iTunes Challenge: July

Welcome back to another iTunes challenge! I know it’s summer for our friends in the northern hemisphere so I went in search of some warm, tropical inspiration for July!

I think this kind of design would make a wonderful vacation album cover. I also think you could create a border with a variety of different elements and motifs, not just palm fronds! Or you could forget about a theme altogether and concentrate on a beautiful, big picture background!

How stunning is this big picture page from Shannon (shannonroller)? I love the way she used the palms to frame her smaller photos. If you look closely she also blended some palms into her background photo as well. It makes for such an eye catching page!

Shannon used these products to create her page: Blendable Layers 56, Handdrawn Faith 01, Partial Page Masks 01, Readymade Layers Beach Clusters 15, Stitched Frame Clusters 02, Texture Marks 01, Vintage Artistry Beached Ephemera

Brenda’s (bbe) page is simply adorable! I love the big picture background but there are also some hidden gems on her page. The background paper and palm tree look as though they are part of the photo!

Brenda used these products on her page: Curated Studio Mix Scrapbooking Kit 12, Readymade Layers: Beach Clusters 15, Watercolor Ombre Blue Paper Pack, Watery Photo Masks 20

I (tracermajig) loved the big photo design, as well. I was also inspired by the central focus and beach theme of the album cover. That’s where I started and from there I tried to make it my own style by adding in lots of layers and clusters over the background photo. I love how this turned out and would also like to try this design with a few different themes!

These are the products I used to create my page: ARToptions Avesta EphemeraCoral Gate Element PackCurated Team Favorites Beach Scrapbooking KitFloridian Roughed Up Photo MatsGreat Getaway Element PackGreat Getaway Solids Paper PackHand Scripted Brushes and Stamps 18More to Shore Element PackNeptune Element PackNeptune Metalized StickersStamp Sets Vol. 02 BeachyTorn and Framed Layered Template 06Vintage Artistry Beached EphemeraVintage Artistry Beached Ephemera Plus Pack

Like always, Katie has provided a freebie to help get you started. I’m looking forward to seeing what you create! Don’t forget to post your pages to the iTunes Inspiration Gallery and also update the July challenges participation thread to earn your store rewards!