Welcome back everyone to the June Monthly Muse Challenge! This month it's all about numbers, specifically our birth numbers! I want to celebrate that special moment when we all came into existence so let's take a creative and artistic look at the numbers associated with us! Week 2: THE MONTH So this week it's about the month in which we were born. I want you to design a layout associated with the month of your birth, using the month number as your focus. This is open to interpretation, so you could associate the month with the season in which your birthday month falls in ie winter, summer etc; or perhaps your month falls in with a celebratory time of the year, ie Christmas, Mother's Day etc. Put simply create a layout that celebrates the month of your birth in some way that is special to you and most importantly you need to add the number of your month to the layout so that it STANDS OUT in some way. (So no hiding it way back in the background somewhere! ) You can blend it, use Alpha or a font, wordart etc, you can journal if you want to, you can use a photo/s if you like and you can also include the month's name ie Jan, Feb etc. Just make sure that the number can be seen easily and stands out on your page. If you like you can still use the Pinterest board from last week to give you some inspiration ........ https://www.pinterest.com.au/onaboo/fave-letter-arttypography-graphic-designs/ My birthday month is June, the 6th month. Down in Australia, it is the first month of Winter for us so I always associate my birthday with cold weather, wearing jumpers and sitting around a fire. I used to hate Winter when I was younger but as I have gotten old I love the cold weather so I created a winter themed layout. Here is my page: I used 3 photos, blended together to create the background then overlayed it with two papers, changing the blend modes on both. Then I added the birds, the wordart tag and some journaling. Credits: Mixed Media Monthly Aug 2017 (Paper and Wordart tag): Outdoor / Wilderness / Explore by Dawn Inskip, Little Butterfly Wings, Lynne-Marie and Paula Kesselring | Take My Hand Collection (Paper) by The Committed Crafter | Reflections at the Lake (birds) by The Committed Crafter | Fonts: Georgia for the number, Burst My Bubble for the journaling | Photos: Three of my own blended together. Challenge Rule: Create a layout that celebrates the month of your birth in some way that is special to you, make sure to add the number of your month to the layout so that it stands out in some way. You may create any style of layout (ie. clean and simple, artsy, pocket style etc.) you wish, with or without photos. Create any size page you wish. This is for everyone, so have fun and see where the inspiration takes you. If you want all 4 Muses on one page that's perfectly ok or you can make 4 separate pages!! It's totally up to you! Please post your layout to the Art Journaling Gallery HERE prior to June 30, 2019 and then post it in this thread by copying the code (at the right of your gallery image) from the box under "Share BB Code". We will draw a winner at the beginning of next month for a coupon!! You can use any products in The Lilypad store or retired products from current Lilypad designers, (just make sure you follow our gallery guidelines).