OK I know many of you have been asking for challenges - well I have one for you.

Carena's Recipe Challenge

1. Make a page with a solid white background.
2. Choose one color to feature (in my example I choose blue)
You can use only tones of your colour choice with black & white in your layout. (in my example the flower buds had small amounts of green - so long as it's minimal)
3. Use a shape to frame your entire page and color it either Black or your color choice.
4. Add a Black and White photo and tint it in the smallest amounts of your chosen color. Must be barely detectable.
5. Add 8 to 15 embellishments to your page. Remember only in your color tones or black and white. How you arrange them is up to you.
6. Add some text in various sizes - a quote/verse.
7. Remember to add shadows to all of your elements to give depth of field. Don't over do it. Remember the rules of shadows - the greater the distance from the item to the surface - the further away the element - the closer the element the closer the shadow. Image your elements are laying on top of a piece of paper with the light coming from the top and slightly to the side.
8. Lastly save and share your layout with us in the forum and gallery. Remember to give credits for the designer and kit used in your layouts in the gallery.

Here is my layout example for you to have a look at. I hope it helps inspire you and helps you understand my instructions.

Above is my Challenge Layout

Below is the kit I used: Natural Breeze by Carena's Designs
Available at Scrapbook Max Store HERE

PRIZE for Participation

For everyone who joins me in the forum and participates in the challenge I have a CHALLENGE PARTICIPATION GIFT: Loving Breeze Paper and Clusters by Carena's Designs
Challenge is OPEN from now until end of May so you have plenty of time to participate.

FREE MINI ABOVE with Challenge Participaton

Lastly Reminder of my SALE - Limited to 1 week - GO HERE to ENJOY
REMEMBER NOW until 3rd May 2013 - 20% OFF Sale in Carena's Designs
20% OFF from NOW until 3rd May 2013 (coupon below)
Hurry to enjoy the savings in my store HERE.
Have a great scrapping day. Cheers from Carena's Designs

SEE Below for Sale COUPON
To get 20% off on Carena's kits, please visit Carena's category in the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Kits and Templates Store. Add a minimum of $5 worth of Carena's kits to your cart, then type in the code CLUSTERS exactly as shown into the 'Coupon Code' field before checkout. You must type in the code at the time of purchase to get the discount. Hurry - offer is one week only and ends on May 3, 2013!
Note: Offer applies only to digital kits and templates sold in the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates Store, on orders of $5 or more. Coupon code CLUSTERS must be typed in the coupon code field before checking out. Valid on new orders only, expires May 3, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.