Monday, January 18, 2010

Prompt #24, the one where we go neutral!

Well its that time again!! Another prompt accomplished and another one up on the plate. Once again we want to thank all of you for participating. I hope our news print prompt inspired all of you to dig into yesterday's paper and take it to a whole new level! Possibilities are endless and what a very green way to create:) All of you who played along have inspired me, have inspired all of us, so thank you.

But of course as always we can only pick one winner, which by the way is a very hard thing to do. Well without further wait...................................................

Text ColorCongratulations Irma!! We love how you incorporated news print into your layout:) Please email me(Patty) at so I can pass along your mailing address to our sponsor, Judean.

I am very excited about our next challenge and all that it involves , the guest designer and the wonderful prize!! Also lets not forget the prompt it self, because I have to tell you, it is a challenging one.

Lets go neutral.


[noo-truhl, nyoo-]
(of a color or shade)

a. gray; without hue; of zero chroma; achromatic
b. matching well with many or most colors or shades, as white or beige.

Lets see what you can come up with when you limit your self to only neutrals.

Our guest designer is Lara from the oh so lovely and oh so creative Gauche Alchemy design team. Be sure to stop on over and see all of the wonderful kits they put together for sale and also be sure to check in and see what the design team conjures up to help get you inspired!!!

Here is a little blurb about them and what they offer:

"Discover the secret that every great scrapbooker, cardmaker, memory- keeper and mixed media artist knows. Whether you are new to the process or have already discovered the joy and flexibility inherent in a varied stash of inspiring supplies, Gauche Alchemy is here to feed your art and soul – a friendly push from your personal muse!

Whether you're into home decor, mail art, or journaling, you'll find your place within our supportive community of like-minded artists. Our focus is found obj ects, paper art, and vintage ephemera, with a particular enthusiasm for upcycling.
Our limited themed kits and continuously-available variety kits incorporate the best of our ideas and finds, as well as newly-manufactured supplies by the best names in the business. Each one is sure to jostle your creativity with unique tid-bits, coordinated colors and delicious textures."

"I'm Lara! I live in atlanta with my two doggies... by day I do graphic art and have somewhat of a soft spot for all things fonts. By night I prefer to work with paper and glue rather than mouse and keyboard. I am on both the Gutter Girlz design team and the Gauche Alchemy design team. This year I'm also uber excited to be a guest host for A Year in the Life of an Art
Journal- a project that saved/changed my life last year. I appear to find most of my inspiration from "found objects" like hardware on the sid ew alk, foreign text newspapers, envelopes, buttons that fall
off my clothes, porch screen, duct tape, freecycle ... ok,
free stuff :) xoxo Thanks Creative Type for letting me share what fulfills me the most! xoxo"

Lara came up with one beautiful wall hanging she calls her C reativity Feng Shui Piece and she did it using one of the Gauche Alchemy kits(Banana Hammock kit and the Wedding night kit). We just love what she did with their kits and our prompt.

The Gauche Alchemy was so very generous to sponsor this challenge as well. One lucky winner will win both the Scarlet fever and the Pink part kits which are just in time for Valentines day.

Lara was nice enough to put together another project showing you what you can do with these two kits, thank you Lara!

Now lets see what the Typists came up with!!












Ok, well you have until Sunday January 31st, 2pm to link up your layouts to the comment section of this post for your chance to win that great prize! Good luck, and have fun.


Peggy said...

Congratulations Irma! I have to admit, this is my favorite one as well, nobody used the newspaper quite as perfect as you did!
xxx Peggy

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Irma said...

I was half asleep when I logged on here--now I'm fully awake :D LOL... and so honored and humbled that you guys liked my "i see scrap" page. Thank you, thank you, thank you!...made my day ;)

Patty said...

Thank you everyone for coming to our blog and participating. And congratulations Irma!!!

Cassie said...

Congratulations Irma...fab Lo!!!!!

euphoria said...

WOW- DT Layouts look AWESOME~ I love Danielles!!! Nice COCO! :o)

Nina said...

Way to go, Lara! Can't wait to see the entries! =)


Julie said...

Lara - that is amazing!!! Such wonderful work! Love it!!! :)

danilouwho said...

Such gorgeous pages gals!!! I loved this prompt!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Irma, your LO was so cool!

And I love what we all did this time! I so wish I could win that prize!

Leah the Orange said...

wow. seriously, LOVE this blog, and your challenges. i found you via Lara's LiveJournal (that girl is brilliant), and i had to start playing at 2 am! yes, really.

here's my project for the neutral challenge - please tell me if i haven't followed the rules correctly?

i WILL be back.

Anonymous said...

Again such a great challenge!! Love all the work the DT made! I just finished mine and here you can find it...

Peg said...

Here's my neutral page too, shabby chic is generally not my style but I have been having fun with it lately :-)

Lena said...

Ok, here mine:


robinlgiles said...

LOVE this site! (a recent treasure find!) i played along for the neutral challenge & it was! i think i've linked my page up alright here:

definitely need to get a blog up!
thanks...and cheers!

Amy Wing said...

I've been here three times looking at all the lovely work here. GREAT job, ladies... off to check the links. :)

Natalie said...

You can see my submission here.

Great challenge - got me thinking and scrapping differently.

Joyce said...

Your neutrals are all so different...I like tem all.
Decided to play this time.

here's mine:

mandysea said...

wonderful challenge!!!

Here's mine

Wendy said...

all these are looking gooddddddd! keep 'em coming! :)

lauren said...

my friend leah told me about your site, and she was SO RIGHT--i ♥loooove♥ it!

i don't really "do" layouts, as such, so i've made a birthday card which follows the rules (but feel free to disqualify me if cards aren't ok!) it is RIGHT HERE!