Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Very First Design Challenge

Last week, I got a wacky idea....why don't I enter a design challenge? It's not as if I don't have enough to do with the shop. But still, this is for me, something fun to do for a change. (For those of you not familiar with the term...designers for various scrapbook companies often host contests through their blogs, using set sketches and other guidelines).

Since I love My Mind's Eye and just got the entire CHA Winter Release in...I visited their blog to see what the scoop was. I found they were in the middle of their Sketch #8 contest and I still had a chance to submit!

This was the sketch provided which could be flipped or tweaked but still needed to be recognizable. The other rule was to use pinks & or red and 80% My Mind's Eye product. I added a 3rd rule of my own...HAVE FUN & DON'T OBSESS!


Here's my version of the sketch....
featuring the brand new papers & accessories from My Mind's Eye's Lush Collection.

I lined each layer of paper blocks with a thin piece of chipboard to create a little bit of dimension. The polka dot paper & some of the die cuts are inked in Warm Red from Colorbox. The damask print and the daisy print come flocked from velvety soft!

Here are some close ups on the details. The die cuts are layered with multiple pop dots. I used Tombow vellum adhesive for the journaling box.

The title are flocked letters from Lush and the finishing details are rhinestone brads, also from Lush.


Lush has been so popular so far! Can't wait to see what you create with this fabulous collection. For other ideas and to participate in other design challenges, check out the My Mind's Eye Blog.



Erica912 said...

What a gorgeous LO, Lush certainly looks better in action! (who knew it could have looked better right???)

Scrappy_Sonja said...

Thanks! You're right...the challenge with goregeous papers like these is that you don't want to cover them up. It's fun to see what you can do with them and still capture their essence!

Samantha T. said...

Gorgeous! Love that Lush paper.

Scrappy_Sonja said...

thanks samantha!

1st_dancqueen said...

and to think it not only came in those beautiful shades of reds but it comes in the chocolate brown and the olive green and OMi_Goodness Aqua, pink, black and cream.....O_MI.

This has got to be my favorite MME's line todate....guess what?

I see $$$$ in your future....HA!
Now where can I hide this stuff.....hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Liz said...

Wow! This is really stunning and love how much RED you used on your layout and the photo is gorgeous. Good luck with the MME challenge. :)

Amber said...

Sonja, what a fabulous layout! Thank you for joining us in our challenge.

I think we may need to borrow your last requirement. It is all about having fun and enjoying the process!

Scrappy_Sonja said...

@ Irene...can't wait to see what you create with all your LUSHious goodies.

@ Liz...this photo is my favorite one from my sister's wedding..

@ Amber...thanks for the challenge opportunity. It was quite fun!