Tuesday, January 8, 2013

October Creative Crew Challenges

These are the challenges for October:

Stepping up a project is such a great teachable moment that I want that to be our focus for this month. As you can see in my sample below, the left card is plain but nice, the right card is much more jazzed up and has a little more impact. To accomplish these tasks, you will need to show your simple project AND the stepped up version. Therefore, each focus will need 2 versions of the project.

CCREW1012DF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - DSP/Color Focus: Our focus is fall colors as seen in Orchard Harvest designer papers--cajun craze, early espresso, island indigo, more mustard, lucky limeade, raspberry ripple. Create a simple fall card with at least 3 of the orchard harvest dsp colors, them make a stepped up version of your fall card. Show both versions with an explanation of how you stepped it up.

CCREW1012CF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - Catalog Focus: The catalog focus will be the Occasions Stamps (pp.32-57 in annual catalog). Choose any stampset to create a simple tag or Artist Trading Card (ATC) then make a stepped up version of your tag/ATC. (See p.78 in the annual catalog for a sample of simple tags.) Show both versions and delight us with a list of your stepped up points.

CCREW1012HF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - Holiday Focus: The holiday focus is Halloween, Thanksgiving or fall in general, whichever you prefer. Your project can be anything--card, tag, scrapbook page or home decor. You may use any Halloween, Thanksgiving or fall stampset. Shine by showing us a simplified version of your project, then showing us the stepped up version of your project. Show both versions and explain how you stepped up your project.

CCREW1012SF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - Scrapbook Focus: The scrapbook focus is Halloween, fall or harvest. You may use any stampset with any 3 colors in Orchard Harvest dsp. You may use the Orchard Harvest dsp, if you wish. Create a simple scrapbook page then show us a stepped up version of your page. Show both versions and please explain how you accomplished the transformation on your stepped version.

Stepping up, huh. My goodness. Out of my comfort zone. But would it be a challenge if it weren't?

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