Here's a look at my kit again:
We had three challenges on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog this month,
Challenge #1: Own Challenge: Your turn to challenge the counterfeiters.
Challenge #2: Selfie Challenge: Scrap a selfie.
Challenge #3: Mixed Media Embellishment: Get messy and inky with some home-made embellies.
Since I did a sample of Mixed Media Embellishments for the blog already, I decided to go with Challenge #1 and make my own challenge. And then my brain blocked up and I could not figure out what I wanted to do for it! Finally, I was looking around my scrap room, and my eyes landed on my "inspiration dish".
A class I took a while ago, I believe it was one of Shimelle's, urged us to write creative prompts/tools/items on strips of paper and put them in a jar or dish to grab from whenever we are feeling stuck creatively. I grabbed 3, and this is what I came up with:
Tape, Badges, Mist
So, that was my challenge, and that is what I am challenging you to use as well. I was in a hurry (When are you ever not in a hurry as a mom of 4?), so I challenged myself to make the page in 30 minutes. It ended up taking me about 40-45.
I pulled my papers from my kit, along with my required items, and went to work:
So, here is my challenge to you:
"Make a project in 45 minutes or less, using tape, badges, and mist."
Here is my completed layout:
There were lots of fun bits in my kit that I put to good use, such as all of the fun arrow shapes,the diecut glitter title, and my homemade cork embellies, and I got the story recorded, which was the most important part to me.
Tips to make it work, quickly:
- Make snap decisions. Don't agonize over every detail!
- Try to stick with the kit. Luckily, I had badges in my kit already, just grabbed the washi tapes that matched my papers and my favorite teal Color Shine.
- Don't dig through all of your photos! I used the first ones that I saw that would work with the papers that I chose. I had a stack of photos sitting on my desk to be filed away, and I just scrapped them instead.
- If you happen to prejournal your photos, that could save time too. I had already written the journaling on a Post It and stuck it to the top photo in the stack, so I knew I could tell the story quickly, without leaving anything out.
- The biggest tip-use the first thing that will work! Don't go searching for the "perfect" paper for your photos or vice versa, just use the first thing you see that will work, and go with it! You'll end up tweaking it to your tastes anyway!
Thank you for hopping along with us today. Jemma is your next stop on the hop, be sure to check out her lovely work!
If you get lost, here is the full list of the hop: