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MMDT #21: The Scavenger Hunt

This challenge was the Design Team's Captain's Challenge.  Andrea sent us on a scavenger hunt!  There were lots of rules for this one!  I won't go into detail with all of them, but here is a list of the items we were to try and find:

Wild flowers, dead tree, pine cone, berries, vine, stream or creek, moss, pine tree, seeds or seed pod, eroded soil, fern, Y-shaped twig, pine needles, acorn or other nuts, hole in a tree, multi-color fall leaves, small pebble, unusual shaped leaf, rocks with many colors/textures, different shades of green or brown, dew on a flower or leaf, fungus on a tree, caterpillar, butterfly or moth, snail, feather, lizard, ladybug, spider web, bird's nest, deer, frog, hay bales/straw, corn stalks, fall fruits/veggies.

Yep, a LONG list!!!!  But amazingly, I found all but 5 (the ones in blue above)!  Now to get them all on one two-page layout, with a title, list, AND journaling....THAT was the hard part!!

The easy part was getting most of the photos.  My friend Sharon and I went on a scrapbooking retreat and I enlisted her help in locating all of this!  We were in a small rural town in Wisconsin, so many of the items were fun to scout out!  A few of the photos were taken when I was driving somewhere and just pulled over to the side of the road and took a photo! I was very disappointed not to see a deer...and my niece found a little snail when we were at a friend's lake home, but I didn't have my camera with me!  I have vines right outside my house, but just didn't ever take the picture, and I could have found a lizard at the zoo I suppose, but they aren't very common elsewhere around Minnesota!  As I'm not an early riser unless I am rushing off to work, the dew on a leaf was missed as well...though I DO have a photo with a rain drop on a berry!  (Does that count?! :) ) is my layout:

I used two variations of the pinwheel pattern, and used Cocoa grid paper.  For page one, I kept my favorite photos larger size, cut my title out of one of my wildflower photos, and started my list of "finds".  The finds continue on the inside, along with another favorite photo of a bee on a flower. This wasn't one of the hunt items, but listening to the "sound of a bee" was one of the suggestions, so I used this photo to capture that!   Here is page one with the center piece both closed and opened...(I didn't photograph the feather...I used the actual pieces on the title block.)

I loved the peaceful stream, the beautiful monarch, and the sun shining through the pine needles, but the spider web on the pine tree is my favorite!  And can you find the frogs??

Here is the bee close up....

as well as the title block and the journaling inside:

And NOW see if you can find the frogs!  I believe there are three! One in each left, bottom left and bottom right areas!

On Page 2, I included many of the items.  When I knew that there were so many that I'd have to get onto 2 pages, I took some photos that incorporated multiple items.  One example is the photo with the acorn, spider web, moss, and pine needles all in one! 

Here is a close up of Page 2.  Can you find all of the items??

A couple of my favorites are the raindrop on the berry and the white wildflowers. 

I truly loved this challenge and hope you enjoyed sharing my "Fall Finds"!  Thanks for the challenge Andrea!

P.S.  Here is a guide to the items in the photos!

Page 1 - Clockwise from top left: Pine needles on the pine tree, fern, spider web on a pine tree, unusual shaped leaf, frogs, dead tree and eroding soil, stream, butterfly on a wildflower.

Page 2 - Row 1: Berries, Moss, Fall Veggies, Ladybug, Multi-colored leaves, caterpillar, fall veggies, juniper berries

Row 2: Pine, dead tree and Y-shaped twigs, pine cone and needles, pine cone, multi-colored fall leaves with various greens, wild flowers

Center: Rocks/pebbles with many colors and textures, berry with rain drop, and more small pebbles of various colors and textures.

Row 3: Bird next, hole in a dead tree, moss, acorn with spider web, moss and pine needles, wheat (seeds)

Row 4:  Juniper berries, fungus on a tree, corn stalks, a round hay bale, berries.




Shared by Lori Hanson on November 7, 2013 | Memory Date: November 6, 2013
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Very nice pages! You did really good to find all but 5. I love how you did the journaling card, nice idea.
Posted By: Shannon Nixson  |  November 16, 2013 at 10:12 pm   
Lori, I love it! My favorite part after the photos is the title. Really like the cutout look with the flowers behind it. Looks like you had fun too :)
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  November 11, 2013 at 1:16 am   
Just beautiful Lori!! I love how your photos look in the pinwheel pattern! Your photos are awesome, I love them all! I'm glad you gave us a hint where the frogs were because I was starting to go cross-eyed!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your layout! Great job!!!
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  November 10, 2013 at 11:43 pm   
You all are making me want to go on a photo scavenger hunt! Getting friends involved always makes it more fun. Your pages look great - the title cut out of photos is a nice introduction to your list.
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  November 8, 2013 at 7:14 pm   
Great job getting all of those items!
Posted By: Candy Spiegel  |  November 7, 2013 at 5:52 pm   
Lori, this is a great collection of finds!I love the monarch butterfly and the spider webs in the trees! Having your corner squares match on the diagonal with the same item, but different photos a nice touch of a repetition, then to have your center square with the detailed berry and drop a nice tie together.I love how the sunlight backdrops your pine cone in the branches, a nice play of shadows and light and patterns. Then the contrast between the pine cone on the tree to the one next to it on the ground with a new angle. Thanks for including the key too, it really helps to ID things that are I didn't know like juniper berries! The stream is a nice serene picture too. Glad you enlisted a friend to join you on the search, hope you had fun!! Great job!!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  November 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm   

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