Challenge #9 Get Interactive

Sunday 3 August 2014

Challenge #9 is to get interactive. You could use a pocket, a flap, hidden journaling or whatever you like really as long as there is some sort of interactive element included on your layout. I've had a pack of Heidi Swapp Colour Magic Memory Files floating around my craft room forever (well it feels like forever) so I decided to use those to create a very large flap to hold additional photos and journaling. I had a quick look around and found a layout of Heidi's where she'd done the same but kept the flap in place with another smaller memory file. I didn't have any small memory files, so I used a couple of large Project Life cards instead.

The inside of the memory file was just plain white so I had to cover it with pretty paper, and then I built my two additional layouts on that. The outside of memory file was Colour Magic, ie. I could have misted it or inked it, but I actually really liked it white against the busy background paper, so I ended up leaving it as it was, which was a shame really because I love the Colour Magic effect! I'll have to do this again with a plain background and a misted Memory File. 

Nancy has done a fantastic interactive layout too. She says:
I knew I wanted to include four photos from the same day on the LO, but they did not really go together as two were landscape and two were portrait.  I ended up making a layout underneath a layout, I stuck with my normal style of clustering.  I used a pencil to mark out the top layers and made sure I kept everything under the flap.  You have to keep in mind that both sides of the piece of paper will show so I found something I liked both sides of.  I used mainly the Basic Grey Highline collection and a couple of bits from Alison Kreft.

Nancy has also put together a process video which can be viewed below:

Check back in shortly for Challenge #10...

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