June 1, 2012 at 6:52 pm #4765
Hello ladies! I will be your SGC hostess for June.
Krissy puts together such lovely, coordinated kits that it’s easy to just scrap straight out of the box and I sometimes think that my own coordinating skills are getting atrophied. So my first challenge to you all this month is to mix and match. Use elements from at least three separate kits (for the purpose of the challenge I’m defining a “kit” as the main kit plus any of the Add-Ons for that month – so the main kit and embellishment kit for June 2012 will just count as one kit).
Like many of my Swirly sisters, I’ve been having a lot of fun experimenting with mixed media, so my second challenge is to incorporate some mixed media element into your layout, card or OTP project.
But wait! I want newbies to feel free to jump right in, too. If you have less than five Swirly kits, you can use elements from your stash to count towards up to 2 of your kits, however both elements have to be from different manufacturers. If you have elements in your stash that you purchased independently but were in previous Swirlydoos kits, I’ll count it. We would love to have you join us – challenges are a great way to grow and to get positive feedback on your work.
– Use elements from at least 3 kits (or 1 or 2 kits plus elements from different manufacturers for newbies)
– Use one or more mixed media element (including but not limited to paint, gesso, alcohol inks, Distress Pens or Stains, Distress Inks used for something other than distressing your edges, molding paste, crystal gel, glass beads, artist stucco, embossing powder, etc…
– Must contain 50% Swirlydoos goodies
– You may submit more than one project
– Any kind of project is welcome – layout, OTP, card, etc…
– Your project must be new for this challenge
– Your project can be used for more than one challenge
Extra points will be awarded for the following
o Elements from 4 – 5 kits – 1 bonus point
o Elements from 6 – 7 kits – 2 bonus points
o Elements from 8 – 9 kits – 3 bonus points
o Elements from 10+ kits – 1 extra bonus point for each additional kit
o 2 – 3 Mixed Media Elements – 1 bonus point
o 4+ Mixed Media Elements – 1 extra bonus point for each additional element
Please post here and also in the Gallery under Member Hosted Challenges “SGC Challenges” and include in the title “June SGC Mix & Match”. If you have Gallery issues, please post in the Technical Support thread and someone should be able to get you sorted out.
You have until midnight MST on June 30th to upload your project. The winner will be selected by random draw by July 3rd (the 1st is a long weekend here in Canada and I’ll be away) and will receive a RAK from me.
Here is my example. I used elements from 8 different kits and 3 mixed media elements (3 types of embossing powders, alcohol inks on foil tape and metallic paint).June 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm #170183June 1, 2012 at 8:44 pm #170184June 1, 2012 at 9:28 pm #170185
Wow, Jackie! This is a great challenge! It is going to make me really scratch my head and think! LOL! Your example LO is gorgeous!June 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm #170186June 1, 2012 at 10:55 pm #170187
AWESOME Layout!! You are much more on top of your challenge than I am, I better get myself straight!
Love this, but I am not sure if I would even remember like 8 kits ago!! I will give this a go!June 1, 2012 at 11:16 pm #170188June 2, 2012 at 3:34 am #170189
Thank you, ladies! I had a great time making it. I hope you will all have a go at playing along.June 2, 2012 at 1:22 pm #170190
Talk about CHALLENGE!!!
Need to go deep into the Swirly vault & see what I can find. Hmmmmmm…………..
In the meantime, Jackie, your example is one stunning piece of eye candy, with so much detail and so much creativity!!!!!
Thanks for the challenge and thanks even more for the inspiration!!!June 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm #170191
Great challenge and an awesome example. So much from different kits you have manage to use.
I just got my fifth kit, but I will try this challenge and see if I can find stuff from them to use together.June 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm #170192June 11, 2012 at 2:29 am #170195
This LO is of my son Brandon and my husband's father. We had prof pics taken this past x-mas with the entire family (all 21 of us) and the photographer got this great shot of grandfather and grandson
The poem reads
A boy needs his Grandpa…
For man-to-man talks,
To go hand in hand
on companionable walks.
To fix up his toys
when they no longer go,
To tell him the things
little boys want to know
A boy needs his grandpa…
To sit on his lap
And if no one is looking
They take a wee nap.
As time goes on slowly
Their bond still grows
Each smiling gently
At something only they know.
I found the poem on-line by an unknown author, but change some of it to make it fit these two better
I used 4 kits of this layout – sorry i do not have them labeled, but thee are some parts from the may kit
for the mixed media i used – shimmer paint, gesso, ink (an not just for the edges) i smeared it in with the gesso, stitching (not sure if that counts), perfect pearls but not in the normal way, i smeared it in with the paint and gesso to make the dark dirty/grungy spots, and alcohol inks
enjoy!!June 11, 2012 at 2:41 am #170193
Wow, Erin, that's inky, grungy, gorgeousness! Love it. And the poem is so fitting. The machine stitching is such a nice touch, and I love your treatment of the Prima resin coers.June 11, 2012 at 2:56 am #170196
Gorgeous LO, Erin! Love all the stitching, inking, DA and how you did the joualing!June 11, 2012 at 3:23 am #170197
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