iTunes Challenge: January

Hi everyone, Trace (tracermajig) here and welcome to the first iTunes inspiration challenge of 2023! 

I came across the inspiration for this one quite by accident as I was scrolling through my recommended music. I thought it was a nice, simple design to kick off inspiration for the new year. You could keep this one super simple or make it as layered and detailed as you like! It would also work great if you rotated it and had a vertical stack of photos.

Katie has provided a freebie to get you started but it’s not a requirement to use it for the challenge.

Linda’s (earlofoxford) page is a great example of how you can use this inspiration piece as a jumping off point for a much more layered design. I love how she brought the red in as a solid background colour. The red and black make for such a striking page! 

Linda used these supplies to create her page: Arctic Whites Paper PackARToptions Holiday Wishes Solids Paper PackBe Merry Element PackChalkboard Christmas Element Pack, Cottage Charm RemnantsDecember Stories Roughed Up Pocket CardsDocuStacks 03 Value PackDrop Shadow StylesLemon Twist Solid RemnantsMy Vintage Valentine 02 Solid RemnantsNorth Pole Remix Solid RemnantsSchool Rules Element PackScribbled Overlays 03Simple Collage Frames 07Smitten Element PackSplatters Brushes and Stamps 03, Splatters Brushes and Stamps 04Vintage Halloween Washi Tapes 01

Liz (lizziet5) created a wonderful page to capture her grandson’s recent dislike for the camera! I love how she let those fabulous photos take centre stage on her layout while also leaving room for lots of journaling! The elements she added all help tell her story in some way. I love the direction this challenge took her in!

Liz used these products on her page: ARToptions Alena Chipboard StickersARToptions Plum Grove Chipboard Bits, ARToptions Plum Grove Ephemera Plus PackARToptions Viken EphemeraCambrianna Element PackClipped Stack Layers 16DelMar Shores Element PackFilmed Photo Masks 07Golden Seasons Solids Printable Paper PackHand Scripted Brushes and Stamps 19Lakeside Element PackLakeside Flairs 01October 31st FlairsSpectrum | Sherbet Strawberry Lemonade Ephemera Plus Pack, Vintage Artistry Countryside Ephemera Plus PackVintage Winter Woods Element Mix

Maureen (maureenreynolds) shows how you can also create a minimalist page using this album! I think it works so brilliantly to let those photos really stand out. The images in the inspiration piece are quite serious and I love that Maureen was able to create a page using photos that are a lot more light hearted! 

These are the supplies Maureen used: Crowning Affair: Understated Solids Paper PackDeer Lodge Solids Paper PackLayer Works 1799Partial Page Masks 09Title Lines Brushes and Stamps 14Title Lines 28

When I choose the album cover for the challenge each month, I never do so with a page idea in mind. I think it’s fun to challenge my own scrapping style, too! So, I will be honest and say that I really struggled to come up with something for this one! I spent a very long time moving pieces around before this page felt like ‘me’. I dare say it’s because the album cover is very minimalist and my own personal style is quite busy and layered. I got there in the end though and I’m very happy! 

These are the products I used: Artistry de Azul Element PackARTjournal Stories Layered Template 01, ARTjournal Stories Layered Template 02Blue Bird Element PackBlue Bird Little Enamel CharmsBlue Skies Element PackCandied Christmas Scrapbooking KitCandied Christmas Solids Paper PackCardstock Tabs 02Coral Harvest Mini KitCurated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit 04, En Parens Brushes and Stamps 01Hey There Border StripsInspiration Board Vol. 02 Layered Template 17Inspiration Board Vol. 02 Layered Template 18Leap Ahead Epoxies, Mango Skies Mini KitMessy Stitched Borders: Teal 01Messy Stitched Borders: White 03Party Pennant SticksPatterning Mini Mix 02Roughed Up Pocket Cards: Striped 08Textured Cardstocks Paper Pack 01Torn and Framed Layered Template 03Typewriter Clusters Brushes and Stamps 02

I hope you feel inspired to give this challenge a go! Don’t forget to post your page in the iTunes Inspiration gallery and also update the January challenges participation thread to earn store rewards.