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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Time for Challenge 6 - So Welcome one and all!

18th Nov
LAYERING or OPENABLE or INTERACTIVE

The choice is yours or all three if you want

Abigail here for Eclectic Ellapu and I just want
 to first of all thank all my great team members for their awesome can-do attitudes and their super crafty skills!

This challenge is all about layering! Have you noticed how layers really dress up your project? The more layers, the more texture and detail and interest your project has. Layers add depth and dimension. They add character and color. The more layers the better I say.

This challenge also includes openable/interactive in the title. Basically this is just anything that makes your project interactive. There could be a flap, or a pocket or a pull out a tag to reveal the hidden message or photo. On an altered project you could have the same thing with a mini curio with drawers that open to reveal hidden treasures. The basic idea is that the person looking at the project has to interact with it. Like a child's book where the child has to move a swivel-y thing, or open a window or a door to see the rest of the page.

Difficult you say? Never! Card makers do all of this without really thinking about it. A card is open-able. In fact, you kind of have to open it to get the inside (hidden) message. Pocket style cards are perfect as well.

A fun background story: the reason I started making my interactive fun Scrapbook LO's is I wanted to include my wedding invitation on a page. But I wanted to be able to see the inside and the outside. I just glued the back side to the page and left it folded and cut a slit in the plastic page protector to slide the front of the card out. This made it where the viewer had to lift the front of the card to see the inside, just like when you open the invitation after getting it in the mail. I loved it so much I started doing more and more interactive pages.

Check out the Purple team’s examples here to get the creative juices flowing. Show me how creative you can be and let the crafty fun happen!


Scrapbook Layout with liftable layers to reveal more pics









Paper pieced image

Hidden sentiment (interactable)
Lots of stacking and layering


Paula
Xmas tree Advent Calendar - lots of places to hide those treats
 
 Lots of stacking layering, compartments and dimension
Altered pin cushion sleigh- has layers and is interactive.




Madeleen

and I started life as a frame fab!
 





 Trisha
Interactive card 




 Sandra
Come on wheres all the other bottles?



 Bonnie
Interactive and hidden tags





Vicky
Fabulous folds to pop the image out



Again, don't forget to link up just the post with your entry, not your whole blog. Check back Wednesday to see who the winner of last weeks Pink & Cream challenge will be! Click on the Winners tab above to find out.


5 comments:

  1. ohhhhh wow your creations are totally stunning!

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  2. Oh I am so honoured yo have been a runner up for the pink and cream challenge and will display my badge with pride in my sidebar. Also congrats to my fellow winners.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  3. We are the lucky ones to be able to enjoy your work. You are welcome and hope to see you again and again and again! ;-)))

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  4. Thank you everyone for entering your lovely creations!

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  5. Abigail you now have that difficult task of choosing winner runner up and top five out of all these beautiful creations lol xxx

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Thank you for all your lovely comments,.....Thank you and keep sending the love...... apologies for word verification - It just appeared and I have settings to not have it but can't get rid of it - I will keep trying though as it bugs the hell out of me xx

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