Monday, August 1, 2011

A Banner ScrapFIT Reveal

The Workout

This is my first reveal with ScrapFIT. I'm really excited to be a part of this team since each challenge or workout is so different every time. I never know what to expect, and it gives me an opportunity to really think and utilize my creativity. This is the current challenge #49 - Put a Banner on IT! The details are as follows:

Banners of all kinds have become popular in the scrapbooking world.  They can be pre-made or hand made, big or small. You can show case your title on it or just decorate it to go with your layout.  Lets see how you showcase your banner creativity!

You can link your layout to today's post at ScrapFIT for a chance to win a prize from Perfectly Precocious Paper. Here is the prize:

Prize for Workout #49 from Perfectly Precocious Paper

The Layout
Here is my interpretation:

Go-carting in Kentucky

Dad and Lynda bought a go- cart for our two nieces and I took some pictures of the first time out. Of course, Kevin had to get the action shot of me screaming. In my defense, it was really fast and two of the wheels do come off the ground on turns.

Here are some details:

The main banners
Since the main assignment was to create a banner, I wanted to emphasize that aspect. I was thinking what else could be done with banners and I thought about racing flags. I didn't have black and white checkered paper, so I made the design on the computer and printed it out in the size I wanted. Then I cut out the individual flags. For added dimension, I popped up the longer string of flags so they would be in front of the shorter string of flags.

The racing exhaust
To interact with the title more, I used some Memory Thread to curl some smoke tendrils after the last go. Then I added some raindrop shaped metal gems for an added accent.

The errant banner that blew away and got caught
I wanted to tie in the banner theme to the top of the page so I wrapped a partial banner to the top strips. It is suppose to simulate a banner that ripped off its original site and got tangled up somewhere else.

The journaling
I used some black and white metal gems to tie in with the metal go cart and the racing flag colors.

Come & Join In the Workout
If  you want to join in the fun and create something with a banner on it, just link your project to today's post on ScrapFIT. Here are some more details about ScrapFIT:

Our 'Workout Challenges' are issued on the 1st and 15th of each month and you will have until the last day of each month to add your layout to each challenges Mr. Linky! We have 2 fabulous prizes each month from either sponsors or from ScrapFIT its self! We will select the winners of both challenges at the end of the month! If you participate in both challenges you have double the chance of being a winner. 

Join in and stay scrappy active with us!

If you don't like banners, then check in after two weeks and see what the next challenge could possibly be.

Take care,

2 comments: said...

Wow, your banner is so fabulous! I love the checkered flags, and how you wrapped the partial banner around your embellishment cluster at the top. I am not familiar with memory thread, but after seeing this, I've got to go get some! What a great technique! Such a fun and vibrant LO to go with these oh so fun photos! Thanks for the inspiration!~ Blessings

Jenifer Evans aka jennaroo said...

LOVE that banner, your take on this challenge is just awesome!

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