!! Glad you could join us!


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