Thursday, March 7, 2024

Create . . . for Challenge YOUrself and Art Journal Journey Monthly!

Hi everyone.  

It's time for a new challenge at Challenge YOUrself!

Challenge YOUrself #123 opened today:

This month's challenge asks you to use this beauitful color palette as the basis for your project.  Just remember to include a photo with YOU!!

Here is the mixed media scrapbook page that I created for this challenge:

The background paper is from Vicki Boutin's Color Study collection which I thought was perfect for this color palette challenge.  Most of the papers, ephemera,  and embellishments are from this collection. 

The photo is of my daughter, Katie, and me at an art class that we took back in 2021:

The newspaper print background from ArtStacks' Tissue Backgrounds pack: 

and the little panda is from Tamara Laporte's Artsy Animals pack.  I used the digital version and added a paintbrush for the adorable panda to hold!

Head over to for all of the details about these packs.

And please check out Challenge YOUrself #123 on 
Facebook and their blog.  Don't forget,  you have a random chance to win a 12 x 12 scrapbooking kit every month.

I hope I have inspired you to play along with us at  Challenge YOUrself !

I am also linking my project up to Art Journal Journey Monthly's March challenge.  

This month is hosted by Chris from pearshapedcrafting.  Her theme is "ON ALL FOURS."  Chris says "I would love to see any animals with four legs featured in your pages - from a small mouse to a huge elephant!"  

As you can see, there is an adorable panda holding a paintbrush featured along-side the photo on my scrapbook page.

Thank you, Chris and Art Journal Journey for your inspiration this month.  I always love taking part in the AJJ Monthly challenges.

And thank YOU, so much, for stopping by my blog today.  Have a wonderful March.


  1. What a fun page Sharon. That little panda is such a fun addition for Chris' challenge. And you used some fun pieces on your page too. My daughter is a Katie also, and I think we should take an art class together. Thanks for the suggestion. Happy (a bit belated) March to you. hugs-Erika

  2. Luv your art pieces. You and your daughter sharing your art tigether is nice💜
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  3. Your page is absolutely brilliant Sharon I love the colour of the background paper, I adore the Panda and your choice of words and cut outs is excellent! The photo of you and your daughter is priceless Thanks so much for sharing at AJJ and my theme, hugs, Chrisx

  4. This is such a bright, colorful, and charming page, Sharon. It is a real beauty and I love the panda you chose for Chris's theme at AJJ. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty of you and your daughter.


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