Repeat a Shape | Nerd Nest Challenge 1

This month’s Nerd Nest Challenge is to Repeat a Shape.

Find a way to repeat a shape in your design, whether it’s by cutting your photos into circles and cascading them across the page with patterned paper circles, adding a row or cluster of star embellishments, using a repeating shape patterned paper, or including photos of different things that have the same shape (like a bunch of door or fruit photos!).

Get creative with it!

Repeat a Shape | Nerd Nest Challenge 2

It’s no secret that I absolutely love reading, so what shape is better for me to repeat on one of my monthly reads pages than hearts? When I saw all of the great heart shapes in the Freckled Fawn July 2017 kit, I went through my backlog of monthly reads photos for the photos that matched the colors the best and whipped up a page.

Repeat a Shape | Nerd Nest Challenge 3

I used just white cardstock, the kit, and a Collecting Memories journaling card (as a background for the title) on this page. That patterned paper is actually the kit pouch cut up! I trimmed off the zipper and the sides and had a nice long piece to work with.

Repeat a Shape | Nerd Nest Challenge 4

In addition to the repeating hearts on the pouch-turned background, I added a line of resin hearts to the left side of the page, then created a visual triangle with the line of hearts, a pink chipboard sticker heart by the title, and a wood-topped paperclip on top of a photo. I rubbed some ink on the wood to get that bright yellow color!

Repeat a Shape | Nerd Nest Challenge 5

I had a lot of fun playing around by repeating hearts, now I want to try a few other repeating shapes ideas!

I want to see your take on the challenge! Share a link in the comments or use the hashtag #nerdnestchallenge on social media!

Remember that you can do anything you’d like for this challenge–it doesn’t just have to be scrapbooking! Just insert your documenting area (art journaling, videography, etc.) for the word scrapbooking in the challenge!