it's challenge day on the my mind's eye blog today!
The challenge: Design a card based on this wonderful sketch and use “FALL” as your theme (sketch by Anam Stubbington).
The rules: Use ANY My Mind’s Eye products (current or past) as long as your project has at least 80% My Mind’s Eye products.
The deadline: Add a link to your project to the bottom of THIS POST using inlinkz by Sunday, October 23, 2011 (midnight, MST). Please include your first and last name and project name when uploading. (a photo of your layout or project will show directly in the post)
The PRIZE: The winner will receive three ENTIRE collections of their choice! We will also award an honorable mention winner with one collection of their choice! All winners will be featured in a blog post and have bragging rights!
i have a confession to make. i'm a wingnut. i did the "fall as your theme" part of the challenge. but i totally missed the part about the sketch. i mis-read my email, and didn't piece all the info together correctly. leave it to me. soooooooo. here's my fall layout, which looks nothing like the sketch;)
the closest i could come to fall photos, were a few from the pumpkin patch, a few years back. these are the times when i really wish we had more of a "fall" season here. we get the fall weather. what we don't have much of, is the fall colors. the trees around here aren't grown up enough, to really drop that many leaves. not like in the movies, where you see the streets lined with huge trees and leaves ALL over the yards and streets. yes, i sort of want that look. lol! and our trees are pretty much green. we get a touch of orange leaves on one tree, and there's a few down the street with yellows. but overall, not a huge "fall" look around here.
but i love fall colors, and i found lots of fun my mind's eye products in my stash, in fun fall colors. some of my papers are definately on the older side, mixed in with some newer ones. i went with browns, tans, blue, and a touch of orange and yellow. i love their buttons! such unique designs, with lots of texture.
this transparency was meant to be a photo frame. but i thought it would be fun to use it as my journaling block. i adhered it to my layout, and then adhered my journaling strips right on top of it. we used transparencies in a lot of the classes i taught at CKC's this year, and i always got asked about the best way to adhere them. transparencies are clear, so they're a little trickier. but i simply adhere them with mini glue dots. i just try and put the glue dots behind a darker spot on the transparency, or behind a letter. if someone was to really look, they might see the glue dot just a bit. but i don't stress over it.
and here's my card. i used scraps that i had out from the layout, to create the card. i love those banner stickers. they come on a sheet, with about 5 different colors, and they have the little letter stickers to add to them. i've been holding on to that sheet forever, and was glad to finally use them.
i hope you'll play along with the challenge! remember, you can find all the details HERE, where you can also check out layouts by a few of the my mind's eye design team members. and you can see how they used the sketch ;)