Katherine Engelhardt

April 2017 Challenge

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Did anyone watch the Academy Awards? I didn't but hearing all the news stories about it did lead me to an idea for a challenge this month...movie posters. I challenged myself to make a layout that was inspired by a movie poster. First I found a site that sells posters and then I searched for one that I thought would make a good layout. Seeing as though we are already experiencing "April Showers" here in the Midwest, the "Singing in the Rain" poster caught my eye and I had just the photos to work with it. Here is my inspiration poster:

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And here is my layout:

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So here is the challenge - make a layout inspired by a movie poster. Your inspiration could be the color scheme, the genre, or the overall design. You can find lots of move poster sites on line. Here is where I found mine at Movie Posters at AllPosters. They have posters listed by genre, title, actor or actress, and director. Upload your layout into the Challenge Gallery and post a link to it here in this thread by April 30th. You can find directions for uploading layouts to the gallery here and how to link the layout to this post here. It would be great if you could post the poster that inspired your layout in this thread also, but if you can't please tell us what movie poster you used. 

And now for the prizes (all prize winners chosen randomly):

  • (1) $30.00 discount coupon towards a class of your choice
  • (1) $20.00 discount coupon towards a class of your choice
  • (1) $10.00 discount coupon towards a class of your choice

You can only win one prize in the challenge each month.

I hope you'll join the challenge and good luck! 


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9 minutes ago, Christa File said:

Here is my take on the challenge... 

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Really great layout Christa, and so fast! Thanks for the inspiration. Love it!

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3 hours ago, Sue Barnes said:

Wow, I love these!  I think this will be a hard challenge for me...I hope I can do as nice a job as you all have done!


It's really fun Sue. I'm sure something will inspire you once you look at the posters. Remember, it can be just the colors or mood or genre that inspires you. 

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Wonderful! I really like what you did here with the black and white high contrast image and the red lettering. Thanks for joining the challenge.

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On 4/9/2017 at 10:25 AM, suzanner said:

Here's what I chose . . .


And here's mine . . .


Great job on this. I can see how the poster influenced your page. Thanks for joining the challenge!

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On 4/10/2017 at 5:52 AM, Sue Barnes said:

Here is mine...poster posted with page in the challenge gallery...based on an Inside Out movie poster from Disney-Pixar.



Thanks for inspiring us with this clever take on the inside out poster. Well done!

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On 4/21/2017 at 10:17 PM, Amie Wheeler said:

This was a tough one for me! Not my favorite style- but still ended up liking my layout! ;)

My Poster:



My Layout:


I love the way you included the poster in your layout. Thanks for the inspiration!

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