Hello and welcome to the weekend, Peas! Time for our challenge round up!
Remember each challenge gives you a chance to win a $5 gift certificate, as well as earns you a badge for your Two Peas profile page. Just click on the title of each challenge for details on how to enter, and scroll down to see last week's winners!
Weekly Scrap Challenge | Use ombre with Marcy Penner
From Marcy, "Hi there Peas. I'm here with a challenge for you this week… OMBRE! I've been wanting to play around with the whole ombre trend lately (I'm seeing it everywhere - in decor, ads, fashion…) and using mists and the Studio Calico mistable thickers seemed like a great combo.
I wanted the title to be the focus of the page so there's minimal embellishing on the top half and some arrows and banners sprinkled on the bottom half. I'll be sharing how I approached the mistable thickers on the Two Peas blog later in the month." ...read more & see supplies here.
Weekly Photography Challenge | Architecture with Shimelle Laine
From Shimelle, "Hello photo-snapping Peas! Here's a new challenge for your week: consider the perspective and snap a bit of architecture!
In reviewing my favourite pictures of buildings from my own library, I realised there was a commonality: the sky! My favourite architectural pictures are those taken against an interesting sky - either the strong contrast of a rich blue on a sunny day or the drama that comes with stormy grey clouds.
Of course sometimes that's not an option, so I looked for a couple of alternatives. Shooting architecture at night is an interesting twist. A flash won't do any good, but finding a place to keep your camera still and leaving the shutter open for a while will do the trick. To take the nighttime shot, I balanced my camera on the ledge of a bridge. Or during the day with a white glare to the sky, change the perspective to something that brings the foreground closer. In this last shot, the typical architecture is still on show, but the bicycles and the pavement give it more local flair than the flat white light of the sky that particular day.
Whether you snap a famous building or your own home, old or new, big or small… take an architectural photo this week and share it in the gallery!"
From Kimber, "I purchased these little bags from Two Peas a month ago and have been trying to figure out different ways to use them on my cards. I think this is a perfect way. How fun would it be to send a friend tickets to the fair, movie or concert? Just tuck the tickets in the festive bag, tie a sentiment on with colorful baker's twine and you have a great little gift!"