Imagination Challenge

Now for something totally different. An “Imagination Challenge”.

Create a card, journal page, scrapbook layout, or an altered object. For inspiration consider the barns I took photos of while traveling through Illinois today with Joe delivering his trucks.

Your inspiration can come from a feeling you get upon seeing the photos.

A bit sad – How about an “I miss you” card?

A memory.

Did you grow up on a farm and have fond memories of the smell of hay stored away. Did you play in the loft using the hay bales as your fort or a stage with an adoring audience at your feet?

Do any of the photos spark a memory of long forgotten rubber stamps you had bought because you thought they would be good for your markers or Copics?

Do any of the barns make you think of a Christmas or winter scene? Even though spring is here and summer is close behind you can still do a winter scene.

There is no time limit on this challenge. The only requirement is a write up on your blog about what inspired you and how you created your masterpiece. Leave a link to your blog entry here.

Now for the photos.






One other thing. Have FUN creating your masterpiece.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. aspot2stamp
    Apr 14, 2012 @ 20:34:52

    Very nice images. looks alot like many farms around where I live and grew up. I will have to think of what to do. Very happy to hear your home was spared the tornados. I so hate this time of year. Tornados scare me more than I can put into words so when we get warnings ( we have a weather radio) I flee my home on wheels. Before we had the radio and my boys were still home we had a tornado that passed through close to us, we were still in Danville and the boys spent the night watching the weather channel tracking the storm get closer to us and to make them feel better I put a jug of water, catfood, and the necessaries thinking I will just have to put this stuff back later. Brian was at work and we didnt have a vehicle to flee. well when the sirens sounded we all went to the closet and Jereme then 14 whipped the blanlets and sheets off Heathers bed like a magician pulling the table cloth in one fair swoop and grabbed the twin mattress of her bed and lodged it in around all four of us and the cat .We were all well but I didnt think we were ever going to get out of the closet 🙂 and the funny thing was that the box springs of Heathers bed had the blankets Jereme took off all on the bed like he’d made it lol
    The town of Ogden had alot of damage since the tornado went through it and across highway 74. There were vehicles in the trees and Semis blown over and crumpled up a very aweful sight. I am happy to see you posting and glad to hear of the travels you and Joe share. Take care we should have a post for you in a day or two atleast thats the plan anyway.

    Stay safe and know you and Joe are in our thoughts and prayers

    Love and hugs,


    • Message In A Fold
      Apr 15, 2012 @ 06:40:08

      Oh my goodness!! I bet your boys and Heather remember that time as well as you do. I’m glad to know there was a happy ending to that scary day. Even if struggling to get the mattress out of the closet was more harrowing than the tornado 🙂

      Do you have a shelter to go to when there is a tornado crossing near where you now live?

      Just a few more weeks and the season will be over. Time to think about the end of school and your mini tornadoes constantly going in and out the front door :-).

      You and your family are in my prayers. Your Mom and her health as well. You guys have a great Sunday.

      Love you – Leslie


  2. gardenpinks
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 17:57:05

    For some reason I didn’t get alerts on your last two blog posts! Hope it’s sorted now.
    Love the pictures you posted of the barns you saw; we don’t have fancy barns like that here ours end to be more utilitarian in shape although there are some older ones still being used that are built of stone most tend be of corrugated metal now.
    I’ve seen some of the stamps available over there in the US of barn scenes and love those.
    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx


    • Message In A Fold
      Apr 23, 2012 @ 06:26:42

      There are some old and derelict barns that have quite a lot of character. Sadly, they are set far back from the roads I can’t get good pictures of them – even with my little camera with a zoom.

      Roofs swayed, a tree growing out through a door that has lost its hold from the top hinge. The old weathered wood is silver in just the right light.

      I suppose there are nests of mice and other creatures that call it home now.

      Being a city girl I have no idea why I have a fascination with barns.

      Love you – Leslie


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