Posted by: Michelle | February 24, 2008

Ad Challenge Results

Believe it or not, Lori and I both were able to complete our ad inspired pages today. Here is the ad that Lori used as her inspiration:

Lori’s Ad Inspiration

And here is the page that this ad inspired:

Lori’s Ad Inspired Page

Here is the ad that inspired my page:

Michelle’s Ad Inspiration

And, here is the page that I made based on this ad:

Michelle’s Ad Inspired Page

As always, you can click on any of the thumbnails to see larger versions of the pictures.

This is not the advertisement that I originally planned to use for this challenge, but when I saw it, I just knew that I had to use it. I know that every parent feels that their children are the most beautiful children in the world, and I am no different. Regardless, I do feel that both of my boys have very beautiful eyes, so it was fun for me to able to really focus in on their eyes. I loved the colors in the ad, even though the colors I used are much lighter. I even loved a quotation that appeared in the ad – “To look into a child’s eyes is to discover the magic and promise of tomorrow…” so I used it as the starting point for my journaling.

Hopefully Lori will post a comment about her motivations and her thoughts about her page. You too can feel free to post comments letting us know what your thoughts are about our pages.

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Responses

  1. Yes, the ad that I used was in the November/December 2007 issue of Scrapbooks etc. It is for a company called Quick Quotes . Their website is http://www.shopquickquotes.com and I guess the photo in the ad is one that they commonly use as it was on their home page.

  2. Michelle – I like your page. That’s a very cool idea. I can’t really tell what type of ad it is though. Is it from a scrapbooking magazine? When I first started looking for an ad I didn’t really think I’d come up with anything special. Nothing was inspiring me. So I figured I would find an ad that had interesting colors and possibly a decent layout, but that would be basically like doing it from a sketch. And then I found the ad I used. It was the “before” and “after” ads that captured my attention. I originally thought about getting a picture of Daniel all covered in mud and dirt and grime, but since I didn’t have any, and I wasn’t too interested in actually creating that mess on purpose, I passed on the ad. But then I remembered Cookie Day at Stephanie’s and Caroline’s love for getting her hands into the cookie dough. She was a mess! And I was a mess. It was the perfect photo for the before and after look.


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