Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My July Challenge Examples and a Giveaway!

Hello, everyone! Today I am uploading my examples for the challenges I host on; The Darker Side Challenge, which I've been hosting for a few months now, and the Steampunk Challenge, which debuting this month! Each month I give a new topic for the participants to base their projects and I always post an example for them to see. I will be posting my examples here at the beginning of each month as well. This will also be the first month that I offer RAK's (random acts of kindness/prizes) in my challenges! Enjoy!

Cemetary Gates layout. This is my example for my The Darker Side Challenge. The topic for July is Your Favorite Song. As you can guess, mine is Cemetary Gates by Pantera. The photo was taken in a beautiful old graveyard. I used Stickles in Christmas Red and Black Diamond to trace many of the elements and I used a Tim Holtz crow stamp. I used my cricut to cut the scroll work in the middle and for the title.

Close-up of the center. The colors look better in the top photo.

Dance Like There's Nobody Watching layout. This is for my first official Steampunk Challenge. The topic is Music. I printed a vintage photo, cut the woman out, colored her clothes with Watermelon alcohol ink, and gave her boots, a belt, and a real tutu! The frame and grears were embossed with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder. The music paper is from Tim Holtz's Lost and Found paper pack.

A close-up of the woman in the red tutu!

Some big news (at least for me)!!! I wanted to have my first giveaway here at my blog to celebrate my birthday coming July 8! I've decided to have a giveaway at least once a month to give my blog a more festive feel! lol! The winner will be chosen on my birthday! So everyone has a week to participate!

The rules for the giveaway are simple. Leave a comment and I'll enter you in a drawing for a prize. If you're a follower or become a follower, let me know in your comment, and I'll enter your name twice! The picture below is the prize I'll be sending to one lucky winner!

Included: Paislee Papers, Recollections Papers, a set of Thickers, among other treats!


  1. Awesome work!!! I'm loving your blog!!!


  2. Great blog! Loving your challenges and am now a new follower. :)

  3. I adore the red lady tutu. Amazing work.

    I also became a follower.


  4. I am now a following you....and would like to learn more about the dark side of scrappin..

  5. i your newest follower. Your blog layout is so unique and different and i love it.
    i hope i can win your goodies.

  6. I've been a follower for some time, and I'm inspired to get out of my comfort zone and create something beautifully different. Your work is always so creative!

  7. Love your work!!!

    You have some great challenges this month, how could I not follow you!!! Happy (early) Birthday!!

  8. ooo.... SteamPunk! I love it!
    I've been a follower since I popped in for Tea.;O)

  9. I will definitely follow!! I love that you are introducing and encouraging some new challenges, i cant wait to try them!

  10. Love the cemetary gates, layout! Such an awesome song! I need to put that on my ipod! I also signed up to be a follower!

  11. Wonderful work on your blog! I just wanted to let you know that you've WON my own Mad Tea Party giveaway! Please email me your address and I'll get your Mad Hatter pendant out to you!:
    All the best!

  12. Just added myself as a follower on your blog - great layouts! Happy Birthday!

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