Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The first part of January I decided to jump in and join some challenges on some of the sites that I regularly frequent. The first site was Suzanne Dean's challenge group. http://scrapbitzcopics.ning.com and you can go to the Groups tab at the top of the screen and choose CMC Copic Challenge Group. Suzanne Dean is a fantabulous and talented person. Her specialty is Copics. She has classes on her site that you can take and she also does some traveling to offer her classes in places across the US. You can see her blog at http://www.scrapbitz.com You won't be disappointed.
The other site is called Outlawz. http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com Each day's challenge is listed under the tab Challenges at the top of the screen. This community site just started on Jan 10, 2011.
You can join the challenges on both of these sites. There are no requirements or fees in order to join.
The card above is the first card I've ever made for a challenge. It was for Suzanne Dean's challenge group. These challenges run for two weeks which gives you more time to work on the project. If your card is chosen, done randomly, you will win something - usually something like stamp images, Copic markers, paper, etc.
Outlawz has a different challenge for each day. Since they are relatively new, they will soon be offering prizes for the ones who enter these challenges. Each day has a different requirement: birthday, sketch, color, scrapbook pages, clean & simple, colored pencil medium, and copics/promarkers.
Here are the supplies I used for the above card. The challenge was called FUR and the requirement was using Copics of course as are all of the challenges for Suzanne Dean's challenge site. This challenge was to show one's skills in coloring fur on an animal with Copic markers.
Stamp image and sentiment are from my stash.
Card stock: Stampin Up (SU) Chocolate Chip and Whisper White; Designer Paper: stash
Nestibilities: Double Ended Tags & Octagon Dies
Ribbon: SU Chocolate Chip; Brads - SU
Ink: SU Pretty in Pink & Chocolate Chip