Kim Gabriel (alternately known as Raven or Nevermore in the digi-scrapping world) recently came up with an idea for an art challenge she calls "Quirkles." Here's how she describes the challenge, "The idea is that you create a layout using the three items listed for the challenge. The point of interest is how each artist runs with the "grouping". For no reason whatsoever, I am suggesting that these be done in a 6 x 6 format: bigger than an ATC but much smaller than standard scrapping format. Just enough room to hang oneself so to speak."
The challenge is being hosted at Digital Art Quirks, and the participants take turns hosting and choosing the three items. This week was my turn. Since autumn officially began this week, I chose a fall theme, asking participants to combine the following elements into a layout.
- This photo of an autumn leaf from StockXChng, http://www.sxc.hu/photo/869368.
- A movie title.
- The shape of a diamond.
The ironic thing is that I had trouble doing my own challenge. I was visualizing a diamond stamped background, but couldn't find a Photoshop brush that would work. I ended up using a pattern instead. Here's my result:
Leaf photo from StockXChng; diamond pattern by Kim Sheen; harlequin from Annika Von Holdt's Marmalade brushes; text from Nancy Rowe Janitz's Little Bits of History brushes, and stars from Vera Lim's A Little Magic Volume One. Font is Jane Austen.
If you'd like to play along, you can visit the forum here.