Monday, December 06, 2010

Challenge #158 - It's About Time {December 6 - December 12}

Happy Monday! Debbi here, in charge of this week's challenge.

Before I reveal the challenge, I have an exciting announcement for the new year! At the end of each month, our How Awesome Is Too Awesome winner of the month will be invited to be our Guest Designer for the following month!

Now, on to this week's challenge! Here's what I came up with--I used the concept of time to create my challenge. Use the following elements on your layout:

  • 60 minutes/seconds - total number of elements on your page (at least.)
  • 24 hours - 24 words in your journaling
  • 365 days - 3 word title; 6 stickers; 5 rub-ons
  • 12 numbers on a clock - 12 brads, buttons, and/or eyelets
  • 7 days a week - 7 patterned papers
  • plus: include a clock/watch accent (can be handmade if you don't have this in your stash)
And I'll even do a little math for you--If you add up the journaling as one element, plus the clock, plus the other required elements, that's already 32--now just add 28 more things--you can include your letter stickers, photos, and cardstock in the count. See! That's not so hard!

Debbi T:

I think I have more than 60 elements here. I lost count! I guess this was a real, true challenge--especially trying to fit it all onto an 8 x 8 page! I had the hardest time with the patterned paper. I had six different Webster's Pages papers on here, and I just couldn't figure out how to fit another into the design, but I finally cut out that one little cream and brown flower from a paper and tucked it in there. I actually managed to fit 3 clocks on my page, and for the stickers, I have more than the six required, but I counted the letter stickers as one.

Janet M : That's quite a challenge but it was an awesome one to work on- I loved fitting it all in. You can count everything if you want to but I got it all in there, my rub-ons are actually on the clock.

I counted the pictures as some of the elements also- these are ones of my youngest daughter with my granddaughter. I love the relationship the aunt and niece have together.

Elizabeth: Okay Debbi, crazy challenge here :P but I made it work! Here is my cutie patootie at 5 months age. I added extra butterfly rubons to make it 60 elements.

Anna-Karin: Such a fun challenge Debbi! It sounded hard at first, but it all came together easily. I love the time theme, so I also used it as the theme of my layout. The photos are from a visit to an old gold mining village. I used several clock patterned papers and made two clock accents with chipboard, paint and a stamp. The clocks and the gold painted letters were textured with a hammer to create the impression of gold. I also used pieces of mica (fool’s gold) and gold mica flakes. I wanted to imitate the corrugated metal of the houses and dry embossed grungepaper with a ledger folder to create lines. It was painted rust, sanded and inked with blue and orange distress ink. I also used corrugated letter stickers for the title. I even managed to write a 24 words journaling piece (although I cheated a bit and added a hidden tag with two more photos and some journaling). Thank you so much for this fun challenge Debbi!

Please post a link to your layout in the HMITM thread at the 2Peas Pub. We can't wait to see what you make!

1 comment:

Janet M said...

Wow you girls really did amazing layouts for the challenges - love all the work and details in them.