Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Results of Being Challenged

During the March break, while Katrina, Jennifer and I were scrapping, Kat threw down the gauntlet and challenge us to complete a layout in 30 minutes.

Thirty minutes!?!  That is impossible for me to begin with,  but then she added additional requirements:  
  1. you had to use some kind of medium,
  2. the main colour had to be brown, and
  3. you had to include some sort of handmade flower.

Well, these sort of challenges always freak me out.  To be honest, while I work well under pressure for my other creative deadlines, this sort of quick-draw-not-in-my-own-space-with-ALL-of-my-toys kind of thing makes me twitchy!  The perfectionist in me constantly cringes because I don't have time to move everything around at least six times - I'm getting better but still can't just start sticking things down before I know what the entire thing is going to look like first!

So... I didn't finish in 30 minutes (surprise, suprise!) - in fact, it took me nearly 3 weeks before I unpacked it and added the finishing touches at home!

Geez, at this rate, I may have the kids' scrapbooks completed from birth to age 7.36, before they leave for university...

But I did get the basic bones of the layout done:

Supplies used:  Coredinations cardstock; Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye and October Afternoon patterned papers; McGill punch; My Favourite Things Dienamics dies; The Crafter's Workshop stencils; Golden modeling paste; October Afternoon alpha stickers; DecoArt paint; ClearSnap Stephanie Barnard and Ranger Adirondack mists; KaiserCraft rhinestone; miscellaneous half pearls and watercolour paints from my stash.

All I added at home was some watered down paint to the texturing (too stark white - had I not been pressed for time, I would have mixed the paint with the modeling paste first!), added the journaling and a few doodles.


P/S:  Don't forget about the other challenges on my blog for a chance to win:
Sketchy Challenge:  April 2013 (deadline:  Apr 30/13)
Leave Your Legacy: Embrace Change (deadline:  May 31/13)


  1. Nice layout. I have been to kakabeka falls before..once on our way to Alberta and once on our way home...actually slept in the parking lot.

  2. Love the layout and the honeycomb stencil! I don't know if I've EVER done a layout in 30 minutes! Even the one hour layout challenges scare me!


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