Sunday, 2 October 2011

LOAD, Counterfeit and Whimsical Musings all rolled into one

I had a very busy September for some reason and wasn't as productive as usual for my various challenges (hangs head in shame). I was so thrilled at being the GD over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge and had wanted to get more done than I managed which disappointed me. And in the run up to my trip to the UK, I didn't complete Whimsical Musings #7 which Pam had set and then we decided to leave out the week when I was there - and I really missed that too!

So today, I am making amends by trying to combine all three challenges: LOAD day 2, Whimsical Musings #7 and Counterfeit Kit Challenge layout #6. And I think I might have managed it!

Pam had set me the prompt of using a previous Stacy J challenge from National Scrapbooking Day where she had used 10 words + 10 products + 10 techniques to make a layout about someone she loves. Pam's all about the odd numbers so she changed it to 9 of everything.

LOAD day 2's prompt was to chose stash that you have WAY too much of and find a way of using up a whole lot of it at once. Well, I think this applies to all of us really, doesn't it? I can't think of any crafter who doesn't have too much of one or many items (hangs head in shame yet again!).

And I wanted to make layout #6 using Departing Summer as that is my usual layout target each month. And I wanted to get it done before the new month's kit gets published... just a few days now!

So three big challenges and a goal to get them all done today...

LOAD #2, Counterfeit Kit Challenge #6, Whimsical Musings #7

  • For the LOAD prompt, rather than picking out one item that I have too much of (a pretty tough decision anyway!), I just used a lot of product on one layout. 
  • Then I only used my Departing Summer kit for the Counterfeit challenge (just adding in the alphas). 
  • And finally, for my 9 products, I decided to have 9 different embellishments: buttons, twine, flower, pin, alpha, paper trim, recycled doily, cut-out paper element decoration and a kraft calender spot
  • And my 9 techniques were: inking, layering, distressing, sanding, clustering, tying, strip journalling, fussy cutting and recycling.

Do you think that I have a challenge problem?

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  1. Good timing on combining all the challenges. I can't believe September is gone, either - only a few more days until the new Counterfeit Kit.

  2. Excellent use of challenges!

  3. Brilliant combinations there - well done!

    Beautiful page :)

  4. This is beautiful, I love the cluster of embellishments

  5. Gorgeous LO, love the cluster of buttons with the flower. Thanks for joining in the tag, loved reading what you put and learning a bit more about you.xxxx

  6. Really gorgeous LO! Love the colors and all the different embellies. Hope you aren't feeling too bothered by your alleged lack of completion! You already get more done in a day than most of us do in a month! :)

  7. you are just too productive. I love all the challenges you took on and mastered!

  8. Anonymous10:43 am

    I love your pretties here - and that flower is lovely. Your photos here are stunning too! Makes me want to go there ...

  9. Oooh how pretty! I love the flower/button cluster!


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