So I really enjoy finding challenges and creating LO's and cards for them. So, I hope you join me in visiting some of the forums who run challenges and get active. They are definitely a fun way to "scrap out of the box" and to find creative ways to use things that you might not have thought of before!
Here are a few of my recent challenge creations...
The Gilligan challenge was to alter a frame with a summer/beach/tropical theme, use some sort of fiber/ribbon/rope and have a bit of red (for Gilligan's shirt)
They started looking like this
This was the finished look
The Fairy Tale Challenge is for DT at the LSS and we were given a half sheet of the forest paper, one brown 12x12, then about half the stickers on one of those sheets, a length of ribbon and 4 brads. I added paper from my scrap pile, Sparkly fluff and a bit more ribbon.
The Denim is Not Just for Wearing Challenge was to use denim on your LO, and I combined it with a challenge to use at least 3 pictures and put them on a slant.
The Altered Recipe Jar Challenge was to alter a jar, add the recipe for what was inside and create a card to go with it.
There are a TON of places to find challenges out there! My favorites are:
CropStop- They have challenges and projects each week that range from embossing to copics. They are friendly and fun and have great products in their store. (some Blog Candy just for you... use code LisasBlog to save 10% on $30+ purchase)
Serendipity- They are really busy and could overwhelm you if you are new or prefer not being hit with so much all at once. They run a daily challenge, a few weekly challenges and more.
If you are looking for random other places for challenges, blog hops, online crops and such visit this site. That is where I found them both and more!
Here are a few more of the projects from this last week of creating...
a display title for CropStop
and the right of a Christmas '09 DLO for a scraplift challenge
A few birthday cards
Hope you will all join me tomorrow over at CropStop when I post the Challenge for the week and hang around for more every day after that!