Username Post: ~*~August Darker Side/Steampunk Challenge~*~        (Topic#1579429)
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Hello, Darksiders and Steampunks!

I love all the creativity and artistry I see here at scrapbook.com by all of its members and I was a member of this site for some time before I noticed that there wasn’t too much of the darker side of scrapping represented here. And by darker side I mean the use of darker colors, subjects including Goth, Punk, and Emo, or styles like steampunk and distress. I love the Darker Side and want to see more of it!

This challenge will be a place to share all your dark, quirky, steampunk, and unusual projects. Don't be scared to share!

So the challenge is to: Create layouts , cards, tags, altered art, etc... that are out of your comfort zones. Come on over to the dark side!

So sorry for the delay in posting August's challenge… To many things to do lately! So I just got 50 Shades of Grey on my Nook and so far I am liking this book. Lol. So this month's challenge is 50 Shades of Grey! Use the color grey, a necktie, or anything else that reminds you of the book or its title. Doesn't matter if you haven't read the book; your project need not be too specific! Have fun with this one, ladies!

You can interpret the challenge any which way you like but remember to keep it dark! Let your imagination and your dark side loose! Have fun! I can’t wait to see what you all will come up with!

Rules for this challenge:

1. Please post your projects between August 1 and August 30, 2012.
2. In the beginning of the next month, I will choose a winner randomly either by using a random number generator or the old tried and true names in a hat method.
3. Everyone is welcome to join this challenge at any time
4. Post as many projects as you like for this challenge. Each one will count as an entry. Entries must be submitted before midnight of the last day of the month.
5. If you receive love, please return love
6. You must participate regularly (at least a couple of posts throughout the month) to be entered in the drawing
7. If you’ve won the previous month, you can only share your pages this month. You are eligible to win again the following month.

Linking Layouts to the thread:

1. Go to the layout in your gallery.
2. Go to the Share section on the left-hand side and click on ‘Share Anywhere'.
3. Click on 'IMG code' button.
4. Copy and paste the code which starts [url...] into the forum thread.

Allowing Public Embedding:

1. Go to the layout in your gallery.
2. Click on 'Edit Image' tab at the top on the left side of the layout.
3. Scroll down to the bottom left side.
4. Check the box that says, ‘Allow Public Embedding’.

The winner of the challenge will receive a lovely RAK from me!

Projects for entry:


1. Enceinte By NMscrapper
2. If Only . . . By NMscrapper
3. precious girl **Momenta** By Erin Reed - Ekr1432
4. Fifty Shades of Lonely By Msmama
5. Noir Desir By Amanda27
6. Sisters By Kaye222
7. Love (LO #14) By Vawm
8. 50 Shades of Grey shoe By Izolda
9. Fearless Swap item - Casket By Vawm


 
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Sign me up........


 
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Love how she references her inner goddess. hate that there's not more twist to the story and more characters developed... Warning hated the ending I gotta get the next book of course.


 
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im sure going to try to get this one done! i dont use the color grey too much...should be fun!


 
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Welcome, ladies! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!


 
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Hi, Celina! May I play too? Would you believe I just discovered that this challenge isn't only about Steampunk? Steampunk scares me, quirky I can handle, LOL! Anyway, I have a couple of layouts that may work here. They even have grey.

Here's the first one. Grey foliage, flourishes and butterfly, and silver patina in the backgound.


Enceinte By NMscrapper


 
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Here's the second one. Same grey foliage and grey in the b/g paper.

If Only . . . By NMscrapper


 
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Hi darksiders/steampunkers!

Hi Lisa! I haven't seen you around ...but I haven't been around a whole lot!

ok..I don't know what this book is about, but as long as our project has gray we are ok..right?
May have to look into this book...always looking for a good read.

We'll see if I can get the challenges I have signed up for...with grandkids around starting tomorrow until the 16th! But I will try!


 
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Carol, awesome job on the projects!

Becky, having grey on your projects is good enough.


 
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Ladies, the winner of July's Challenge is:

Steampunk Pearl Canvas By Vawm

Victoria, please pm me your address so I can send out a RAK to you!


 
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Congrats, that is gorgeous!


