Member Challenge | terriblygreat

This week, our member Joyce (terriblygreat), wants you to turn a crafting accident into a happy one. Our members are so talented and we love seeing your work in the gallery! Check back each week as we ask one of our members to inspire you with a challenge based on one of their projects from our member gallery. Be sure to visit Joyce to see more of her work and keep up with her.


Hello everyone, I'm excited to share my planner layout and this week's challenge with you. My favorite part about working on my planner layout is adding lots of color. For this particular spread, it came together by accident. I had planned to print some digital labels for a scrapbook spread. But I printed the labels on regular copy paper instead of the heavy weight paper I normally use. At first, I was going to throw it away, really bummed about the ink I just wasted, but then I realized that the thinner paper would be perfect in my planner. I love the colors it added to my spread and I like how the notes stand out a little more than if I just wrote on the page itself. It ended up being a happy accident!

So this week I challenge you to turn a crafting accident into a happy one. Drop your paint brush on your layout? Add more paint splatter to make it look like it was intentional. Haven't had a crafting accident lately? Make one! Get some paper, pick a stamp, ink it up, close your eyes, and stamp away. Open your eyes and find a creative way to work with it. Can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

Now it’s your turn to create a project based on Joyce's challenge! Share your new project for the challenge in the Studio Calico gallery (add the hashtag #SCchallenge to make it easier to find!), then link up your project in the comments of this post by April 18 to be entered to win a $5 gift card to the Studio Calico Shop! This week's challenge winner will be announced in the April 23 Layout of the Week post.

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  1. nbd2016 nbd2016 says…
    04/11/2016
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  2. penny (Gold Rewards Subscriber) penny says…
    04/13/2016

    I made a card using old paper from the South Market Collection. I wanted to keep the library card format intact, but that made my card a weird size. I also decided it needed a pink border to set it off, which made the size problem even worse. It was too wide, so I had to use a large envelope that didn't really fit the card. I decided to make the envelope cuter by lining it with some Amy Tangerine Plus One paper. http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/187261-overdue-birthday

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  3. Brinkleyboy (Gold Rewards Subscriber) Brinkleyboy says…
    04/13/2016

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/187268-thank-you-card
    I had these teal clouds I had stamped and embossed but didn't quite look right on another card I was making so I saved them for another use. I used them to make these flowers for this Thank You Card I needed to make. Just inverted them and added enamel dots and instant flowers.

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  4. foucaultgirl (Pink Rewards Subscriber) foucaultgirl says…
    04/17/2016

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/187479-we-are-all-in-this-work-play-together

    I smudged ink on the DK kit diecuts, so I painted them a color that complimented the color pallet of my layout; the stitching holes on the "two" diecut were far less straight than on the "1", so I added a chunkier, irregularly cut piece of patterned paper as backing so the wonkiness would appear more deliberate; I added a navy/yellow heart to my navy stamped journaling spots so the asymmetry would appear intentional and better balanced. TFL!

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  5. juliee (Gold Rewards Subscriber) juliee says…
    04/17/2016

    Two crafty accidents - the washi that tore when I tried to take it off the roll and gold ink splatters run amok (they serve as the base for the embellishment cluster now

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/187481-wings

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