Downline Challenge

Friday, March 13, 2009

Each month at my Downline meeting I give my girls a challenge to complete and bring back?to the next meeting.? I really look forward to this and I think it gets everyone involved and brings out everyone’s own creative style.? We do not all create the same, we do not all like the same color combinations, layouts etc so this is a good way to see different styles and try new things we might not ever do otherwise.? Even in my workshops I stress that I don’t necessarily want to teach you my style but how to use the different products and techniques and you take it and build on it according to your own likes and dislikes.

Last month I gave each?person a Sketch Challenge layout I found on the Splitcoast website and told them to take it home and choose their own color combinations and stamp sets and come back with the card they made using the layout.

Here is the Sketch layout I sent them home with:

This was Rachel’s take on the challenge. I like how she used double ribbon instead of the card stock piece. I also like the use of the chipboard and how she removed the prongs on the Rhinestone brad and just attached the little jewel to the center of her flower, NICE!??

This was Lori’s take on the Sketch. I like the use of the punches and the build a brad, also the different color combination. Very Nicely Done!

This is Belinda’s take on the Challenge. I like the use of the Rub-ons and the way she used the New Corduroy buttons.? She attached it to the card by putting the prongs of the Rhinestone brad thru the button holes and attached it to the card like a brad. Very Clever!

This was Marla’s take on the Challenge. Marla is new to our group she hasn’t signed on yet as a Demonstrator but she has been coming to the last couple of meetings to check it out. I think we have sold her on the FUN we have and she will be signing SOON! I think she did a marvelous job and I LOVE the Hodgepodge Hardware!

This was Sue’s take on the Sketch. I really like the look of the Textured card stock, I don’t have any of this but it is definitely on my list now! I also like the paper piercing and of course the Sale-A-Bration DSP! It’s BEAUTIFUL!

This was Christi’s take on the sketch. I love how she took the sketch and flipped it, the color combination, the use of the Pretties kit, paper piercing and brads all tie this card together just Beautifully! Another very nice card!

Didn’t they all do a wonderful job!? Look at all the different looks and feel you can get and we all used the same layout, but each person has their own style and flare.? I love how everyone used different products, techniques and stamp sets all very unique and nicely done.? Wouldn’t you like to join our crafty group?? Click on the 15% discount off the Starter Kit in the right hand column to view the New Demonstrator Starter Kit and then Email me with your questions. 🙂

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Oh you probably want to see my take on the Sketch, well I already posted it HERE so you can see it again if you want. 🙂

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