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Friday, July 9, 2010

Embellish This - Week 5... On a roll!

oooops  so so sorry everyone for being late with this weeks challenge!

Congratulations again to those of you who are still with us in the competition. The gallery looks amazing and we are thrilled with the effort everyone has been putting into their entries, keep up the awesome work!

This week's challenge is set by Melinda Spinks (winner of the 'Embellish It' competition in 2009)

Melinda's challenge is to create a layout using the following criteria:
  • Layout to be any shape but square!
  • Monochromatic Colour Scheme (With a hint of one other colour only!)
  • Paper Rolling or Quilling must be used on your layout!
  • Stamping to be used on your layout and be a prominant feature (not just a little stamp in the corner).
  • An embellishment to be made using acetate/transparency (you can also include any of the above criteria on your embellishment).
This week is about thinking 'outside the box' and creating a layout that does not use the standard 12 x 12 square cardstock for your background. Melinda has created her layout based on a circular background which she has also used a paper rolling technique to enhance the edges giving it a stand-out feature! Paper rolling and quilling aren't the easiest of techniques, however this is round 5 so we are trying to add another level of difficulty to your project, and possibly something that you haven't done before, or haven't done in quite some time!

Melinda has used the colour pink in varying shades for her monochromatic theme with just a touch of brown. You can incorporate small amounts of one other colour, but remember... white and black are classed as colours so you cannot use them unless they are your nominated colour.

Your embellishment this week is to incorporate clear acetate or a transparency, if you don't have either of these at home then you might be able to use clear packaging of some kind. Melinda has used the clear cover of a shirt box to make the angel wings and used a white paint pen to draw the definining lines. She has also used another form of paper rolling for the large heart on her embellishment.

So... time to get creative and get rolling!
We hope you enjoy round 5 of the competition and look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!

Luv Tan & My Design Team Xx


amanda73 said...

wow, love this challenge, hope you dont mind me keep doing these challenges.......really love the sound of this one

Tanyah Payne said...

yes please do and we want you to keep going amanda! we enjoy seeing your creations xx

ps please place in the challenge section xx

Alicia Barry said...

Lovely sample. Will start planning my entry.

Ingeborg Dijkstra- Verbeek said...

Melinda, what a great challenge and great example! GORGEOUS!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous challenge Lisa and OMG your example is stunning! Good luck girls!!! Alz :)

Anonymous said...

If that sample is not enough to get the mojo flowing then I don't know what is, it is sooooooooo amazing Melinda. I'm rolling up my sleeves for this one as I realise I'm going to have to up my game to stay in this competition. Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with :):):)

kym said...

OMG Melinda that layout is absolutely amazing.
Just stunning!!!
Thanks for doing my head in with your challenge!!! LOL

Annie said...

I SO LOVE this challenge and that LO is just stunning Melinda....but I'm gutted!!! You've used some beautiful rolling techniques that I've wanted to use for ages but haven't got around to yet!!! To keep things original and not copy I'm going to have to come up with something different!!! Thinking cap back on again!!!

Rach said...

Amazing, can see why Melinda was winner last year!
Not sure how I'll go with this one, but if I learn something new, it's all good.

Rach said...

Amazing, can see why Melinda was winner last year!
Not sure how I'll go with this one, but if I learn something new, it's all good.

Lauren said...

What a stunning example Melinda! I will definately have to start thinking about this one!