 
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Count me in. I read and enjoyed all 3 books.


 
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i went with just the color grey...nothing more than that reference of color for my page - but there are shades of the grey!!

precious girl **Momenta** By Erin Reed - Ekr1432


 
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Erin, beautiful page! Love the pink with the grey!

Hi, Coleen!


 
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Erin, love your page. So sweet! Going back to my room now and layout a gray project.


 
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JCI


 
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My entry

Fifty Shades of Lonely By Msmama


 
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Fabulous LO, Coleen! Love it!

Hello, everyone! I hope you've been enjoying your weekend!


 
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  • vawm on 08-12-12 03:58 PM
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Oooh! Thanks for the pick of my canvas. I am still thinking on this one for this month.


 
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Noir Desir By Amanda27
Here is my take on this challenge. No gray in it. I took inspriration from dark desires and control issues presented in the book. Good way to use up a pic of use from Halloween.


 
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Fantastic page, Amanda! Great job!

Hello, everyone! So much to do with the first day of school approaching. I cannot wait till it's quiet in my house once again! Lol.


 
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Our school is starting late this year, after Labor Day. I am not looking forward to getting up 2 hours earlier.


 
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Hi...I dont know if this will fit? but i used lots of grey in the layout....grey paper, silver brads, antique silver metals, Heirloom gold (actually looks grey/silver in person) and grey pearls.
TFL

Sisters By Kaye222


 
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Lisa, using grey is just fine! I love your LO! It's gorgeous!

Coleen, I feel for you! Our school starts on Aug 27th and I cannot wait!

Hello, ladies!!!


 
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Heading to the beach, its a beautiful day today.


 
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Have fun, Coleen!


 
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School starts here tommorow. Nervous for my first grader!


 
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  • vawm on 08-21-12 06:23 PM
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Not very dark, but gray with a touch of steam punk!

Love (LO #14) By Vawm


 
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Amanda, I am nervous for my son, who is going to Kinder this year but I do miss the quiet and uninterupted crafting that comes with him going to school!

Victoria, lovely page! Love the negative space and the misting!

Hi, ladies!!!!


 
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ACU!


 
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Love all the entries this month. Just got back from OMX and had a great vacation. Hopefully will get to scrap this weekend.


 
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acu!


 
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checking in. I have a 3 day weekend, and nothing to do. Whoo hoo!


 
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Have concert tomorrow night, but plan on doing some scrapping during the day and get my gray layout done.


 
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Have a great time crafting, ladies! I am heading to my scraproom today, too!


 
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  • vawm on 08-25-12 03:35 PM
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JCI, I am off to the beach shortly, so will be gone for a few days.


 
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jci....have to catch up tomorrow!


 
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Have fun, Victoria!

Hello, everyone! The first day of school for us here! YAY!


 
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Hi!
Hope I'm not very late with my project. Only saw this challenge recently and it's so INSPIRING!
Here is my project:
50 Shades of Grey shoe By Izolda
There is some grey there (as the base color). Haven't read the book, but heard about it. So I "see" it from the shoe point of view like this.


Edited by izolda on 08-30-12 08:59 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Congrats to the winner! Fabulous work!


 
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  • vawm on 08-30-12 03:31 PM
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Here is something just for show.......

Fearless Swap item - Casket By Vawm


 
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Izolda, WOW! That is an amazing shoe!!! Thanks for participating and I hope to see you around this challenge in the future.

Victoria, gorgeous coffin! Love the added skull and crossbones with the beads!


 
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Ladies, here is September's challenge:

http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/15803...


 
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Winner of August's challenge is....

Fifty Shades of Lonely By Msmama

Congratulations, Coleen! Please pm me your address so I can get a RAK out to you!


 
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Thank you so much!


 
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Wow, great entries this month. Never got to do anything, decided to clean out my scraproom and sell alot of stuff. Should be back on track for September!!!!!

Congrats to Msmama, great layout.


 
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Thank you for this great challenge!
Congrats to Msmama!! Awesome layout!


 
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Congrats msmama! Sorry I haven't been around. Guess my play timne is going to be very limited for awhile. So I may just follow along and see what everyone does.!


 
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