"Publick Occurrences, Both Foreign and Domestick, the first newspaper published in America, was printed by Richard Pierce and edited by Benjamin Harris in Boston on September 25, 1690. It filled only 3 of 4 six by ten inch pages of a folded sheet of paper. The journalist stated in his his first (and only) issue that he would issue the newspaper "once a month, or, if any Glut of Occurrences happen, oftener." " You can read all about it at History Buff.com, which is where I copied the above paragraph. (My daughter-in-law is a History Major, and we get daily--"this day in history" and National Celebration of history updates from her!)
So I thought for our challenge this month, we would do a newspaper theme. There are options and choices with this...and restrictions!
- MUST use colors black, white, & red only, with red only being about 20% of the layout.
- Option A: Do a newspaper type theme...write your journaling like a paper article, use the comic strip format, (like I did) or make your page a newspaper ad.
- Option B: Use a pattern paper with a newspaper print or feel to it. Not a letter, but dictionary pages are ok.
Yes I know I am being specific! That's why it is a challenge! Let me show you what I did..
I dug DEEP into my stash and came up with some black & white paper. I didn't have a clue what to do with the crosswords paper, but it came in one of the packets from WalMart, when I first started scrapping. (never get rid of anything, you may some day know how to use it!) Snoopy is my personal hero so I have lot's of papers and stickers, but didn't know how to work it into a layout either!
And here is my page. I did a bit of fussy cutting and added my own captions to the bubbles.Don't laugh, but I didn't have the alphabets I wanted to use at crop at Archiver's Friday (or my scissors or trimmer! Packing is not my strong point!) So I bought 5 different kinds of stickers! Actually 6, but chose not to use them! My second page will continue with random odd pictures that don't really go anywhere! I love the picture of my grand-daughter Evelyn putting her foot in her mouth. Took that when they were here for 3 weeks this summer. And who doesn't like to "dress up" their dentures? They are not mine, if you are wondering! Nice hat!
Here's a close up of 3 of the stickers. I love the Funny Pages chipboard...they are Cosmo Cricket. I had to buy the red and the black set. So you will see them again for sure!
So I am excited to see what you come up with for your challenge project. Remember the deadline is September 30, at 11:59 CST.
Paper set. It comes with 8 double-sided pattern paper. I love this. So, get out your
adhesives and let's get it going.