Username Post: ~*~April ABC Challenge~*~        (Topic#1586687)
GentlewoodFarms
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Hi girlie girls!

Welcome back to the ABC Challenge. This cycle, we started a new round with a creative overhaul of the challenge specs. It proved to be loads of creative fun! If you missed us last month, however, that doesn't mean that you can't pick up the play right here, right now, this month. The ABC concept is really just a way to fuel a creative set of challenge specs for each month.

Here's how things work. Each letter will have three choices with it. Your job will be to choose one choice for each letter, making sure that you use all three categories of choices.


1. Each month, there will be three letters of the alphabet that are used to spin the challenge specs. Two of the months will have a fourth "wild-card" choice.

2. For each letter, there will be three categories of specs :
1 - Color
2 - Word or Topic
3 - Technique or Product

3. Your challenge is to create ONE SINGLE LAYOUT for the month.

4. You are to use all three letters and all three categories, but only one from each group. In other words, each letter and each category will be represented only once on your page. I hope this makes sense, but if not, please ask me to clarify.

5. How you interpret the categories and colors is up to you.

6. Your layout must be new as of the first day of the month and is due no later than midnight the last day of the month.

4. Please allow public embedding for your projects so that they can be posted on the front page.

5. Digital or Paper - doesn't matter.

6. Stacking is permitted. Use your project to play in as many challenges as you can make it fit!

7. Random.org decides the winner. No voting pressure!

A Word About Comments

I don't want to limit the number of players or exclude anyone who wants to play, but there is a certain realistic limit to how much time you can spend commenting on projects. Most members I've talked to here believe that it's better to get a genuine, heartfelt comment from someone who really wants to leave it as opposed to a "drive by" from someone who is only commenting because they feel like they have to. If you want to leave love, then by all means, you should do that. If you don't have time to do more than just drive by and wave, then we all understand that too. Jami Bishop, a wise woman in another forum says, "REAL LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT." I'm stealing her words and adding them here."

I think that's about it, or at least as much as I can think of right now. If you have questions, ask them.

And as always, HAVE FUN!

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MARCH'S WINNER Chosen by Random.org (#10)
10. St Maarten by LREA

Diecuts, Eggplant, Family


 
GentlewoodFarms
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Challenge Specs

It's APRIL and the month of Fool's Day and foolish fun, so let's play our first wild card this month. FOUR letters for April mean that you get to choose TWO options from ONE category. Let's see if that doesn't stir the creative pot!


Color (Other colors are fine to add to your project, but make sure that you do not use more than one of the color choices for this month. Exception: if you use your wild card option for this category, you can select two of these colors, but no more.)
G - Grape

H - Heliotrope

I - Iceberg

J - Jade


Word - Topic
G - Girlfriends
H - Home
I - If Only...
J - Just In Case...

Product - Technique - Tool
G - Glossy Cardstock
H - Heat Embossing
I - Image Transfer Technique
J - Jute



 
GentlewoodFarms
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APRIL PLAYER PROJECTS

1. Girlfriends by Denayc

Girlfriends, Heat Emboss, Image Transfer, Jade


2. *Water Logged by Lookin4newideas

Girlfriends, Heat Emboss, Iceberg, Jute


3. Happy Funny Silly Girls by Under5feet

Girlfriends, Heliotrope, Image Transfer, Jade


 
beck_bear
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i'm in. . .so pretty, thank you for hosting


 
GentlewoodFarms
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Happy to do it. Thanks for being so patient while I got caught up from March!


 
klweist
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Love this...I'm in again! I couldn't wait to see the specs and, of course, they did not disappoint.


 
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here i am:)


 
denayc
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Lovin' this challenge! Count me in


 
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YAAAAAAY!!! I am in!!


 
denayc
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Does anyone have a good tutorial for the image transfer I can look at/watch? I've never done this before and I'd like to see what it is before I decide what I'm doing!

Thanks!


 
GentlewoodFarms
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Here are a couple, but if you go to YouTube and search "image transfer" you'll see lots more options!


Using Gel Medium
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs8CvTFsFMU


Tim Holtz Packing Tape Technique *super easy*
http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/08/tra nspare...


 
denayc
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Thanks! Off to watch them now!


