Creative Jumpstarts 08

Happy Monday and welcome to another Creative Jumpstarts challenge!  I am having so much fun with these!  And I especially love how they touch on so many different areas (scrapbooking, Project Life and photography)!  It's fun to mix things up and these challenges are doing just that!!  This week, Marcy and I invite you to play along with our photo challenge!!  Pick up those cameras and get to clicking!

The photo prompt for today is "in the distance".  I went back and forth with ideas, but in the end, I couldn't shake the idea of an outdoor shot.  I have to admit, though, I don't think "distance" shots are my go-to.  Maybe it's because we live in suburbia where there are houses and trees and people just about everywhere.  This shot was taken out by our local lake at sunset.  I love the weathered look of this fence and how you can see the trees and glowing sky at sunset. 

I decided to incorporate this photo into my art journal and created a simple page using gelatos, thickers and my photo.  I selected colors that reminded me of a sunset and then watered them down and let them run a little across my page.  I sewed a title "chase the sun" into place and then added my photo on the right hand side with a small piece of washi. 

It's a very simple page, but I think the watercolors really help bring out the pinks and orange from my photo.  And the best thing about an art journal is that anything goes!!  It's the perfect place to experiment, get messy and explore different mediums. 

Be sure to hop on over to Marcy's blog to see her take on this challenge!!  And we so hope you can play along with us this week!!  Link up your photos here, and tag us over on Instagram!!  We can't wait to see your photos and how you use them in your projects! 

Creative Jumpstarts were created by Marcy Penner and Stephanie Bryan to challenge each other with their paper endeavors. Delivered in the form of bimonthly challenges, they encourage us (and hopefully you too) to stretch supplies, think outside of the box and to remain intentional about the memories we capture.  Challenges are posted on the first and third Mondays of every month.  Projects are shared on our blogs and on Instagram using the hashtag #creativejumpstarts. We'd love it if you'd share along with us at either of those places and be sure to tag us (@helloforeverpaperco and @stephaniebryan) if you do!