April 2020 Book Lover's Challenge - UPDATED WITH WINNERS!

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April 2020 Book Lover's Challenge - UPDATED WITH WINNERS!

Post by rachel0017 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:38 pm

Thank you for a RECORD NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS for the Book Lover's Challenge this month!
The winner of the ACOT gift card is lucky #13: Tammey!
And, the winner of the RAK is #28: LoreenC! 
Congratulations, everyone!


For this month, we’re going back to my favorite genre: mystery/psychological thriller! I recently read The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton and stayed up waaaaaay too late into the night finishing it. In this unique mashup of Groundhog Day and Downton Abbey, Aiden Bennet is condemned to relive the same day over and over again unless he can figure out who is going to murder Evelyn Hardcastle each night at 11:00. Every day he wakes up in a different person’s body, and through their varying perspectives, begins to piece together the strange relationships and occurrences at Blackheath Manor. However, throughout his journey, he is being hunted by the Footman, who will stop at nothing to prevent Aiden from solving the mystery, and he is often visited by the Plague Doctor, who seems to know more about Aiden’s situation than he is letting on. Then there are Daniel and Anna, who appear to be friends, but when you’re reliving the same day over and over, and you’re never fully yourself, who can you really trust?

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OPTION 1: Your Layouts, Reborn
In the book, Aiden is reborn each day as someone new, though he still maintains his sense of self as well. To that end, for Option 1, you will give one of your old layouts a new birth by scraplifting yourself! Find a layout in your gallery that you’re particularly proud of, and use it as the basis for creating a new layout. Thus, just as Aiden is reborn each day with a new body and face, your old layout will be reborn with new papers and photos. When submitting, please post both the new layout AND the old one that you scraplifted.

Old layout, from 2/4/2017

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New, scraplifted layout
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OPTION 2: Black...heath
There is one setting throughout the entire book: the manor at Blackheath. Drawing inspiration from the name, Option 2 will be to create a layout that is (roughly) 50% black. You can use any other colors you like (or ALL the colors, as I did in my sample), but you MUST have:

  • black cardstock as your background AND
  • black matting around your photos AND
  • EITHER a black title, OR a black accent elsewhere on your page

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The Fine Print:
1. HAVE FUN MAKING YOUR PROJECT!
2. Entries open to new projects - paper, digital, & card making.
3. May be combined with one other challenge that allows it.
4. Due April 30th, at 11:59 PM.
5. One lucky winner, chosen at random, will receive a $5 ACOT gift card from us!
6. Up to 3 entries permitted per month.
7. A RAK is awarded to a second winner if there are more than 15 unique entries (not including bonuses) during the month.


Participants:
 
1. sweetsour
2. sweetsour
3. StacyLee
4. joannie
5. Jami-T
6. MTCanuk
7. emmapaige
8. traveler
9. lissahope26
10. Retiree3
11. Retiree3
12. LoreenC
13. Tammey
14. Tammey
15. Sandi0805
16. blbabe1234
17. JAire
18. shoorn
19. lissahope26
20. Sandi0805
21. karen c.
22. druffing
23. joannie
24. JAire
25. blfonty
26. pawprints
27. Sandi0805
28. LoreenC
29. JillinIN
30. jcsmaestra
31. jcsmaestra
32. 1scrappymom
33. Donna_Coughlin
34. Deanna13
35. Deanna13
36. Becky Bitting
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Re: April 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by blbabe1234 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:44 pm

I love your examples. What a super cool challenge
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Re: April 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by joannie » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:50 pm

very fun ideas!! Great samples!

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Re: April 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by emmapaige » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:55 pm

Sounds like an interesting book.  Love your options and I may need to do both.  Your samples are fabulous, too.
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Post by Deanna13 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:11 pm

Great examples and love both options!  💖
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Re: April 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Yankeegirl » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:34 pm

Great challenges!  Your page examples are awesome!
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Re: April 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by traveler » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:51 am

I like both options and I like that I can do cards. 
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Post by MTCanuk » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:52 pm

You always have the best ideas!
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Re: April 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by sweetsour » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:36 pm

That book sounds really good! and Iam going to look for it. Thanks for the recommendation!
Here is my option 2. Also adding to my Motivation list # 39 - a gathering
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Post by sweetsour » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:49 pm

And here is option 1 - I loved the result because is LO is super simple, but zeroes right in on the pic.
Old one (Nov 18)
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New:
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Combine with the Title challenge.
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Post by StacyLee » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:27 am

Great challenge! I went with option #2, also combining with the April Manufacturers challenge
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Re: April 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by joannie » Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:47 pm

Here is one for option #1. I lifted my Think Big layout. 
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Re: April 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Jami-T » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:46 pm

joannie wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:47 pm
Here is one for option #1. I lifted my Think Big layout. 
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I love your colors so much!

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Re: April 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by Jami-T » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:47 pm

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I did option 2. I used this also for the April double page sketch. 

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Post by MTCanuk » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:07 pm

I chose Option 2- using black
Also for Sketch with a twist

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Post by emmapaige » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:41 pm

I chose Option 1:

My original layout using washi tape strips:

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My new layout using branding strips (with a few pieces of washi):

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Re: April 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by pawprints » Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:43 pm

Great options as usual! And I love both of your layouts!!
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Post by traveler » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:57 am

Here's one from me using the second option:
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combined with the event challenge
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Re: April 2020 Book Lover's Challenge

Post by lissahope26 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:25 pm

I did option one... black cardstock background, black matting, black title
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Post by Retiree3 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:08 pm

I used option 2.

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