Saturday, June 15, 2013

Then and Now





You may recall that the purpose of this challenge group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. You can view all of the challenges on my blog by clicking here or check our our new Inspiration Elevator Blog, here.


This month's challenge is issued by the super talented, Sue Sykes. Here's what she had to say in her very own words:

"I have all of my parents' photos stored at my place.  Shortly after I began scrapbooking,  my mom and I spent hours removing her photos from those dreadful magnetic albums and documenting dates on the back of them all.  So I will often sift through them and marvel at how much things change - and yet, they also seem to stay the same.

This month, I'd like to challenge you all to create a comparison layout or project - THEN and NOW.  It can be any topic; just document the parallels and differences between an event/person/place from the past and a modern likeness.  REMEMBER TO JOURNAL!! :)

Can't wait to see what you all create!"


For my project I decided to do a Then and Now about my oldest daughter since she is graduating high school in a couple weeks.  I have to say I am very happy with how this layout turned out!  I used my Chilled Cucumber Soup (LOVE) and Alpha Beans by Jillibean Soup along with some Elle's Studio tags, a few Unity Stamps, SRM Stickers (the date in the tag and on the bottom photo) and Studio Calico Mists and veneer.





The deadline is over to enter, but I have to share where I got the inspiration for this layout from. I used last week's sketch from Elle's Studio.



 I hope you will stop by and see what our designers on this adventure have created:


17 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this! LOVING the then & now photos, the colors, the journal ... just BEAUTIFUL!!!

Sue Sykes said...

So lovely, Laurel! I love the sequence of photos and the bright colours of this paper against the neutral background!

Sue Sykes said...

So lovely, Laurel! I love the sequence of photos and the bright colours of this paper against the neutral background!

Jodi said...

Love all the photos you used and the framed photo! awesome job!

Lisa Spiegel said...

Oh Laurel, this is SO sweet...you did a beautiful job with this tribute layout..love how you framed the photos and layered the title!

Cathy said...

love the sequence of photos too, so fun and just gorgeous!

Laura said...

wow what a lovely layout, i really like the way you used lots of photos to document your 'time' change. great product choices too!

Laurie Leahey said...

Sounds like a very inspiring challenge! I really like the layout of this, too.

Rose said...

how fun to see her growing up all on one page :)
beautiful layout :)

Jeanne said...

Fabulous job on the challenge, Laurel. You are equally awesome creating layouts as you are creating cards. Love the photos (your daughter is beautiful) and the journaling. All your goodies fit wonderfully, too.

Kimberly Kett said...

GORGEOUS layout! I love all those GREAT layers!

LisaM said...

I love all the photos and all the little details you added! Beautiful young lady, you should be proud!

~amy~ said...

excellent...love seeing the progression in her age. awesome layout.

Karen Pedersen said...

Love this! Not only is the layout darling, but I love then and now layouts! So much fun!

Ann said...

Your work is beautiful, Laurel. I love all the dialog boxes, and the sequence of photos. You have every right to be a proud mama and the page is a wonderful tribute to the lovely young woman she has become.

Joanne said...

Another totally fabulous design! I love the treatment you gave to the background and I love the balance of photos and elements on your page! Such a great way to document your daughter growing up :)
Joanne xo

Christa said...

Such a great design. The misting is phenomenal and the i adore the flow of your photos. You really rocked this sketch and this challenge!