We all have our comfort zone and generally stick it on a regular basis. It is where we tend to use the same type of products, the same style and the same techniques. We know what it will produce. SOMETIMES... it's fun to step outside of the box and create something you wouldn't normally do. If you are a 12x12 scrapper.... you can scrap an 8x11, 8x8, 6x6 or and 6x12. If you are always creating linear pages where everything is always straight and even, try turning a few elements on it's side. If you like everything crisp and clean, grunge, ink and tear. If you tend to use three colors all the time, then switch to colors you don't use or the opposite colors on a color wheel.
For me.... I did a round layout. I love trying to make everything fit in a circle. I used a great sketch from Ally that was posted on her SO Sketchy Blog. If you haven't done a circle layout before.... give it a go!! You can also find some great sketches at PageMaps. Click on the round maps.
If you look at a circle layout and wonder what the heck to do with it.... I know alot of people (myself included) who place it on a piece of coordinating cardstock and put it in an album.
So... my challenge to you is to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. It could be a round layout, like me. It could be a different size layout, use a new style or a new technique.
Please email your creations to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and put Thynner Blog Challenge in the subject line so it doesn't get lost in my emails. You will receive a ballot for every challenge you complete!!
**Due date: December 1st at midnight EST**
I'll post a picture of what you're playing for this month..... tomorrow. Look out... I have another great selection for you.