August 2021 Book Lover's Challenge - UPDATED WITH WINNERS!

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August 2021 Book Lover's Challenge - UPDATED WITH WINNERS!

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**This month's winner of the $5 gift card is...#2 - blfonty, AKA Bonnie
**This month's winner of the RAK is...#9 - 1scrappymom, AKA Shannon

Thank you to everyone who played this month!!


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Where I live, August means back to school, and one of the things I am most looking forward to, as an elementary school librarian, is all the amazing new books that are coming out for kids. There are many great ones, but I am particularly excited about the graphic novel adaptations of Mary Pope Osborne’s beloved Magic Tree House series. The Magic Tree House series has long served as a bridge for younger readers to begin reading chapter books, and the effortless way the author mixes history and fantasy results in captivating stories that children of all ages love. However, even with the excitement of the stories, there are some kids (my own daughter included), who suffer from reading fatigue, or get overwhelmed when they see too much text on a page. For these kids, and other reluctant readers, graphic novels are awesome.
 

Through a website called NetGalley, I was able to read an advanced copy of the graphic novel adaptation of the first book in the Magic Tree House series: Dinosaurs Before Dark. It is an absolutely stunning piece of work. The artists captured Jack and Annie’s wonder and innocence perfectly, and used their illustrations to supplement the parts of the story that were taken out by the stripping down of the text. This book is definitely worth a look, as it is just as necessary to “read the pictures” as it is to read the text in order to get the full scope of the story. To that end, it is the graphic novel format more than the story itself, which has inspired this month’s challenge options. 

OPTION 1: WOULD PANELING
One of the hallmarks of the graphic format is that, for the most part, the artwork is broken into frames, or panels. So, for Option 1, use that as the arrangement of your photos. You can arrange them vertically or horizontally, and you can either include several different pictures, or one picture broken into several panels, however, here are some “rules” to abide by:
  • The panels may ONLY be rectangular.
  • The panels must be (more or less) all the same dimensions. If you start arranging together panels of different sizes, you run the risk of it looking more like a grid design, which is not quite what we’re going for.
  • You must have at least four panels.
  • All photos must be matted.
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Samples for Option #1 

OPTION 2: THE SAME, BUT DIFFERENT
Graphic novel adaptations are awesome because they often take a story that is well-known and strip it down to the most important elements so that what is left is a book that is the same, but different, from the original. To that end, I’d like you to do the same thing for Option 2: you’re going to scraplift yourself! Find a layout in your own gallery and use it as a template to create a new layout, but change one of the core elements from the original. This should be more than just using different papers – change a photo to a journaling block, or vice versa. Change a paper strip to a gathering of embellishments. Turn a journaling block into a big die cut element. Be creative! Just be sure you are posting both the old and new layout, as well as noting what was changed. (To be clear: you are not REDOING the original layout – we have too many photos to scrap to reinvent the wheel! For this option, choose new photos and make a new page, just use your original layout as a template.)

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Samples for Option #2: Between the original layout ("Last Dance") and the new layout ("Last Day"), I turned the middle photo into a journaling block, the title into a paper strip, and the embellishment quote into the title.


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 August 31st, at 11:59 PM.
5. One lucky winner, chosen at random, will receive a $5 ACOT gift card from me!
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. Tammey
2. blfonty
3. traveler
4. lissahope26
5. wendycrowe
6. Donna_Coughlin
7. joannie
8. traveler
9. 1scrappymom
10. aheatfan
11. 1scrappymom
12. aheatfan
13. Deanna13
14. teenybop61
15. Deanna13
16. karen c.
17. joannie
18. QueenBee89
19. joannie
20. Retiree3
21. MTCanuk
22. Amy Jo
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Super cool challenge! LOVE your examples
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omgosh how ironic....my middle DD and i were JUST talking about these this morning....she has a credit with a distributor and was going to order this one and the one that comes out in September!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This is a great challenge!  I love these panel LOs.
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Awesome challenge, and love the new Magic Tree House book, very cool. 
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Super fun challenge!
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Great options for the August challenge! Love cutting photos, PPs, etc., into panels. Thanks for the inspiration.
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The panel look is very cool!  Great challenges for us this again this month!
Next week has been exhausting.

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YIKES!

I'll try...... lol
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I did option 1...

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Such a great challenges. One of my kids really loved the magic treehouse books when he was little, and I think the other loved the magic school bus, which is, of course, entirely different. Love your examples. 
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Oh this is a great challenge this month! My kids LOVED the Magic Treehouse books. DS especially loved them - he was my big reader. DD not so much - she might have benefitted more from the graphic novel approach here! But as far as chapter books went, she did dig these!

What's funny is I just did a layout with panels like that for one of the MMC challenges LOL! I'll have to find other papers and do a whole different vibe :) 
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great ideas!!!
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Option 1: I used my oversized photo for cutting into panels.

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Love this challenge and your sample pages are awesome! And I love doing a panel design on my layouts!
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For option 2, here is the one of mine I lifted:
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and here's the new one, I replaced the journaling box with a large die-cut chair.
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combined with the manufacturer challenge.
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Option 2-lifted myself and changed from one photo to 4 photos.  I also make some other changes like added journaling.
First layout:
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2nd layout:
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the magic tree house series is awesome.  my kids loved them.  can't wait to see this version of the books.

great challenges.
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I used option one:

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This one I scraplifted one of my favorites which is this one.
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This is my new one. I used the hexagon shapes but laid them differently on the paper, used a doily, and also made the same double heart banner.
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