We're excited to feature these weekly challenges from the SC community! Below you'll find February's LOAW challenge #2. You can find challenge #1 here. Post your project in the gallery and copy a link to the comments below. You can enter anytime in February! Check in each week as one of our members shares a new challenge with you.
We are looking for LOAW hosts for 2018! If you're interested in hosting the weekly challenges, please reach out using the Contact Us form!
This week, our member Jen (username jenwong) is challenging you to customize and create a background of your own and use it in your project. Be sure to follow Jen here at SC to see more of her work and keep up with her!
Hi, everyone! For this traveler's notebook spread, I wanted to use a subtle pattern as a background but didn't like any of the patterned paper I had. I decided to create my own pattern using cacti and travel-related stamp phrases that fit with the trip and love how it turned out!
Creating your own unique background can give your project a custom and personal touch. For this week's challenge, I'm challenging you to customize and create a background of your own and use it in your project. You could use watercolor, die-cuts, stamping, mists, pattern paper—the sky's the limit! Share your projects below and I can't wait to see what you create!
Now it’s your turn to create a project based on this week's challenge! Share your new project for the challenge in the SC gallery, then link up your project in the comments of this post by February 28th. We will draw a winner to win a $10 gift card to the Studio Calico Shop!
Guidelines for LOAW participants:
The LOAW (layout-a-week) challenge came about from members challenging and encouraging one another to use their kits. Because it began before SC offered card and Project Life® kits, the challenge was for layouts, hence LOAW. Since scrapbook, card and PL kits are a part of SC's subscriptions, those types of projects are now included in LOAW. That means you can submit a LO, card, PL spread, minibook, or art journal page to a LOAW challenge.
If you have trouble interpreting the challenge for the type of crafter you are, ask the host (person posting the challenge) for suggestions. Sometimes ideas we come up with make perfect sense in our minds, but don't translate as easily as we expect to another type of paper crafting.
Each person may submit one unique project per challenge, i.e. you cannot submit the same project for two LOAWs. It's okay to combine LOAW with another challenge, though, such as a sketch or technique challenge.
The project you submit should be one that is created in response to the LOAW challenge, which means no posting of older projects no matter how perfectly they fit the challenge. Any project submitted to the challenge should be made in the month of the challenge.
Deadline for submissions is the last day of the month. Once the month changes on the SC site, it's too late to post for a chance to win. (I wanted to make note of this because I am a procrastinator and I'm sure there are a few more like me out there doing everything at the last minute.)
When submitting a project for LOAW, please include a picture of your project and a link to it in the SC gallery on the challenge thread. Also, if the challenge asks for additional information, e.g. explain your inspiration, please include that in your submission post. SC generously offers a $10 GC to one participant. It's actually a promotion code good for 30 days. The winner's name is pulled from all of the entries. So if you enter one challenge, you have one chance of winning; two entries, two chances; etc. Hope you take a chance and take on one or more of the LOAW challenges each month.