Before we get to this week's challenge, we have an important announcement.
This will be our last challenge. At the end of December, we will be closing Child's Play Challenges.
It was an extremely difficult decision for me to make, but changes in my family life have led me to this decision. I have found myself dividing my time, with less time to manage this wonderful blog. I can't continue to give it the attention it needs. Ultimately, my family has to come first.
It has been an incredible experience, first be a part of this blog, and then running it. I have been surrounded by a magnificent group of women who helped contribute to this blog, and make Child's Play Challenges the fun and inspiring place it's been for the past 2+ years. I thank them and you, our players, for supporting Child's Play all this time.
Now, it's time for a new, and our final challenge. This week we are bringing you a Classic Toy challenge:
"When Hasbro released its new art toy Lite-Brite in 1967, it was hard to imagine that young artists would become so attached to a little light box. The design was perfectly simple: a grid, backlit by a lightbulb, was covered by black sheets of paper. Kids could poke small, translucent plastic pegs through the paper, causing them to light up in the pattern of their choosing. Since the creation of Lite-Brite, Hasbro has included prepatterned images of Scooby-Doo, Darth Vader, My Little Pony and even Mr. Potato Head. Of course, for each masterly plotted creation a child managed to plug in piece by piece, there were at least a few of the pointy little pegs waiting to be stepped on. It was worth every yelp." Time Magazine
We had a lot of fun with this challenge. Take a look at what our team created with Lite Brite as inspiration
My page is inspired by "bright lights" like during Christmas, so therefore an old photo of my boy with some Christmas lights
I was inspired to document a spectacular light festival which is held in Sydney (Australia) each year. It really is amazing seeing the city in vivid detail.
Since this is the final challenge from Child's Play Challenges I'd like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and may 2015 be all you want it to be. To all our lovely team members - Farewell and thanks for the memories.
I was inspired to scrap photos of the evolution of our decorated Christmas tree in 2013, which included lots of lights.
I used the December 1st "Stuck?!"sketch.
I was inspired by the black background with the pops of bright colours.
(sketch by Jennifer Chapin at Paper Issues)
The dotted background and the scattered confetti evoke the feeling of the Lite-Brite toy.
I had a Lite-Brite as a child, but didn't have any picots. I went with a photo of us that had twinkling carousel lights in the background.
I was inspired by the idea of lighting something. They tried so hard to light the fireworks on a grey cloudy 4th of July.
I was inspired by the colored lights of Lite-Brite which led me to these photos of my husband and son putting up our Christmas lights one year.
We hope you will join us and celebrate this as our last challenge. We want to see how Lite Brite inspires your creativity.