I’m taking a short break from designing to regroup, refine, and refocus my design efforts. Even though I’m breaking, I still find myself needing to digi-scrap. I’ve been having a great time participating in some of my favorite challenges and would love to share my layouts with you.
The Recipe Card Challenge at digitalscrapbookingstudio.com is my absolute favorite challenge. I have been participating in this monthly challenge since September 2010. Maurine Stettler hosts the challenge and creates a fabulous kit for us to use every month as we design our cards. When you join in the challenge, you not only get the kit, but are given a link to download all the recipe cards submitted for that month’s challenge. If you love recipes, you must check out this wonderful challenge. You can find the challenge here.
I discovered a challenge at digitalscrapbookingstudio.com that I have never tried before. It is called an ATC (Artist Trading Card). LouCee, the challenge hostess provided a cute kit to work with and great instructions. ATCs are tiny works of art measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Since father’s day is approaching, I made my card in honor of my dad. Visit this link to see what the challenge is all about!
I found a great tutorial at Sweet Shoppe Designs called Painting with Paper. Heather authored the tutorial and it is a WOW kind of result. If you are interested in a really neat concept, check the tutorial out here. I don’t often purchase kits, but I could not resist buying the kit that Heather used to demonstrate her tutorial. The kit is called Butterflies are Free to Fly by Krystal Hartley and can be found in her Sweet Shoppe Designs store.
The challenge that I entered at Sweet Shoppe Designs was called the Tutorial Challenge. So based on the Painting with Paper tutorial, I created this image. You can find out more about the challenges available here.
And finally, I’ve been busy participating in three challenges at Digitals.
The calendar challenge at Digitals has always been a favorite of mine. Challenge hostess, Amanda Thorderson always supplies a fantastic kit to work with as you create your monthly calendar. There is also a posting bonus. Check out this great challenge here.
The Designer Elements challenge at Digitals is always fun and interesting. Challenge Hostess Sarah B. provided a really sweet mini-kit to work with to complete this challenge. I found this picture of my grandniece to be the perfect photo subject for the challenge. Visit the Designer Elements challenge here.
I tried a challenge for the first time this month. It is called the Art Journaling Challenge and is hosted by Cilenia Curtis. A wonderful kit was supplied by Cilenia. I’m just finding my way in digital art journaling, but I love the way my layout turned out. You can find out more about this fascinating challenge here.