Thank you for joining us for our first challenge of the day! We have always wanted to host a "round robin challenge" with the team and this just seemed the perfect time to do that! Design team member Sheri Reguly started by choosing this inspiring photo from the Pottery Barn Teen website...
She then created this card based on the above image...
"I absolutely love the crisp white paired with summery shades of light pink, aqua and yellow. The adorable heart, feather and arrow accents were all just too cute to resist. I had to include them all in my design!
I created the sentiment for my card by simply trimming a transparent overlay to size. You have to get a little creative when it comes to adhering these to you designs, especially since you don’t want any adhesive to be visible. The transparency portion that I used was very light weight, and all it took was a little adhesive strip hidden under the feathers and the stickiness of the enamel dot to hold it securely in place. Other great options, if there’s nowhere to hide the adhesive, are brads, staples and machine/hand stitching." Sheri Reguly
Next we passed the image of the card, but not the inspiration image, to designer Emily Pitts...
Emily was inspired by the beautiful colour palette and Sheri's pretty feathers as she created her card. And then it was Melissa Phillip's turn...
“The colors of the card I used as my inspiration, just screamed fall to me. I love incorporating aqua in with autumn colors, such as the orange, melon, and lime shown on the first card, so I went with a fall theme using the beautiful color scheme shown. I also loved the touch of wood on the inspiration card, so I added a bit of woodgrain paper, with a small floral pattern on top, near the bottom of my card to replicate that. I am always so happy to see others drawn to using and combining patterns and loved that about that card that I used as my inspiration…therefore, being a pattern lover myself, added plenty of it to my card.” ~ Melissa Phillips
And finally we sent Melissa's card to design team member Jen Gallacher...
I really loved Melissa's feminine card design. It inspired me to start with a floral designed paper from Crate Paper. I also included other feminine details like the die cut leaves and the crumpled doily. Rather than add stamping to my card, I used two pre-made items: the "First Class" tag and the pocket and tag sticker. Using pre-made items makes any card come together quickly." ~ Jen Gallacher
Now it's your turn! We would love for you to create a card based on Sheri's inspiration piece above or any of the cards shown above. You can either post the image of your card on our Facebook page, or on Instagram (follow us @sctmagazine) or by sending it to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with "WCMD - Round Robin Challenge" in your reference line. If you are posting online be sure to use the hashtag #wcmd2015 and tag us at @sctmagazine by October 9th. We will select one winner for each of today's challenges to win a fun "SCT surprise box!"
Of course, we also have prizes even if you don't take this hour's challenge!
9:00 AM GIVEAWAY
Prize 1 from Jillibean Soup:
Fur Fusion is Jillibean Soup's first pet line. These products work purr-fectly to create projects to document all your furry friends as well as send love and support to those you know that have fuzzy family members. This prize pacakge includes the Fur Fusion Collections pack along with the new Mini Placemats and Wood Veneers that match with this fabulous collection!
Prize 2 from Sizzix:
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 6PK - Card, Christmas Tree Fold-a-Long
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 6PK - Card, Happy Holidays Fold-a-Long
Capture a very merry, contemporary die-cutting experience that’s sure to complete your gift-giving and cardmaking to-do’s this season. These Fold-a-Long cards by Sizzix designer Jen Long feature interactive gatefold card bases and matching embellished sentiments to make the holidays uniquely yours!
Prize 3 from Paper Smooches!
A $50 gift certificate from Paper Smooches so that you can choose your own prize from their vast selection of dies and stamps!
Prize 4 from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L:
Get your holiday projects done using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®'s most popular products! 150 feet of adhesive lasts a long time, and 3D Foam makes your cards POP! Adhesives Sheets are perfect for die cutting, and Creative Photo Corners are a classic finishing touch.
We really do have amazing sponsors don't we? We would love you to tell them just that! Please visit their Facebook pages today to thank them for their amazing prizes!
For an opportunity to win our 9:00 AM prize package just leave a comment below by October 9! Super easy! All winners from today's event will be chosen and posted next Saturday, October 10th! Good luck!
Join us at 11:00 AM for a Colour Suite challenge! That's two hours you have have to work on this hour's challenge for a chance to win the "SCT surprise box!" Get to work :)