"Ok, I was right in thinking the contest would be difficult to judge!!! Everyone's designs are wonderful. I love the way the products were used and the sentiments and journaling (especially on the "In Memory Of" designs) were so touching!
All that said, I chose "No Photos Please" as my favorite. Here's why:
• The techninque of the painting through a screen for a background texture sets the photos and journaling up nicely as a background.
• The photos are fun! The subject matter of not wanting a photo taken is the frustration of a scrapbooker! Even though the boy didn't want his photo taken, the photgrapher got some fun and interesting shots!
• The use of the ATB paper is wonderful! It's so much fun to see it sewn, the swirls cut out, the edges ripped on the frame and the arrow pointing to the photo, establishing a focal point.
• The journaling is creative - love the layered look and the use of color. The black ties it all together."
Jennifer also is inviting all ATB Challenge to post their work on the ATB Gallery. It's free and it only takes a few seconds to do.http://www.aroundtheblockproducts.com/gallery.php
And here's the winning entry: