|Posted: 10/23/2012 7:07:32 AM|
My DF and I are going to a weekend crop in 2 weeks. Whenever we go, we make challenges such as ... your page must include circles, ink, pop dots and use of a Fiskar punch. We always make up about 6 different ones and we have to chose 2 or 3 to do. We were talking last night about challenges and neither of us could come up with anything. It's been a while (about 5 months) since we scrapbooked because of lack of time. So we are out of the loop of what new techniques, products are out there.
I said that I would ask the P's if they have any ideas to help us along.
If you have any ideas, I'd (we'd) appreciate it. Thank you.
|Posted: 10/23/2012 7:42:29 AM|here's a fun one: make a page using items that spell out your name or a word. for instance
A=american crafts pp
etc. it's always fun to see what people come up with for the letters.
|Posted: 10/23/2012 7:56:29 AM|
how about using printable journals as inspire, using same sketch and see what you come up with, look at blogs for several different challenge there are tons out there.
How about color combos to step out of your comfort zone--
how about using each other scraps after you done with existing layout then put those scraps in baggie then switch it out and see what you use up with those scraps.
|Posted: 10/23/2012 8:08:45 AM|A challenge I enjoyed from one of Shimelle's weekend crops was to create a page using a single sheet of PP!
You can use CS as a background but all other paper and/or embellishment must come from from that single sheet. You'd obviously need to choose something with some cut apart bits like a Bella Blvd paper but it was good fun!
Other challenge suggestions:
- create a page using a monochromatic colour scheme
- use Christmas papers to create a non-Christmas page (or Halloween etc.)
- choose a LO from the gallery to scrap lift
- create a page in a grid design
- hide your journalling
- use stamps in your journalling
- roll a dice and use that number of photos/ colours/ embellishments
- create a white space LO with 2/3 of the page as white space
I could go on forever as I love challenges...
HTH and some of these are fresh!
Oh one other challenge is to make a mini book using only 50 embellishments - a single brad is considered as one embellishment. I took this as a class once and the instructor actually counted your embellishments to make sure there was no cheating! It was good fun and made you really think carefully before packing everything under the sun!
Loc: River Ridge, Louisiana
|Posted: 10/23/2012 8:16:37 AM|Use a pie chart on your page! I just did this recently and it was a lot of fun.
Here are some examples:
Loc: Queens NYC
|Posted: 10/23/2012 10:44:05 AM|
EACH PERSON STARTS WITH A TAG EACH ADD A PAPER TO COVER IT AND THE PASS IT ALONG AND EVERYONE ADDES AND EMBELLIY DIE OR BRAD OR WHATEVER AND PASS IT ALONG UNTIL ITS ALL DONE
|Posted: 10/23/2012 10:50:20 AM|What if you are challenged to scraplift each other?
Although I love swapping scraps and the rolling the dice challenge.
I think I am going to have to bookmark this thread for future crops!
|Posted: 10/23/2012 3:56:52 PM|
What GREAT ideas!!! Thank you all. Some of them we have done but there's plenty that we can consider. I KNEW the pea's would come through. My DF just lost her MIL 5 days ago. She can't 'think' and shouldn't! So these ideas will be very good to present to her. Thanks!
|Posted: 10/23/2012 6:07:34 PM|
What seasonscraps said! Great ideas here!
You could also each try a technique or use an embellishment you haven't before - inking, stitching, eyelets (so old that I'm sure some scrappers haven't used them, lol), chalking (another oldie), misting, etc.
Have a great time!
You Wanna Peas of Me?
Loc: Western NY
|Posted: 10/23/2012 7:58:29 PM|
Same paper and embellies
stamp the back ground
Make a layout using scraps only
do a page using black and white papers only
do a page using older supplies and papers
use a tranparency on your page
|Posted: 10/23/2012 9:21:45 PM|
ok how do we book mark the pages anymore?
|Posted: 10/23/2012 9:41:51 PM|
Jan, click the arrow next to 'Reply' at the bottom of the page & it pops up.
|Posted: 10/24/2012 5:31:11 AM|
WOW!!! I think that there's probably enough new ideas here for the challenge. I will condense the list with what we haven't done already and we'll decide together what we're going to do. I'll let you all know! Thanks so much!!
**** Any more ideas... keep them coming for future crops!!!
Make a Wish!
|Posted: 1/21/2013 7:43:22 PM|
So I am bringing this back up because I am going to a crop this weekend! Just want to see if there are other ideas out there !
Thanks in advance !
Loc: Las Vegas, NV
|Posted: 1/22/2013 12:10:42 PM|
Go to Pinterest - Design section and find something there for inspiration for a layout.
Scraplift a magazine (non-scrapbooking) design.
Use your least favorite color prominantly on a layout.
I really enjoy "page recipes" too.
1 piece of pattern paper
3 pieces of cardstock
Choose a layout that the other person has to Scraplift.
Emulate so-and-so's style
Use music lyrics in the title of your layout.
Incorporate an "ugly" paper (overly bold print, non-stubtle or "photographic"[like a picture of the sunset on PP]) into your design.
Scrapbook in a size you aren't use to (either photo size or layout size)
Pea with a Pen
Loc: Southern California
|Posted: 1/22/2013 3:32:51 PM|
I have been maintaining a list of the Stash Busters (which are posted every Tuesday on this board, at this time both Week 3 and 4 are near the top), Garden Girl and CHA challenges. My list isn't complete, because I've taken off most of the challenges I did already, but maybe they would help?
Stash Busters Week 4:
1. Alter chipboard, with pattern paper, paint, glitter or anything else. (Probably not misted chipboard that isnâ€™t then glued to the page.
2. Use this sketch by Basic Grey. The sketch contains room for a 4 x 4 square, two 4 x 6 horizontals and one 4 x 6 vertical, which would be on two pages. However, BG and the challenge say it can be reduced to one page, and BG also allows it to be reduced to a card sketch.
3. Use ribbon. Or Bakerâ€™s Twine. (Donâ€™t know about other fibers, but then only LO I can think of that Iâ€™m soon to be adding something like this too, that something is Bakerâ€™s twine.
4. Be inspired by a specific layout on the Week 4 prompts. The layout is about two little boys who are friends, but there are little details that could be incorporated.
Previous weeksâ€™ Stash Busting challenges:
1. Scraplift all or part of a specific LO on the third week thread. It has multiple strips of pattern paper on a plain white background, a butterfly, a tag and some smaller embellishments. The color scheme is turquoise, brown, gold and a mostly green with a little yellow shade of green. The single, vertical photo is a close up of a baby, I think a boy, but I am not sure.
2. Scrap a holiday
3. Use My Minds Eye or October Afternoon
4. Use an older photo, â€œvintageâ€ paper (not necessarily old, but how it looks).
There are also Two Peas free video challenges on a daily basis. So far the ones I havenâ€™t done are:
Jan. 3 â€“ Use brads (lots of them if you can)
Jan. 4 â€“ Use same stamps and papers on two projects, i.e. a layout and a card
Jan. 11 â€“ Use a collection kit (i.e. Echo Park) on both a layout and a card.
Jan. 17 â€“ Use holiday-themed paper to scrap a non-holiday layout.
Jan. 18 â€“ Use image stickers on both a layout and a card. Consider pop-dotting them.
Jan. 21 â€“ Use these prompts: Mists with a mask, recycle the frames of used stickers (The video has half the frame cut off, with both the frame and the white back, and used as sort of a label, with a phrase sticker the same color inside) and stamp on the layout with only one stamp. (Video uses two colors of ink)
Jan. 22 â€“ Punch circles and dots with punches and use them on a scrapbook page
Make a Wish!
|Posted: 1/22/2013 7:29:08 PM|
Thanks for the new suggestions ladies! These are great !! Keep them comin' if anyone has more to add !
|Posted: 1/22/2013 10:33:02 PM|The Young Scrappers have a list of 52 and counting challenges we are doing this year! Check out the first page in the thread. I'll link later when I'm not on my phone.
|Posted: 1/23/2013 1:26:47 PM|
How do you bookmark a post from your phone? These are great ideas!!!
|Posted: 1/23/2013 1:27:35 PM|Never mind. it was right in front of my face!!
|Posted: 1/23/2013 4:07:22 PM|
Taking some inspiration from some trends we have seen from CHA... I would suggest:
1. Stitch your title.
2. Use a divided page protector.
3. Trade your go-to embellishment (that would be a butterfly for me!) for a feather.
4. Use a journalling card.
And some others...
5. Choose a colour palette from design seeds or csi etc
6. Do a 12x12 page using 6x6 papers a la glitter girl!
7. Make your own embellishments.
8. Doodle your embellishments.
9. Set a timer - what can you achieve in 45 mins?
Sorry if some of these are repeats!
|Posted: 1/24/2013 5:58:27 AM|
I was so surprised to see this thread brought back. My next crop weekend is in May so keep them coming!!!
Loc: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
|Posted: 1/24/2013 6:43:20 AM|Some great ideas! I need some inspiration pronto and these are fantastic. I need to start a list of ones I like
I always like the be inspired by 'this' layout in some way and there is a layout already supplied. I guess you could just pick one and force yourself to use something from it. i.e. colour combo, technique, theme, layout.