These challenges will be a little different from those you have seen elsewhere. At least, I THINK they will be different. There could be something similar out there that I'm simply not aware of.
The reason my challenges will be different is found in the title -- build your own. I will provide a variety of suggestions for the components of each challenge. And you, through your votes, will come up with all the various parameters for creating a card.
For each challenge, I will offer suggestions for: Stampin' Up! color combination and topic/occasion.There will then be two weeks (well, one day less) during which you will be able to cast your votes for each category, and the "winner" with the most votes in each of the categories will set the expectations for the challenge.
Once all the votes have been tallied, and the challenge is set, you will create your own version and upload your entry to a special spot on my Flickr account. That way, you can all keep track as the entries come in. I will give you two weeks in which to develop your own card.
By the end of the two weeks, I will have received all your takes on the challenge, and one card will be chosen based on: creativity, challenge met, and overall success of the design. The "winner" of the challenge will then receive a prize and be featured on my blog for her (his?) efforts.
If this idea meets with success, I will try to continue to do a new challenge each month. That's my intent anyway.
With that said, I would like to put forth a few basics that will stand for all the challenges:
Use only Stampin' Up! stamp sets
Can be created in MDS (My Digital Studio) if you wish
Any neutral colors always allowed
Use any embellishments you choose
Now, to announce the first ever candidates for the voting ballots:
Choose THREE colors from this list:
Choose ONE topic/occasion from this list:
As a result of the voting, the top THREE vote getters in the color category and the top vote getter in the topic/occasion list will set the challenge. Keep in mind that the three colors we come up with may be sort of a crazy color combination -- in your mind anyway. But, then isn't that what a CHALLENGE is all about?? To get yourself to work a little bit outside your comfort zone? To help plant those "creative seedings"? To allow yourself to grow creatively? To have FUN?
To cast your vote (even if you don't end up playing along with the challenge), note your choices of THREE COLORS and ONE TOPIC/OCCASION in the comments section for this post.
Let's have lots of fun with this and make it a success! Remember the winner of the challenge will receive a prize and be a star feature on my blog!
|created in MDS|
PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTES VIA COMMENT NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT, TUESDAY, JULY 30.
The challenge will be announced the next day, Wednesday, July 31.