Challenge #3 was an ad challenge. We had to be inspired by one of three ads that were posted. It was a tough deciding which ad to use because all three were inspiring, but I kept going back to one. You can see all the beautiful creations inspired by this challenge here. My layout totally pales in comparision to everyone elses, but I still like it. :) Here's what I did:
Here's what I wrote in my description: "This layout was inspired by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Tourism ad. The colors and the placement of the colored item inspired me. Also the doodles made me think of my little one and the words on the ad "Check More Off" made me think of a check list. I searched on line for a "what your Child should know at" list to use. The list I decided to use is actually for 3.6-4 year olds and she's not quite 3 yet but she's already mastered most of the list. I printed the list and cut it up and made it into a little booklet at the bottom of the layout and checked off the things she's mastered. The booklet is held closed by a fancy paper clip I got in a RAK. You can remove the paper clip to check out the different lists in the booklet. The strip of children holding hands across the top of the page was actually on the list I printed off and I just cut it out and inked the edges. The picture is actually a flip up that reveals two more pictures. The pictures are all of Little One enjoying YouTube all by herself. She shocked me when she did this a few weeks back and I had to get pictures of it. They fit in perfectly with the layout. A funny...I had misspelled "already" when I wrote it on the layout and had to cover it up with the correct spelling. Then it struck me how perfect it is to highlight that word because she does know so much of the list already, so I decided to ink the edges of that and make it stand out."
Here are some close ups:
The skills booklet closed:
The skills booklet opened:
The picture flap opened to reveal more pictures: