The first challenge i participated in was to use a sketch, i used one of Jennifer's sketches from the August SS materials. i stuck fairly close to the sketch but added in the 3x4 card for my journaling.
Next i attempted the challenge to use scraps or papers which had already been used. Hereare the pieces i picked out. They were from the March Cocoa Daisy Kit so they were already co-ordinated which made it nice and easy for me.
This is the finished layout, i used 6 different pieces of paper. This challenge stretched me as i felt like I needed to 'fill out' the page with more embellishments than I usually would because i was working with smaller piece of paper.
i'd like to point out that i don't subscribe to all these beauty boxes at once, honest! The third challenge i completed was to get some memorabilia into your album. i had this flyer from a musical i went to see a few weeks ago. You can't generally take pictures in a theatre so i try to pick up bits like this so i can still record the event,
i wanted to be able to have both sides visible so i put it in a page protector which i trimmed down and you can open it to see the back side of the flyer.
My journalling is also hidden under there. This was a design choice rather than wanting to have my thoughts hidden, but if you're wondering about the 'Meh' stamp - i wasn't all that impressed with the show.
There was also a challenge to use up a tool or supply you haven't got much use out of. i thought of a few things i could use so i need to attempt this one again soon. My stamps are something that don't get enough mileage so i decided to use a couple repetitively on this page. i don't usually use my stamps this much on a page, but i quite like the effect so i will be doing this again.
And yea, that's me meeting Kristian Nairn of Game of Thrones fame, i was giddy for a week after that!
Lastly i did the 'stash dash' challenge. Basically you set a timer and then grab some products from the depths of your stash and then create a page just using that product. To help me with this challenge i picked the photo first. As i like to use product to support the theme of my page i found this much easier & it helped me keep focus when selecting my stash. Whilst digging i came across a whole file of papers which i had forgotten about! So i picked some papers from that. Then i grabbed a few embellishments which are fairly old. In my haste i forgot to pick out some alphas so i chose those after i'd almost completed the layout. Here's what i selected:
The page came together really quickly (under 20 minutes). Because i wanted to display all those pretty papers i came up with this simple design and then as i had limited embellishments to choose from it didn't take long to finish at all. Sidenote: i loved how the glimmer glaze looks on the wood veneer, this is something i hadn't tried before. This is a great challenge for using up some of your older and forgotten stash.
i really enjoyed the Stash Bash event & am already looking forward to the next one. i'm pleased with the layouts i did and will definitely try some of these challenges again. Did you participate in the event? If so, let me know!