Friday 22 April 2016

April Cyber Crop Challenge- Words, words, words

Hello all,

Welcome to the April CyberCrop. This month is all about telling your story! And it's a little bit different, in that you get to choose your challenges- and you can do as few or as many as you want.

I find when I look back the pages I love the best are the ones where I have really taken the time to tell a thoughtful story in an interesting way. This month I want you to really think about how you can create journalling that will help you accurately tell a story and give meaningful information in a fun or interesting way. You'll find below a list of 10 ideas for different ways to journal on your LO's with some examples of some from the DT and some older LO's of mine. You can choose which methods you want have a go at. The example are just that- you don't have to use my ideas- but you can if you want.

1. List- use bullet points, numbers or some thing else to create a list on your page eg a list of names someone gets called, a list of countries you've visited, a list your favourite things to ea, or a list of things you want to remember.

2. Letter- write your journalling as a letter to yourself or someone else. You could put it on the page or enclose it in an envelope on your page.

3. Conversation- Have you recorded a funny or interesting conversation between two or more people? Maybe it's a series of texts on your phone? Use the conversation as the journalling on your page.

4. Highlight words- scrapbook your journalling in such a way that you highlight key words in the story. You can use stickers, word strips popped up, colour, bold text, or something else that you imagine up.

5. Infographics- Infographics use a combination of simple images and a small amount of words and/or numbers to get a message across. Here's an infographic about our family I created digitally for our 2014 Christmas Letter.

6. Recipe Share a recipe on your page- maybe it's one your family loves, or something your Grandmother made, the recipe for your wedding cake or maybe a recipe you make up. For example the recipe for a perfect man/child/friend or the recipe for a great day- no one said it had to be food. :-)

7. Lyrics or Poem- Is there a song or poem that you relate to a certain event, person or time- use that to tell the story.

8. Quote- Use a quote as your journalling or to compliment the story you are telling.

9. Comparison- Make a page that compares two or more things. For example; here and there, then and now, brother and sister, husband and wife, two pets, your childhood and your children's. 

10. The News- Write your journalling as if you are writing a news article. This one is about my first day of school.

Now for our example pages, each DT member has chosen 1 journalling technique to use...

Gypsy here with my LO for this months Cyber Crop. I've used a poem by Lauris Edmond called 'Really...' it talks about a new baby.
I've used the Echo Park For the Record 
Fancy Floral and Apron Strings, Bazzill Cardstock, Kaisercraft Cream Lace, Maya Road Vintage Crochet Trim, Fancy Pants Memories Captured Envelopes stamped with distress ink, Fancy Pants Wonderful Day Alpha and Green Tara Damask Flower.

Hi :)  It's Kathy here. 
 I used a quote by Plato to help capture my daughter's love of music.  I used Doodlebug Hello Spring Rainbow Jellies and Baby Butterflies papers and Twiddleybitz Chipboard Cuts. The quote was created with 2 different styles of Thickers, Pink Paislee Hey Kid Element Stickers and some smaller stickers from my stash. I also added some Kaisercraft silver jewels.

Hello everyone, Donna here,
I've chosen the Highlight Words technique.  To create my page I used papers from Simple Story's, Life in Color range and some pieces from their Ephemera pack - , Bazzill white card - KaiserMists and Rhinestones and Prima flower.

I have highlight words some words but using different sizes, fonts and some are popped off the page with 3D foam.

   I tried a new product and technique too, well it's new to me, but it's been around in one form or another for a while now, and I've always been reluctant to try it....FOILS! 

OMGosh....I'm in love!!  I will do a blog post next week to show you how easy these are to use and how you can create your own gorgeous embellishments!

Have fun with these, I can't want to see your takes up in the gallery.   You have a week plus to upload your creations into the gallery- there is only one for this CC. 

Due date Sunday, 1st May - Midnight

**All layouts entered must be created for this CC.

We will be giving away 1 shopping voucher valued at $20.00, and each entry receives 1 ticket into the draw.....each challenge you do gives you a chance to win!

We will also have a surprise prize!!  Our DT members will chose their favourite over-all layout and I will send that lucky person a surprise in the mail.

Happy Scrapping.
Mystical Team

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