With the arrival of May 19 comes the arrival of another crop of awesome Take Twelve layouts. If you didn't complete your layout yet, don't fret. The important part is taking the pictures. Everything else can be done after the fact. I'd also like to remind you that even if you didn't take your May photos yet, YOU STILL CAN. Don't let one missed month throw off your whole project. Either take your photos on the 19th instead, or simply choose 12 photos you've taken throughout the month and feature them on your May page instead. This is your project, so you can make the rules!
As for me, I was thrilled to have had family in town from Arizona on May 12, with a niece's dance competition to attend at a local theme park. Although I had a few morning pictures and evening pictures of everyday activities, I decided to focus my page entirely on the trip to Lagoon Fun Park, especially since it was Keira's very first trip to a place where I spent many happy summer days as a child. I kept the background relatively simple, since the pictures are so busy.
Now that I'm 5 months into this challenge, I've noticed how very grid-like many of my Take Twelve layouts have turned out. (Usually because when I'm short on time, that's the easiest way to plan and print a page that includes so many pictures.) Have you noticed any recurring themes in your Take Twelve pages?
As fond as I am of grids, the layouts from our talented Take Twelve team have inspired me with the desire to bust out of the grid next month and maybe even try (gasp!) some circles. But I'm not making any promises. ;)
Take it away, team!
Jennie McGarvey rocked the circles on this baseball page, as 11 circles of varying sizes radiate out from her focal-point image. I don't know about you, but I'm bookmarking this design as one to try on a future layout.
Aliza Deutsch captured things she loves about Shabbat without taking any pictures on the actual Jewish sabbath—another great reminder that you can adapt this challenge however you need to. Her page is organized and linear without being locked too strictly into a grid, and there are plenty of curved elements on the page to offer contrast and variety.
Stephanie Medley-Rath arranged a staggered grid of square photos on either side of a central line. I love how the shaped background paper groups everything together in a unified whole.
And finally, Lisa Ottosson gave her page a vintage Poloroid feel that adds fun and whimsy to a page that has a quiet, neutral color palette. It totally works.
This month's Take Twelve giveaway winners, who will each get a print copy of Everyday Storyteller (click image below for more information), are:
Well, we'll see you back here on June 12 for round #6 of the Take Twelve photography challenge. We're almost halfway there, folks, and I know I'm enjoying the journey thoroughly. I hope you are as well!