The challenge: Design a SUMMERTIME layout or other project based on this sketch (by Anam Stubbington).
The rules: Use ANY My Mind’s Eye products (current or past) as long as your project has at least 80% My Mind’s Eye products.
The deadline: Email your project, first and last name to firstname.lastname@example.org (with Blog Challenge 14 as your subject) or add a link in a comment on this post by Thursday, August 19, 2010 (midnight, MST).
(For tips on how to best photograph your entry, click here)
The PRIZE: One winner will be featured in a blog post and receive three ENTIRE collections of their choice! We will also award an honorable mention winner with one collection of their choice!
Everyone is a winner! We are excited to see what you design for our challenge and are grateful to everyone who will participate. We will put every entry in a photo album here on the blog. By submitting, you are giving My Mind’s Eye permission to include your entry.
We hope you enjoy this month’s spectacular samples:
Featured Collection: Alphabet Soup – Boy
I absolutely love the blue wood grain pattern paper in the Alphabet Soup collection and knew that it would be the perfect complement to my swimming pictures. However, once I put the two together, I realized that the color of the pattern paper wasn't exactly right for the color of the water in my pictures. Instead of trying another piece of pattern paper, I decided to use my Shimmerz Pearlz and paint waves of aqua into the pattern paper. (I used the design of the paper as a guide.) Don't be afraid to alter pattern paper to suit your own needs. After all, it belongs to you!
A few sprays of Shimmerz Spritz and some Pearlz drips helped to tie all the colors in the layout together. I added a bit of Shimmerz Blingz to the adorable chipboard fish because I love a sparkly fish. (Reading Rainbow Fish has forever changed my view of these creatures).
I added a black border to the left side to balance out the off-center design. (I've never been very good at centering things!)
Featured Collection: Alphabet Soup - Girl
Nothing says summertime like a bright juicy popsicle with the sticky juice running down your arm. This page features items from the So Sophie Clever, Alphabet Soup Girl and Lush Blue collections. I added a digital stamp frame to each photo before cutting them out and adding them to my page. The backs of the Alphabet Soup Girl Playing Cards make fun photo mattes. I mixed the two different Lush Chipboard Alphabet sticker fonts for interest. To make them cohesive I used Glossy Accents to coat each letter with Aqua Microbeads.