Friday, March 16, 2012

Book Cover Inspiration Challenge #1

Hi everyone!  So, I am thinking of doing another series, and making it more of a challenge for readers to do too!  I often come across book covers that inspire me.  If I post them and challenge you to be inspired by them, would you play along?  Do you do challenges on personal blogs?  Or are there already too many challenges out there?  

Well here's one for you...


I came across this book on the internet and it made me laugh.  I do not own the book.  :)  But I found it very inspiring!  I loved the lines of words next to the tall cat.  I could immediately see stitching as lines, and multiple alphabets for words, as well as one cut out figure from a photo.  So I took the challenge and created this layout:

I actually did this for a post on the Fancy Pants blog.  All the papers and letters are from Fancy Pants.  I used the fun new Be You collection.  

I think the layout turned our very cute and fun!  Just what I was going for.  I cut pieces of paper for the lines but also added the stitching.  I just love this photo of my daughter and it went perfect with the design I was going for.  

Here are some close up's of my layout:

I hope you are feeling inspired and want to play along with me!  

And maybe I'm being a bit optimistic, but I am including one of those fancy link up things at the bottom for participants.  :)  So if you play along, link it up.

AND I will even offer up a prize for one lucky, random, participant in this fun challenge.  One winner will receive the beautiful Life Stories collection from My Mind's Eye.  


We'll see how this goes.  Show me how you are inspired by this book cover!  I so hope you play along, and make sure to link it up!  :)  Oh, and it doesn't have to be a layout!  It can be a card, or project, or anything.  Just have fun with it! 




20 comments:

Connie Mercer said...

wow!!!looks amazing girl!!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

i loved this when i saw it on the fp blog and i love it now. such a creative and fun page! great idea for a challenge!

PattyC said...

Pamela ... that is just an amazing layout. Love the fonts and the stitching.

Lynn Murphy said...

very fun and funny. Love the page. It's so detailed and fun.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a fun layout

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I have played along with personal blog challenges before... and loving what you used for inspo... that book is cute!! I loveeeeeeeeee your lo!! I loveeeeeee the silhouette photo and loving the different alphas you used!!! I would love to join in this time, but getting ready to head out of town... so I won't be here to play along! Bummer :(

angie gutshall said...

Super cute layout!

soapHOUSEmama said...

very fun! Love your inspiration and what you did with it!!!

Live 2 Create said...

So cute - love it!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Very, very cute!
And unique inspiration :)
I have to say, I rarely play along with challenges.
My intentions are always good, and I have a stack of printed up sketches and challenges I want to try.
But really just don't get to them!

Keshet said...

This is so much fun Pamela!

KellyF said...

So creative, and cute! I really love this one, the stitched lines are perfect!

Penny said...

I'm not sure I have a photo to cut out, but I'll try and find something! Love Penny
P.S. I think you layout is fabulous, and I have a granddaughter who dresses like that also! Love Penny

Ashley Rock said...

LOVE this idea!!! I hope I get the chance to participate!!! Your layout looks amazing!

Linda Beeson said...

That layout is simply adorable! Such a cute idea and I have to laugh at the book cover title!!! She is sooooo adorable!

sharon Ong / Ngoo said...

Hi Pamela! Its great to meet you! :) I love love love this layout you made - its unique and fun! :)

WillieburgScrapper said...

That is a FABULOUS outfit!!! The yellow fluffy skirt with the red stripes? Future fashionista! Great page as well- I love this idea- I think I'm going to join the challenge.

Marie aka bettiescrapbook said...

That is so cute!!! Such a fun idea!

cori in wa said...

Adorable little girl and l/o and awesomely fun challenge! I will definitely give that one a try.

Svetlana said...

Thank you so much for this challenge!!! I love your very funny layout!!! All those words and alfas - love it!!
Svetlana xx

Hope you have another challenge and I do not forget to join you :)