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2013 Design Team Challenge # 6: Inspired by a Famous Artist


Hello All,

Thank you for stopping by.  For March's first challenge, we had to create a layout inspired by a famous artist.  Let me be very honest and say, I had a very hard time getting my head around that.  I posted a layout earlier that I just was not happy with at all. So, after I received encouragement from our team captain (Thanks Andrea, you are truly the best!) I embarked on another journey to "wrap my head around this concept!!!" I really do not follow artist so I had  no clue how to start.  I googled pictures from famous artists to see if any of them would "speak" to me and the one I kept coming back to was this sunset painting by Claude Monet.

I love the colors.  To me, it almost looks like a live fire.


The painting reminded me of a sunset and of my own favorite sunset and that was when I got married on the beach. These are a few pictures from my wedding in 2009 in Maui, Hawaii on the beach with that sunset. I never thought to use these pictures.  Get this, this is the first scrapbook page that I have of them!!! I am very happy with this layout and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Thanks for your patience and for dropping by.


Shared by Shannon Nixson on March 19, 2013 | Memory Date: March 19, 2013
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Great job on your layout! I love the look of the black and yellow... I may have to use that in an upcoming project. The yellow just jumps off the page. It was the sunset(s) that you were trying to share and you did a beautiful job!
Posted By: Billi Glenn  |  April 2, 2013 at 6:25 am   
Beautiful page of a beautiful memory. Love the glasses against the sunset and how you used the colors of the sunset.
Posted By: Libby Wiers  |  March 25, 2013 at 6:50 pm   
Shannon - you really used so many of the colors from the painting. Of course the yellow and orange tiles were obvious choices, but the blue in the photos of you waving and walking in the sand pulled out the blue from the painting. I love the sand letters "just married".
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  March 23, 2013 at 2:30 am   
Very nice! And you look so beautiful and happy! I too love the champagne toast photo! And the "just Mauied" is great!!
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  March 23, 2013 at 1:19 am   
My favorite picture for this layout is the champagne glasses touching with the sunset behind. You're not as clueless as you think. One of my soap boxes, if you will, is that scrapbooking is indeed an art. It is a form of self-expression that incorporates a variety of artistic elements from photography to layout and design. If you buy into that, then you must be an artist.
Posted By: Diane Cook  |  March 22, 2013 at 12:40 pm   
What a great way to remember your special day. The page is beautiful and a perfect fit for this challenge.
Posted By: Tonnya Sayah  |  March 22, 2013 at 11:54 am   
Shannon, I'm so glad you tried again. I think you will value that choice for a long time. You came up with something you were pleased with, looked more like a Mosaics page and highlighted an event you were passionate about, just like Monet and his sunset! There have been several who had plead ignorance about art and artists, but you all have learned something. You all found something that you liked by stepping out of your comfort zone!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  March 22, 2013 at 1:47 am   
I love the Just Married in the sand as well. Soooo romantic!! A perfect inspiration piece for the most perfect day! You look so beautiful and happy! Your layout is perfect!
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  March 21, 2013 at 11:53 pm   
This is so beautiful.
Posted By: Candy Spiegel  |  March 21, 2013 at 12:24 am   
Shannon, beautiful pictures! Love the just married in the sand. Beautiful layout :)
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  March 20, 2013 at 11:57 pm   

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