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Friday, November 13, 2009

Week 5 - Embellish It Competition -- Recycle It!

Hi Everyone

It’s getting closer to the end of the comp so the stakes have been raised. The field is getting smaller and the quality of work is fantastic. Congratulations to you all who have made it to this round of the competition. I have been astounded to the quality and the ingenuity of the entries each week.

The Recycle It Challenge week is all about using your ingenuity.

There are so many items that we can incorporate into our scrapping, and every time we create, we make ourselves an item of pure brilliance.

This week’s challenge will find you testing the boundaries if you have not already done so. So here are the rules:

• Use toilet rolls – you can prepare these by microwaving for approximately 20-50 seconds

• Use something metallic tin foil or silver patty pans on your project

• Use 3 types of visible ‘paper clipping’ – staples, a variety of paperclips, safety pins, pins, brads etc

• Use a handle on your project – you can create this or buy a readymade handle. It does not need to be functional it can be purely for an aesthetic look

• Use tags in your project

• Distress your project – help age it by 'roughing up the paper & inking

• Bind your project – you can do this with various methods but there should be some form of binding shown on your project

• Use stamping

• Use stitching

• You are to use NO flowers on your project

My example shown below is a mini album made out of toilet rolls. I have included silver patty pans that I have altered using alcohol inks. Stitching to adhere my paper twist ribbon. There is some stamping, a little distressing with the Heidi swap edge distresser and Adirondack alcohol inks, lots of ‘paperclipping’, and I have bound it all together to make a mini album – there is even a handle to add a feature to the front page.

The judging criteria this week is...

  • Hand made embellishment

  • Best use of materials

  • Overall Design

  • Craftsmanship

  • Met the weekly criteria

  • Most punctual

  • Most inspiring
Enjoy the challenge and good luck with your entries we look forward to seeing what you create for Week 5.



Melinda Spinks said...

OMG! I feel faint!

xoxAlyssaxox said...

I agree Mel! My mouth is hanging open and I cant even think LOL

Natasha said...

Tracey... you are evil!!!

Ingeborg Dijkstra- Verbeek said...

I love your project, Tracey. It looks fantastic! I love the challenge for this week, but I won't be uploading in the next 24 hours; this is going to take some time ... Happy scrapping to all of you,


Angie ~ Scrap'n'art said...

WOW! Great challenge!!! Now thinkning cap is on. Looking forward to another amazing challenge and keepsake:) thanks for the inspiration.

Hugs Angie xo