Thursday, December 18, 2008

Designer Challenge #1- "Saturated Shine!"

Hi, Natalie here.
I was given the honor of coming up with the first assignment for the Outta This Funk guest designers. I’m excited about this because I’ve recently been inspired by someone and want to share it.

My inspiration will translate into a scrapbook page. One that requires you to ‘think simple’. I’ve called it “Saturated Shine”

“Shine” is the name of Karen Jensen’s photography business. She has a website that beautifully shows-off her great talent as a photographer in a simple and colorful way!

Go to
When you arrive click on enter site. (Go to the blog later, since that’s not part of the project.)
Before navigating the website watch the photos change and notice how she uses large blocks of vivid colors to compliment each photo. The colors she chooses enhance the beauty of the photo, not detract from it. Go ahead and click on galleries when you’ve seen all the intro photos. In there you will see 5 more galleries to be inspired by. (Cleverly named I might add!)

This was the project:
Use Karen’s wonderful photography skills to inspire you to use a new angle, how to pose your subject, or the location you choose. If you like, play with the colors of your photo in photoshop to increase the saturation before printing it. Then create a simple layout where the paper color(s) you choose enhances the photo. Avoid patterned paper where possible. It’s a distraction in this case. Title and journal as you wish keeping in mind the simple aspect.

Here are the Guest Designers takes on this project. We hope you like them and feel inspired by us and Karen both!! Have Fun!

Megan Peacock

Kristy Cox

Danni Reid

Sara Repinski

Suzanne Austin

Toni Boucha

Natalie Goward


Robyn Weatherspoon said...

Ladies, you did a fantastic job with this challenge! Your work is just beautiful and so inspiring!

Library Bunny said...

Love everyone's stuff, cannot wait to see what everyone else does with the challenge.

All y'all rock!!

Natty said...

You ladies are awesome!!!!

Jen N said...

Wow! You all did an amazing job with this challenge! Love what you created!

Karen Jensen said...

I LOVE scrap booking too! Thanks for mentioning me on your blog and inspiring me to get scrap booking again!