Tuesday, May 8, 2012

ODBD May Scrapbook Challenge

Hi everyone!!  It's time for the May Our Daily Bread Designs Scrapbook Challenge!!  May is usually a busy month with college graduations, school winding down for the summer, and many school year activities having their closing ceremonies and award programs.  A lot of times we may feel that we're running in circles.  So for May, we decided to challenge you to a sketch challenge with a "twist".  Your challenge for May is to create a layout of any size using Our Daily Bread Designs stamps and the sketch below.

 The twist is...you must also use circles!!  Your layout can be any theme so have fun with it!!  You can turn the sketch, add more than 1 photo, add paint splatters, a doily or buttons for your circles, whatever you like!!! 

For my layout,  I decided to use the sketch as is and add a couple more photos.

The stamps are from the Fortress set, part of the ODBD May release.  This set was perfect for the photos of our visit to Medieval Times in 2006.  I used three of the stamps from the set beneath my photos...the tower image as my focal point, and a scripture on either side of the tower.  To complement the tower image,  I embossed a strip of cardstock using the Tim Holtz Bricked Texture Fades embossing folder and sanded it a bit for a distressed look.  I also distressed the edges of my stamped images, matted them on green cardstock and attached them to the embossed strip with staples.  Screw head brads were the "circle twist" for my page.

Here's a close up of the stamps:

Karen Foster Designs Patterned Paper
Bazzill and Coredinations Cardstock
K & Co. Journaling Tag
ODBD Fortress Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Staples 
Tim Holtz Texture Fades Embossing Folder
Pebbles Chalk, Memento Ink, Copic Markers

To see all the challenge guidelines and how you can win a $15 gift certificate to the Our Daily Bread Designs store click here. Also be sure to check out Patter Cross' inspiration for this challenge in her blog post here. The challenge runs through Thursday May 31st , 6:00 PM EDT.

I hope you decide to join in this challenge. I can't wait to see what you create.



  1. Gemiel, how perfect that you had these great photos on hand. Just goes perfectly with the Fortress set. Love what you did! I pray you have a blessed day!

  2. Beautiful fortress with your Medieval Times page! Lovely use of the sketch! Wonderful Pictures too!

  3. What a super fun layout, Gemiel! That looks like a great place to visit! You've got some wonderful elements on your page, and such a beautiful and appropriate stamp set!...Nancy :o)

  4. Beautiful as always Gemiel! I always love your pages!

  5. Beautiful LO!!! Love how well the castle stamp works with the Medieval Times theme :)