Hi there, it’s Janelle M here with the next edition of the 3 Way Challenge.
I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely looking forward to the change in weather that comes with this new season. Plus, usually, I find I have a bit more time to scrap now that school is back in full swing (at least here in the U.S.)
This week we have selected the gorgeous kit, Autumn Splendor, by Laura Passage aka Wishing Well Creations. In fact, we’re so psyched to be scrapping with a fall kit that we’ve invited a couple of Laura’s CT members to join us in the challenge this month, hence the **PLUS** in this week’s challenge title — six layouts instead of just three. Fun!!!
To participate in this challenge, you can create a layout with this kit OR you can scraplift any one of the layouts below using two or more products by Laura/WWC.
This first gorgeous page is by Laura’s CT member, LeeAndra Fouts. Don’t you just LOVE all her beautiful layering? And the fun black & white pictures? This layout makes me smile.
Here’s what LeeAndra had to say about the Autumn Splendor kit, “Autumn kits are some of my favorites to use (and collect!) so I knew that I had to use this kit of Laura’s with some of my photos from last year. I especially loved that this kit had some pops of blue and grey along with more traditional fall colors. In fact, I wanted to showcase the colors so much that I desaturated my photos so that the bright pink coat my daughter was wearing in them wouldn’t clash with the overall scheme. I used the leaves included in the kit to reinforce that these photos took place last fall (since that may not be immediately apparent from the close crops I did on them) and took place outside/in a natural setting.”
The next example is by site CT member, Rae Clevett. Using the dark background makes all the elements really shine. And that picture! If you’ve never noticed Rae’s beautiful pictures before, hop over to her gallery and take a peek.
Here’s what she had to say about working with Autumn Splendor, “The wordart in this kit is perfect for those fall photos. I love the balance of lighter and darker tones in the color palette, especially the silver tone. Not only are there beautiful flower and leaf stickers but there are fun wood veneer pieces. This kit is a must-have in my stash.”
Third page – is by Corrin Kosifou of Laura’s team. The page is obviously gorgeous, but it’s the journaling that takes my breath away – Wow!
This is what Corrin had to say about this kit, “It is always the colours that make me want to use a kit, and I loved the Autumn gold and browns here, but the mix of deep browns and then the light aqua/blue reminded me of this photo of my daughter that is a few years old, but still one of my favourites, a perfect match! Laura’s kits always have a great mix of flat and 3D elements, I love the stickers (the unique shapes of the leaves & flowers, and the berries on their branches), and then the string to give some dimension – it looks like something I could have made with scissors and glue etc. but this way is so much easier!”
Alright, that made three – here comes the portion of this week’s challenge that makes it a “PLUS” – three more pages. I love the idea of having more pages to admire. I’ve said it before, but I really do find it endlessly fascinating to see how many different styles and layouts can come from one kit!
Next up is site CT member, Laura O’Donnell. I kind of giggled when I first saw her page because it really almost looks like one of the leaves from her photo ended up on the page. How cool – and what a great realistic element!
Laura said this about Autumn Splendor, “I like the additions of grey and purple to the traditional fall colors. The wordart has some great sentiments and the mix of drawings and natural elements are fun to layer. This is a very versatile kit!”
The next layout is by Jan Sowder from the P&Co site CT. This page also uses the Zephyr Template by Karla Dudley – I’ve linked it because if you are as blown away by this page as I am you’ll probably be looking for it. This way it’s easy to find. I really love how the drawn elements give this page a whimsical feel so perfect for the photos.
And what did Jan say about using Laura’s new kit? “I love the beautiful fall colors in this kit and the variety of elements. They will compliment all of my fall photos as well as any late summer ones I might have. I especially loved the variety of patterned papers and unique flowers.”
And last is my (Janelle Miller) page.
When I first opened this kit I knew it was going to be so fun to use. The addition of the aqua colors to a more traditional color palette gives it a whole new fun feel. Although I chose not to use some of the more realistic elements on this particular page, I fell in love with them and plan to use this kit for several more pages this fall. And I’m super excited to add those realistic leaves to my fall Project Life pages
Don’t forget – Each page counts for one challenge and you cannot use one layout for multiple challenges.
Challenge layouts must contain at least 25% P&Co products to be eligible for prizes.
Participants will earn the following rewards for completing challenges:
2 challenges = 10% off
4 challenges = 20% off
6 challenges = 30% off
8 challenges = 40% off and a chance for a guest spot
This challenge must be completed by 11:59pm MST on the 13th of September.
Once you have created your layout, make sure you upload it to the Challenge Gallery. Then post it in the 3 Way PLUS forum challenge thread as well as the September tracking thread in order to receive your points.
I can’t wait to see your pages. On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!