 
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I am going to try this one, if I can make it to my scraproom!


 
denayc
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Here's mine:

Girlfriends By Denayc

Color: J = Jade
Word/Topic: G = Girlfriends
Product/Technique: H = Heat-emboss, I = Image Transfer

I actually did two types of image transfers. The first one, I used overhead sheets and flipped my image and treated it like a rub-on; it's how I did the writing on the doily and the title. I also used the tape transfer for the butterflies and the flowers.


 
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OMGEEEEZERS! That's GORGEOUS! Awesome job with the image transfer technique. Now, tell me, was it FUN???



 
silver26AK
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Giving this a try again


 
klweist
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acu


 
denayc
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  • GentlewoodFarms Said:
OMGEEEEZERS! That's GORGEOUS! Awesome job with the image transfer technique. Now, tell me, was it FUN???




I loved the overhead sheet transfer. There were so many times I wanted something odd shaped printed on, and couldn't do it, and now I can. Love, love, love this one. Thank you for pushing my creative boundaries!


 
klweist
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I have the materials gathered up for this...


 
Lookin4newideas
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Hi, I tried this one this month!! Boy, talk about a challenge, but I got it done.

*Water Logged By Lookin4newideas

G - girlfriends
H- heat embossing
I - iceberg - the clouds
J - jute


 
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jci


 
klweist
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Here's my entry:

Moose Chair By Klweist

Iceberg and Jade papers
Just in case theme
Glossy paper

Just realized that I have 2 "j" elements..dang!! The stickers all have heliotrope in them..can I get away with that?!?!? If not, I can add something.


Edited by klweist on 04-12-13 12:35 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
GentlewoodFarms
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Um -- nope.

You can't get away with three colors - only two. Sorry.




 
klweist
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OMGoodness, Pat. Where's my head? Apparently, I can't wrap it around this challenge this month. Wasn't even thinking about that being 3 colors! Okay, well, realistically, the only thing I could possibly change is the theme and I can't make Home fit this in any shape or form. So, I will bow out gracefully for April. I did have a great time working on it and look forward to May's ABC specs.


 
GentlewoodFarms
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Kelly - just keep it in the back of your head. The month is early yet and you might be able to pull something together while you're working on other projects. I'm sorry this one did not go the way it needed to. :-(


 
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  • LREA on 04-13-13 09:19 PM
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Pat - it has been a crazy month at work and I am so far behind on my projects and only now catching up to realize I was chosen as the winner last month. Thank you so much! This is a fun challenge and I am working up ideas for this month's.

Thanks again !


 
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here's mine

G-Girlfriends H-Heliotrope I-Image Transfer the small pic. Image transfer a technique I had not tried before. Way cool!

Happy Funny Silly Girls By Under5feet


 
GentlewoodFarms
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Corky - I'm assuming that the J is for the jade color in the floral stem and the little bling bits?


 
GentlewoodFarms
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Ok, girls.

We're going to try to play this in the new format, which will fix the embedding issues.

Go to the Gallery tab, and pull down the menu. Click the Challenges selection.

You'll see this challenge on that page. Click JOIN.

When you get there, I've written a post about how to add your project to the new format site.

It's AWESOME,girls. You're going to LOVE how it works!


 
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No Pat,

I just screwed up and did not remember the j-at all. I was thinking 3 letters only. I will remove myself from the challenge. Sorry guys, did not mean to misrepresent!

Corky


 
klweist
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Don't feel bad, Corky, I did the same thing. I guess that 4th element just escaped us. I don't know if I have time to do another one this month but I am looking forward to the next set of specs.


 
GentlewoodFarms
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Don't feel bad - seriously. This is supposed to be FUN!

It's not worth stressing over!



 
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not stressed, just annoyed!


 
klweist
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I'm not stressed at all. In fact, I created the exact type of lo I wanted for my parents photos in the moose chair. I enjoyed working on it and was pleased with the outcome. WIN-WIN!


 
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Okie dokie, ladies.

I put the May challenge up. Please be sure to join it via the Gallery, Challenges link (which I also included in the first post).

Go to Gallery, Challenges, and join us. Can't wait to see what you do with the specs for May.

I'm sorry to have been so absent this month. We're in the middle of state testing and I'm horribly absorbed in my "not real - post retired" job.

Never again. NEVER again. I cannot wait until May 19, when I'm done again FOREVER!


 
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